Rawalpindi will square off against Lahore Whites in the final of National T20 Cup at Multan on Tuesday. Rawalpindi clinched a thriller against Karachi Whites to secure a final’s berth. Put in to bat first, Rawalpindi’s Naved Malik onslaught of 90 runs of 54 at the top took Rawalpindi to a par score of 157/9. In reply, Karachi Whites looked on course to chase the target but lost the plot dramatically and ended up falling short of the required target by 6 runs. Hammad Azam was the pick of the Rawalpindi bowlers with two wickets in the bag.
In the second semi-final, Lahore Whites piped Islamabad by a massive margin of 88 runs to book a place in the final.
Where – Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
When – 03:30 PM IST, December 25
(played, won, lost, points, net run-rate)
Rawalpindi 7 5 2 10 +0.255
Lahore Whites 7 4 3 8 +0.413
Karachi Whites 7 4 3 8 +0.256
Islamabad 7 3 4 6 +0.140
Multan 7 3 4 6 -0.187 Fata 7 3 4 6 -0.173
Lahore Blues 7 3 4 6 -0.374
Peshawar 7 3 4 6 -0.506
LW vs RW Squads
Rawalpindi Squad: Sami Aslam, Sadaf-Hussain, Sohaibullah, Umair Masood (WK), Jamal Anwar (WK), Hammad Azam Zahid Mansoor, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif-Ali, Nasir-Nawaz, Haider-Ali, Umar Amin, Naved Malik, Saud Shakeel, Sohail Tanvir, Khalid Usman, Abdur Rehman
Lahore Whites Squad: Kamran Akmal (C), Tayyab Tahir, Salman Butt, Umar Akmal, Mansoor Amjad, Wahab Riaz, Zafar Gohar, Amad Butt, Hassan Khan, Zeeshan Ashraf, Saif Badar (E), Naseem Shah (E), Kamran Ghulam, Umar Siddiq, Ali Khan, Umaid Asif, Ali Shafiq, Ali Zaryab
RW Playing 11: Haider Ali, Umar Amin, Saud Shakeel, Naved Malik, Hammad Azam, Mohammad Nawaz(3), Sohail Tanvir, Khalid Usman, Jamal Anwar, Zahid Mansoor
LW Playing 11: Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt, Umar Akmal, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ali Khan, Wahab Riaz, Saif Badar, Amad Butt, Zafar Gohar, Bilal Asif, Umaid Asif
Rawalpindi Fantasy Picks
Naved Malik, Hammad Azam and Sami Aslam have led the charge with the bat for Rawalpindi. Mohammad Nawaz, Khalid Usman and Zahid Mansoor have been successful with the ball for the side.
Lahore Whites Fantasy Picks
Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal have put on good performances with the bat in the competition. Bilal Asif, Umaid Asif and Amad Butt claimed two wickets apiece in the semi-final tie.
Make LW vs RW Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed in the article.