The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Northern will compete in the Match 17 of National T20 Cup 2021. The crucial players of Northern team are Haris Rauf and Mohammad Nawaz. While, Khyber Pakhtunwa need the contributions from Asif Afridi and Sahibzada Farhan. The Khyber Pakhtunwa is led by Mohammad Rizwan, while Shadab Khan is the captain of Northern team.
The Khyber Pakhtunwa are at top of the points table with 4 wins in 5 league matches. They won their last league match against Central Punjab by 36 runs. While the Northern team have 3 wins in 5 matches and are at 4th place. The lost their last league match to Sindh by a fine margin of 3 runs.
The KHP vs NOR match will be an interesting match for the crowds and TV audience. The both teams have quality players in their ranks, and have the capability to post good scores on the board. It is a perfect place for the youngsters to showcase their talents in the biggest tournament in Pakistan cricket, National T20 Cup 2021.
Fixture Name: Match 17
Competition: Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021
Date: 3 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KHP(recent last): W W L
NOR(recent last): L W L
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pindi
Pitch Report: The match between Khyber Pakhtunwa and Northern will be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. The teams batting second have won the most games in this tournament, and the captain winning the toss can choose the same as well. The scores of around 175 are par score on this venue, due to the relatively flat surface, and the bowlers need to be wary of their lengths.
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 batting department, and the team is also set for this purpose, and the bowlers will be less due to the little purchase from the surface. The captain pick for your fantasy team will be Haider Ali, who is a porven performer in the T20 format, and the vice captain can be Sahibzada Farhan, with consistent batting performances.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Mohammad Rizwan
BATSMEN: Fakhar Zaman, Sahibzada Farhan, Haider Ali, Asif Ali
ALL-ROUNDERS: Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz
BOWLERS: Shaheen Afridi, Arshad Iqbal, Asif Afridi, Haris Rauf
The Khyber Pakhtunwa team is expected to win this match due to the terrific balance of the team. They have experienced batters as well as bowlers have been consistent in the performances and will look to keep the same momentum. While the Northern team have been terrific with their batting performances, but their bowling performances have not been upto the mark.
The Khyber Pakhtunwa are at top of the table with 4 wins in 5 matches. In their last league match, the team scored 202 runs and won the match by 55 runs. The key contributors in the batting department were Rizwan, Sahibzada, and Iftikhar Ahmed. Then Arshad and Asif picked up 3 wickets, and Shaheen supported well with 2 wickets as well to restrict the opposition to 147 runs.
One of the best batters in the tournament, Farhan has been terrific with his ability to stabilize the team well and attack as his innings progresses. In the last few matches, due to his contribution, the team has been able to win the matches and reach at the top of the points table. In 5 matches, he has scored 207 runs at an average of 41.40.
Probably the best bowler in the Pakistan cricket, Shaheen will be the differential pick for your team due to his ability to pick wickets in crucial situations. In the last match, he came back to form and picked up 2 wickets at an economy of 7.5, and would look to continue the same performances. In total, Shaheen has bagged 10 wickets.
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 Imran
Spin Bowlers: Iftikhar Ahmed, Arshad Iqbal, Asif Afridi
The player to watch out in the KHP team will be Asif Afridi, who has put consistent performances in the tournament, and has picked up 8 wickets.
KHP Playing 11 (likely)
1. Mohammad Rizwan (c &wk)
2. Fakhar Zaman/ Israrullah
3. Sahibzada Farhan
4. Asif Afridi
5. Adil Amin
6. Iftikhar Ahmed
7. Musadiq Ahmed
8. Mohammad Imran
9. Imran Khan Snr
10. Arshad Iqbal
11. Shaheen Shah Afridi
The Northern team have secured 3 wins in 5 matches, and need crucial wins to get close in on the top 4 spots in the points table of the tournament. In the last league match, the team failed to chase down the score of 66 runs in 8 overs, and would look to improve the performances. In this regard, the top picks for the team can be Haider Ali and Mohammad Nawaz.
The talented batter has been one of the best players in the T20 format and his consistency will be a key for uplifting his career, and would look to follow the national team captain in that aspect. A few matches back, he scored a century and would look to continue his good performances. In 5 matches, Haider has scored 208 runs at an average of 69.33
The all rounder has come in handy for the team and has helped the team to bag crucial victories with his performances. Nawaz is an experienced campaigner and has represented the Pakistan team as well. In this tournament, he has been reliable with his middle order contribution and is a proven performer with the ball. In 5 matches, Nawaz has accumulated 127 runs and has scalped 4 wickets.
Captain: Shadab Khan
Wicketkeeper: Rohail Nazir
Possible Top Order: Umar Amin, Zeeshan Malik, Haider Ali, Rohail Nazir
Pace Bowlers: Sohail Tanvir, Haris Rauf
Spin Bowlers: Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan
The player to watch out in the Northern team will be Mohamamd Musa, who has been a great exponent of fast bowling in the Pakistan cricket, and would look to perform well.
NOR Playing 11 (likely)
1. Nasir Nawaz
2. Zeeshan Malik/ Sarmad Hameed
3. Haider Ali
4. Shadab Khan (c)
5. Rohail Nazir (wk)
6. Asif Ali
7. Imad Wasim
8. Mohammad Nawaz
9. Salman Irshad
10. Haris Rauf
11. Mohamamad Musa
Watch Khyber Pakhtunwa vs Northern 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 17 of the Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021 with a total of 6 teams participating in the tournament.
The KHP vs NOR 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.