Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will face Central Punjab in the final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy on Friday, January 1. The match will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi at 10:30 AM IST. Here is a look at our KHP vs CEP match prediction, probable KHP vs CEP playing 11 and KHP vs CEP Dream11 team.
Defending champions Central Punjab, led by Hasan Ali, made one of the most remarkable turnarounds after being rooted at the bottom of the six-team table at the end of the fifth-round. During that period they failed to win a single match, however, the team made an inspirational comeback by winning four out of their last five matches and drawing the fifth to climb to the second spot on the points table which sealed their final’s berth.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the other hand finished as the top team on the points table by accumulating 161 points (five wins, four draws, one defeat). They also recorded the most wins by any team in the group stage. The players have been in excellent form with Kamran Ghulam leading the runs chart. He will be expected to carry on his good form with the bat. Sajid Khan will be leading the bowling attack after bagging 62 wickets in 10 matches. The final promises to be an exciting contest.
KHP: Israrullah, Sahibzada Farhan, Rehan Afridi (W/K), Kamran Ghulam, Adil Amin, Imran Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Irfanullah Shah, Khalid Usman (C), Zohaib Khan, Sajid Khan, Musadiq Ahmed, Samiullah, Ashfaq Ahmed, Nabi Gul, Mehran Ibrahim, Mohammad Mohsin, Usman Khan Shinwari, Sameen Gul, Junaid Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Ahmed Jamal, Mohammad Irfan
CEP: Ali Shan (W/K), Usman Salahuddin, Mohammad Saad, Ali Zaryab, Muhammad Akhlaq, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Saad Nasim, Qasim Akram, Hasan Ali, Bilawal Iqbal, Ahmed Bashir, Kamran Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Rizwan Hussain, Salman Butt, Bilal Asif, Ehsan Adil, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Ali.
As per our KHP vs CEP Dream11 prediction, CEP will be the favourites to win the match.
Note: The KHP vs CEP Dream11 prediction, top picks and KHP vs CEP Dream11 team is based on our own analysis. The KHP vs CEP match prediction does not guarantee positive results.
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