The National T20 Cup is the premier domestic T20 tournament in Pakistan and the 2019 season will take place between 13-24 October and a total of 6 teams will battle it out in the round robin stage before we move to the playoffs. Match 1 of the tournament takes place between Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at Faisalabad on the opening day’s double header.
Last year, 8 teams participated in this tournament but this year it will be only 6. Also, these two will be facing each other for the first time as they are both making their debut in the National T20 Cup. Both will be wanting to begin on a winning note. Keep reading for our complete PlayerzPot (Use Code “READ1234”) fantasy preview of the BAL vs KHP game…
- Tournament: National T20 Cup 2019.
- Date: 13th October 2019, 4:00pm IST.
- Venue: Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad.
- Capacity: 18,000+
- Series status: Match 1 of the round robin stage.
Form (recent first)
- BAL: –
- KHP: –
- Head to head, these two have never played each other.
- Haris Sohail last 3 international scores – 52, 56, 40.
- Imam ul Haq last 3 professional scores – 31, 152, 100.
Balochistan will be led by Haris Sohail who is a regular part of the national team and these experienced players should all be picked in your fantasy team. Sohail has 2 fifties in 3 games against Sri Lanka recently and 4 fifties in his last 7 international outings, so he’s clearly in great form. Imran Farhat and Imam ul Haq will open the innings, with Imam having 2 centuries in his last 3 games, so the form is good here too.
23-year old Hussain Talat will come out to bat in the middle order and while he hasn’t had any great performances in recent months, he is a talented player who can bowl as well. He made his international debut recently and has 2 T20I fifties in 14 games. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah will not be available for the first few games while Umar Gul could be a good option with the ball, who has played 47 Tests for the national side.
This team will be led by wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan who has been in outstanding form but hasn’t been getting a chance at the national side. He should be in your PlayerzPot (Use Code “READ1234”) fantasy team for sure because he has two successive centuries – 128, 176 for Khyber in the last one month. Fakhar Zaman will open the innings and there’s no way you can drop this guy from your team.
With the ball, there are a couple of very talented left-arm pacers in Usman Khan Shinwari and Junaid Khan. Shinwari has been with the Pakistan squad in recent times while Junaid has been among the most consistent wicket-takers in recent years, but has been ignored by the selectors. If you have no budget restrictions, pick both. Or else, I’ll go with Junaid Khan as my first option.
BAL vs KHP Betting
Pakistan T20 Cup 2019: BAL vs KHP betting
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