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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Balochistan vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - Pakistan Cup 2022 - 28th Match

Balochistan vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - 28th Match
Balochistan vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - 28th Match
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The 28th Match of the Pakistan Cup 2022 will be played between Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the House of Northern, Islamabad.

Live Scores - Balochistan vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - 28th Match

Current Form Balochistan:

Balochistan won their last encounter against Northern by a small margin of 7 runs.

Northern won the toss and elected to field first. Balochistan’s Imran Butt and Haseebullah continued their form in the tournament and made 50+scores to give their team a strong start. Imran Butt made 54 while Haseebullah scored 58 runs. Asad Shafiq in the middle order also showed his class and smashed 89 runs in just 66 deliveries. Ayaz Tasawar played a brilliant cameo of 43 in 24 balls in the death overs to take the team’s total past the 300 run mark to 302 for 5 in 50 overs.

Chasing 302, Northern got off to a wonderful start with both openers scoring 30+ runs. Umar Amin made 52 and Mohammad Huraira scored 37 runs. After the first two wickets fell, Rohail Nazir and Ali Imran took the responsibility of taking their team over the line. Ali Imran made 50 off 57 balls while Rohail Nazir made 82 off 87 balls. They both got out at the wrong time for Northern. Aamer Jamal in the late middle order smashed 32 off 17 balls but it was not enough as Northern fell short by 7 runs in the end.

For Balochistan, Yasir Shah picked up 3 wickets for 57 runs in his spell of 9 overs.

Current Form Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lost their last game to Central Punjab by 15 runs.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won the toss and elected to field first.

Central Punjab lost 4 early wickets at a total of 63 runs and looked to be in all sorts of trouble. Rizwan Hussain however held one end together and kept trying to find a partnership with the middle order. Qasim Akram and Saad Nasim in the middle order supported Rizwan Hussain very well with their important knocks of 38 and 48 runs respectively. Hussain went on to score a century and was dismissed after scoring valuable 104 runs for his team. On the back of his phenomenal knock, Central Punjab reached a total of 268 for 9 in 50 overs.

For Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mohammad Imran picked up 4 wickets for 54 runs.

Chasing 268, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lost the three top order batters at a total of 87 runs. Mohammad Sarwar in the middle order played a fantastic knock of 43 in 59 balls but he was a lone warrior as wickets around him kept falling at regular intervals. The middle order including Adil Amin and Mehran Ibrahim all got the starts but failed to convert it into a bigger score. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were eventually dismissed at 253, losing the match by a small margin of 15 runs.

Let’s have a look at the squads:

Balochistan:

Yasir Shah (Captain), Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Akif Javed, Ammad Butt, Asad Shafiq, Ayaz Tasawar, Azeem Ghumman, Bismillah Khan (WK), Haseebullah Khan (WK), Imran Butt, Jalat Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Shahzad, Mohammad Saad, Mohammad Shahid and Taj Wali

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

Iftikhar Ahmed (Captain, not available due to Test cricket committment), Aamer Azmat, Adil Amin, Arshad Iqbal, Asif Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan Jnr., Imran Khan Snr, Irfanullah Shah, Khalid Usman, Mohammad Haris (WK), Mohammad Sarwar, Sahibzada Farhan, Sameen Gul, Waqar Ahmed and Wasim Jnr.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Balochistan

Who will win? – Balochistan

Top Batter (Runs Scored) –Asad Shafiq (Balochistan), Mohammad Sarwar (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Khurran Shahzad (Balochistan), Khalid Usman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Most Sixes – Asad Shafiq (Balochistan), Mohammad Sarwar (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Player of the Match- Asad Shafiq (Balochistan)

Team Scores Batting first – Balochistan 280+, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 240+

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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