The Northern and Central Punjab team will lock horns in the Match 11 of National T20 Cup 2021. The key contributors for Central Punjab team are Ahmed Shahzad and Wahab Riaz. While Northern team will need the contributions from Haider Ali and Mohammad Nawaz. The Northern team will be led by Shadab Khan and Babar Azam captains the Central Punjab team.
The Northern have 2 wins in 3 matches, and are at 2nd position in the points table. They won their last league match by 5 wickets and chased down the score of 176 easily. While the Central Punjab also secured the victory by 43 runs against Khyber Pakhtunwa, which was a confidence boosting win, and have the same wins with a lower net run rate than their opponents.
The NOR vs CEP match will be one of the interesting matches in the Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021 due to the presence of experienced and talented youngsters. The players like Mohammad Musa and Rohail Nazir for Northern, while Hussain Talat and Qasim Akram for Central Punjab will play a key role in this fixture between the top teams in the tournament.
Fixture Name: Match 11
Competition: Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021
Date: 30 September
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NOR(recent last): W L W
CEP(recent last): W L W
Standings: NOR 2 , CEP 3
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pindi
Pitch Report: The match between Northern and Central Punjab will be played in famous ground, Rawalpindi. Yesterday, the batters had a good outing on this venue, and with the season progressing, they have made clear of their intent. While the bowlers were thrashed all around the park and would need to be wary of their lengths. The par score on this venue will be 180 to win the match.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Northern 177/5 won by 5 wickets against Southern Punjab 175/6 in Match 10 of National T20 Cup 2021.
The selected combination is 5 players from Northern, and 6 players from Central Punjab. The captain pick for your team is Mohammad Nawaz, who has been brillinant with the bat, and can be handy with the ball. While, the vice captain can be Babar Azam with a fine form and a superb track record. The differential pick will be Haris Rauf for this wicket taking abilities.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Muhammad Akhlaq
BATSMEN: Haider Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam
ALL-ROUNDERS: Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz
BOWLERS: Wahab Riaz, Haider Ali, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf
The Northern team is expected to secure victory in this fixture due to the presence of quality youngsters who can win matches for the team single handedly, while the Central Punjab team will also look to play well and will rely more on their experienced players for winning the matches and going up in the points table.
The Northern team will be upbeat after winning their last league in a convincing fashion. They chased down the score of 176 runs in the last over of the match. In the bowling unit, Mohammad Nawaz picked 3 wickets. Then the batters like Haider Ali and Nasir Nawaz contributed at the top order, and then Nawaz and Shadab were clinical in their efforts to win matches for the team.
The experienced all rounder of the team has played in a fine fashion to win matches for the team. Along with displaying maturity, Nawaz has terrific with his ball striking capabilities to keep the team have an edge over the competitors. In the last match, Nawaz scored 56 off 35 balls and helped the team to chase down the score easily.
The fast bowler has a fine skill of delivering for the team in crucial situations. Haris has a fine pace going through with him, and bowls hard lengths, which makes it difficult for the batters to score runs. In 3 matches, Rauf has scalped 5 wickets at a fine average and can be your differential pick, if you want to have an edge in fantasy prediction in a different way.
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 x-factor for the team would be Haider Ali, who has been playing well for the team and is expected to keep up his form and win matches for the team.
NOR Playing 11 (likely)
1. Umar Amin
2. Zeeshan Malik
3. Haider Ali
4. Shadab Khan (c)
5. Rohail Nazir (wk)
6. Asif Ali
7. Imad Wasim
8. Mohammad Nawaz
9. Sohail Tanvir
10. Haris Rauf
11. Zaman Khan
The Central Punjab team have the presence of quality experienced players, and would look to continue the fine momentum in this match as well. They posted a total of 171 runs, with the contribution of 40 and 51 from Ahmed Shehzad and Hussain Talat respectively. Then the bowlers were impressive to contain the bowlers, especially Wahab Riaz who picked up 3 wickets.
He is surely a top pick, and people just know it, 98% of people have him in their team and they know how much important Babar is to this side. Babar will hope to perform in this one, after a not so good last game, and be worth the pick of so many people. Although he could not score enough runs in the last match, but is still the leading run scorer for the team with 110 runs at an average of 36.66.
A talented bowler and has a lot of experience to make his game better. He has been top notch in the last two games with the ball, and was good with the bat too in one. He is a top pick from the bowling department of the Central Punjab, and took 3 wickets in the last game. In the tournament, Wahab has picked 6 wickets at an average of 11.83.
Captain: Babar Azam
Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Akhlaq
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 Muhammad Akhlaq, who is a fine performer in the domestic circuit and is expected to perform well in the upcoming fixtures for the CEP team.
CEP Playing 11 (likely)
1. Muhammad Akhlaq (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 Northern 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 11 of the Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021 and a total of 2 matches will be played today in the tournament.
The NOR 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.