Faisalabad, 13th October at 06:00 PM IST
In the second match of Pakistan National T20 Cup 2019, Central Punjab will be squaring off against Sindh in Faisalabad.
Both teams had a terrific set-up coming into the competition and will be looking to kick-off their respective campaigns on a positive note.
Pakistan's newly-appointed vice-captain in the limited-overs format Babar Azam will be leading Central Punjab, whereas, the skipper of Pakistan Sarfraz Ahmed will lead Sindh.
Here is the CEP vs SIN Dream11 Today match prediction.
Also Read: Pakistan T20 Cup: Squads of all six teams
This would be the first instance when these two sides will lock horns against each other.
In the afternoon the temperature would be soaring around 35 which will make the surface even drier. The spinners could come into play as the game progresses.
Central Punjab will be led by Babar Azam.
Former Pakistan opening batsman Salman Butt will be opening the innings alongside Ahmed Shehzad.
Azhar Ali is not available for the first few games.
Skipper Babar Azam and Umar Akmal will follow the opening batsmen.
Hasan Ali, Bilal Asif and Usman Qadir will be the bowlers to watch out.
Wicket-keeper batsman and Pakistan's skipper Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the side.
The likes of Khurram Manzoor, Fawad Alam, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Anwar Ali and Abid Ali are some big names in the squad.
Babar Azam (c), Kamran Akmal, Waqas Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Ahmed Bashir, Rizwan Hussain, Bilal Asif, Zafar Gohar, Saad Naseem, Faheem Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Nasim Shah, Ahmed Shehzad, Salman Butt, Usman Qadir, Ali Shan.
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Sohail Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Anwar Ali, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Hasnain, Ahsan Ali, Saud Shakeel, Fawad Alam, Kashif Bhatti, Mirza Ahsan Jamil, Omair bin Yousuf, Mir Hamza, Saad Ali, Waleed Ahmed.
Central Punjab Playing 11-
Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, Babar Azam, Salman Butt, Ahmed Shehzad, Hassan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Bilal Asif, Usman Qadir, Nasim Shah, Z Gohar.
Sindh Playing 11-
Fawad Alam, Abid Ali, Khurram Manzoor, Sarfraz Ahmed, Asad Shafiq, Anwar Ali, Omair Bin Yousuf, Sohail Khan, M Hasnain, Mir Hamza, Saad Ali.
Fantasy picks from Central Punjab
Skipper Babar Azam is the number one ranked T20I batsman in the world. he has 1290 runs to his name from 33 T20I innings at a scintillating average of 49.61.
It was a horror show for Umar Akmal in the recently concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka where he got out for a ‘golden duck' twice. However, he is a veteran of the shortest format and has amassed 5430 runs from 238 innings.
A lot many eyes would be on Salman Butt the way he goes. From 77 T20 innings, he has accumulated 2300 runs which include 16 fifties.
Hassan Ali and Faheem Ashraf the two internationals will lead the bowling attack for Central Punjab.
Fantasy picks from Sindh
Fawad Alam is expected to open the innings for Sindh. He has amassed 2258 runs from 98 T20 innings.
Middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq who last featured in a T20 in the Pakistan Super League 2018 has managed 1995 runs from 86 T20 innings.
Mohammad Hasnain who took a hat-trick in the recently concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka will be luring to perform well here as well.
Wicket-Keeper- Kamran Akmal
Batsmen- Fawad Alam/U Akmal, Abid Ali, S Ali, Babar Azam (c)
All-rounders- Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf (vc), Hasan Ali
Bowlers- Mir Hamza, Mohd Hasnain, Z Gohar
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have produced here of CEP vs SIN Dream11 are the best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.