Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Zong 4G National T20 Cup Semi-final 2 - Balochistan v Southern Punjab
The semi-final 2 of the Zong 4G National T20 Cup will be played between Balochistan and Southern Punjab at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
After the defeat at the hands of Northern in their last league match of the Zong 4G National T20 Cup, Balochistan ended the league stage at the second spot with three wins and two losses from five games. The team had six points and will now compete against Southern Punjab in semi-final 2.
Southern Punjab ended the group stage just below Balochistan with two wins and two losses from five games. The team had five points and a net run rate of 0.408. What went in their favour was their abandoned match against Central Punjab as despite having the same number of wins as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, they edged them with an extra point.
In their last league match, after star opener Imam-ul-Haq departed early and the team lost their first wicket for 24, it was Hussain Talat who did the bulk of the scoring for Balochistan, remaining unbeaten on 77 from 51 deliveries with 9 fours and 2 sixes. It was his knock played at a strike rate of 150 which pummeled Balochistan to 155.
However, it did not prove to be enough despite one wicket each from Akif Javed and Umar Gul as their bowlers, Amad Butt in particular, were very expensive and they lost the match with 3 overs remaining.
Skipper Shan Masood, wicketkeeper Umer Siddique and Saif Badar are the top batsmen for Southern Punjab. Wahab Riaz and Mohammed Irfan will lead their bowling attack.
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) – Umar Gul (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 160+, Southern Punjab 150+
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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