Faisalabad, 14th October at 02:00 PM IST
The second day of Pakistan National T20 Cup will witness two matches. The first game will be played between Northern and Southern Punjab which will be followed by the match between Balochistan and Sindh. Both these matches will be played at the Iqbal Stadium in Faislabad.
The Northern side will be led by all-rounder Imad Wasim, on the other hand, Shan Masood who is eyeing a place in the national side as a specialist batsman will be leading the Southern Punjab team.
Here is the NOR vs SOP 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.
With clear skies and a dry wicket, conditions for batting would be good. The seamers might not get any assistance off the surface but the oddball from the spinners might come into play in the latter half of the game.
Northern Punjab will be led by all-rounder Imad Wasim.
Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan and veteran Sohail Tanvir are some formidable names in the squad.
In all likelihood, Haider Ali will be opening the innings along with wicket-keeper batsman Rohail Nazir.
They will be followed by Asif Ali and Umar Amin.
Shaheen Shah Afridi is not available due to injury.
Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Amir will lead the bowling attack.
Middle-order batsman Shan Masood will lead Southern Punjab.
Seamer Mohammad Abbas won’t start in this game due to injury. He still remains subject to fitness prior to the start of the game.
Veterans Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez are available from the very first game.
Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Irfan will lead the bowling attack.
Imad Wasim (c), Umar Amin, Ali Imran, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Hammad Azam, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Musa Khan, Naveed Malik, Rohail Nazir, Shadab Khan, Sohail Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir, Zaid Alam
Shan Masood (c), Sami Aslam, Amir Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohaib Maqsood, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Abbas, Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan-2, Rahat Ali, Saif Badar, Shoaib Malik, Umer Siddique, Wahab Riaz
Northern Playing 11-
Rohail Nazir, Asif Ali, S Akhtar, Umar Amin, Naveed Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Tanvir, Haris Rauf.
Southern Punjab Playing 11-
Umer Siddiquie, Sami Aslam, Shan Masood, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Amir Yamin, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali, B Bhatti.
Fantasy picks from Northern
Asif Ali is known for his blunt hitting ability. From 121 innings in T20s, he has amassed 2506 runs.
Middle-order batsman Umar Amin has 2364 runs to his name from 96 T20 innings.
Skipper Imad Wasim has scored 57 runs in his last three T20 innings and scalped 4 wickets.
Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz has 92 scalps in T20s and has scored 980 runs from 69 innings.
Pakistan’s premium spinner Shadab Khan has scalped 6 wickets from his last 5 T20 games. Career-wise, he has 112 wickets from 92 games.
Fantasy picks from Southern Punjab
Skipper Shan Masood has 768 T20 runs from 35 innings which includes a century and a fifty.
Shoaib Malik is returning from an imperious show in the CPL. He scored two fifties in the competition and scalped 6 wickets.
‘Professor’ Mohammad Hafeez has 116 runs to his name from his last 6 T20 appearances. He also scalped 4 wickets in that duration.
Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Irfan will be the safest bets in the bowling department.
Wicket-Keeper- Rohail Nazir
Batsmen- S Maqsood, S Masood, U Amin, S Akhtar
All-rounders- M Hafeez (c), I Wasim (vc), S Khan
Bowlers- B Bhatti, W Riaz, S Tanvir
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have produced here of NOR vs SOP Dream11 are the best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.