Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: National T20 Cup 2020 - Northern vs Southern Punjab - Match 4
The 4th match of the National T20 Cup 2020 will be played between Northern and Southern Punjab at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Pakistan.
Southern Punjab lost their first match of the National T20 Cup despite putting up 200/8 runs on the board from their 20 Overs. Sohaib Maqsood 51 (26) was one of their two top scorers. Shan Masood, coming on the back of a successful test tour of England, also struck a half-century off 33 balls.
Aamer Yamin 2/34(3) and Hussain Talat 1/35(3.5) then tried their best but Central Punjab chased down the total from 18.5 overs.
Defending champions Northern kicked off their National T20 Cup campaign with a 79-run victory in their first match. The team plundered 242/3 and made it almost impossible for the opposition to chase it down.
Haider Ali shone for the side with 90 off 48 balls at a strike rate of 187.50. Zeeshan Malik complemented him shot for shot and struck 77 off 47 balls at a strike rate of 163.82.
Mohammad Nawaz and Sohail Tanvir picked up three wickets each for the side. But it was Muhammad Musa who proved to be their best bowler with figures of 4-0-31-3.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Northern – Shadab Khan (captain), Ali Imran, Asif Ali, Farzan Raja, Haider Ali, Hammad Azam, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Musa Khan, Rohail Nazir (wicketkeeper), Sohail Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Amin and Zeeshan Malik.
Southern Punjab – Shan Masood (captain), Hussain Talat (vice-captain), Aamir Yamin, Ali Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali (subject to fitness), Saif Baddar, Sohaib Maqsood, Umer Khan, Umar Siddiq Khan, Zahid Mehmood and Zeeshan Ashraf (wicketkeeper).
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Southern Punjab
Who will win? – Northern
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Haider Ali (Northern), Shan Masood (Southern Punjab)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Muhammad Musa (Northern), Aamer Yamin (Southern Punjab)
Most Sixes – Haider Ali (Northern), Shan Masood (Southern Punjab)
Man of the Match – Haider Ali
Team Scores Batting first – Northern 195+, Southern Punjab 175+
Match Handicap Northern
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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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