KHP vs CEP Dream11 Prediction: The grand finale of the National T20 Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Central Punjab side on 13 October (Wednesday) at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The winner of this match will get their hands to the prestigious National T20 Cup trophy and thus, they will be aiming to play their best form of cricket.
This second leg of the National T20 Cup 2021 will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan and the remainder of the 23 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 defeated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by a comprehensive margin of 43 runs.
Fixture Name: Final, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab
Competition: National T20 Cup
Date: 12 October
Time: 8 PM IST
Ground: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Pitch Report: The wicket at the Gaddafi Stadium has always offered terrific batting conditions and the track is expected to behave in the similar manner for this game as well. There will be some help for the fast bowlers throughout the match due to the great amount of bounce available on the wicket. However, bowling first will be the perfect decision after winning the toss. The average first innings total will remain around the 150-160 mark.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of both Central Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is a day-night fixture, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Sahibzada Farhan, Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Iftikhar Ahmed and Faheem Ashraf remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Kamran Akmal
BATSMEN: Sahibzada Farhan, Ahmed Shehzad, Musadiq Ahmed
ALL-ROUNDERS: Iftikhar Ahmed, Kamran Ghulam, Faheem Ashraf, Qasim Akram
BOWLERS: Asif Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Zafar Gohar
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will start as the favourites to win this match as they are currently placed at a better 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, Central Punjab also have the ability to give a strong fight in this contest as they performed really well throughout the entire league stage.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be aiming to continue improving their performances both with the bat and ball in order to qualify for the knockouts in this National T20 Cup 2021. The likes of Ahmed Musaddiq, Iftikhar Ahmed and Sahibzada Farhan will have to do well in the batting department and one of them has to play a big knock in this match. The likes of Imran Khan, Asif Afridi and Arshad Iqbal will be crucial with the ball.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa captain Iftikhar Ahmed is coming into this match after playing a brilliant match-winning innings of 55 runs off 34 balls that included 5 fours and 3 sixes against Sindh. He is quite an experienced performer in the shortest format of the game. Iftikhar has scored more than 2600 runs while playing in 138 T20 matches at a strike-rate of 123.32. He can also contribute with the ball having taken 27 wickets.
For the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sahibzada Farhan has been in a remarkable form with the bat in the ongoing edition of the tournament. He contributed with a fabulous knock of 78 runs in the match against Balochistan and also smashed an unbeaten 49 against Sindh. Sahibzada Farhan has scored nearly 1000 runs in the Twenty20 format that includes as many as five half-centuries.
KHP Playing 11 (likely)
Muhammad Amir Azmat
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 Hussain Talat, Muhammad Akhlaq, 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 Waqas Maqsood, Wahab Riaz and Faheem Ashraf will once again be their crucial bowlers.
Central Punjab all-rounder Faheem Ashraf has been really effective both with the ball and bat in the ongoing edition of the tournament. He has picked up as many as 7 wickets in the last 5 T20 matches at an impressive economy rate. In his T20 career comprising of 129 matches, Faheem has taken a total of 136 wickets at an economy of 8.06. He has also scored 937 runs at a strike-rate of nearly 140.
For the Central Punjab, right-arm pace bowler Wahab Riaz has performed really well throughout this entire competition so far. He has taken a total of 359 wickets while playing in as many as 300 T20 matches at an average of 21.90. Wahab Riaz is quite an experienced campaigner as he has played a lot of international cricket across different formats. The left-arm speedster also has an impressive economy of 7.37 in the shorter format.
CEP 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 Final between KHP vs CEP.
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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