After a string of matches, we have our first Semi-Final set where Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will square-off against Northern to make the place in the Final.
Northern qualified for the Semi-Finals after finish at the top of the table by winning 4 of their 5 league matches. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on the other hand, won only 2 of their 5 league games but they managed to enter the top 4 courtesy a Fakhar Zaman special in their last league game against Central Punjab.
Northern defeated the Pakhtunkhwas comfortably by 7 wickets when these two sides met last in a rain-curtailed game. However, Northern would be wary of the Pakhtunkhwa threat as the run of form won’t matter much in a knock-out game and the team which could handle their nerves in the crunch situations will enter the final to get their hands on the coveted title.
Pakistan T20 Cup – Semi-Final 1
Date: Wednesday, 23rd October 2019
Venue: Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Time: 2:00 PM IST
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 0
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: WLLLW
The surface is expected to get slower as the match progresses, however, it still would have something for the batsman as well if they can apply themselves properly.
A cloudy and humid day has been predicted. However, there are no threats from the Rain-Gods hindering the game.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Team News:
Injury: No injury updates.
Under-Performers: Imran Khan gave away 39 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Possible Replacements: Pakhtunkwa won their first game after a string of 3 losses, they are not expected to make any changes in the Semi-Final.
Northern Team News:
Injury: No injury updates.
Under-Performers: Umar Amin got out for naught in the last game. However, he has played well in tournament so far.
Possible Replacements: Northern have been in a good run of form in the competition as they have not tinkered much with their combination. They are expected to field the same playing 11 from the last game.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Squad:
M Rizwan (C & WK), Israrullah, Musaddiq Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Irfanullah Shah, Junaid Khan, Umer Khan, Zohaib Khan, M Ilyas, Usman Shinwari, Imran Khan Junior, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikar Ahmed, Mohammad Mohsin, Sahibzada Farhan, and Adil Amin.
Imad Wasim (c), Umar Amin, Sohail Tanveer, Hammad Azam, Asif Ali, Muhammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Haider Ali, Sohail Akhtar, Rohail Nazir, Harris Rauf, Musa Khan, Zaid Alam, Ali Imran, and Naveed Malik.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Playing 11:
Sahibzada Farhan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan (C & WK), Mohammad Mohsin, Usman Khan Shinwari, Imran Khan Jr, Ifthikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Zohaib Khan, Irfanullah Shah, and Musadiq Ahmed.
Northern Playing 11:
Umar Amin, Ali Imran, Imad Wasim (C), Rohail Nazir (WK), Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Musa, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Akhtar, Shadab Khan, and Sohail Tanvir.
Players to avoid: Sahibzada Farhan, Zoaib Khan
Players to avoid: Rohail Nazir, Sohail Akhtar
WK: M Rizwan
BAT: F Zaman, A Ali, U Amin, Khushdil-Shah
AR: M Mohsin, S Khan, Ali-Imran
BOWL: U Khan-Shinwari, S Tanvir, M Amir
Captain Choices: A Ali, M Rizwan, S Khan
Disclaimer: Team Management could make late decisions depending on the match situation and team strategy. The fantasy teams we have provided at the platform is the best of our interest. Also, we form the teams based on the credit scores of the players.
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