KHP vs CEP Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – National T20 Cup 2020, Match 26

Babar Azam is undoubtedly the best option to make captain of your Fantasy team.

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Babar Azam. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 26th match of the National T20 Cup 2020 will be played between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Central Punjab at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.

The match is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM Local Time (08:00 PM IST) and will be streamed on Pakistan Cricket YouTube Channel.

Preview:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be gutted after their loss against Sindh last night. They had the match under their control until the last 3 balls of the game. Although it’s tough to get over such a loss, they would want to forget what happened and focus on their clash against Central Punjab.

Central Punjab too almost chased down a mammoth total of 205, falling short by just 3 runs. They would take a lot of positives from the game considering their start batsman, Babar Azam, didn’t contribute to the total. It should be a fierce contest between the two sides.

MAK vs AM Weather Report for Match 26:

It will be a humid evening in Rawalpindi. The skies will be clear and the temperature will be around 21 degrees Celsius for this match.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch has been playing very good at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. With assistance for both, batsmen and bowlers we can expect a good contest between the two sides.

Average 1st Innings Score:

169 (Last 5 matches)

Record of Chasing Teams:

Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

KHP vs CEP Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

Fakhar Zaman, Sahibzada Farhan/Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan (C), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Haris (WK), Musadiq Ahmed/Junaid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Shinwari, Arshad Iqbal, Imran Khan

Bench:

Junaid Khan/Musadiq Ahmed, Asif Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez/Sahibzada Farhan, Mohammad Mohsin, Wahab Riaz, Zohaib Khan

Central Punjab:

Kamran Akmal (WK), Babar Azam (C), Zafar Gohar, Waqas Masood, Abdullah Shafique, Ahmed Bashir, Faheem Ashraf, Muhammad Akhlaq, Qasim Akram, Rizwan Hussain/Ehsan Adil, Usman Qadir

Bench:

Saad Nasim, Abid Ali, Bilal Asif, Ehsan Adil/Rizwan Hussain, Irfan Khan, Naseem Shah, Sohaibullah

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KHP vs CEP Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Fakhar Zaman has been in tremendous form. Although he missed out in the last game, he has already amassed 271 runs at a strike rate of 141.88 in 8 matches.

Abdullah Shafique is the leading run-scorer in the tournament so far with 295 runs to his name at an average of 42.14 and a strike rate of 133.48 in 9 innings.

Babar Azam has lit the National T20 Cup with three consecutive fifties in three games. He has already mustered 236 runs at an impressive average of 118 and a strike rate of 161.64 in just 4 innings.

Shaheen Shah Afridi is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament and has accounted for 16 wickets at an economy of 6.85 runs per over.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique

Vice-Captain Options – Kamran Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KHP vs CEP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kamran Akmal

Batsmen – Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman (VC), Abdullah Shafique, Shoaib Malik

All-rounders – Iftikhar Ahmed, Qasim Akram

Bowlers – Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Shinwari, Zafar Gohar, Ahmed Bashir

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KHP vs CEP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Muhammad Rizwan, Kamran Akmal

Batsmen – Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique (VC)

All-rounders – Iftikhar Ahmed, Qasim Akram

Bowlers – Shaheeh Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Usman Shinwari, Zafar Gohar


Expert Advice:

Usman Shinwari picked up 3 wickets for just 20 runs in the last game. He can be a differential factor in your team considering not many people have picked him in their Dream 11 fantasy team.

KHP vs CEP Today’s Probable Winners:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram Channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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