National T20 Cup, 2019: Match 11, Central Punjab vs Southern Punjab – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik joined the Southern Punjab team on Thursday and bagged ducks.
Published - Oct 17, 2019 7:17 pm | Updated - Oct 17, 2019 7:59 pm
The 11th match of the National T20 Cup 2019 will be played between Central Punjab and Southern Punjab at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (2:00 PM IST) (8:30 AM GMT)
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Central Punjab will face off Southern Punjab on Friday afternoon in a crucial National T20 Cup game. Both the teams won only one of their three matches and lost in the other two. Another defeat will cost them the position in the semi-finals. Southern Punjab are coming into this game following a 7-wicket defeat against Balochistan which took place on Thursday.
As many as three players bagged ducks among Southern Punjab’s top five as they posted only 144/7 in their 20 overs. Balochistan were troubled during the middle overs but managed to reach the target with three balls to spare. On the other hand, the Central Punjab team created history with a record run-chase but faltered in the other two matches despite performing well in one department.
The Iqbal stadium could be under clouds during the Friday afternoon. However, no rain is expected during the match.
Pacers had a little bit of help in the first game on Thursday as the game was played on a fresh track. The pitch is expected to get flattened for the game between Southern Punjab and Central Punjab. The team winning the toss will elect to chase. Seven out of the last ten games in the afternoon were won by the teams chasing.
Average first innings score: 165 (Last 10 afternoon T20 games)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 7, Lost – 3
Injury and Availability News:
Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik joined the Southern Punjab team on Thursday and bagged ducks in their first match.
Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy
Babar Azam (C), Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal (WK), Umar Akmal, Rizwan Hussain, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Saad Naseem, Waqas Maqsood, Usman Qadir.
Bench: Salman Butt, Hasan Ali, Ahmad Bashir, Ali Shan, Zafar Gohar.
Shan Masood (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Umer Siddique (WK), Sohaib Maqsood, Saif Badar, Shoaib Malik, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Bilawal Bhatti, Zahid Mahmood.
Bench: Mohammad Abbas, Agha Salman, Sami Aslam, Mohammad Irfan (LLS), Umaid Asif, Rahat Ali.
Shan Masood and Kamran Akmal are due a big knock having scored only 28 and 12 runs respectively from three matches thus far. Wahab Riaz went wicket-less on Thursday but scored an unbeaten 17-ball 31. It was his 2nd consecutive 30+ score as he finished with an unbeaten 42 after taking a 3-wicket haul against Khyber.
Mohammad Hafeez will be key as he is opening the batting and bowling for his team. Faheem Ashraf has 8 wickets to his name from three matches with at least two scalps in each game. Young pacer Naseem Shah bounced back in the last match with figures of 1/21 from his four overs. He conceded 10 runs an over in the first two games like his teammates. Pick players accordingly in your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Awais Zia, Sohaib Maqsood
Vice-Captain – Amad Butt, Bismillah Khan, Saif Badar, Wahab Riaz
It is safe to say Ahmed Shehzad is likely to play another good knock as a follow up to his 111* and 55. Hence, he will be a perfect and safe option as a vice-captain.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:
Keeper – Umer Siddique
Batsmen – Ahmed Shehzad (C), Babar Azam, Sohaib Maqsood (VC), Saif Badar
All-Rounders – Fahim Ashraf, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Hafeez
Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Usman Qadir, Waqas Maqsood
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:
Keeper – Kamran Akmal
Batsmen – Shan Masood, Umar Akmal, Rizwan Hussain
All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez (VC), Fahim Ashraf (C), Amir Yamin, Shoaib Malik
Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Naseem Shah, Usman Qadir
Mohammad Hafeez opens the batting and hence can be picked straightaway in your Dream11 Fantasy team despite failing in the first game. If the top-order performs well for Southern Punjab, Shoaib Malik might not get enough time to bat as he batted at No.5 in the first game.
Central Punjab is likely to win this fixture against the Southern Punjab.
*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.