Battle for T20 supremacy strikes to Multan | Press launch

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Multan, September 9, 2022: Multan – the town of the Saints – will likely be within the highlight because the nation’s prime T20 cricketers converge within the metropolis for the second leg of what has been an exciting Kingdom Valley T20 Nationwide Cup 2022-23. The picturesque Multan Cricket Stadium, from tomorrow, will host the ultimate 17 matches – together with the semi-finals and the ultimate – of the 33-match match, and followers will have the ability to safe tickets for both www.pcb.bookme.pk or the Golf Bagh shops at Gulgasht Colony and Stadium Chowk on Vihari Street.

The matches on September 10 and 11 will likely be performed on the identical occasions because the Rawalpindi match โ€“ the primary match beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the second at 1:45 p.m. From September 12, the primary of the 2 matches will begin at 3:00 p.m. , whereas the second will start at 1930.

Rawalpindi’s action-packed stage ended on Wednesday and after finishing 0f 16 of the 30 group matches, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who’re the title defenders and winners of the final two editions, lead the factors desk with a very good 4 factors away from second-placed Balochistan.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is having a close to excellent marketing campaign profitable all 5 matches. They’ve toppled all opposition within the match and all 5 groups will likely be cautious of the risk posed by Khalid Usman’s males when the Multan recreation resumes from tomorrow.

Balochistan, who performed within the closing of the 2019 version, gained three out of 5 matches and misplaced two. With every victory awarding two factors, they pocketed six factors. Underneath the management of Yasir Shah, Balochistan loved one thing of a clear ball resurgence as they gained the Pakistan Cup one-day match in early 2022 and so they sang that match.

Sindh, led by Saud Shakeel, are third within the six-team factors desk resulting from a decrease web run charge, however are tied on six factors with Balochistan. That they had a terrific begin with wins over South Punjab and North by 42 and 10 factors, however stuttered in between – dropping to Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Central Punjab. They capped off the Rawalpindi leg with a stable six-wicket win over South Punjab by six wickets at Pindi Cricket Stadium. Sindh will likely be hoping to construct on the win in opposition to South Punjab and construct on their momentum once they open the Multan stage by taking over the north. Sindh has not reached the ultimate of any of the final three editions.

Fourth-placed Northern have been lackluster on their house turf, dropping three of their 5 matches. After beginning their marketing campaign with defeats to Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, they’ve gained two of their final three matches in Rawalpindi. They beat central Punjab by three factors, misplaced to Balochistan by 19 factors and sealed a thriller by 5 factors in opposition to south Punjab. They gained the 2019 version of the match however failed to achieve the ultimate within the final two editions.

South Punjab is fifth within the factors desk. They gained two of their first three matches and lowered the sport in opposition to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to 5 overs per facet resulting from climate and pitch circumstances, which the latter gained by seven wickets. It was considered one of 4 matches on this version to date through which a complete was chased.

Central Punjab โ€“ the finalists of the final version โ€“ had the worst begin. It is not solely that they are positioned backside and have managed only one win, however their versatile captain Faheem Ashraf was additionally kicked out of the match after he cut up the strap on his left hand within the second recreation of his staff of this version. If there’s one staff hoping for a change of fortune in Multan, it could be Central Punjab. They open their Multan match tomorrow afternoon in opposition to Balochistan.

Nice performances

South Punjab vice-captain and fly-half Zain Abbas was one of many match’s most constant hitters with 241 runs at a mean of 40.17. Nevertheless it was his strike charge of over 152 that was extraordinary. The left-handed hitter scored two half-centuries.

He’s adopted by one other southpaw Saim Ayub from Sindh, who scored his 237 factors at a fair quicker strike charge of 160.13. Saim, 20, has additionally executed two half centuries and has a mean of 39.50.

Punjab heart prime hitter Tayyab Tahir is third on the listing with 214 to 42.80 runs per dismissal. He’s the one batter on this match to attain three half-centuries and his strike charge is 140.

The entire listing of the very best run-getters is accessible here.

Skilled quick bowler Sohail Khan made his expertise depend for Sindh. The 39-year-old leads the charts for many wicket-takers with 10 scalps on 17 runs per dismissal. His strike charge of 11.10 displays that he acquired a wicket each second.

South Punjab captain and off-spinner Salman Ali Agha, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa left-arm quick bowler Mohammad Imran and South Punjab right-arm quick bowler Sameen Gul have 9 wickets every, whereas Central’s Ahmed Daniyal Punjab and Imran Khan Snr of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are subsequent greatest with eight wickets every.

Full listing of prime wicket takers is accessible here.

Factors desk

Groups

P

O

L

Factors

NRR

1

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

5

5

0

ten

0.811

2

Balochistan

5

3

2

6

-0.163

3

Sind

6

3

3

6

0.237

4

North

5

2

3

4

-0.240

5

South Punjab

6

2

4

4

0.403

6

Central Punjab

5

1

4

2

-1.021

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