CEP vs SOP Dream11 : Two lapses filled sides clash heads against each other today in a match which brings with it hefty ramifications.
The less spoken about these two sides, the better. Both Central Punjab and Southern Punjab have managed to win just the two matches in between the six they have played till now in the league with the one apiece in three matches for either side, leaving the two languishing in the trenches of the points tally.
It’s what makes today’s contest a massively colossal one for each side with another defeat result in their being shunned and shunted out of the league. Playing against Balochistan in their last match, Central Punjab shambolically lost their way in their pursuit of the 165 set infront of them by Balochistan with a horrendous and horrific batting display leaving them in the bottom of the points tally.
The entire batting unit was left bemused, perplexed and exasperated, putting in a howler of a performance as the side closed out their pursuit at just 137, a performance they know they can’t afford to emote today as well. Disgruntled and disappeared after yesterday’s despondent performance, they know they can find some sort of solace when they compete against Southern Punjab come today.
Southern Punjab on the other hand were lambasted by Balochistan as well yesterday, a 7 wicket defeat as they managed to string together a paltry 177 runs while batting first. Their bowling display was as lopsided as the batting performance, a display which allowed Balochistan to lament them and leave them in a tussle, putting Southern Punjab in a precarious position come this impending clash.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With seven out of the ten matches held previously here ending up in wins for the side chasing despite facing colossal targets, the figures emphasise how good a batting track this is. A new track was used yesterday and the same one is expected to feature today as well and with this being the first encounter of the day, we should be in for a gigantic scoring contest.
The side winning the toss will be looking to come out and field first today.
Probable Playing 11
Babar Azam (C), Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal (WK), Umar Akmal, Rizwan Hussain, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Saad Naseem, Waqas Maqsood, Usman Qadir
Shan Masood (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Umer Siddique (WK), Sohaib Maqsood, Saif Badar, Shoaib Malik, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Bilawal Bhatti, Zahid Mahmood
Shpageeza Cricket League 2019
Report Match: Central Punjab Vs Southern Punjab
Date And Time: 18th October, Friday- 2:00pm IST
Venue: Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
- Ahmed Shehzad, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf, Usman Qadir
- Shan Masood, Umer Siddique, Saif Badar, Zahid Mahmood
Top 4 Batting Order
- Babar Azam, Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal
- Shan Masood, Mohammad Hafeez, Umer Siddique, Sohaib Maqsood
- Ahmed Shehzad, Rizwan Hussain
- Umer Siddique, Sohaib Maqsood
Death Overs Bowlers
- Naseem Shah, Saad Naseem
- Bilawal Bhatti, Zahid Mahmood
CEP vs SOP Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Southern Punjab’s Umar Siddiq becomes our pick for this encounter. Although he’s not scored massive runs for his side till now, he clearly looks the more viable out of the two available options and could end up putting on a good score in this fixture.
CEP vs SOP Dream11 Batsmen
Where Southern Punjab’s batting displays have been completely remorse and befounding ones, Central Punjab on the other hand have still managed to show some kind of a fight in the batting order. It’s come down to Babar Azam and Ahmed Shehzad for them with the two scoring 136 and 171 runs respectively with Shehzad being the side’s leading run getter.
From the other side meanwhile we have gone in with Sohaib Maqsood as the only option from the side.
CEP vs SOP Dream11 All-Rounders
Mohammad Hafeez is picked up by us from Southern Punjab for this encounter with the player set to hold an escalated position in his side’s batting order along with getting to bowl the four overs of spin as well. He comes bearing the pinch perfect identity of an all-rounder, the ideal player we go traversing for in this facet.
Aamer Yamin comes in as well from the side while with 8 wickets till now, we have made Faheem Ashraf our pick from Central Punjab for today’s forthcoming clash.
CEP vs SOP Dream11 Bowling Order
With both the side’s struggling massively in their batting sorties in their previous clashes, it was only befitting of us to heavily pack up our bowling department, making us go in with four picks in this slot. We begin with Wahab Riaz from Southern Punjab along with Zahid Mehmood while with four wickets for Central Punjab, Usman Qadir comes in for us along with Waqas Maqsood.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ashraf is our captain for this match with Ahmed being made 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.