Table-topers Sindh will face the second-best tournament side Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in the 12th match of the National T20 Cup. The night match will be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.
Led by former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sindh have remained unbeaten in the 18th edition of the Pepsi National T20 2021. Their game against KP, however, will test how good they can perform against a stronger bowling lineup.
Mohammad Rizwan-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on the other hand, have only lost one game in the event. That was against Babar’s Central Punjab. They are gelled up as a team and are performing as one unit. If KP win tonight, they will dethrone Sindh to reclaim the top spot on the points table.
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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa captain Mohammad Rizwan won the toss and chose to field first.
Head to Head
Overall, KP have a slight advantage over Sindh as they have won three out of five games played between the two sides since the tournament so far. If we take into count the games played after the revamped domestic system, then both sides are square with two wins each.
Players to watch out for
Talking about Sindh, their entire batting lineup, well almost, have been in sublime form. Sharjeel Khan Khurram Manzoor, Safaraz Ahmed, and Anwar Ali have all been among the runs.
After for their bowling department, Zahid Mahmood and Shahnawaz Dahani will be in focus, especially when both are lined up for Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad.
As for KP, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman and have been scoring runs. However, their bowling department, led by Shaheen Shah Afridi and including Junaid Khan, Imran Khan Snr and Asif Afridi is one of the best in the tournament.
Sindh – Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), Anwar Ali (vice-captain), Abrar Ahmed, Ahsan Ali, Danish Aziz, Hassan Mohsin, Khurram Manzoor, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Hasnain, Muhammad Taha, Ruman Raees, Saud Shakeel, Shan Masood, Shahnawaz Dahani, Sharjeel Khan and Zahid Mahmood
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Mohammad Rizwan (captain and wicketkeeper), Shaheen Shah Afridi (vice-captain), Adil Amin, Arshad Iqbal, Asif Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imran Khan Snr, Israrullah, Maaz Khan, Mohammad Haris (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Imran Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Mussadiq Ahmed and Sahibzada Farhan
Broadcast and Live Streaming Details
The match will be produced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and broadcasted by PTV Sports – Pakistan’s only state sports channel. The match could be seen live on Tapmad, Easypaisa apps, as well as on Cricwick.
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