BAL vs SOP Dream11 : Second semi-final to complete the final piece for the summit clash as two stalwarts square off against each other
Finishing second and third in the league stage encounters respectively, Balochistan and South Punjab return to take on each other in the second semi-final of the tournament. It’s a clash which looks set to be an intriguing and riveting affair, a match which immerses us in a titillating and tenacious brand of cricket as either side fight it out for a spot in the summit clash.
Both these sides endured similar campaigns in the league stages with Balochistan just about edging Southern Punjab in second place by the virtue of an additional point. With three wins from their five encounters, the side cantered their way into the semi-finals ahead of Southern Punjab who saw one of their clash being abandoned due to inclement weather, leaving them with two wins and two defeats apiece.
However with defeats in both of their bygone clashes, both the sides will be knowing that they’ll to address their harsh mistakes which refrained them from raking up wins in ther foregone contests. What will buoy Balochistan ahead of today’s impending match though is the fact that they ended up routing Southern Punjab the last time these two met, a colossal 7 wicket win which puts them in good stead ahead of today’s clash.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
An excellent wicket to bat on, this is a surface which only improves for the batsmen as time passes in the fixture. Batsmen love coming out here and sending the ball to the fence with the side winning the toss choosing to field first as the wicket retains its identity across the encounter.
Probable Playing 11
Imam-ul-Haq, Awais Zia, Bismillah Khan (WK), Imran Butt, Haris Sohail (C), Amad Butt, Hussain Talat, Akif Javed, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Asghar, Saif Badar, Umar Gul
Shan Masood (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Umar Siddiq(WK), Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Irfan
Shpageeza Cricket League 2019
Report Match: Balochistan vs Southern Punjab Second Semi-Final
Date And Time: 23rd October, Wednesday- 6:00pm IST
Venue: Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
- Bismillah Khan, Imran Butt, Haris Sohail, Saif Badar
- Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Siddiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Zahid Mahmood
Top 4 Batting Order
- Imam-ul-Haq, Awais Zia, Bismillah Khan, Imran Butt
- Shan Masood, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Sohaib Maqsood
- Awais Zia, Bismillah Khan
- Shan Masood, Sohaib Maqsood
Death Overs Bowlers
- Yasir Shah, Mohammad Asghar
- Bilawal Bhatti, Zahid Mahmood
BAL vs SOP Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
His 120 runs in 5 encounters mean Bismillah Khan from Balochistan was always going to be our pick for this encounter. The wicket-keeper has been a constant performer for the side, someone who has been an integral part of their stellar batting displays in the tournamnet.
BAL vs SOP Dream11 Batsmen
His 217 runs in 5 matches see Balochistan’s Awais Zia lead the ranks of run getters for his side, seeing us make him our singular pick from the side whilst we have opted for the two picks from the opposing for this encounter. We begin by getting Shoaib Maqsood and Saif Badar, two players who have tried to punch above their weight and come up with stalwart performances at a time when the side have struggled for runs.
BAL vs SOP Dream11 All-Rounders
The real gold quarry of our side, it’s this segment of our outfit which holds the real pool of points for this imminent clash. From being categorised as a bowler to being shifted as an all-rounder in the game, the move is testament to the role Wahab Riaz has been handed over by his side, one which has seen him be handed over an escalated batting role to see him get 130 runs and 4 wickets.
His 102 runs in four matches see us bring in Aamer Yamin as well from the side for this encounter while from Balochistan we have the two players come into our side as well in the form of Hussain Talat and Amad Butt. Amad has snagged the eight wickets in five matches, rising to the occasion for his side at crucial junctures to make him someone we had to indulge in for today’s encounter.
BAL vs SOP Dream11 Bowling Order
Southern Punjab’s leading bowler with the 8 wickets in four matches, Zahid Mehmood is our only selection from the side, a player who ominous rippers have left opposition’s aghast and in angst. Infront of a stellar batting unit, he’ll be asked to strike at regular intervals and entrap the opposition in a skirmish today.
On the other hand meanwhile we are getting in the two bowlers from the other end in the form of Akif Javed, their leading wicket taker with 8 wickets along with Yasir Shah.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Awais Zia is our captain for the imminent clash while we are going in with Wahab as the 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.