The 13th match of the National T20 Cup 2019 will be played between Sindh and Southern Punjab at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad on Monday. The match will start at 5:30 PM local time (6:00 PM IST).
The match between both these sides is a do-or-die scenario in order to stand a chance of making it to the semi-finals. Southern Punjab have won only one game of their first three matches while their fourth match against Central Punjab was abandoned without a toss.
On the other hand, Sindh has won two of their first three fixtures. However, a 66-run defeat against Northern Areas has put them into trouble in the points table and also effected their net run rate which is by far, the worst among all teams in the competition following that defeat.
The weather forecast looks to be a good one with no rain expected during the course of the match.
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It is expected to be a bat first surface. The recent game which took place on Friday was affected by rain. The chasing side scored at nearly 8.5 runs an over to win that match.
Abid Ali, Khurram Manzoor, Ahsan Ali, Saad Ali, Asad Shafiq (C), Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK), Anwar Ali, Kashif Bhatti, Mirza Ahsan Jameel, Mohammad Hasnain, Sohail Khan.
Bench: Omair Bin Yousuf, Mir Hamza, Saud Shakeel, Fawad Alam, Waleed Ahmed.
Shan Masood (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Umer Siddique (WK), Sohaib Maqsood, Saif Badar, Shoaib Malik, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Bilawal Bhatti, Zahid Mahmood.
Bench: Mohammad Abbas, Agha Salman, Sami Aslam, Mohammad Irfan (LLS), Umaid Asif, Rahat Ali.
One needs to keep an eye on Mohammad Hasnain, who has picked up at least two wickets every game in this tournament and Anwar Ali, who has scalped up six wickets in four matches. Khurram Manzoor is another player in great form, scoring three 30+ scores in four matches.
Captain: Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Anwar Ali
Vice-Captain: Sarfaraz Khan, Wahab Riaz, Sohaib Maqsood
Keeper – Sarfaraz Ahmed (C)
Batsmen – Ahsan Ali, Sohaib Maqsood, Khurram Manzoor
All-Rounders- Anwar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez
Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Sohail Khan, Zahid Mahmood
Looking at the current form the result could go in any team's favour.