Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Zong 4G National T20 Cup - Central Punjab v Northern
The 5th match of the Zong 4G National T20 Cup will be played between Central Punjab and Northern at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
It would be a test for the bowling of Central Punjab as they take on Northern. Their batting fared well in the first game with skipper Babar Azam notching up an unbeaten century. Rizwan Husain also contributed with a quickfire 31 as the team posted 188 runs on the board.
However, their bowlers, especially Naseem Shah and Bilal Asif leaked a lot of runs and sprayed the ball all over the place. They would want to rectify their mistakes in this game. Waqas Maqsood and Usman Qadir were the pick of the bowlers for the team in the last match.
It was a completely opposite scenario for Northern as they beat Southern Punjab in their first match by 5 wickets. Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Amir bowled at an economy under 7 and shared 5 wickets between them to restrict Southern Punjab to just 137.
Although the target was quite small, Northern lost 5 wickets in the process and won with just one over to spare. Opener Umar Amin scored a half-century while Asif Ali, who was the architect of the chase, played an unbeaten 24-ball 44 hand.
Salman Butt and Hasan Ali are likely to miss this match for Central Punjab while Musa Khan and Zaid Alam are expected to be benched by Northern.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Central Punjab- Babar Azam (C), Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal (WK), Umar Akmal, Rizwan Hussain, Bilal Asif, Fahim Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Saad Naseem, Waqas Maqsood, Usman Qadir
Northern- Umar Amin, Rohail Nazir (WK), Naveed Malik, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Sohail Akhtar, Imad Wasim (C), Hammad Azam, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Central Punjab
Who will win? – Northern
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Imad Wasim (Northern), Babar Azam (Central Punjab)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mohammad Amir (Northern), Waqas Maqsood (Central Punjab)
Most Sixes – Imad Wasim (Northern), Kamran Akmal (Central Punjab)
Man of the Match – Imad Wasim
Team Scores Batting first – Northern 175+, Central Punjab 165+
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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