ABOUT THE MATCH
The 13th match between Sindh and Southern Punjab of the National T20 Cup 2019 will be held at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad on October 21. Both the teams are looking for a win to seal their place in the final four.
Sindh has won two games out of four games while Southern Punjab had a washout against Central Punjab, which placed them fourth on NRR. Sindh is a very experienced side with former Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq leading the way for them. Southern Punjab has a well-balanced side, which was boosted by the arrival of Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The pitch will assist batsmen in the opening encounter at the Iqbal Stadium. This will lead the team winning the toss to opt bat first today.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Sindh:
Abid Ali, Khurram Manzoor, Ahsan Ali, Saad Ali, Asad Shafiq (C), Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK), Anwar Ali, Kashif Bhatti, Mirza Ahsan Jameel, Mohammad Hasnain, Sohail Khan
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Southern Punjab:
Shan Masood (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Umer Siddique (WK), Sohaib Maqsood, Saif Badar, Shoaib Malik, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Bilawal Bhatti, Zahid Mahmood
- Sindh was routed by Northern and no further changes are expected from them.
- The opening pair of Khurram Manzoor and Ahsan Ali have been consistently providing them good starts.
- Their performances would be key to their fortunes with the likes of Sarfaraz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq experiencing indifferent form.
- Anwar Ali can provide the driving force in the latter overs along with Saud Shakeel.
- The young Mohammad Hasnain leads the bowling attack for them.
- Sohail Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Hasnain are expected to provide early breakthroughs against a strong Southern Punjab unit.
- South Punjab, which is making a comeback from a washout, would like to see Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez to fire against Sindh.
- Southern Punjab will be looking to field its strongest side, with Umaid Asif being brought in for Bhatti.
- Wahab Riaz’s batting performance has been the standout more than his bowling.
- Mohammad Irfan is another bowler who has performed very well on the field.
- Irfan, along with Riaz, will be crucial to the bowling department.
PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:
We back Sindh, which is a team with an experienced side, to be the favorites to win over Southern Punjab in this encounter.
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