SOP vs KHP Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – National T20 Cup 2020, Final

SOP vs KHP Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – National T20 Cup 2020, Final

Outcomes of recent meetings suggest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will beat Southern Punjab to lift the National T20 Cup 2020.

Sohaib Maqsood
Sohaib Maqsood. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The Final of the National T20 Cup will be played between Southern Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi on Sunday.

The match is scheduled to start at 7: 30 PM local time (8:00 PM IST) and will be streamed on the Pakistan Cricket Youtube channel.

Preview:

Southern Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be up against each other in this year’s National T20 Cup final. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium will host the final encounter between these two teams. The way Southern Punjab turned the things around in the last two matches was incredible. They chase down the target of 162 in the last league match against Balochistan in just 10.4 overs and earned the semi-final spot. Them, they outplayed the tournament favourites Northern in the semi-finals, winning convincingly by 7 wickets. Shan Masood’s unbeaten knock of 78 from 58 balls ensured the final spot for Southern Punjab. Skipper Shan Masood and his men will be aiming to lift the trophy on Sunday.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on the other hand, won the  2nd semi-final against Sindh quite easily by 8 wickets. They have an upper hand against Southern Punjab since they have beaten twice in league matches. Skipper Mohammad Rizwan has led from the front, scoring 4 half-centuries. Fakhar Zaman is in great nick at the top as well. Veterans Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have contributed really well when the team needed them. The bowling attack is led by Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wahab Riaz. Overall, their team looks more balanced and settled and capable of winning this year’s National T20 Cup.


SOP vs KHP Weather Report for Final:

It will be a pleasant evening and the skies will be clear in Rawalpindi. The temperature between 18 to 22 degrees celsius. There is no chance of rain for this match.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track here in Rawalpindi cricket ground is good for batting, but it offers some assistance to the bowlers as well. It will remain the same throughout the match. Since it’s a final, whoever wins the toss should look to bat first.

Average first innings score:

159 (Last 5 complete matches played on this ground)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Today’s SOP vs KHP Probable Playing XIs:

Southern Punjab

Shan Masood (c), Zeeshan Ashraf (wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Hussain Talat, Saif Badar, Mohammad Imran, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Ilyas, Zahid Mahmood

Bench:

Zain Abbas, Ali Shafiq, Umer Khan, Umar Siddiq, Dilbar Hussain

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Musadiq Ahmed, Asif Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Imran Khan

Bench:

Mohammad Haris, Arshad Iqbal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Mohsin, Sahibzada Farhan, Zohaib Khan


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Top Picks for Today’s SOP vs KHP Dream11 Match:

Sohaib Maqsood has scored 393 runs in 11 innings at an average of 35.72 and a strike rate of 168.66. He has struck 4 half-centuries.

Southern Punjab’s skipper Shan Masood played an excellent knock of 78* from 58 balls in taking the team to the finals. So far in this tournament, he has scored 278 runs at an average of 30.88 with a strike rate of 126.36.

Khushdil Shah has scored 328 runs in 11 innings at an average of 32.8 and with a strike rate of 182.22.

Zahid Mahmood’s 3 for 28 against Northern in the semi-finals helped his side restrict their opposition to a low score. So far he has picked up 11 wickets and has maintained an economy rate of 8.58 runs per over.

Shaheen Shah Afridi has picked up 17 wickets for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 9 matches. He has an economy rate of 7.27 runs per over.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s skipper Mohammad Rizwan has scored 364 runs in 11 innings, at an average of 40.44 and strike rate of 132.84.

Fakhar Zaman has been performing well at the top. The left-handed batsman has amassed 353 in 11 innings at an average of 32. He has a brilliant strike rate of 144.67.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood

Vice-Captain Options –  Zeeshan Ashraf, Mohammad Hafeez

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

Keeper – Zeeshan Ashraf (vc), Mohammad Rizwan (c)

Batters – Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez

All-Rounders – Hussain Talat, Asif Afridi

Bowlers – Zahid Mahmood, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz

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

Keeper – Zeeshan Ashraf

Batters – Sohaib Maqsood (c), Khushdil Shah, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez (vc)

All-Rounders – Hussain Talat, Asif Afridi, Iftikhar Ahmed

Bowlers – Zahid Mahmood, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz


Expert Advice:

Both Southern Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s top-order looks formidable and they are scoring consistently for their sides. Hence, it is advisable to pick the most number of top-order batters in your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Today’s SOP vs KHP Probable Winners:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are expected to win this match.

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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.