Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Zong 4G National T20 Cup - Balochistan v Southern Punjab
The 9th match of the Zong 4G National T20 Cup will be played between Balochistan and Southern Punjab at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
Balochistan impressed in their first dig of the tournament by beating Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 7 wickets. They then faced Sindh in their next game and the team piled up a total of 233, courtesy of explosive knocks from Awais Zia, Bismillah Khan and Amad Butt. Their bowlers also went for plenty but Akif Javed and Amad Butt picked up three wickets each to restrict Sindh to to 181.
Southern Punjab could not hit the ground running in their first match. They could only score 135 against Northern Punjab and lost by 5 wickets.
However, they rectified their mistakes in the next game against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and restricted the side to 154. Although six of their wickets fell in an attempt to chase the target, they did it with relative ease and won by 4 wickets with 9 balls remaining.
With an unbeaten 49, Saif Badar is the top scorer for Southern Punjab. Interestingly, Wahab Riaz also returned with an unbeaten 42 the other day. He is their top bowler as well with 4 wickets from two games.
Openers Awais Zia and Imam-ul-Haq are the top-scorers for Balochistan with 77 and 70 runs respectively in two matches each. All-rounder Amad Butt has picked up the most wickets with four scalps from two games.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Balochistan- Imam-ul-Haq, Awais Zia, Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail (C), Imran Farhat, Bismillah Khan (WK), Amad Butt, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Asghar, Umar Gul, Akif Javed
Southern Punjab- Shan Masood (C), Umer Siddique (WK), Sami Aslam, Saif Badar, Agha Salman, Sohaib Maqsood, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Irfan, Umaid Asif, Wahab Riaz, Zahid Mahmood
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Southern Punjab
Who will win? – Balochistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Haris Sohail (Balochistan), Saif Badar (Southern Punjab)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mohammad Asghar (Balochistan), Wahab Riaz (Southern Punjab)
Most Sixes – Imam-ul-Haq (Balochistan), Saif Badar (Southern Punjab)
Man of the Match – Imam-ul-Haq
Team Scores Batting first – Balochistan 170+, Southern Punjab 160+
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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