The teams refresh and regroup ahead of the Lahore-leg which starts Wednesday as semi-final spots remain open for almost all six Cricket Associations in the National T20 Cup.
All matches will be produced by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), televised live on PTV Sports and live-streamed on the PCB YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
After 18 matches of the Sindh leg, Sarfaraz Ahmed led Sindh perch on top of the table with four wins and 2 losses in six matches, followed by KP, Central Punjab, and Northern with as many wins.
The two teams that have a lesser number of wins are Balochistan with two wins while Southern Punjab remains winless after the first six matches. With the tournament wide open at least five of the six teams are up for the final four spots, with minor chances for Southern Punjab as well.
The action returns on Wednesday afternoon with the first match between Sindh and Central Punjab at 3 pm followed by the night game between, Northern and Balochistan at 7:30 pm. All matches will be played at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.
The winner of the Sindh-Central Punjab match will get to 10 points and become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals. Similarly, if Northern win their night game against Balochistan, they will be the second to grab the semis spot.
So far, Pakistan’s all-format captain and the world’s No.2 ranked T20I batsman Babar Azam is the leading run-scorer after six matches. He has scored 286 runs at an average of 71.5 with a strike rate of 143. He is followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Sahibzada Farhan (220 runs, 36.66 avg., 133.33 strike-rate), Sharjeel Khan of Sindh (212, 35.33 avg., 148.25 strike-rate), Northern’s Haider Ali (208, 52 avg., 141.49 strike-rate), Mohammad Rizwan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (193, 32.16 avg., 129.53 strike-rate) and Abdul Wahid Banglazai of Balochistan (184, 36.8 avg., 111.51 strike-rate).
Here are the point table standings after Rawalpindi-leg: