Faisalabad, 18th October at 06:00 PM IST
The 12th match would be an evening affair in the Pakistan National T20 Cup which will be played between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Northern in Faisalabad.
The Northern’s will be playing their third match of the competition, whereas, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be playing their fourth match of the competition. Both these teams have so far won only a solitary game.
Pakhtunkhwa’s after winning their opening game against Balochistan have succumbed to two back to back defeats against Southern Punjab and Sindh.
On the other hand, Northern won their opening game quite convincingly by 5 wickets but have lost to Central Punjab by 4 wickets. Both teams would be looking to make their way back to the winning ways.
Here is the KHP vs NOR Dream11 Today match prediction.
Also Read: Pakistan T20 Cup: Squads of all six teams
This would be the first instance when these two sides will lock horns against each other.
Evenings are meant for chasing as we have already seen in this competition a score of 222 was chased easily by Central Punjab against Northern. A high-scoring game is on the cards which means the team winning the toss will slightly favor bowling first here.
Mohammad Mohsin and Zohaib Khan have been pretty expensive in the bowling department for Pakhtunkhwa.
Mohammad Mohsin could keep his place given the aided ability of batting. Zohaib Khan was axed for Umer Khan in the last game against Sindh and he will keep his place in the eleven.
Fakhar Zaman and Israrullah will once again open the batting for Pakhtunkhwa and no changes in their batting line-up are expected to happen.
With ongoing opening woes in the batting, the team management decided to drop Naveed Malik for Ali Imran in the last game.
However, the move didn’t work, and Naveed Malik is expected to be back in this game.
After batting at number 9 in the last game, Rohail Nazir is expected to bat up in the order.
The rest of the playing 11 is expected to be the same.
M Rizwan (C & WK), Sahibzada Faran, Isral Ullah, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Mohsin, Umer Khan, Zohaib Khan, M Ilyas, Usman Shinwari, Imran Khan Junior, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikar Ahmed, Adil Amin, Musaddiq Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Irfanullah Shah.
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-
Fakhar Zaman, Israrullah, Mohammad Mohsin, Mohammad Rizwan, I Ahmed, Adil Amin, Khushdil Shah, Imran Khan, Usman Shinwari, Umer Khan, and Junaid Khan.
Northern Playing 11-
Umar Amin, Rohail Nazir (WK), Naveed Malik, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Sohail Akhtar, Imad Wasim (C), Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, and Sohail Tanvir.
Fantasy picks from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan from just 3 innings has managed 146 runs against his name.
Opener Fakhar Zaman has looked ordinary so far but still remains a major threat to any opposition. He has scored 68 runs so far from 3 innings with 45 being his highest score.
Khushdil Shah from just 2 innings has 71 runs to his name and striking at a ferocious rate of 157.77.
Mohammad Mohsin is the leading wicket-taker so far with 8 scalps, whereas, Usman Khan Shinwari has taken 4 wickets.
Fantasy picks from Northern
From just 2 innings, Asif Ali has managed 137 runs which is the highest so far from this side.
Umar Amin the left-handed batsman has scored 88 runs from 2 innings so far in this series.
Sohail Tanvir is the leading wicket-taker so far with 5 scalps to his name from 2 matches.
Skipper Imad Wasim has scalped 3 wickets and scored 29 runs from 2 innings in this competition.
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have produced here of KHP vs NOR Dream11 are the best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.