Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Pakistan Cup 2021 - Balochistan vs Northern - Match 1
The 1st match of the Pakistan Cup 2021 between Balochistan and Northern will be played at Karachi in Pakistan.
Balochistan won 3 of their 4 matches in the league stage of the Pakistan Cup 2019 to finish at the top. They lost the final by 9 runs.
Imran Farhat will lead Balochistan this year while Bismillah Khan has been named the vice-captain. The veteran batsman Farhat will be crucial for the team's fortunes.
In the absence of Umar Akmal, Awais Zia scored 268 runs for Balochistan in the last edition of the Pakistan Cup at an average of 67 and a strike rate of 101.
Left arm pacer Taji Wali and off spinner Raza-ul-Hasan will be Balochistan's main bowlers.
All-rounder Mohammad Nawaz, with a List A batting average of 31.66 and a bowling average of 34.15, will lead Northern.
Umar Amin scored 244 runs in the last edition of the Pakistan Cup at an average of 81 and a strike rate of 98.
Hammad Azam picked up 9 wickets in Pakistan Cup 2019 at an economy rate of 6.32 and an average of 23. Nauman Ali also took 6.
Let's have a look at the squads:
Balochistan - Imran Farhat (c), Bismillah Khan (vc), Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Adnan Akmal, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Ali Rafiq, Awais Zia, Ayaz Tasawar, Gohar Faiz, Jalat Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Nazar Hussain, Raza-ul-Hasan, Taimoor Ali, Taj Wali and Umaid Asif
Northern - Mohammad Nawaz (c), Aamer Jamal, Ali Imran, Asif Ali, Athar Mehmood, Faizan Riaz, Hammad Azam, Jamal Anwar, Mubasir Khan, Muhammad Ismail, Nasir Nawaz, Nauman Ali, Salman Irshad, Sohail Tanvir, Taimoor Sultan and Umar Amin
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Balochistan
Who will win? – Balochistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Imran Farhat (Balochistan), Umar Amin (Northern)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Taji Wali (Balochistan), Hammad Azam (Northern)
Most Sixes – Awais Zia (Balochistan), Umar Amin (Northern)
Man of the Match – Imran Farhat
Team Scores Batting first – Balochistan 280+, Northern 260+
Match Handicap Balochistan
Live Cricket Streaming Pakistan Cup 2021 - bet365's live cricket streaming page which enables you to watch live cricket. (BeGambleAware 18+) Live Cricket Streaming from bet365 requires a funded account or for customers to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Geo-restrictions apply.
*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.
© Cricket World 2021