The Sindh and Central Punjab will compete in the Match 16 of National T20 Cup 2021. The key players of Sindh team are Sharjeel Khan and Shahnawaz Dahani. While, Central Punjab will look to find contributions from players like Shoaib Malik and Faheem Ashraf. The Sindh team is captained by the wicket-keeper Sarfaraz Ahmed, and Babar Azam is the leader of Central Punjab team.
The Sindh team have 4 wins in 5 league matches, and would look to maintain the same form in the tournament. In the last league match, they won by 3 runs against Northern team. While, the Central Punjab have been average and have 2 wins in 4 league matches. They lost their last league match to Northern, where the team failed to defend the score of 201 runs.
It will be an interesting match between the teams comprising of talented cricketers, and they will have give it their all to secure victory in this crucial fixture. The Central Punjab team will look to take this a must win game due to the semifinals approaching fast, and would have to perform well to keep the confidence going by winning this match.
Fixture Name: Match 16
Competition: Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021
Date: 2 October
Time: 8 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SIN(recent last): W L W
KHP(recent last): L W W
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pindi
Pitch Report: The match between Sindh and Central Punjab is slated to be played in Pindi. The team batting second have been winning almost all the matches in the tournament, and the trend is expected to be the same for the upcoming fixtures as well. The batters have been in full control since the last few matches, and there has been less assistance to the bowlers.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Balochistan 176/2 won by 8 wickets against Southern Punjab 174/9 in Match 13 of National T20 Cup 2021.
The 6 players from Sindh, and 5 from Central Punjab are selected in the Dream11 team. The captain pick would be Babar Azam who has been terrific in the T20 format and is expected to perform well in this fixture. While the vice captain can be Sharjeel Khan who has looked confident in the performances of his last few matches.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Sarfaraz Ahmed
BATSMEN: Khurram Manzoor, Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam
ALL-ROUNDERS: Saud Shakeel, Hussain Talat, Anwar Ali
BOWLERS: Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Shahnawaz Dhani
The Sindh team is expected to win this fixture and maintain their top position in the points table. They have a fine balance of talented youngsters and experienced players, who are playing well to lift the team’s performances. While, the Central Punjab have also got an explosive batters in their ranks, and need to be consistent to win this fixture and get their momentum going.
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The Sindh team are at top of the table with 4 wins in 5 matches, and have produced brilliant performances. In the last league match, they beat the Northern team in a rain effected match by 3 runs. They gave opposition a target of 66 in 8 overs, and bowled well to contain them to secure their 4th win. The top picks from the Sindh team will be Sharjeel Khan and Shahnawaz Dahani.
The powerful striker has scored the most runs for the team in the tournament. In the last league match, he scored 64 runs off 43 balls to help the team in posting a strong target on the board. Sharjeel has a fine experience in the T20 format and would look to keep contributing. In 5 matches, he has amassed 176 runs at an average of 35.20.
The youngster has been performing very well in the tournament and will look to keep the same form to help the team to maintain top position in the points table. In 5 matches, Dahani has scalped a total of 9 wickets at an average of 12.11, and is the leading wicket taker for the team. He was a fine performer in the PSL as well.
Captain: Sarfaraz Ahmed
Wicketkeeper: Sarfaraz Ahmed
Possible Top Order: Sharjeel Khan, Shan Masood, Khurram Manzoor, Sarfaraz Ahmed
Pace Bowlers: Mohammad Hasnain, Rumman Raees, Shahnazwaz Dahani
Spin Bowlers: Zahid Mahmood
The Sindh team will look to get contributions from their youngsters, Danish Aziz and Mohammad Hasnain, who have been fine performers in the domestic cricket and are expected to do well in this fixture.
SIN Playing 11 (likely)
1. Sharjeel Khan
2. Shan Masood
3. Khurram Manzoor
4. Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk)
5. Saud Shakeel
6. Danish Aziz
7. Anwar Ali
8. Rumman Raees
9. Mohammad Hasnain
10. Shahnawaz Dahani
11. Zahid Mahmood
The Central Punjab team will have to perform very well in this fixture to get the much needed win in the tournament. In their last league match, the team failed to chase down the score of 201, and would look to improve their bowling performances. The contribution came from Babar Azam and other batters, and will be looking to maintain the same form.
The captain of the team and the prolific run scorer in the Pakistan Cricket has been in fine form in the National T20 Cup 2021. Babar has been consistent in scoring runs across all formats. In the last league match, Babar scored a superb century to help the team in posting a score of 200. In 4 matches Babar has amassed 215 runs at an average of 71.66.
The fast bowler has found out his good form after playing well in the CPL 2021, and has pitched the ball in right areas with optimum pace and variations. In 4 matches, he has bagged 7 wickets at an average of 12.57. In the last match, when the other bowlers were thrashed, he was impressive enough to contain the runs.
Captain: Babar Azam
Wicketkeeper: Muhammad Akhlaq
Possible Top Order: Babar Azam, Ahmed Shehzad, Muhammad Akhlaq,Shoaib Malik
Pace Bowlers: Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Faheem Ashraf, Ehsan Adil
Spin Bowlers: Usman Qadir
The player to watch out from Central Punjab will be Shoaib Malik, who has been an experienced campaigner and would look to keep the same performance as of the last league match.
CEP Playing 11 (likely)
1. Ahmed Shehzad
2. Babar Azam (c)
3. Muhammad Akhlaq (wk)
4. Shoaib Malik
5. Hussain Talat
6. Faheem Ashraf
7. Hasan Ali
8. Wahab Riaz
9. Ahmed Safi Abdullah
10. Usman Qadir
11. Waqas Maqsood
Watch Sindh 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 12 of the Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021 with a total of 6 teams taking part in the tournament.
The SIN 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.