The next match of Pakistan One Day tournament will see Southern Punjab locking horns against Central Punjab. This will be the second encounter between the two sides, Central Punjab won the first match by 4 wickets.
CEP vs SOP Pakistan One Day Cup details:
The 17th match of Pakistan’s domestic one-day tournament will be played between Central Punjab and Southern Punjab on 18th of January at National Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex, Karachi.
The game is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM IST and the live score and commentary can be seen on FanCode and Cricbuzz in India.
CEP vs SOP Pakistan One Day Cup Preview:
Central Punjab are at the absolute bottom of the points, they played 5 matches lost 3 and won 2, both of their wins came after a 3 match losing streak, they seem to have found their combination right. If they win this match they will move to 3rd spot.
Southern Punjab, on the other hand, are currently at 4th spot on the points table, but they have the same amount of wins 2 in 5 matches as Central Punjab but due to superior met run rate they are ranked higher, they last played against Khyber in which they won by 8 wickets.
CEP vs SOP Pakistan One Day Cup Weather Report:
The weather forecast is promising and the temperature is expected to be around 14-19°C on the match day and the sky will be clear and sunny, this match will proceed as scheduled.
CEP vs SOP Pakistan One Day Cup Pitch Report:
The pitch at National Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex, Karachi is a batting-friendly pitch, the fast bowlers will have to use their variation. Spinners will be important in second innings.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
80 % of the matches have been won while batting first here in recent 5 matches.
CEP vs SOP Pakistan One Day Cup Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update)
CEP vs SOP Pakistan One Day Cup Probable XIs:
Central Punjab : Abdullah Safique, Muhammad Saad, Rizwan Hussain, Tayyab Tahir, Usman Salhuddin, Bilal Asif, Qasim Akram, Ali Shan, Ahmed Basir, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir.
Bench: Raza Ali Dar, Saad Nasim, Ali Sadhan Asif.
Southern Punjab: Zain Abbas, Mukhtar Ahmed, Shoaib Maqsood, Waqar Hussain, Ummar Siddiq, Aamer Yamin, Agha Salman, Hussain Talat, Saif Badar, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ali Shadi.
Bench: Mohammad Iliyas, Rahat Ali.
CEP vs SOP Top Picks for Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Muhammad Saad has been in the centre of Central Punjab’s fortune turnaround, he has been their most consistent run-scorer and has 2 half-centuries and 1 century in last five matches.
Tayyab Tahir is the batsman for Central Punjab, he has scored 250 odd runs in his last 4 innings which includes a century and a half century innings.
Zain Abbas is the top-order batsman for Southern Punjab, he has already scored two centuries and a half-century in his last five innings. He will be a safe captaincy option.
Mukhtar Ahmed is the captain of Southern Punjab, he is a batting all-rounder and in his last innings, he scored a half-century, he plays in the middle order and bowls few overs of spin.
CEP vs SOP Pakistan One Day Cup Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Zain Abbas, Muhammad Saad
Vice-Captain – Mukhtar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CEP vs SOP Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Muhammad Akhlaq (C)
Batsmen – Soaib Maqsood, Muhammad Saad, Rizwan Hussain, Hussain Talat, Mukhtar Ahmed
All-rounders – Bilal Asif, Saad Nasim (VC)
Bowlers – Zahid Mehmood, Ahmed Bashir, Ali Safique
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CEP vs SOP Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Muhammad Akhlaq
Batsmen – Mukhtar Ahmed (C), Muhammad Saad, Rizwan Hussain (VC), Hussain Talat
All-rounders – Bilal Asif, Saad Nasim Bowlers – Mohammad Imran, Zahid Mehmood, Ahmed Bashir, Ali Safique
CEP vs SOP Pakistan One Day Cup Expert Advice:
The pitches in this tournament so far have been pretty flat and run-scoring has been easy, spinners were the pick of the bowlers and for maximum fantasy points make an in-form batsman as tour fantasy captain.
CEP vs SOP Pakistan One Day Cup Probable Winners:
Central Punjab are coming off a two-match winning streak, they have a well-settled team and are expected tow in this match.