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National T20 Cup, 2019: Match 15, Balochistan vs Northern – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

With 30+ scores in all the four matches, Umar Amin can be a safe option for using the vice-captain multiplier.

Imam-ul-Haq
Imam-ul-Haq. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 15th match of the National T20 Cup 2019 will be played between Balochistan and Northern 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 Balochistan team and Northern Areas will face off in the last league match of this 2019 National T20 Cup. The match doesn’t possess any major impact in deciding the teams to feature in the knockouts. Both Balochistan and Northern teams have won three of the four matches they played in this tournament and have confirmed their semi-final berths. The winner of the team will finish as table-topper and will have an advantage during the knockouts in case of any washed-out semis.


Weather Condition/Report:

The weather forecast for the Iqbal Stadium on Tuesday is expected to be clear without any threat of rain.

Pitch Condition/Report:

A low scoring game was witnessed on Monday as Southern Punjab successfully defended their total of 148. We might see a fresh pitch for the matches on Tuesday. Usually, the batting first sides post big scores and win comfortably during the matches played under the lights.

Average first innings score: 173 (Last 11 night T20 games)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 7

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Balochistan:

Imam-ul-Haq, Awais Zia, Bismillah Khan (WK), Imran Butt, Haris Sohail (C), Amad Butt, Hussain Talat, Akif Javed, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Asghar, Umar Gul.

Bench: Mohammad Talha, Ali Shafiq, Imran Farhat, Shahbaz Khan, Taimur Khan.

Northern:

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

Bench: Naveed Malik, Mohammad Amir, Zaid Alam, Hammad Azam, Haider Ali.


Top Picks:

Asif Ali has been quite consistent with three 30+ scores in four games while Awais Zia also making in excess of 30 in three out of four matches this season. Umar Amin, on the other hand, has scored at least 36 runs in all the four matches thus far. Sohail Tanvir has been bagged seven wickets at a strike rate of 11.8. Amad Butt has picked up eight wickets with help of two 3-fers in this tournament following up his 2018/19 success where he took 16 wickets at an impressive average of 12.06.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Umar Amin, Asif Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Awais Zia

Vice-Captain – Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Amad Butt

With 30+ scores in all the four matches, Umar Amin can be a safe option for using the vice-captain multiplier.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Bismillah Khan

Batsmen – Imam-ul-Haq, Awais Zia, Umar Amin, Asif Ali (C)

All-Rounders – Amad Butt (VC), Mohammad Nawaz, Akif Javed

Bowlers – Musa Khan, Yasir Shah, Sohail Tanvir

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Imran Butt

Batsmen – Awais Zia (C), Umar Amin (VC), Asif Ali

All-Rounders –Imad Wasim, Amad Butt, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan

Bowlers – Umar Gul, Yasir Shah, Sohail Tanvir


Expert Advice:

The success of Mohammad Nawaz and Imad Wasim is interlinked. There are some situations where Nawaz gets to bat at No.4 and Imad in a few of them. Hence, it will be quite tough to predict who is going to have a better probability of batting up the order and score the runs.

Probable Winners:

The Northern team is expected to register their 4th 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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