Pakistan’s National T20 Cup 2020 – Complete Schedule

Pakistan’s National T20 Cup 2020 has taken the home ground, captivating the die hard cricket fans in its magical bubble. The announcement from Pakistan’s Cricket Board [PCB] came on 27th September, as they announced the seventh national T20 competition.

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Pakistan’s National T20 cup 2020 starts today

“Your favorite cricket stars! 33 matches! #HarHaalMainCricket from 30 September – 18 October 2020! Live on PTV Sports! #NationalT20Cup” – stated the Real PCB.

Details of National T20 Cup 2020

The Pakistan Super League season 5 was abruptly halted earlier this year, owing to the intensified spread of novel coronavirus in the country. However, after a seven months long hiatus, cricket has finally returned to Pakistani stadiums, as the National T20 cup 2020 starts today. (Wednesday, 30th September)

A total of six teams namely, Sindh, Baluchistan, Central Punjab, Southern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunwa and Northern will squabble for the flickering golden trophy in National T20 Cup 2020.

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Furthermore, the whole tournament is comprised of thirty three matches, and will take place in two halves. The initial half will be played from September 30th till October 6th in Multan. The second half is scheduled to go down in Rawalpindi cricket stadium, from October 9th till October 18th, inclusive of the grand finale. In the league stage of the competition, two matches will be played per day. As per Pakistan’s standard time [PST] the first match will be played at 3:30 pm while the second game will set off at 8:00 pm.

As the pandemic still prevails, the tournament will be played behind closed doors, with strict bio secure protocols for the players. Nevertheless, each match will be live broadcasted by national streaming giant PTV.

As the green shirts are completely at liberty from other local and international competitions, some of the leading players from national cricket team will also participate in the tournament. With that being said, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Haris Sohail, Shan Masood and Mohammad Rizwan are all set to lead their respective squads in the National T20 cup 2020.

Here to mention, the platform will also offer firsthand performers to toss their luck and impress a few legends with their mastered cricket skills and make their way to national cricket squad.

Squads for National T20 cup 2020.

Team Sindh

The former captain and wicket keeper of team green, Sarfaraz Ahmed leads the squadron National T20 cup 2020.

Other players: Saud Shakeel, Ahsan Ali, Anwar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Azam Khan, Danish Aziz, Hassan Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Taha, Rumman Raees, Sharjeel Khan and Sohail Khan.

Team Baluchistan

Haris Sohail, who attracted huge fan following with his legendary bowling skills, will serve as the captain.

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Other players: Bismillah Khan, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Akif Javed, Ammad Butt, Awais Zia, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Butt, Imran Farhat, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Shahzad, Taimur Khan, Umaid Asif, Umar Gul, Usama Mir and Yasir Shah.

Team Central Punjab

The number 1 T20 batsman and pride of Pakistan Babar Azam will lead the troop, hence directing a huge population of supporters towards Team Central Punjab in National T20 cup 2020.

Other players: Saad Nasim, Abdullah Shafiq, Abid Ali, Ahmed Bashir, Bilal Asif, Ehsan Adil, Faheem Ashraf, Irfan Khan Niazi, Kamran Akmal, Naseem Shah, Qasim Akram, Rizwan Hussain, Sohaibullah, Usman Qadir and Zafar Gohar.

Team Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Mohammad Rizwan who recently proved his gifted skills in the sport, in Pakistan vs. England series, will serve as the captain. Moreover, the presence of some critically acclaimed players like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shohaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Muhammad Hafeez and Mohammad Haris makes this team the invincible.

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Other players: Junaid Khan , Arshad Iqbal, Asif Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imran Khan Snr, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Mohsin, Sahibzada Farhan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Usman Khan Shinwari, Wahab Riaz and Zohaib Khan.

Team Northern

The topnotch batsman of team green, Imad Wasim will lead the squad National T20 cup 2020. Whereas the celebrated young bowler, who garnered accolades at Pakistan vs. England series 2020 series, Shadab Khan also happens to be part of team Northern. Also, the existence of Muhammad Amir and Musa Khan provides this troop an upper hand with bowling.

National T20 cup 2020

Other players:  Ali Imran, Asif Ali, Farzan Raja, Haider Ali, Hammad Azam, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Musa Khan, Rohail Nazir, Sohail Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Amin and Zeeshan Malik.

Team Southern Punjab

The audacious Shan Masood will serve as the captain in National T20 cup 2020.

Other players: Hussain Talat, Aamir Yamin, Ali Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali, Saif Baddar, Sohaib Maqsood, Umer Khan, Umar Siddiq Khan, Zahid Mehmood and Zeeshan Ashraf.

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Schedule for National T20 Cup 2020

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September 30th, 2020Central Punjab vs. Southern Punjab
Northern vs. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 1st, 2020Northern vs. Southern Punjab
Baluchistan vs. Sindh
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 2nd, 2020Baluchistan vs. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Central Punjab vs. Sindh
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 3rd, 2020Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs. Southern Punjab
Northern vs. Central Punjab
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 4th, 2020Baluchistan vs. Southern Punjab
Northern vs. Sindh
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 5th, 2020Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs. Sindh
Baluchistan vs. Central Punjab
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 6th, 2020Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs. Central Punjab
Baluchistan vs. Northern
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 9th, 2020Northern vs. Central Punjab
Sindh vs. Southern Punjab
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 10th, 2020Baluchistan vs. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Central Punjab vs. Sindh
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 11th, 2020Baluchistan vs. Sindh
Northern vs. Southern Punjab
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 12th, 2020Baluchistan vs. Central Punjab
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs. Southern Punjab
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 13th, 2020Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs. Sindh
Central Punjab vs. Southern Punjab
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 14th, 2020Northern vs. Sindh
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs. Central Punjab
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 15th, 2020Sindh vs. Southern Punjab
Baluchistan vs. Northern
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
October 16th, 2020Baluchistan vs. Southern Punjab
Northern vs. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
3:30 PM
8:00 PM

Twitter reactions

The sudden commencement of National T20 cup 2020 have erupted a sudden wave of excitement in the cricket world, with the Pakistani cricket admirers overflowing twitter handle with their fondness for home cricket, as #nationalT20cup trends in Pakistan.

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