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Cricket Match Predictions: Southern Punjab vs Central Punjab - Pakistan Cup 2022 - 17th Match

Southern Punjab vs Central Punjab - 17th Match
Southern Punjab vs Central Punjab - 17th Match

The 17th Match of the Pakistan Cup 2022 will be played between Southern Punjab and Central Punjab at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad.

Live Scores - Southern Punjab vs Central Punjab - 17th Match

Current Form Southern Punjab:

Southern Punjab lost their last match against Balochistan by 105 runs.

Southern Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Balochistan openers Imran Butt and Haseebullah gave their team a phenomenal start as they stitched a partnership of 64 runs for the first wicket. Butt was dismissed at 34 while Haseebullah continued to the find the gaps at ease. Haseebullah went on to score a brilliant 142 off 134 deliveries. His innings included 20 fours and 1 six. Asad Shafiq in the middle order also shone bright as he struck a century to take the team’s total to 320 for 4 in 50 overs.

Chasing 320, Southern Punjab lost Zeeshan Ashraf early on in the innings. He was dismissed for a duck. Post his dismissal, Sharoon Siraj and Tayyab Tahir combined in the middle and collected 70 runs in the 2nd wicket partnership. However, both the batters failed to accumulate quick runs and Southern Punjab were always behind the required run rate. Siraj made 62 off 72 balls before being dismissed by Yasir Shah. The middle order including Azam Khan and Agha Salman perished cheaply and the onus was now on the lower middle order to deliver. Khushdil Shah fought hard with his knock of 50 in 39 balls but it was not enough as Southern Punjab were bowled out for 215, losing the match by a huge margin of 105 runs.

Balochistan skipper Yasir Shah picked up 5 wickets for just 44 runs.

Current Form Central Punjab:

Central Punjab lost their last match against Sindh by 3 wickets.

Sindh won the toss and elected to bowl first. Central Punjab got off to a terrible start as they lost 5 wickets for just 68 runs. Umar Akmal tried to revive the innings with his 39 off 36 balls but got dismissed in an untimely fashion in the 27th over and Central Punjaab were now 7 down for just 124. The lower middle order could not survive the lethal bowling by the pacers of Sindh and were bowled out for 134 by the end of the 29th over.

For Sindh, Shahnawaz Dahani picked and Abrar Ahmed picked up 3 wickets each.

Chasing 134, Khurram Manzoor played a good hand at the top of the order as he struck 42 off 67 balls. The top order and the middle order of Sindh failed and lost wickets in regular succession. Danish Aziz and Mohammad Hasan in the lower middle order took the responsibility to take their team over the line. Hasan made 30 while Aziz scored 27 to bring Sindh closer to the target. Sindh eventually got to the target in the 36th over with 3 wickets in hand.

Let’s have a look at the squads:

Southern Punjab:

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.

Central Punjab:

Raza Ali Dar (Captain), Ahmed Shahzad, Awais Ali, Hussain Talat, Imran Dogar, Muhammad Akhlaq, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Irfan Jnr., Nisar Ahmed, Qasim Akram, Rizwan Hussain, Saad Nasim, Umar Akmal, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz and Zafar Gohar

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Central Punjab

Who will win? – Central Punjab

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Agha Salman (Southern Punjab), Umar Akmal (Central Punjab)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Aamer Yamin (Southern Punjab), Usman Qadir (Central Punjab)

Most Sixes – Agha Salman (Southern Punjab), Umar Akmal (Central Punjab)

Player of the Match- Usman Qadir (Central Punjab)

Team Scores Batting first – Southern Punjab 240+, Central Punjab 280+

Match Handicap: Central 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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