Bal vs Sin: Balochistan didn’t have a great start to the season as they endured a seven-wicket defeat to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the tournament opener. Imam-ul-Haq stood out with a 51 ball 70 while batting first. Awais Zia accompanied him for a short while and scored 31 from one end. Apart from the two openers, no other batsmen were able to go beyond an individual score of 20.
Khyber ended up chasing the total with relative ease and three overs to spare. Balochistan will now take on Sindh who are on the back of an emphatic win against Central Punjab. A half-century from Khurram Manzoor, followed by a quick-fire 45 from 23 by Asad Shafiq alongside valuable contributions from Sarfaraz Ahmed and Anwar Ali late down the order assisted Sindh in chasing down the target of 189.
Balochistan vs Sindh Playing 11
Central Punjab :
Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Salman Butt, Babar Azam (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Bilal Asif, Fahim Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Zafar Gohar, Saad Naseem, Usman Qadir
Abid Ali, Khurram Manzoor, Asad Shafiq, Saad Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), Fawad Alam, Anwar Ali, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Hasnain, Saud Shakeel Ahsan Ali, Sohail Khan
Balochistan vs Sindh Squad
Babar Azam (captain), Ahmed Shehzad (vice-captain), Ahmad Bashir, Ali Shan, Bilal Asif, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali (subject to fitness), Kamran Akmal, Nasim Shah, Rizwan Hussain, Saad Naseem, Salman Butt, Umar Akmal, Usman Qadir, Waqas Maqsood and Zafar Gohar
Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), Asad Shafiq (vice-captain), Abid Ali, Ahsan Ali, Anwar Ali, Fawad Alam, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Manzoor, Mir Hamza, Mirza Ahsan Jameel, Mohammad Hasnain, Omair Bin Yousuf, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Sohail Khan and Waleed Ahmed