The Sindh and Southern Punjab will lock horns in the Match 3 of National T20 Cup 2021. The key players of Southern Punjab team are Azam Khan and Naseem Shah. While, Sindh will require the contributions of Shan Masood and Anwar Ali. The Southern Punjab will be led by Sarfaraz Ahmed, while Sohaib Maqsood is the captain of Sindh team.
In the last season, the Southern Punjab team managed to secure 4 wins in 10 matches and were at 4th place in the points table and emerged as the runner-up. While Sindh team won 5 out of 10 matches and then lost in the semi-final fixture. Both teams will look to improve their performance in this season to lift the title.
The SIN vs SOP match will be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. This will be the Match 3 of the National T20 Cup 2021. In this fixture, the both teams have a good amount of young players who will be charged up to perform well in the tournament and get national reckoning by the public and the selectors. It will also be a good match-practice to the experienced cricketers.
Fixture Name: Match 3
Competition: Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021
Date: 24 September
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SIN(recent last): W L W
SOP(recent last): L W L
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pindi
Pitch Report: The match between Sindh and Southern Punjab is slated to be played in Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. On the first day of 2021 tournament, the batters produced brilliant performances and scores of around 180 were scored by the team, which depicts the nature of the surface. The pacers got a fine purchase off the surface, and is expected to behave the same way.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Khyber Pakhtunwa 187/5 won by 36 runs against Central Punjab 131/9 in National T20 Cup 2021.
The 7 players from Sindh, and 4 players from Southern Punjab are selected in the Dream11 team. The youngsters will play a crucial part in this match, while experienced will lead them. The captain pick for this match will be Khurram Manzoor who has been terrific with the bat, and Sohaib Maqsood can be the vice-captain pick due to his fine abilities. The differential pick can be fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Azam Khan
BATSMEN: Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Khurram Manzoor, Shan Masood
ALL-ROUNDERS: Saud Shakeel, Anwar Ali
BOWLERS: Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Dilbar Hussain
The Sindh team is expected to win this fixture and start off with a win in the 2021 season due to their strong squad, consisting of fine combination of experienced and youngsters. While, the Southern Punjab is also a quality team with a good track behind them, but they do have enough experience in their squad to compete well against Sindh.
The Sindh team have a good squad that can fare better in this season of National T20 Cup, and would look to forget the average performances of 2020. They have the experience of players like Sharjeel Khan, Khurram Manzoor in the batting department, and Hasnain and Raees would look to perform well with the ball. The top picks from SIN will be Khurram Manzoor and Mohammad Hasnain.
Khurram has been one of the most under-rated T20 players in the Pakistan domestic circuit, and has never got the recognition, he deserves, and will be one of the best picks for this match. In the last season, he was the second highest run-scorer in the tournament and displayed the ability to stabilize as well as play attacking cricket.
Hasnain is a terrific bowler, he has been performing well over the past couple of years and he’s just 21. He is a top pick in the bowling department, as he can pick up quick wickets, which he will mostly to take his team home. He is regarded as the fastest bowling in their troop, and that’s quite an achievement. In 9 matches of 2020 season, he picked 10 wickets and would look to perform well in this season as well.
Captain: Sarfaraz Ahmed
Wicketkeeper: Sarfaraz Ahmed
Possible Top Order: Sharjeel Khan, Shan Masood, Saudd Shakeel, Sarfaraz Ahmed
Pace Bowlers: Mohammad Hasnain, Rumman Raees
Spin Bowlers: Mir Hamza
The differential pick for the team would be Shan Masood who has been a quality player in the Pakistan domestic circuit and can perform very well in this fixture against SOP.
SIN Playing 11 (likely)
1. Sharjeel Khan
2. Shan Masood
3. Saud Shakeel
4. Khurram Manzoor
5. Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk)
6. Muhammad Taha
7. Danish Aziz
8. Mir Hamza
9. Mohammad Hasnain
9. Muhammad Taha
10. Rumman Raees
11. Zahid Mahmood
The Southern Punjab will be looking to go one step further in the 2021 season and lift the title. They do have the quality side, but there is an over reliance on the the captain Sohaib Maqsood, and the batters who will be important are Azam Khan and Khsuhdil Shah. The bowlers like Naseem Shah and Dilbar Hussain have experience in the T20s. The best pick for this match will be Sohaib Maqsood and Naseem Shah.
Maqsood is a terrific striker of the cricket ball in the power-play as well as the death overs. He is quite experienced in the domestic cricket and has also played for the Pakistan team. In the last season, he scored 393 runs at an average of 32.75, and helped the team to reach the finals of the tournament, and would look to replicate the same performances.
Naseem is just an 18 year old right arm pacer, who bowls very fast. His first class stats are very impressive and he’s outdone so well in such a short span and being so young. Naseem is definitely a top pick of the team, looking at his skills and wicket taking abilities. He has been in a tremendous form in the CPL 2021 and would look to continue executing his stock balls to near perfection.
Captain: Sohaib Maqsood
Wicketkeeper: Azam Khan
Possible Top Order: Zeeshan Ashraf, Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Azam Khan
Pace Bowlers: Naseem Shah, Dilbar Hussain, Mohammad Ilyas
Spin Bowlers: Faisal Akram
The x-factor for the team would be Khushdil Shah who has been building his reputation by striking performances in the domestic cricket and has also played for Pakistan.
SOP Playing 11 (likely)
1. Sohaib Maqsood (c)
2. Zeeshan Ashraf
3. Azam Khan (wk)
4. Khushdil Shah
5. Faisal Akram
6. Hassan Khan
7. Imran Randhawa
8. Dilbar Hussain
9. Mohammad Ilyas
10. Naseem Shah
Watch Sindh vs Southern 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 3 of the Pakistan National T20 Cup 2021 with a total of 6 teams taking part in the tournament.
The SIN vs SOP 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.