National T20 Cup 2021, Final: KHP vs CEP Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Iftikhar Ahmed has been dismissed only 4 times in the 11 matches so far in this tournament.

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Defending champions Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will take on Central Punjab in the final of the National T20 Cup 2021 on Wednesday. Chasing 158 runs for a place in the final, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won in style by 5 wickets against Northern in the first semi-final on Tuesday. They will be aiming to win the title for the second time in a row.

Central Punjab, on the other hand, got home comfortably to win by 7 wickets against Sindh in the second semi-final. The bowlers restricted Sindh for just 141 runs and the batters did the rest to give Central Punjab a thumping win. Both sides played some extraordinary cricket throughout this tournament, and we can expect a cracker of a contest.

Match Details:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab, Final

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Date & Time: 13th October at 8:00 PM IST and 7:30 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: PCB Youtube Channel

Pitch Report:

There is no drastic change in the behaviour of the surface. It’s a used wicket with relatively more advantage for the batters. Chasing is always a better option here, especially in the night matches.

Probable Playing XIs for KHP vs CEP:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Sahibzada Farhan, Musadiq Ahmed, Kamran Ghulam, Asif Afridi, Iftikhar Ahmed (c), Nabi Gul, Khalid Usman, Mohammad Haris (wk), Mohammad Imran, Imran Khan, Arshad Iqbal

Central Punjab

Muhammad Akhlaq, Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal (wk), Hussain Talat, Qasim Akram, Faheem Ashraf, Muhammad Faizan, Saif Badar, Wahab Riaz (c), Zafar Gohar, Sameen Gul

Top Picks for KHP vs CEP Dream11 Match:

Top Picks Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Sahibzada Farhan was instrumental in getting Khyber into the finals. He played a fine knock in the first semi-final against Northern, where scored 53 runs from 39 deliveries, which included 7 fours and a six.

Iftikhar Ahmed is getting better and better as the tournament moves on. He batted splendidly in the first semi-final and scored an unbeaten 45 runs from just 17 deliveries. Overall in this tournament, he has scored 364 runs at an average of 91 and has picked up 5 wickets as well.

Top Picks – Central Punjab

Ahmed Shehzad played a responsible knock in the second semi-final against Sindh and accumulated valuable 49 runs from 46 deliveries. The Pakistan international has scored 300 runs in 10 matches in this tournament, with the highest score of 77.

Kamran Akmal finally got his form back and scored an excellent half-century when it mattered the most in the second semi-final against Sindh. He scored 51 runs from 36 deliveries.

KHP vs CEP Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (This Tournament) Dream11 Points
Sahibzada Farhan 421 runs 674
Iftikhar Ahmed 364 runs and 5 wickets 799
Kamran Ghulam 191 runs 215
Ahmed Shehzad 300 runs 468
Kamran Akmal 84 runs 178

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KHP vs CEP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Kamran Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Musadiq Ahmed, Sahibzada Farhan (vc), Hussain Talat, Kamran Ghulam, Iftikhar Ahmed (c), Faheem Ashraf, Imran Khan, Sameen Gul, Asif Afridi

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KHP vs CEP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Muhammad Akhlaq, Kamran Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad (c), Sahibzada Farhan, Muhammad Faizan, Kamran Ghulam (vc), Iftikhar Ahmed, Qasim Akram, Wahab Riaz, Sameen Gul, Arshad Iqbal

Today’s KHP vs CEP Probable Winners:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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.