SOP vs KHP Dream11 Prediction: The 27th match of the National T20 Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between the Southern Punjab and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 10 October (Sunday). While talking about the standings of these two sides in the ongoing edition of the tournament, Southern Punjab are languishing at the bottom of the points table while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are placed at the second position.
Both these sides are coming into this game after facing quite contrasting fortunes unfold in the ongoing competition so far. The Southern Punjab lost their last match against Sindh and are almost out of the tournament with just 2 wins and 7 losses in their 9 matches. On the other hand, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa registered an impressive 7-wicket victory over Sindh in their last match and now have 5 wins from 8 matches this season.
This second leg of the National T20 Cup 2021 will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan and the remainder of the 7 matches will be contested at the same venue. In the last meeting between these two teams during the ongoing National T20 Cup 2021, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa defeated Southern Punjab by a convincing margin of 7 wickets.
Fixture Name: Match 27, Southern Punjab vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Competition: National T20 Cup
Date: 10 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Ground: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Pitch Report: The pitch and the conditions at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore are once again expected to be dry and slow. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this wicket and it will behave similarly in this match as well. There will be some amount of dew in the second innings. However, batting first will be a good option after winning the toss. The par score will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of both Southern Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is an afternoon game, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and bowlers to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Azam Khan, Sahibzada Farhan, Iftikhar Ahmed and Naseem Shah remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Azam Khan
BATSMEN: Sahibzada Farhan, Tayyab Tahir, Musadiq Ahmed
ALL-ROUNDERS: Iftikhar Ahmed, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Imran Randhawa
BOWLERS: Asif Afridi, Imran Khan, Hassan Khan, Naseem Shah
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will start as the favourites to win this match against Southern Punjab. They are in a really good form both with the bat and ball and are better placed on the points table as compared to the opposition. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also defeated Southern Punjab in the last meeting earlier in this tournament between these two teams. On the other hand, Southern Punjab also have the ability to surprise their opponents in this exciting contest.
Southern Punjab will want to take confidence from their previous win and their good efforts both with the bat and ball. Once again the team will depend a lot on the likes of Khushdil Shah, Azam Khan and Agha Salman to come good in the batting department. On the other hand, the trio of Aamer Yamin, Naseem Shah and Hassan Khan will form part of the bowling attack.
For the Southern Punjab, Khushdil Shah is coming into this match after scoring a brilliant knock of 51 runs off 36 balls that included a total of 8 boundaries in the previous win for his team. He has smashed a total of 122 runs in the last five matches in the ongoing edition of the tournament. Khushdil Shah has scored close to 1800 runs while playing in as many as 87 T20 matches at a strike-rate of 133.35.
Southern Punjab’s Aamer Yamin has performed really both in the batting as well as bowling department in the recent while. He has impressive capabilities to deliver in T20 cricket as an all-rounder. Aamer Yamin has taken as many as 72 wickets at an economy of 8.28. He has smashed a total of 887 runs while batting lower down the order and has an impressive strike-rate of 139.46.
SOP Playing 11 (likely)
Mohammad Imran Randhawa
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be aiming to continue improving their performances both with the bat and ball in order to qualify for the knockouts in this National T20 Cup 2021. The likes of Ahmed Musaddiq, Iftikhar Ahmed and Sahibzada Farhan will have to do well in the batting department and one of them has to play a big knock in this match. The likes of Imran Khan, Asif Afridi and Arshad Iqbal will be crucial with the ball.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa captain Iftikhar Ahmed is coming into this match after playing a brilliant match-winning innings of 55 runs off 34 balls that included 5 fours and 3 sixes against Sindh. He is quite an experienced performer in the shortest format of the game. Iftikhar has scored more than 2600 runs while playing in 138 T20 matches at a strike-rate of 123.32. He can also contribute with the ball having taken 27 wickets.
For the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sahibzada Farhan has been in a remarkable form with the bat in the ongoing edition of the tournament. He contributed with a fabulous knock of 78 runs in the match against Balochistan and also smashed an unbeaten 49 against Sindh. Sahibzada Farhan has scored nearly 1000 runs in the Twenty20 format that includes as many as five half-centuries.
KHP Playing 11 (likely)
Muhammad Amir Azmat
Watch the National T20 Cup 2021 Live score and streaming on the Pakistan Cricket’s YouTube channel. All the player stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on Pakistan Cricket YouTube channel. There will a great experience of entertainment and there is no official sponsor of this local T20 competition organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board. There will be some exciting names in action in this Match 27 between SOP vs KHP.
The 2021 edition of the National T20 Cup will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights was not available for this domestic Twenty20 competition and the live streaming will be available only at the online platform which is the Pakistan Cricket’s YouTube channel. However, even on the Pakistan Cricket YouTube channel, the entertaining cricketing coverage is available just like it is on the television sets.
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