Pakistan Cup 2019 | April 2-12

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  1. Munna
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    Fixtures:

    Tue, 2 April – Punjab v Balochistan
    Wed, 3 April - Federal Areas v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
    Thu, 4 April – Balochistan v Sindh
    Fri, 5 April – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Punjab
    Sat, 6 April – Sindh v Federal Areas
    Sun, 7 April – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Balochistan
    Mon, 8 April - Punjab v Federal Areas
    Tue, 9 April – Sindh v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
    Wed, 10 April - Federal Areas v Balochistan
    Thu, 11 April – Punjab v Sindh
    Fri, 12 April - FINAL

    Previous Winners:

    2016 - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
    2017 – Federal Areas
    2018 – Federal Areas

    Squads:

    Balochistan
    - Asad Shafiq (captain); Ali Imran; Ammad Butt; Awais Zia; Bismillah Khan (WK); Fawad Alam; Ghulam Mudassar; Haris Rauf; Mohammad Irfan Sr; Qaiser Ashraf; Taj Wali; Umar Khan; Umer Akmal; Waqar Hussain (WK) and Zeeshan Ashraf

    Federal Areas - Mohammad Rizwan (WK, captain); Ahmed Shehzad; Asad Afridi; Bilal Asif; Israrullah; Khurram Shahzad; Mohammad Nawaz; Nihal Mansoor; Ramiz Raja Jr; Rumman Raees; Sameen Gul; Saud Shakil; Sohaib Maqsood; Waqas Maqsood and Zia-ul-Haq

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - Salman Butt (captain); Abid Ali; Adil Amin; Adnan Akmal (WK); Faizan Riaz; Khushdil Shah; Mohammad Irfan; Mohammad Irfan Jr; Mohammad Saad; Sohail Khan; Musa Khan; Umaid Asif; Wahab Riaz; Zeeshan Malik and Zohaib Khan

    Punjab - Kamran Akmal (WK, captain); Anwar Ali; Bilawal Bhatti; Ehsan Adil; Fahad Iqbal; Iftikhar Ahmed; Kashif Bhatti; Khurram Manzoor; Mohammad Asghar; Mohammad Sami; Ramiz Aziz; Saad Ali; Sami Aslam; Sohail Tanveer and Waleed Ahmed

    Sindh - Umer Gul (captain); Ahsan Ali; Amir Yamin; Ashiq Ali; Asif Ali; Hammad Azam; Imran Rafiq; Mohammad Hassan (WK); Mohammad Hasnain; Mohammad Ilyas; Nauman Ali; Rahat Ali; Sahibzada Farhan; Umar Amin and Umar Siddique (WK)
     
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  2. Munna
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    Surprised that Misbah ul Haq is not selected for this tournament smh
     
  3. maddgenius
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    Where are Zafar Gohar, Kamran Ghulam, Saif Badar and Arshad Iqbal?
     
  4. Patriot
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  5. maddgenius
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    World cup main abhi time hai
     
  6. Patriot
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    Pakistan Cup ka keh raha hun.
     
  7. Munna
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    Don't think any website will have this tournament competition
     
  8. Inswinger
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    Zafar Gohar not selected by any team. He's the best spin bowler we have in Pakistan at the moment and he keeps on getting ignored. Who did he piss off to be treated like this in all formats?
     
  9. Mohammed Bilal
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    He doesn't get any limelight although he is a good spin bowler.
     
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    Federal Areas eye hat-trick of Pakistan Cup titles

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    Federal Areas cricket team will aim to complete a hat-trick of Pakistan Cup titles, during the upcoming tournament in Rawapindi.

    The defending champions will be joined by the four provincial sides in the 50-over tournament, which is scheduled to begin on April 2 and concluded on 12th of the same month.

    Federal Areas, who will be led by Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan, played under the name of Islamabad in the inaugural edition and failed to finish in the top two sides.

    However, under a new name, they bounced back in style in the 2017 final when they chased down a 324-run target to beat Balochistan by one wicket on the final delivery of the match.

    Last year in the Faisalabad final, Federal Areas comfortably beat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by five wickets when they achieved the 253-run target with five wickets and nine overs to spare.

    This year, Federal Areas will open their title defence on the second day of the tournament on Wednesday, April 3, against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — which will be captained by Salman Butt.

    The opening fixture will be between Punjab and Balochistan, which will be captained by wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal and middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq, respectively.

    Sindh is the other side in the tournament, which will be led by former Test fast-bowler Umar Gul.

    The five sides have been chosen by the national selection committee, which is headed by Inzamamul Haq. Players who have been playing regular and consistent cricket for the Pakistan cricket team have not been included as part of the selectors’ policy of providing them sufficient rest prior to the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

    With the 15-player squad for the World Cup to be announced after the Pakistan Cup, the Pakistan Cup provides another opportunity to the cricketers to stake a claim for a place in the biggest cricket spectacle on the planet.

    “We have always selected players on their performances in domestic cricket. If there are any extraordinary performances on positions which are up for grabs, then those top performers will definitely be considered,” Inzamam said.

    He added: “The purpose of announcing the World Cup squad after the Pakistan Cup is to give value and importance to this tournament in which all the top performers below the national team players are playing and they deserve to be given equal and fair opportunity before the national side is finalised and announced.”


    https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/news/detail/federal-areas-eye-hat-trick-of-pakistan-cup-titles
     
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    Agreed, Its so surprising why he is being ignored again and again.

    Another thing which surprise me is the omission of Hussain Talat. 2 months ago he was part of Oneday and T-20 team and now he is not even in domestic tournament. I am not fan of him but this is ridiculous.
    Saif Badar, Kamran gulham are another surprising omission. If i remember correctly both of these guys has performed well in recently concluded domestic 4 day and One day tournament.
     
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    LAHORE (APP) – Salman Butt-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cricket team are aiming high as they look to regain the prestigious Pakistan Cup 2019, which will be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, from 2 to 12 April.

    “It’s an honour to lead the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa team in what is a prestigious tournament. Pakistan Cup is a very competitive event and I am looking forward to meeting and gelling-in with my players. We are hoping to give our best and eyeing a win,” Salman said.

    Salman added that his squad was well-balanced and included some leading domestic cricket performers, who could stake a claim in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 squad by delivering the goods in the tournament.

    “The team looks good, there are a number of youngsters in the batting department, while the bowling is led by the experienced trio of Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif and Sohail Khan with young talent Musa Khan.

    We also have a good spinner in Mohammad Irfan,” he said adding “With the World Cup squad to be announced following this event, the tournament presents a great opportunity for the players to impress the selectors and stake a claim.”

    Federal Areas will be defending their title while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan are the other competing teams in the tournament.

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won the inaugural edition in 2016 when they comfortably beat Punjab by 151 runs at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad under the captaincy of former Pakistan captain Younus Khan.

    The side had a lean run in the second edition in Rawalpindi, where they stood last, while they lost by five wickets to Federal Areas inthe 2018 final in Faisalabad.

    For the 2019 edition, the national selectors have picked a balanced Khyber Pakhtunkhwa squad that includes some of the leading domestic cricket performers besides Salman, Adnan Akmal, Umaid Asif, Wahab Riaz and Sohail Khan.

    With the 15-player squad for the World Cup to be announced after the Pakistan Cup, the tournament provides another opportunity to the cricketers to stake a claim for a place in the biggest cricket spectacle on the planet. For this event, the selectors have the option of including a few more players if they feel appropriate before revealing the World Cup squad.

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s batting department includes Abid Ali who is presently in the United Arab Emirates with the Pakistan cricket team for the series against Australia. The batting line-up also includes Bannu-born left-handed Khushdil Shah, who is known for his big-hitting. Khushdil has already scored six centuries in 48 List A matches and is averaging 44.10 per innings.

    Adil Amin, Faizan Riaz and Zeeshan Malik are all capable batsmen in the squad. Pakistan Test player Adnan Akmal will be doing the glove work behind the stumps for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

    Wahab and Sohail offer Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a richly experienced and potent pace attack. The pace bowling department is strengthened further by the inclusion of right-armer Umaid Asif, who represented Peshawar Zalmi in the last two HBL Pakistan Super League editions.

    HBL PSL franchise Islamabad United’s right-arm fast bowler Musa Khan is another outstanding prospect who will provide some extra pace to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa squad.

    Musa made a big impression in the recently-concluded HBL PSL 2019 by picking up eight wickets while bowling regularly above the 140kph mark.

    Left-arm spinner Zohaib Khan will provide Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a capable spin bowling option. The 35-year-old Zohaib has a rich List A experience with a total of 146 wickets in 105 matches. Leg-spinner Mohammad Irfan is another quality spinner at Salman’s disposal.

    https://dunyanews.tv/en/Cricket/484373-KPK-aim-reclaim-Pakistan-Cup-title
     
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    PCB keeps ambiguous ‘rest players’ policy for Pakistan Cup

    LAHORE: While the World Cup is now just two months away, it appears the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) think-tank has adopted a policy under which the opportunity to select the best team for the mega event has been wasted, as a number of prominent players have been rested from the upcoming Pakistan Cup one-day tournament.

    The Pakistan Cup is being staged in Rawalpindi from April 2 to 11.

    It is pertinent to mention here that the PCB has already given rest to eight Pakistan players from the ongoing five-match One-day International series against Australia in the UAE.

    Interestingly, Pakistan’s home series in the UAE comprising Tests, ODIs and Twenty20 games against Aussies was split last year when Australia returned after playing two Test matches and the T20 series. The ODI series was delayed mainly to utilise these games as a preparation platform for Pakistan in the lead-up to this year’s World Cup being held in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.

    However to one’s surprise, when the time came the Inzamam-ul-Haq-headed selection committee has decided to give rest to seven top players of the national team including captain Sarfraz Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shadab Khan and Hussain Talat. During the ongoing series the selectors also called back all-rounder Faheem Ashraf, thus spoiled the opportunity of giving maximum chances to the players to claim places in the World Cup squad.

    Now, it seems, the same policy of ‘resting’ has been maintained by the selectors who rested a number of players, including those who could claim World Cup places, for the Pakistan Cup. Among them are Shan Masood, Mir Hamza, Agha Salman, Raza Hasan and Hussain Talat.

    Pakistan Cup is the country’s premier one-day event featuring top cricketers representing five teams — Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Federal Areas. Instead of testing the players who could claim places in the national ODI team, players like Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Kamran Akmal, Anwar Ali, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Sami and Sohail Tanvir have been named in different squads for the Pakistan Cup.

    The whole selection policy shows, indirectly, that the selectors have already picked the World Cup squad and they want to keep all the ‘certain’ players away from the action, instead of giving them chances to further hone their skills after they enjoyed an enough 15-day rest between the PSL-4 and the Pakistan Cup.

    Moreover, the name of Bilal Asif, the best available off-spinner in the country, was also not considered for the Pakistan Cup in the first attempt, as sources told Dawn that he was included at the eleventh hour to represent Federal Areas. Bilal rose to prominence by taking 6-36 against Australia in last year’s Test in Dubai. Though the series opener in Dubai ended in draw, Pakistan won the second Test in Abu Dhabi by a whopping 373 runs to bag the series.

    It may be mentioned here that after the Pakistan Cup, the only opportunity for the Pakistan players to show their mettle, before the World Cup, is an away five-match ODI series against England from May 5 to 19.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1472285/pcb-keeps-ambiguous-rest-players-policy-for-pakistan-cup
     
  14. chandtara
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    Pakistan Cup starts today

    KARACHI: Having not yet won the Pakistan Cup, both Punjab and Balochistan will launch their bid for the elusive title when the fifth edition of the one-day tournament starts at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi from Tuesday.

    Defending champions Federal Areas, who are chasing their third trophy on the trot this time since their team was changed from Islamabad after the first event, will begin their campaign on Wednesday when they take on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the side which won the title in inaugural year by handing Punjab a five-wicket at Faisalabad’s Iqbal Stadium in 2016.

    Since then Federal Areas have emerged winners in the next two editions. In 2017, they upstaged Balochistan at the Pindi Cricket Stadium by a solitary wicket in a high-scoring final which was decided on the last ball. In contrast to that thriller the 2017 title-decider in Faisalabad was rather a lopsided affair as Federal Areas easily sealed a five-wicket triumph against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

    Sindh, in the meantime, have a lot of catching up to do because they are the only team who never made it to the final. Former Pakistan seamer Umar Gul has been entrusted with the task to change Sindh’s fortunes as their captain.

    On the first day of the competition, Asad Shafiq and Kamran Akmal will be confronting each other as skippers of Balochistan and Punjab, respectively. Mohammad Rizwan has been named to lead Federal Areas, while ex-Pakistan captain Salman Butt will be captaining Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

    However, the tournament will be without the six players who were not part of the just-ended series of five One-day Internationals in which world champions Australia whitewashed Pakistan in the UAE. Thus, the likes of Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi will have an extended break alongside the majority of the squad members who were in the UAE. The selectors, thereby, are continuing the policy of providing ample rest to the Pakistan team members who are confirmed selections for the ICC World Cup starting from May 30 in the United Kingdom.

    In what should be an intense battle between five evenly-matched outfits, picked by the national selection committee, the 10 fixtures at the league phase promise to be keenly contested with several World Cup spots very much at stake.

    Therefore, chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and committee members Tauseef Ahmed, Wajahatullah Wasti and Wasim Haider will all be keeping a close watch throughout the competition that concludes with the April 12 final. And with the 15-man squad for the mega event to be announced after the Pakistan Cup, there will be a lot of healthy rivalries among players flourishing on the field of play to impress the selectors.

    Inzamam insisted the Pakistan Cup definitely gives the selection committee a chance of looking at the players who will be seriously considered for the World Cup.

    “Our policy of picking players on their performances in domestic cricket has paid off quite well and there are examples of it. We will be minutely monitoring exceptional performances for [World Cup] positions which are up still for grabs,” the former Pakistan captain said in a PCB statement.

    “We are giving Pakistan Cup the value it certainly deserves because all the top performers on the domestic front are in the running and they deserve to be given fair opportunity before the national side is finalised for the World Cup.”

    Schedule

    (Matches start at 2:00pm PST):

    April 2: Punjab vs Balochistan

    April 3: Federal Areas vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    April 4: Balochistan vs Sindh

    April 5: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Punjab

    April 6: Sindh vs Federal Areas

    April 7: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Balochistan

    April 8: Punjab vs Federal Areas

    April 9: Sindh vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    April 10: Federal Areas vs Balochistan

    April 11: Punjab vs Sindh

    April 12: Final

    Published in Dawn, April 2nd, 2019

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1473323/intense-battle-in-store-as-pakistan-cup-starts-today
     
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    ‘Pakistan Cup’- a road to the World Cup squad

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    Tighten your seatbelts as one of the top domestic tournaments ‘Pakistan Cup’ is ready to lit up the stage at Pindi Cricket Stadium from April 2 where five teams will fight for 11 days to lift the coveted title on April 12.

    Top-notch local players along with some young talented bunch will brace the event which ensures two weeks of exciting cricket. The tournament is likely to pave the way for some players to put themselves under consideration for World Cup.

    All the five franchises are the combination of players from different regions.

    Federal Areas:

    Defending champions Federal Areas will be led by Mohammad Rizwan who will be highly looking forward to his spot in the World Cup squad. The right-handed batsman after scoring two centuries against Australia is a strong candidate for the position of second wicket-keeper in the team’s squad for the upcoming mega event.

    Ahmad Shahzad, who has shown his class in recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) while representing Quetta Gladiators, is surely a strong prospect for the two-times champion Federal Areas. His place in World Cup’s squad is tough but the right-handed opener will try to convince selectors to play his second World Cup.

    Sohaib Maqsood and Rameez Raja Jr will add depth in Federal Area’s batting. Left-arm pacer Rumman Raees, Waqas Maqsood, and Mohammad Nawaz will lead the bowling department of Rizwan and men.

    Baluchistan:

    Seasoned Test batsman Asad Shafiq is looking forward to leading Baluchistan from the front. He will be accompanied by mostly the players from Sindh including Fawad Alam who is a strong prospect in middle-order batting and knows how to release pressure in tough situations. He has scored 6445 runs so far in his List A career at an average of 48.82 including eight centuries and 40 half-centuries.

    With a decent strike-rate of 97.22, left-handed batsman Awais Zia can be lethal for Baluchistan in top-order batting. The middle-order batsman, Umar Akmal’s presence in Baluchistan would be a cherry on the cake. He had failed to gain his form during the ODI series against Australia but he can be dangerous on his day. This tournament is an ideal opportunity for the 28-years-old to mark his place in World Cup’s squad.

    On the other hand, PSL finds young pace bowlers Haris Rauf and Ghulam Mudassar will be the keys for Baluchistan to show dominance with the bowl. This will Haris’s first domestic tournament while Mudassar has bagged 41 wickets in 33 List A matches.

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will have the services of left-handed batsman Salman Butt as captain with not a strong batting line as apart from Abid Ali they mostly have young batsmen. Abid Ali, who had scored a century on his ODI debut, will put his all efforts to fulfill his dream to play the world’s biggest cricketing event. He must be concerned over his fitness as he failed to clear the fitness test in Dubai but still his overall performance makes him a strong prospect for the upcoming extravaganza.

    The prolific bowling line of KP makes them threatning as they contain one of the top-three bowlers of Pakistan including Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, and Mohammad Irfan. The trio is potent and can destroy the toughest batting line on their day.

    Sindh:

    Newly-looked Sindh is all set to roar under a new captain Umar Gul who is searching a first title victory for his team. Bowlers like Junaid Khan, Rahat Ali, Young Mohammad Hasnain and Mohammad Ilyas will add immense value to the bowling attack of Sindh. Husnain, who did debut during the ODI series against Australia, keeps the ability to deceive the batsmen with pace. Junaid’s experience will take all the bowlers on one page.

    In batting, Asif Ali is the prominent name the Sindh’s team have got. The right-handed batsman has a handsome strike of 130.71 which ensures his ability to race the inning in death overs.

    Punjab:

    Punjab looks probably one of the toughest sides in this year’s Pakistan Cup as it contains batsmen like Kamran Akmal, Khurram Manzoor, and Iftikhar Ahmed. Khurram, who was the highest run-scorer of last season of the tournament, will play an important role along with captain Kamran while opening the inning for his team. He has scored 6674 runs at an average of 52.96 in his List A career.

    Kamran, on the hand, is targeting to get his form back as the wicket-keeper batsman was failed to inspire the PSL’s audience in the fourth edition of the league.

    Hailed from Karachi, Mohammad Sami will lead the pace battery of Punjab which is consist of experience bowlers such as Sohail Tanveer, Anwar Ali and Bilawal Bhatti.

    Pakistan Cup is an ideal chance for some players to make their presence felt and leave an impression on the selectors who are likely to announce the World Cup squad by April 15.

    https://arysports.tv/pakistan-cup-a-road-to-the-world-cup-squad/
     
  16. ASLI-PATHAN
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    Salman Butt as Captain of KP. :fp
     
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  18. Munna
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    Punjab 172/5 in 35 ov

    Saad Ali on 46*
     
  19. Mohammed Bilal
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    The meme Akmal got a century, loooool
     
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    Umar hits ton to help Balochistan overwhelm Punjab

    KARACHI: Umar Akmal blasted a superb unbeaten 136 to enable Balochistan to take a solid start when they overwhelmed Punjab by six wickets in the day-night opener of the Pakistan Cup at the Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi, on Tuesday.

    Umar, who did not have a good series with the bat against Australia in the UAE recently, played his career-best knock in List A cricket to enable Balochistan to chase the 295-run target with 24 balls to spare after losing four wickets.

    Umar, who brought in his hundred off 86 balls, smashed 14 fours and five sixes in his 108-ball match-winning knock. This was the sixth List A hundred for the 28-year-old in his 203rd match.

    Chasing a tricky target, Balochistan lost three wickets with just 66 on the board. However, at this stage Umar shared 120 runs for the fourth wicket stand with Awais Zia (75) before the latter was held in the deep by Hussain Talat off the bowling of left-arm spinner Mohammad Asghar. The left-handed discarded international Awais hammered seven fours and one six in his 76-ball knock.

    Umar added 110 more runs for the fifth wicket unbroken stand with discarded international Fawad Alam, who scored 40-ball 37 not out with three fours to take Balochistan safely home. Skipper Asad Shafiq (13), Bismillah Khan (11) and Zeeshan Ashraf (9) fell early.

    Sohail Tanvir (1-57 in 8 overs), Ehsan Adil (1-56 in 9), Iftikhar Ahmed (1-39 in 10) and Mohammad Asghar (1-57 in 10) were the successful bowlers. Discarded Test pacer Mohammad Sami remained the most expensive of bowlers, finishing with 0-73 in eight overs.

    Earlier, Saad Ali (73) and discarded international all-rounder Sohail Tanvir (68) shared a solid 87-run partnership for the sixth wicket to guide Punjab to 294 all out in 49.4 overs.

    The left-handed Saad, who made his one-day debut against Australia in the UAE, smashed six fours from 86 deliveries before getting run out by Awais Zia.

    Sohail seemed more ruthless with his approach as the bowling all-rounder hammered five huge sixes and three fours in his 59-ball feat. He was removed by Ammad Butt in the 49th over.

    After opting to bat first, when Kamran Akmal won the toss, Punjab had a fragile start as discarded international Mohammad Irfan got rid of Test opener Sami Aslam off the third ball of his first over.

    Sami (0), who was bowled played-on, faced just two balls. Haris Rauf, the find of the PSL-4, got the prized scalp of Kamran (15) to leave Punjab tottering at 31-2 in the eighth over. The good-length delivery lifted a bit and Kamran played in the air, giving Ali Imran an easy catch at cover.

    Kamran, who was dropped by wicket-keeper Bismillah Khan off the bowling of Irfan when on 14, smashed two fours from 17 deliveries.

    Khurram Manzoor (36) and Iftikhar Ahmed (54) then consolidated the innings. They shared 43 for the third wicket before medium-pacer Ali Imran had the former caught by Asad Shafiq. Khurram smashed four fours and one six in his patient 49-ball knock.

    Iftikhar was the next man to fall, caught by Umar Akmal at deep mid-on off the bowling of left-arm spinner Umar Khan after the Test cricketer had shared 63 valuable runs for the fourth wicket with Saad Ali. Iftikhar, who played a Test against England, smashed seven fours in his 57-ball solid fifty.

    The right-arm quick Haris, who made his List A debut claimed 2-48 in ten overs. Umar Khan captured 2-54 in 9.4 overs.

    Umar Akmal was adjudged the Man of the Match. Qaiser Waheed and Ghaffar Kazmi supervised the match, while Iftikhar Ahmed was the match referee. On Wednesday (today), holders Federal Areas will face Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/452710-umar-hits-ton-to-help-balochistan-overwhelm-punjab
     
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    Punjab Vs Balochistan - Pakistan Cup 2019 - Umar Akmal/Sohail Tanvir post match press conference



     
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    The culture of selfishness continues here in the Pakistan cup as well. Mohammad Rizwan, the captain of Federal Areas, sent in Saud Shakeel to bat at number 6. He's a batsman who should be batting at 3 or 4.
     
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    Saud is no messiah. In India they have 20+ batsman with FC average of over 45, Saud is on 43. It's the same names who crop up every time, if this Sauda was so good why couldn't he make an impression for the A team? Granted he batted at six but today he had time I'll be observing he's a decent player but gets more hype then deserved I know you'll bring his list A record up but trundlers bowling with a white ball on flat pitches is a no no hence why almost every decent batsman in Pakistan has a list A average of 45+ heck even chacha Ifti has a 50 average.
     
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    Ahmad Shahzad clearly dropped a catch in the deep but asked the umpire to go upstairs to double check.

    Very very poor behaviour.
     
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    Wahab, Adil help KP beat Federal Areas in Pakistan Cup

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    Adil Amin scored 70 runs to guide Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to a three-wicket victory over Federal Areas in the second match of Pakistan Cup at Pindi Stadium on Wednesday.

    Tail-ender Sohail Khan struck a winning six in the last over of Mohammad Nawaz who was given a task to defend five runs. Wahab Riaz was on song with the bowl for Federal Areas as the left-arm pacer picked up five wickets conceding 52 runs in his 10 overs.

    Federal Areas managed to score 264 runs after they decided to bat first after winning the toss. With a strong partnership of 94 runs between Ahmad Shahzad and Israrullah, Federal Areas were off to an impressive start.

    Shahzad scored 55 runs with the help of eight boundaries while Israrullah smashed 77 runs off 74 balls including 10 boundaries. Wahab Riaz removed Shahzad in 17th over to turn things around for his team.

    Federal Areas lost a couple of wickets in quick successions which provided relief to the opponents. Mohammad Nawa later played for scoring run-a-ball 62 runs to take his team to a defendable total. He struck seven boundaries.

    Apart from Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan took two wickets for Federal Areas.

    The openers of KP Salman Butt and Abid Ali were failed to give their team a good start while chasing as Salman fell to Sameen Gul after scoring just 15 runs. Abid Ali walked off in the 11th over to give Zia-ul-Haq his first scalp of the match.

    Saad and Adil then put 107 runs together on the scoreboard on the third wicket to make the chase easy for their side. Saad scored 64 runs with smashing seven boundaries and a six while Adil struck five boundaries and two sixes.

    Khushdil Shah played sensibly by scoring 40 runs off 56 to support KP in last part of the inning. Sohail Khan scored 25 runs.

    Sameen bagged three wickets while Zia-ul-Haq and Bilal Asif took two wickets each for the losing side.

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    Wahab Riaz post match press conference



    Rizwan post match press conference

     
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    The meme Akmal made 99 today, what a guy man.
     
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    Zeeshan Malku failed didn't he?

    Fans getting epic slap. What does it take for you to realise that there is no messiah in domestic waiting to bat like Kohli this is the reason why the Akmals, Ifti chacha, Butt, Khurram, Sami, Fawad Alam names are permanent fixture, Saad Ali and Usman Salahuddin are best domestic players and are in the scheme of things for Pakistan however Saud Shakeel, Saif Badar, Zeeshan are overrated players as for bowlers Umer Khan and Rauf are overrated along with Gohar.
     
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    Rauf isn't overrated, he is better than Hasnain and deserved to be selected in the AUS series.
     
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    No he's not better, he's got no great action and he's got two lengths only however had Inzi selected Rauf I garuntee you would have been calling for Hasnain and telling me Hasnain is better than Rauf.

    Cannot win against Pakistan fans, just make them selectors let's see what they do.
     
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    Nope, even during the PSL I said Hasnain is good but not ready yet.
     
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    Saud Shakeel is decent batsman however Inzi decision is good to keep him at A team is good because tbh he's not better then Usman, Saad and Fawad for Tests and in Odis we have got plenty of accumulators and even when Hafeez Malik go I'd like to see Haris and Rizwan as permanent members even Mohammed Saad and Adil Amin are proving to be good batsman, Saud needs to do more to stand up and get counted.
     
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    Salman Butt dropped himself to play Zeeshan Malik however he couldn’t take the chance, Butt comes back and gets a century. The reason why our domestic system is polluted with ‘TTFs’ is because the youngsters simply are not on their level. Say I’m coach if given the opportunity I’d have Salman, Khurram, Abid, Kamran, Umar Akmal and Ifti in my team with a power hitter for bowling I’d have Gul, Wahab, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammed Irfan and Nawaz, it’s a tried and tested formula for domestic sides, youngsters don’t put their hand up and the quality of U-19 is shocking especially for batsman.

    Take Umer Khan for example has figures of 0/70 in this game and In previous two he took 1/37 and 2/54 move onto Harris Rauf who has figures of 1/52, 2-70 and 2-48, are these guys really going to change everything especially when you consider Intl players are better then domestic players? As for beloved Saud Shakeel he scored a fifty and 4 runs, Mohammed Musa performance tailed off in PSL and gave away 0/72 in nine overs in his only outing, Ahsan Ali didn’t do to well in PSL same for Sahibzada Farhan, Umar Siddiq’s performance in the PSL was average, Sohail Akhtar’s performance was on and off. It’s a myth that once a few players come into Pakistan team all of a sudden they will become badshas if anything they will lose even more, there are a few more kids they always mention, Zafar Gohar, Kamran Ghulam, Saif Badar, Rohail Nazir and Umair Masood however they also are not going to change the state of Pakistan cricket. I believe we have a selection problem in only Tests as I reckon guys like Usman Salahuddin and Fawad Alam are needed for Asia Tests however for away Tests I don’t think they will perform brightly.
     
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