BAL vs SOP Dream11 : Top of the table Balochistan strive to consolidate their place in the echelons when they take on Southern Punjab today
Balochistan have been the team to look to in the early exchanges of the Pakistan T20 Cup. From losing their opening encounter by a gigantic margin to erasing that stinker of a defeat with two quirky results, the side find themselves in first place ahead of today’s imminent clash.
After losing to Khyber by 7 wickets in their league opener, for Balochistan unravelling and losing their way would have been extremely easy in the league. However, the side were quick to step back and address the cause of concern, going onto massively up the ante and show their true mettle against Sindh in a hefty 53 run win as they went onto blast their way to 233 runs before limiting their position to 180.
They followed it up with a 27 run win over central Punjab yesterday after they ended up defending a total for the side time on the bounce with their bowlers curbing Central Punjab to 142 after the bats had gone onto score 169 from their designated. Now up against Southern Punjab who ended up winning their previous match as well, Balochistan will be looking to emanate another clinical display and further stamp their credentials in a bid to announce themselves as real challengers for the league title.
For Southern Punjab meanwhile, this encounter is an equally pivotal one with the side having won the one and lost the match till now. A 5 wicket defeat in their first tie was proceeded by a 4 wicket win over Khyber as they prevailed in their run chase of 155.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With an average score of 166 been seen being scored by the team batting first and the side chasing going onto only better it by winning on 6 out of the 9 occasions, the numbers allude toward only one fact. This is a batting conducive wicket, one where the batters of both the sides will concurrently find it extremely easy to find the boundaries.
With the wicket remaining the same across the 40 overs, the side winning the toss will be looking to step out and field first today.
Probable Playing 11
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
Shan Masood (C), Umer Siddique (WK), Sami Aslam, Saif Badar, Agha Salman, Sohaib Maqsood, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Irfan, Umaid Asif, Wahab Riaz, Zahid Mahmood
Shpageeza Cricket League 2019
Report Match: Balochistan Vs Southern Punjab
Date And Time: 17th October, Thursday- 2:00pm IST
Venue: Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
- Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail, Amad Butt, Yasir Shah
- Sami Aslam, Saif Badar, Sohaib Maqsood, Zahid Mahmood
Top 4 Batting Order
- Imam-ul-Haq, Awais Zia, Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail
- Shan Masood, Umer Siddique, Sami Aslam, Saif Badar
- Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail
- Sami Aslam, Saif Badar
Death Overs Bowlers
- Yasir Shah, Mohammad Asghar
- Umaid Asif, Wahab Riaz
BAL vs SOP Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
With 107 runs in 3 encounters, Bismillah Khan is one of the leading run getters of a Balochistan side which has shown how strong a unit it is when it comes to batting. With the opposition lacklustre in their own batting sorties, the wicket-keeper will not only get in points owing to his role with the bat but will also find himself adequately placed behind the wickets as well.
BAL vs SOP Dream11 Batsmen
We had to continue with our selections from Balochistan’s batting order after the side have put on in excess of 400 in their previous two bygone encounters, seeing us get in the two players from their side here. We begin with the outfit’s leading run getter in the form of Awais Zia whose 164 include the three 50 for his side, getting in opener Imam-ul Haq who has 106 runs with him.
Elsewhere, his 64 runs in 2 matches see Saif Badar become our only pick from Southern Punjab’s side in this facet.
BAL vs SOP Dream11 All-Rounders
Yet another Balochistan dominant facet sees us bring in the three players from their side over here after their players have intertwined their skill set with both the bat and ball successfully to imbed in place some good displays. And best of them all has been Amad Butt who has taken 7 wickets in 3 matches for his side along with coming up with a few runs as well to make him our first choice.
Akif Javed and Hussain Talat come in as well for us while yet again it’s just the one player from the other side in the form of Aamer Yamin.
BAL vs SOP Dream11 Bowling Order
Having picked up a slew of bowlers in the previous slot from Balochistan, we have just the one pick from their side here in the form of legspinner Yasir Shah who has returned four wickets for his side till now. Elsewhere, Wahab Riaz becomes the first pick from the opposing end with his 4 wickets coming along with 58 runs with the bat with Zahid Mehmood coming in as well from the side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We’ll be moving in with Awais as our side’s captain whilst Amad is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.