Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab, The 26th match of National T20 Cup 2020, Season 17 is to be played between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Central Punjab.
KPK is in the 2nd position from the top in the points table. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has played 8 matches from which they have won 5 matches with the run rate of 0.235. While the CPNJB have played 9 matches and have won only 3 matches with a run rate of 0.034. As KPK’s are in the 2nd position in the Points table the CPNJB’s are in the 2nd last position.
|Match||26th Match: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab|
|Date||Wednesday 14th Oct 2020|
|Time||07:30 PM PST|
|Venue||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
Probable Playing XI
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Afridi, Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Arshad Iqbal
Central Punjab Sohail Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed (WK), Hasan Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Anwar Ali, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq, Danish Aziz, Azam Khan, Mohammad Hasnain
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab Head to Head Encounters
The two teams have faced each other 2 times in the National T20 Cup so far, with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa holding a 2-0 head-to-head win/loss record over Central Punjab.
Matches played – 2
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Won: 2
- Central Punjab: 0
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab Match Analysis and Review
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has an excellent opening duo of Fakhar Zaman and Sahibzada Farhan. Fakhar Zaman an excellent power hitter isn’t able to score much in this event. Sahibzad Farhan is also an excellent batsman. the KPK’s also have the excellent talented young batsman Iftikhar Ahmed who has performed very well recently against England in the T20 series.
Central Punjab has no luck so far in this tournament as they have played 9 matches and have won only in 3 matches. despite having the best T20 batsman Babar Azam as their team captain and also having other powerful hitters like Kamran Akmal the team hasn’t performed well. Kamran Akmal and the All-rounder Faheem Ashraf are in excellent form but they were unable to lead their team to victory.
Schedule Of Upcoming Matches of National T20 Cup 2020
|Date||Match Details||Time (PST)|
|14 Oct 2020, Wed||26th Match: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab||7:30 PM PST|
|15 Oct 2020, Thu||27th Match: Balochistan vs Northern||3:00 PM PST|
|28th Match: Sindh vs Southern Punjab||7:30 PM PST|
|16 Oct 2020, Fri||29th Match: Northern vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||3:00 PM PST|
|30th Match: Balochistan vs Southern Punjab||7:30 PM PST|
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Squad
Mohammad Rizwan (captain, wicketkeeper), Junaid Khan (vice-captain), Arshad Iqbal, Asif Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imran Khan Snr, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Haris (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Mohsin, Sahibzada Farhan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Usman Khan Shinwari, Wahab Riaz and Zohaib Khan.
Central Punjab Squad
Babar Azam (captain), Saad Nasim (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafiq, Abid Ali, Ahmed Bashir, Bilal Asif, Ehsan Adil, Faheem Ashraf, Irfan Khan Niazi, Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Naseem Shah, Qasim Akram, Rizwan Hussain, Sohaibullah, Usman Qadir and Zafar Gohar.