National T20 Cup, 2019: Match 13, Sindh vs Southern Punjab – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Mohammad Hafeez is going to be crucial as he is expected to open the bowling and also batting.
Published - Oct 21, 2019 2:37 am | Updated - Oct 21, 2019 4:18 am
The 13th match of the National T20 Cup 2019 will be played between Sindh and Southern Punjab at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
The match starts at 5:30 PM local time (6:00 PM IST) (12:30 PM GMT)
Sindh and Southern Punjab teams will face off in the lone National Cup game to be played on Monday. The match is a do-or-die scenario for the two teams to have a chance of making it to the semi-finals. Southern Punjab won only one game of their first three matches. Their 4th game to be played against Central Punjab was abandoned without a toss.
On the other hand, Sindh team won two of their first three matches. But a 66-run defeat against Northern Areas put them into trouble in the points table. Their NRR after this defeat is by far the worst among all teams. This makes their fixture against Southern Punjab a must-win game. The same is the case with Southern Punjab who also needs a win for qualifying to the knockouts.
The weather forecast for the Faisalabad’s Iqbal Stadium is bright and sunny throughout Monday. No rain is expected like on the previous matchday in the tournament.
The night matches usually produce big totals at the Iqbal Stadium but chasing the same isn’t that easy. The recent most game was played on Friday which was affected by rain. The runs came at nearly 8.5 runs an over and the chasing team ended up on the winning side.
Average first innings score: 175 (Last 9 night T20 games – unaffected)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 5
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
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.
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.
Mohammad Hasnain has picked up at least two wickets every game in this tournament. Anwar Ali has picked up six wickets and also scored 45 runs across four matches. Saad Ali averaged 91.5 with the bat in the last season by scoring 183 runs across four innings. Khurram Manzoor had three 30+ scores in four matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Mohammad Hafeez, Khurram Manzoor, Ahsan Ali, Anwar Ali
Vice-Captain – Amir Yamin, Wahab Riaz, Sohaib Maqsood, Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed could be a decent gamble as vice-captain considering how the things have gone for him over the last week.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Sarfaraz Ahmed
Batsmen – Ahsan Ali, Sohaib Maqsood, Khurram Manzoor
All-Rounders – Amir Yamin (VC), Anwar Ali (C), Mohammad Hafeez
Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Sohail Khan, Zahid Mahmood
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Umer Siddique
Batsmen – Ahsan Ali (VC), Khurram Manzoor, Shan Masood, Saad Ali
All-Rounders – Anwar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez (C), Shoaib Malik
Bowlers – Mohammad Hasnain, Mirza Ahsan Jameel, Wahab Riaz
Mohammad Hafeez is going to be crucial as he is opening the innings for Southern Punjab. He bagged a duck in the first match but is expected to produce a big knock alongside opening the bowling. Shan Masood hasn’t performed up to the standards yet but could come up with a big knock very soon.
The Southern Punjab team is expected to register their 2nd win.
*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.