Central Punjab will be looking to bounce back with a win as they prepare themselves to take on Team Northen in the Pakistan T20 National Cup.
The match will take place at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad as it commences at 9:30 AM (IST)
Central Punjab was on the receiving end of a three-wicket loss from Sindh in spite of having a stronghold in the first innings of the game. The skipper, Babar Azam scored a trailblazing knock of 102 off just 59 deliveries, Umar Akmal and Rizwan Hussain also contribute by an onslaught in the final few overs which put forward a target of 189.
However, Sindh with the help of Khurram Manzoor, Asad Shafiq, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Anwar Ali ended up chasing the total with three wickets to spare and one ball remaining.
Meanwhile, the Northern side is soon to face Southern Punjab and will immediately take on Central Punjab the following day.
Northen Punjab under the leadership of Imad Wasim will look to start the season with positivity through players such as Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz and Sohail Tanvir.
Pitch & Weather Report
With no indications of rain and the sun soaring high the Faislabad wicket is expected to be dry and should provide the batsmen with enough assistance.
CEP vs NOR Probable Playing Eleven
Central Punjab- Ahmed Shahzad, Babar Azam (C), Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, Rizwan Hussain, Usman Qadir, Saad Nasim, Bilal Asif, Nasim Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Waqas Maqsood
Northern- Sohail Akhtar, Rohail Nazir (WK), Naveed Malik, Umar Amin, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim (C), Mohammad Nawaz, Hammad Azam, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir.
Babar Azam is expected to continue his good run with the bat after scoring a scintillating ton in the last game. Umar Akmal too can chip in with his big-hitting for Central Punjab.
For the Northen side, Imad Wasim is a prominent prospect of getting wickets and scoring runs down the order with his all-round ability. Shadab Khan and Mohammad Amir have enough quality for picking wickets at crunch intervals.
Captain options- Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir
Vice-captain options-Imad Wasim, Umar Akmal
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CEP vs NOR Dream11 Today Match Prediction | Fantasy Team
Wicket-Keeper- R Nazir
Batsmen- U Amin, B Azam, U Akmal, N Malik
All Rounders- I Wasim, F Ashraf
Bowlers- S Tanvir, M Amir, A Bashir, N Shah