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Pakistan T20 Cup: BAL vs CEP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Team and Preview


Balochistan takes on Central Punjab in the eighth game of the Pakistan T20 Cup 2019. After losing their opening games, both sides got back to winning ways with triumphs over Sindh and Northern respectively. While Balochistan won their game by a comfortable margin of 52 runs, Central Punjab secured a victory in the tightest of contests by successfully chasing a mammoth total of 223 with a ball to spare.

Match Details:

Pakistan T20 Cup

16th October 2019

Balochistan vs Central Punjab

6:00 PM IST

Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad

Weather Report:

Bright Sunny conditions are expected with no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 33 degrees Celsius expected during the game.

Pitch Report:

The surface will be conducive to batting and there should be plenty of value for good stroke-play, which means an enthralling high-scoring contest could be on the cards.


No notable injury concerns reported.

Probable Playing XI:

Central Punjab:

After their morale-boosting victory in the last game, it will come off as a surprise if any changes are made to the side that faced Northern. Despite their incredulous batting heroics, such performances are not sustainable and thus the bowling unit will need to step up and aid the batters. If they manage to restrict their opponents to a respectable total, the chances of a victory increase exponentially considering the firepower they possess in their batting department.

Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam (C), Kamran Akmal(Wk), Umar Akmal, Rizwan Hussain, Faheem Ashraf, Saad Nasim, Zafar Gohar, Nasim Shah, Waqas Maqsood, Usman Qadir


Iman-ul-Haq and Awais Zia are key players for their side and are highly regarded for their consistent displays with the willow in hand whereas Amad Butt brings balance to the side using his fine dual expertise. Akif Javed is the man to watch out for in the bowling department.

Imam-ul-Haq, Awais Zia, Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail (C), Imran Farhat, Bismillah Khan (WK), Amad Butt, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Asghar, Umar Gul, Akif Javed

Top Picks:

After Babar Azam smashed a century in the first game, Ahmed Shehzad decided to match his opening partner and plundered a ton in the previous fixture. The opening pair looks in ominous touch and are must-picks ahead of this encounter. Both these sides have some fantastic batsmen in their ranks and when the batting-friendly surface is taken into account, it is advisable that your fantasy side is packed with the maximum number of batters. In the last game, Awais Zia scored 77 in just 48 deliveries and thereby is a must-pick in the Dream11 Team.

Captaincy Options:

1: Babar Azam

2: Ahmed Shehzad

3: Awais Zia

Points Projection:

K Akmal, Points: 54-56, Grade: A

B Azam, Points: 88-90, Grade: A

A Zia, Points: 84-86, Grade: A

A Shehzad, Points: 86-88, Grade: A

Imam-ul-Haq, Points: 80-82, Grade: A

R Hussain, Points: 74-76, Grade: A

F Ashraf, Points: 64-66, Grade: A

A Butt, Points: 60-62, Grade: A

W Maqsood, Points: 52-54, Grade: A

U Qadir, Points: 56-58, Grade: A

M Asghar, Points: 52-54, Grade: A

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