Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: National T20 Cup 2020 - Balochistan vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - Match 5
The 5th match of the National T20 Cup 2020 will be played between Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Pakistan.
Balochistan scored 180/8 in their first match of the National T20 Cup against Sindh. Their bowlers restricted the opposition to 178/9 as Balochistan won by 2 runs.
Bismillah Khan 58 (42) and Haris Sohail 25 (14) were the top scorers for Balochistan. As it turned out, the last few lusty blows from Haris Sohail, at a strike rate of over 170, proved to be the difference between the batting line-up of both teams.
Amad Butt 3/39(4) and Akif Javed 2/32(4) then shared 5 wickets between them to close off the game.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were part of the opening match of the National T20 Cup against Northern. Chasing a massive total of 243, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa just din't have enough ammunition to keep firing.
They were restricted to 163/9 from their 20 overs, and fell short by a big margin of 79 runs.
Sahibzada Farhan was their top scorer and struck 62 off 48 balls at a strike rate of 129.16. There were 20s from Shoaib Malik and Iftikhar Ahmed but they were simply not enough.
Junaid Khan was their best bowler and finished with figures of 4-0-44-2. Wahab Riaz went wicketless and conceded runs at 17.00 RPO on the day.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Balochistan – Haris Sohail (captain), Bismillah Khan (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Akbar-ur-Rehman, Akif Javed, Ammad Butt, Awais Zia, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Butt, Imran Farhat, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Shahzad, Taimur Khan, Umaid Asif, Umar Gul, Usama Mir and Yasir Shah.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – 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.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Balochistan
Who will win? – Balochistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sahibzada Farhan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Bismillah Khan (Balochistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Junaid Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Amad Butt (Balochistan)
Most Sixes – Sahibzada Farhan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Haris Sohail (Balochistan)
Man of the Match – Bismillah Khan
Team Scores Batting first – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 165+, Balochistan 180+
Match Handicap Balochistan
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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