Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Pakistan Cup 2021 - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab - Match 3
The 3rd match of the Pakistan Cup 2021 between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Central Punjab will be played at Karachi in Pakistan.
Defending champions Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won 3 matches in the league stage of the Pakistan Cup 2019 to finish at the 2nd spot. They won the final by 9 runs.
Khalid Usman will lead Khyber Pakhtunkhwa this year while Fakhar Zaman has been named the vice-captain. Zaman missed the tour of New Zealand after showing Covid-19 symptoms and the opener would want to make a statement.
Sahibzada Farhan with an average of 49 and a strike rate of 88 in List A cricket will be the mainstay of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's middle order.
Mohammad Imran Khan, with 78 List A wickets, and Usman Shinwari, with 77 List A wickets, will lead Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's bowling attack.
Hasan Ali, who is coming on the back of a brilliant ton in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy final, has been appointed the skipper of Central Punjab this year. Ali also took 5 wickets in the final.
Mohammad Saad scored 235 runs in the last edition of the Pakistan Cup at an average of 58 and a strike rate of 83. Saad had the best of 69.
Waqas Maqsood, with 75 List A scalps from 46 matches, will form a delightful pace bowling pair with skipper Hasan Ali for Central Punjab.
Let's have a look at the squads:
Central Punjab - Hasan Ali (c), Ahmed Bashir, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Ali Shan (wk), Ali Zaryab, Bilal Asif, Bilawal Iqbal, Muhammad Akhlaq, Mohammad Saad, Qasim Akram, Rizwan Hussain, Saad Nasim, Sohaibullah, Tayyab Tahir, Usman Salahuddin and Waqas Maqsood
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - Khalid Usman (c), Fakhar Zaman (vc), Adil Amin, Arshad Iqbal, Asif Afridi, Imran Khan Snr, Irfanullah Shah, Israrullah, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Mohsin, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Musadiq Ahmed, Rehan Afridi (wk), Sahibzada Farhan, Sajid Khan and Usman Shinwari
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Who will win? – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sahibzada Farhan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Saad (Central Punjab)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Usman Shinwari (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Hasan Ali (Central Punjab)
Most Sixes – Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Saad (Central Punjab)
Man of the Match – Fakhar Zaman
Team Scores Batting first – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 300+, Central Punjab 280+
Match Handicap Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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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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