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National T20 Cup, 2019: Match 10, Northern vs Sindh – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Khurram Manzoor will be a safe option as vice-captain as he had scores of 50, 33 and 35 in three matches thus far.

Asif Ali
Asif Ali. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 10th match of the National T20 Cup 2019 will be played between Northern and Sindh at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.

The match starts at 5:30 PM local time (6:00 PM IST) (12:30 PM GMT)

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Preview:

The Sindh team move close to the top of the table with two wins in three matches played till now. They stand behind the Balochistan in the points tally as only NRR separates them at the moment. They got better of Central Punjab before losing to Balochistan. They bounced back on Wednesday with a close win against the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which the Sindh team clinched by an 8-run margin.

On the other hand, the Northern Areas team started with a convincing 5-wicket win over Southern Punjab but were on the receiving end of a record chase. They finished on with 222/6 thanks to a blitz from Asif Ali but the target was chased down by the Central Punjab team. The Northern Areas will be hoping for a much better bowling performance this time.


Weather Condition/Report:

The weather forecast for the Faisalabad’s Iqbal Stadium is gloomy in the evening. The 2nd game could have a delayed start if the afternoon game is affected by rain.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Chasing big totals is quite tough on a used track as only four of the last nine games recorded successful chases here under the lights. The same trend is expected to be seen in the game on Thursday.

Average first innings score: 175 (Last 9 night T20 games)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 5

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Northern:

Umar Amin, Rohail Nazir (WK), Naveed Malik, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Sohail Akhtar, Imad Wasim (C), Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir.

Bench: Musa Khan, Zaid Alam, Hammad Azam, Haider Ali, Ali Imran.

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.

Bench:  Omair Bin Yousuf, Mir Hamza, Saud Shakeel, Fawad Alam, Waleed Ahmed.


Top Picks:

Asif Ali has recorded scores of 44* and 93 in the two games in this tournament. Mohammad Hasnain continues to take wickets regularly. He has picked up at least two wickets every game in this tournament. Anwar Ali has picked up five wickets and also scored 50 runs across three matches. Saad Ali played his first game of the season against Khyber. He averaged 91.5 with the bat in the last season by scoring 183 runs across four innings.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Khurram Manzoor, Umar Amin, Asif Ali, Anwar Ali

Vice-Captain – Abid Ali, Mohammad Mohsin, Adil Amin, Asad Shafiq

Khurram Manzoor will be a safe option as vice-captain as he had scores of 50, 33 and 35 in three matches thus far.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Sarfaraz Ahmed

Batsmen –Umar Amin, Asif Ali (C), Khurram Manzoor (VC), Ahsan Ali

All-Rounders – Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Imad Wasim

Bowlers – Mohammad Hasnain, Sohail Khan, Sohail Tanvir

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Rohail Nazir

Batsmen – Umar Amin (C), Asif Ali, Khurram Manzoor, Saad Ali, Asad Shafiq

All-Rounders –Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali (VC)

Bowlers – Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Tanvir


Expert Advice:

Northern Areas are a mixture of various all-rounders but only four bowlers were used when they failed to defend a target of 223. If Imad Wasim continues the same strategy, the potential of some of the players will go down who are expected to bowl at least two overs.

Probable Winners:

The Sindh team aim their 3rd win of the tournament.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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