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Pakistan’s National T20 2021-22 – Teams, Squads, Schedule and Venues

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National T20 Cup

After New Zealand and England withdrew from Pakistan’s tour, the Pakistan Cricket Board has rescheduled the National T20 Cup to have enough Practice for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Both England and New Zealand have pulled out their scheduled tours of Pakistan over baseless Security threats. New Zealand’s team was in Rawalpindi, Venue was set to host Match Between PAK vs NZ, but Blackcaps withdrew the four minutes before the Match. Following the New Zealand Cricket Board, the English Cricket Board also decided not to play on Pakistani Soil. In the meantime, PCB decided to start the National T20 cup featuring Pakistan’s T20 World Cup Squad and other National Players in Rawalpindi and Lahore. National T20 Cup is the new name of Faysal Bank T20, Haier T20 Cup and ABN-AMRO Twenty-20 Cup. 

The National T20 Cup was the biggest and oldest National Cricket Tournament in Pakistan before the emergence of the Pakistan Super League, with varying numbers of teams, played in different years. In Starting, Teams were named on different cities and later, the teams were given regional Identity. Sialkot Stallions, led By Shioib Malik, is considered the Most Successful team. 

Phases of National Cup

National T20 2021-2022 was scheduled to be played at Multan Cricket Stadium, but later PCB decided to shift the tournament to Garrison City, Rawalpindi and Punjab’s Capital Lahore. The First Phase of the tournament will start on 23rd September at Rawalpindi Cricket stadium. The second tier of the tournament will start from 3rd October, and the Venue will be Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. 

Structure of Pakistan’s Domestic Cricket Cup 2021-2022

Six Regional teams will contest for the title; the following are the names:

  • Central Punjab
  • Southern Punjab
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Northern
  • Sindh
  • Balochistan

The tournament will be Round Robin, followed by Semi-Finals Between No. 1 vs No.3, No. 2 vs No. 4, and the winners of Semi-Finals will contest in Grand Finals at Famous Gaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore. 

National Cup Teams and Squad

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is Defending champion; they have won the title of National T20 Cup 2019 under Muhammad Rizwan’s Captaincy. Shoaib Malik was Player of the Final Match, whereas Fakhar Zaman earned Player of the Tournament Award with his knock of 67 in the Final and other Performances in the rest of the innings. 

Currently, Six teams are Battling for Trophy. Pakistani Skipper Babar Azam is leading central Punjab, KPK by Muhammad Rizwan, Southern Punjab by Aggressive Sohaib Maqsood, Northern by Young Shadab, Baluchistan by Opening Batsman Imam-Ul-Haq and Sindh by Former Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. 

Here is a list of Squad(s):

Central Punjab’s Squad:

  • Babar Azam (Captain)
  • Hasan Ali (Vice-Captain)
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Ahmed Safi Abdullah
  • Ahmed Shehzad
  • Ehsan Adil
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Hussain Talat
  • Kamran Akmal (Wicket Keeper)
  • Muhammad Akhlaq (Wicket Keeper)
  • Mohammad Hafeez
  • Qasim Akram
  • Saif Badar
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Usman Qadir
  • Wahab Riaz
  • Waqas Maqsood

Balochistan’s Squad

  • Imam-ul-Haq (Captain)
  • Bismillah Khan (Vice-Captain & Wicket Keeper)
  • Abdul Bangalzai
  • Akbar-ur-Rehman
  • Akif Javed
  • Amad Butt
  • Ayaz Tasawwar
  • Gohar Faiz
  • Haris Sohail
  • Jalat Khan
  • Junaid Khan
  • Kashif Bhatti
  • Khurram Shahzad
  • Mohammad Ibrahim
  • Umaid Asif
  • Yasir Shah

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Squad

  • Mohammad Rizwan (Captain & Wicket Keeper)
  • Shaheen Afridi (Vice-Captain)
  • Adil Amin
  • Arshad Iqbal
  • Asif Afridi
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Imran Khan
  • Israrullah
  • Maaz Khan
  • Mohammad Haris (Wicket Keeper)
  • Mohammad Imran Khan
  • Mohammad Wasim Jr.
  • Musadiq Ahmed
  • Sahibzada Farhan

Northern’s Squad:

  • Shadab Khan (Captain)
  • Mohammad Nawaz (Vice-Captain)
  • Rohail Nazir (Wicket Keeper)
  • Ali Imran
  • Asif Ali
  • Haider Ali
  • Haris Rauf
  • Imad Wasim
  • Muhammad Musa
  • Nasir Nawaz
  • Salman Irshad
  • Sohail Akhtar
  • Sohail Tanvir
  • Umar Amin
  • Zaman Khan
  • Zeeshan Malik

Sindh’s Squad

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed (Wicket Keeper)
  • Anwar Ali (Vice-Captain)
  • Abrar Ahmed
  • Ahsan Ali
  • Danish Aziz
  • Hasan Mohsin
  • Khurram Manzoor
  • Mir Hamza
  • Mohammad Hasnain
  • Mohammad Taha
  • Rumman Raees
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Shan Masood
  • Shahnawaz Dahani
  • Sharjeel Khan
  • Zahid Mahmood

Southern Punjab’s Squad

  • Sohaib Maqsood (Captain)
  • Zeeshan Ashraf (Vice-Captain)
  • Aamer Yamin
  • Azam Khan (Wicket Keeper)
  • Dilbar Hussain
  • Faisal Akram
  • Hasan Khan
  • Imran Randhawa
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Mohammad Ilyas
  • Naseem Shah
  • Salman Ali Agha
  • Tayyab Tahir
  • Umer Khan
  • Zain Abbas
  • Zia-ul-Haq

Schedule of National T20 Cup 2021

Here is the National T20 Tournament’s Schedule with Time, Venue and Date. 

Pakistan’s National T20 Cup 2021-2022 Matches Schedule 

DateTimeContestantVenue
September 23, 20213:00 PMBalochistan vs Northern Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
7:30 PMKhyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central PunjabRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
September 24, 20213:00 PMSindh vs Southern PunjabRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
7:30 PMBalochistan vs Central PunjabRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
September 25, 20213:00 PMKhyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Southern Punjab Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
7:30 PMSindh vs NorthernRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
September 26, 20213:00 PMBalochistan vs Southern PunjabRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
7:30 PMKhyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central PunjabRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
September 29, 20213:00 PMSindh vs BalochistanRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
7:30 PMNorthern vs Southern PunjabRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
September 30, 20213:00 PMNorthern vs Central PunjabRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
7:30 PMSindh vs Khyber PakhtunkhwaRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
October 1, 20213:00 PMBalochistan vs Southern PunjabRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
7:30 PMNorthern vs SindhRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
October 2, 20213:00 PMBalochistan vs Khyber PakhtunkhwaRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
7:30 PMSindh vs Central PunjabRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
October 3, 20213:00 PMKhyber Pakhtunkhwa vs NorthernRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
7:30 PMSouthern Punjab vs Central PunjabRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
October 6, 20213:00 PMCentral Punjab vs SindhGaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
7:30 PMBalochistan vs NorthernGaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
October 7, 20213:00 PMCentral Punjab vs Southern PunjabGaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
7:30 PMBalochistan vs Khyber PakhtunkhwaGaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
October 8, 20213:00 PMCentral Punjab vs NorthernGaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
7:30 PMSouthern Punjab vs SindhGaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
October 9, 20213:00 PMSindh vs Khyber PakhtunkhwaGaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
7:30 PMNorthern vs Southern PunjabGaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
October 10, 20213:00 PMSouthern Punjab vs Khyber PakhtunkhwaGaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
7:30 PMBalochistan vs Central PunjabGaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
October 11, 20213:00 PMSindh vs BalochistanGaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
7:30 PMNorthern vs Khyber PakhtunkhwaGaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
October 12, 20213:00 PMThe team at No.1 vs No.4 Gaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
7:30 PMThe team at No.2 vs No.3 Gaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore
October 13, 20217:30 PMFinalGaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore

National T20 Cup Venues

  • First 18 Matches will be Played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
  • Second Phase of the National T20 Cup will be held at Gaddafi Stadium, where 15 Matches will be played, Including Semi-Finals and Finals. 

National T20 Cup Match Timings

In the T20 Cup, a total of 33 matches will be played at two venues, two matches per day (except Final); one will start at 15:00 PST (Day) and the Second Match at 19:30 PST (Night).

Watch the National T20 Cup live at PTV Sports and Geo Super. To get Updates on the National T20 Cup and Live Score, Browse ESPNCricinfo, Geo Super and Cricbuzz. More Broadcasting Channels for National T20 Cup Live Streaming and Score Updates are yet to be announced by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

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