KHP vs NOR Dream11 : Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stand in threat of being rendered obsolete from the tournamnet with another defeat today
Having lost two out of the three matches they have contested till now in the tournamnet, for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, today’s clash comes bearing with it the identity of a must win encounter. A defeat today would see them crashing into the trenches of the points tally, a result the side can’t afford to be on the end of.
The second clash of the day in the tournamnet sees them clashing heads with a Northern Pakistan side which is on the up rise after winning their fixture yesterday. They began by winning their opener by 5 wickets before Central Punjab ended up ripping their bowling unit na throwing it out of the window as they chased down the 224 run target set infront of them with 4 wickets to spare.
However with a 66 run win over Sindh in their match on Thursday as they bundled out the opposition for just 125 in pursuit of 191, the side ended up finding itself back in relevance to makke it two wins out of three and move to second place in the points tally. With a win today seeing them further up their chances of emerging in first place, the side will be looking to partake in a display which reciprocates yesterday’s showing against a side which has offered little in the way of a challenge till now.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the other hand have failed to win a single encounter after their tournamnet opener over Balochistan with the 6 run defeat to Sindh being the most recent defeat for them. They faltered in their run chase despite being in a strong position at one stage, falling short by the barest of margins in the end as they failed to get behind the requisite 166.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The surface will be a good one to bat on but being the second clash of the day to be contested today, the surface will start waning off and unravelling as the match runs down its set of events. This will lead the side winning the toss choose to bat first and put on anything in excess of 170 which should be an extremely tricky target to peel off.
Probable Playing 11
Fakhar Zaman, Israrullah, Sahibzada Farhan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (C & WK), Mohammad Mohsin, Imran Khan JR, Khushdil Shah, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Ilyas, Usman Shinwari
Umar Amin, Rohail Nazir (WK), Naveed Malik, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Sohail Akhtar, Imad Wasim (C), Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir
Shpageeza Cricket League 2019
Report Match: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Vs Northern Pakistan
Date And Time: 18th October, Friday- 6:00pm IST
Venue: Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
- Israrullah, Sahibzada Farhan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Junaid Khan
- Umar Amin, Rohail Nazir, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan
Top 4 Batting Order
- Fakhar Zaman, Israrullah, Sahibzada Farhan, Iftikhar Ahmed
- Umar Amin, Rohail Nazir, Naveed Malik, Mohammad Nawaz
- Sahibzada Farhan, Iftikhar Ahmed
- Umar Amin, Rohail Nazir
Death Overs Bowlers
- Junaid Khan, Mohammad Ilyas
- Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan
KHP vs NOR Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
With 146 runs in three matches, Mohamad Rizwan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa comes into our side for this encounter. The side will be needing their batting order to showcase its mettle today and maul a bowling unit vulnerable to being taken apart and the wicket-keeper is someone who can do just that.
KHP vs NOR Dream11 Batsmen
With 71 runs in two matches, Khushdil Shah becomes our only pick from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa whilst from Northern Pakistan we have decided to bring in the two batsmen. The side have scored in excess of 400 runs in between their previous two encounters, a batting unit which looks extremely formidable and menacing and given the kind of track we should be doled out today, another high score from them looks extremely likely.
Their top scorer with 137 runs in 2 matches, Asif Ali is the first pick from the side along with Umar Amin who has 88 in 2 matches including a 50 in the first match.
KHP vs NOR Dream11 All-Rounders
We have only the one player come in from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Mohammad Mohsin being our pick for this docket. He’s the side’s leading wicket taker with 8 wickets in 3 matches and will yet again hold an integral role for his side if they are to have any chance of snapping out of their losing spree.
From the other side meanwhile we have gone in with the three picks, making Mohammad Nawaz our first pick from the side along with Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim with Imad having taken 3 wickets and scored the 29 runs for his side in their first two matches.
KHP vs NOR Dream11 Bowling Order
His four wickets, left hand brand of pace bowling and role with the new ball make Usman Khan-Shinwari our choice form Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while the opposing side continues to dominate for the third time in succession. Mohammad Amir and Haris Rauf are brought in by us for today’s clash, both bowlers who operate in the death overs, a period of the match when wickets will tumble.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Asif is going to be our captain for this clash whilst Imad is 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.