The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Central Punjab will compete in the Match 8 of National T20 Cup 2021. The crucial players of Central Punjab team are Wahab Riaz and Faheem Ashraf. While, Kyhyber Pakhtunwa will need the performances from Imran Khan and Sahibzada Farhan. The Khyber Pakhtunwa is led by Mohammad Rizwan, while Babar Azam is the captain of Central Punjab team.
The Khyber Pakhtunwa are at top of the points table with 2 wins in 2 league matches. They won their last league match against Southern Punjab by 7 wickets. While the Central Punjab team opened their account with a win by 2 wickets in their last league match against Balochistan. The both teams would look to be proficient in both departments to continue the same form.
The KHP vs CEP match is slated to be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. The Khyber Pakhtunwa have the youngsters like Mohammad Wasim and Sahibzada Farhan. While, the players like Hussain Talat and Ahmed Safi are the young guns of the Central Punjab team. Along with these, the experienced players makes their teams exciting to watch out in the Match 28.
Fixture Name: Match 8
Competition: Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021
Date: 26 September
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KHP(recent last): W W L
CEP(recent last): W L W
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pindi
Pitch Report: The match between Khyber Pakhtunwa and Central Punjab will be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, which has been assisting the pacers quite well to contain runs in the power-play overs with their ability to swing the duke ball. Here, the batters have also been in contention to score runs easily and the par score will be 160 to set up the match for the each team.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Sindh 140/6 won by 4 wickets against Northern 136/10 in Match 6 of National T20 Cup 2021.
Both the teams have a fantastic bowling attack, and a total of 5 players have been selected from the bowling category. While, the batters chosen are reliable as well due to their fine experience. The captain pick for your team will be Mohammad Rizwan who has been excellent for the past 1 year in T20s, while Shaheen Afridi can be your vice-captain due to his consistent performances.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Mohammad Rizwan, Muhammad Akhlaq
BATSMEN: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Sahibzada Farhan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Iftikhar Ahmed
BOWLERS: Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Usman Qadir
The Khyber Pakhtunwa team are expected to win this fixture due to the presence of in-form players like Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Rizwan in their ranks. While, other players are also expected to support the team as well. The Central Punjab team have Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, and Wahab Riaz are terrific players and would look to help the team to win the match.
The Khyber team are the defending champions, and have 2 wins in 2 league matches of the 2021 season. In their last league match, the team bowled well to contain the opposition to 152 runs. The bowlers like Shaheen Afridi and Imran Khan were terrific, and then the batters like Rizwan and Farhan were impressive with their performances. The top picks for the team will be Rizwan and Shaheen Afridi.
The most consistent run-scorer in the Pakistan Cricket for the last 1 year will be the captain pick for your team. Rizwan has been able to provide stable start to the team, and has played aggressive cricket in the middle-overs, which has helped the team to be proficient in batting department. In the last match, he added 65 runs to his run tally of 129 runs in this season.
The best bowler of the Pakistan cricket circuit has been impactful with his wicket-taking abilities and pitch-perfect lengths. Shaheen has a knack of picking wickets at most crucial times, and will remain as the most vital player of the team alongside Rizwan. In 2 matches of the tournament, Shaheen has scalped 6 wickets at fantastic average of 9.80.
Captain: Mohammad Rizwan
Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Rizwan
Possible Top Order: Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Sahibzada Farhan , Adil Amin
Pace Bowlers: Shaheen Shah Afridi, Imran Khan,Mohammad Wasim
Spin Bowlers: Iftikhar Ahmed, Arshad Iqbal, Asif Afridi
The differential pick for the team would be Imran Khan who is an experienced campaigner and picked 4 wickets in the last league match to help the team in winning the match.
KHP Playing 11 (likely)
1. Mohammad Rizwan (c &wk)
2. Fakhar Zaman
3. Sahibzada Farhan
4. Adil Amin
5. Asif Afridi
6. Iftikhar Ahmed
7. Musadiq Ahmed
8. Mohammad Wasim
9. Imran Khan Snr
10. Arshad Iqbal
11. Shaheen Shah Afridi
The Central Punjab team will be confident after winning their last league match against Balochistan. They were terrific with the ball, and containd opposition to 142 runs. In the bowling unit, Usman and Wahab Riaz were terrific performers. While, the players like Babar Azam and Wahab Riaz contributed with the bat to help the team in securing their first win in this season.
Babar has scored 94 runs in the two games he has played. He is second on the list of top run getters of this season, and has been scoring at a good rate and strike rate is even better. He is Central Punjab’s top player and has shown his worth every year, and doing to do so now in this one with two good games.
Wahab has been a economical bowler until now in this season and has bagged 3 wickets in 2 games. Wahab has a lot of international experience and can be trusted to give good enough fantasy points. He has also been handy with bat in the last game and can quickly hit a few runs as well, which makes him a top pick from the bowling department of Central Punjab.
Captain: Babar Azam
Wicketkeeper: Kamran Akmal
Possible Top Order: Babar Azam, Kamran Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Muhammad Akhlaq
Pace Bowlers: Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Faheem Ashraf
Spin Bowlers: Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Usman Qadir
The x-factor for the team would be Kamran Akmal who is a quality player, and can make a fighting comeback after series of failures in the last 2 matches at the National T20 Cup.
CEP Playing 11 (likely)
1. Kamran Akmal (wk)
2. Babar Azam (c)
3. Ahmed Shehzad
4. Muhammad Akhlaq
5. Hussain Talat
6. Faheem Ashraf
7. Hasan Ali
8. Wahab Riaz
9. Ahmed Safi Abdullah
10. Usman Qadir
11. Waqas Maqsood
Watch Khyber Pakhtunwa vs Central Punjab National T20 Cup 2021 Live score and streaming on Pakistan Cricket YouTube Channel. All the news updates and stats related to the National T20 Cup will be available on the Pakistan Cricket Board official website. This will be the Match 8 of the Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021 with a total of 6 teams participating in the tournament.
The KHP vs CEP match will not be broadcast on Indian Television Channel, as none of the sports channels have bought the rights for the broadcast. The ball-to-ball commentary and live streaming action will be available on the Pakistan Cricket YouTube Channel. The vaccinated individuals can buy the National Cup T20 2021 tickets and can watch the match in the stadium.