Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Zong 4G National T20 Cup - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Northern
The 12th match of the Zong 4G National T20 Cup will be played between Northern and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
After a 7-wicket win against Balochistan in the opening encounter of the National T20 Cup 2019, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa suffered a 4-wicket defeat against Southern Punjab after their batsmen managed only 154.
The team then suffered another loss by 8 runs against Sindh and is currently placed at the 4th spot in the points table with one win and two losses. The team has only 2 points and a net run rate of 0.048.
Their opponents Northern have performed relatively well and are placed at the second spot in the leaderboard with two wins and one loss from three games. The team has four points and a net run rate of +1.199.
Northern started their campaign with 5-wicket win over Southern Punjab but lost by 4 wickets against Central Punjab in their next game, despite scoring 222 runs.
In their last game against Sindh, the team posted 191 and their bowlers then skittled out Sindh for just 125 runs to register a comprehensive 66-run win.
Fakar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan are the leading batsmen for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Mohammad Mohsin, Junaid Khan and Usman Shinwari sharing the bowling onus.
All-rounders Mohammad Nawaz and Imad Wasim will be key for Northern's fortunes along with big-hitting batter Asif Ali. Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan and Sohail Tanvir are the team's top bowlers.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa- Fakhar Zaman, Israrullah, Sahibzada Farhan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (C & WK), Mohammad Mohsin, Imran Khan JR, Khushdil Shah, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Ilyas, Usman Shinwari
Northern- Umar Amin, Rohail Nazir (WK), Naveed Malik, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Sohail Akhtar, Imad Wasim (C), Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir
Who will win the toss? - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Who will win? – Northern
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – M Rizwan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Asif Ali (Northern)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Usman Shinwari (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Sohail Tanvir (Northern)
Most Sixes – Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Asif Ali (Northern)
Man of the Match – Asif Ali
Team Scores Batting first – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 165+, Northern 180+
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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