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KARACHI: After Pakistan’s 3-0 thrashing in the recent home series against Sri Lanka, there will be ample opportunities forthcoming for a number of contenders in the National T20 Cup — in the main event that which begins in Faisalabad from Sunday — vying for places in the squad to tour Australia next month.
With the second XI sides competing at the National Stadium in Karachi, the main focus will be at Faisalabad’s Iqbal Stadium where the country’s top cricketers will be mighty anxious to impress the embattled Pakistan head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq for possible inclusion in the Australia-bound touring party as well as compete for the player draft for the 2020 HBL Pakistan Super League.
With talks of wholesale changes in the makeup of the Pakistan squad gathering momentum following the humiliation of the world’s top-ranked team, Misbah and the six regional head coaches will be keeping a close eye on the potential tourists for the three-match series in Australia.
Shoaib Malik will also compete in the National T20 Cup after being granted NOC by the Pakistan Cricket Board to participate in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League where the former national side captain has led Guyana Amazon Warriors to an unprecedented 10-match unbeaten streak run in the league phase of the tournament. His charges are due to take on the Jason Holder-led Barbados Tridents in the final at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba (Trinidad) in the wee hours — 2:00am PST — of Monday.
Malik, who topped Amazon’s batting averages with a tally of 313 runs at 78.25 in 11 matches, will be seen in action for Southern Punjab in the National T20 Cup. He is almost certain to miss Southern’s first two fixtures because of his CPL commitments.
Haris Sohail returns from national duty to lead Balochistan in the opening encounter of the event against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who are being led by Mohammad Rizwan, while Sunday’s evening game pits Pakistan vice-captain Babar Azam-led Central Punjab versus Sindh, who will be captained by currently under pressure Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed.
Southern Punjab, who are skippered by Shan Masood, open their campaign against Imad Wasim-led Northern in Monday’s opening match at 1:30pm.
CENTRAL PUNJAB: 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 Nasim, Salman Butt, Umar Akmal, Usman Qadir, Waqas Maqsood, Zafar Gohar.
SINDH: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Asad Shafiq (vice-captain), Abid Ali, Ahsan Ali, Anwar Ali, Fawad Alam, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Manzoor, Mir Hamza, Mirza Ahsan Jamil, Mohammad Hasnain, Omair Bin Yousuf, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Sohail Khan, Waleed Ahmed.