CEP vs SOP Dream11 Prediction: The 21st match of the National T20 Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between the Central Punjab and Southern Punjab on 7 October (Thursday) at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. While talking about the standings of these two teams in the ongoing edition of the tournament, Central Punjab are placed at the top position while Southern Punjab are languishing at the bottom of the points table.
Both these teams are coming into this game very much high on confidence having registered impressive wins in their previous outings. The Central Punjab emerged victorious against Sindh by a comprehensive margin of 8 wickets. Central Punjab have managed to win 5 out of their 7 matches in the ongoing tournament. On the other hand, Southern Punjab registered an amazing 4-wicket win over Northern in their last match.
This second leg of the National T20 Cup 2021 will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan and the remainder of the 14 matches will be contested at the same venue. In the last meeting between these two teams during the ongoing National T20 Cup 2021, Central Punjab emerged victorious against Southern Punjab by a convincing margin of 7 wickets.
Fixture Name: Match 21, Central Punjab vs Southern Punjab
Competition: National T20 Cup
Date: 7 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Ground: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Pitch Report: The pitch and the conditions at the Gaddafi Stadium are expected to have enough assistance both for the batters and bowlers. However, it is expected to offer a flat batting surface but the spinners could get some assistance considering it is an afternoon fixture. The dew factor will also come into play during the second innings. Thus, bowling first will be a good option after winning the toss. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
It will be a good move to pick more of CEP players in your respective fantasy cricket teams as the Sindh side are looking better placed in this contest. The conditions are expected to be brilliant for batting at the venue and therefore, it will be a great deal to include more number of batsmen and all-rounders in order to increase the chances of winning. The likes of Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Sohaib Maqsood and Aamer Yamin will be the must picks.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Azam Khan
BATTERS: Babar Azam, Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Khushdil Shah
ALL-ROUNDERS: Faheem Ashraf, Aamer Yamin
BOWLERS: Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Hassan Khan
Central Punjab will start as the favourites to win this match as they are currently placed at the top position on the points table in this National T20 Cup 2021. They have some really experienced campaigners present both in the batting as well as bowling department. On the other hand, Southern Punjab also have the ability to give a strong fight in this contest as they won their previous match against the same opposition.
For the Central Punjab team, it will be really crucial to keep up the good work both in the batting as well as bowling departments as they have performed so far in the ongoing competition. The likes of Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik have played a significant role in the batting department and will be hopeful to continue the same form. On the other hand, the trio of Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz and Usman Qadir will once again be their crucial bowlers.
Central Punjab skipper Babar Azam has looked in a terrific form with the bat in the ongoing edition of the tournament. Babar composed a wonderful century knock against Northern earlier this competition and also smashed a fine fifty. The right-handed Pakistani batter has scored more than 7000 runs while playing in a total of 196 T20 matches. He has also smashed 59 fifties and 6 hundreds in the shortest format of the game.
For the Central Punjab, right-arm pace bowler Hasan Ali has regularly been amongst the wickets so far in the ongoing tournament. He registered excellent figures of 4 for 24 in the previous game against Southern Punjab. Hasan Ali has picked up as many as 171 wickets in the Twenty20 and is quite an experienced performer at the international level as well. He will once again be crucial player to watch out for in the rest of the tournament.
CEP Playing 11 (likely)
Southern Punjab will want to take confidence from their previous win and their good efforts both with the bat and ball. Once again the team will depend a lot on the likes of Khushdil Shah, Sohaib Maqsood, Azam Khan and Agha Salman to come good in the batting department. On the other hand, the trio of Aamer Yamin, Naseem Shah and Hassan Khan will form part of the bowling attack.
For the Southern Punjab, Sohaib Maqsood has been in a brilliant touch in the ongoing tournament. He smashed an excellent knock of 75 runs against Northern and also scored a fine half-century in the match against Balochistan. Sohaib has a great record in the shortest format of the game. The right-handed batter has scored more than 3500 runs at a strike-rate of close to 134.
Southern Punjab’s Aamer Yamin has performed really both in the batting as well as bowling department in the recent while. He has impressive capabilities to deliver in T20 cricket as an all-rounder. Aamer Yamin has taken as many as 72 wickets at an economy of 8.28. He has smashed a total of 887 runs while batting lower down the order and has an impressive strike-rate of 139.46.
SOP Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the National T20 Cup 2021 Live score and streaming on the Pakistan Cricket’s YouTube channel. All the player stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on Pakistan Cricket YouTube channel. There will a great experience of entertainment and there is no official sponsor of this local T20 competition organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board. There will be some exciting names in action in this Match 21 between CEP vs SOP.
The 2021 edition of the National T20 Cup will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights was not available for this domestic Twenty20 competition and the live streaming will be available only at the online platform which is the Pakistan Cricket’s YouTube channel. However, even on the Pakistan Cricket YouTube channel, the entertaining cricketing coverage is available just like it is on the television sets.
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