Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Northern vs Southern Punjab - Pakistan Cup 2022 - 30th Match
The 30th match of the Pakistan Cup 2022 will be played between Northern and Southern Punjab at the Multan Cricket Stadium, Pakistan.
Current Form Northern:
Northern lost their last match to Balochistan 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 Southern Punjab:
Southern Punjab won their last match against Sindh by 46 runs.
Sindh won the toss and elected to bowl first. Southern Punjab lost Muhammad Shahzad early on in the innings. Post his dismissal, Tayyab Tahir and Sharoon Siraj resurrected the Southern Punjab innings with their 45 run stand for the second wicket. Tayyab Tahir was dismissed for 46 off 42 balls. The decisive knocks in the late order were played by Hassan Khan and Mohammad Imran who struck 66 and 71 runs respectively. They played a pivotal role in taking their team’s total past the 300 run mark to 314 for 6 in 50 overs.
For Sindh, Sohail Khan picked up 3 wickets for 71 runs.
Chasing 314, Sharjeel Khan and Saim Ayub gave a phenomenal start to Sindh. They collected quick fire 42 runs for the first wicket partnership before Sharjeel Khan was dismissed for 31 in 19 balls. Saim Ayub kept playing the anchor role and prized his wicket. He was playing with flair but was losing partners at the other end quite often. He was dismissed at 82 by Sharoon Siraj and with that went away the hopes for Sindh to achieve the target. They were bowled out in the 49th over at a total of 268, losing the match by 46 runs.
For Southern Punjab, skipper Agha Salman picked up 2 wickets for just 34 runs in his spell of 10 overs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Shadab Khan (Captain), Aamir Jamal, Ali Imran, Asif Ali, Athar Mahmood, Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Mehran Mumtaz, Mubasir Khan, Mohammad Huraira, Musa Khan, Nasir Nawaz, Rohail Nazir (WK), Salman Irshad, Umar Amin and Zaman Khan
Salman Ali Agha (Captain), Aamir Yamin, Abbas Afridi, Ali Majid, Azam Khan (WK), Faisal Akram, Hassan Khan, Imran Randhawa, Khushdil Shah, Rahat Ali, Sharoon Siraj, Sohaib Maqsood, Tayyab Tahir, Zain Abbas, Zeeshan Ashraf (WK) and Zia-ul-Haq.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Southern Punjab
Who will win? – Southern Punjab
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Umar Amin (Northern), Agha Salman (Southern Punjab)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Mehran Mumtaz (Northern), Zia-ul-Haq (Southern Punjab)
Most Sixes – Umar Amin (Northern), Agha Salman (Southern Punjab)
Player of the Match- Agha Salman (Southern Punjab)
Team Scores Batting first – Northern 260+ Southern Punjab 285+
Match Handicap: Southern Punjab
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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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