- The 18th version of the Nationwide T20 will end in Lahore with the ultimate on the Gaddafi Stadium on October 13.
- Sialkot Stallions are essentially the most profitable crew within the event profitable it on six events.
- Saeed Ajmal is essentially the most profitable bowler within the Nationwide T20 with 89 wickets.
LAHORE: With New Zealand and England abandoning their Pakistan excursions, Pakistani cricketers and followers are gearing up for the Nationwide T20 Cup motion which is able to kick off right this moment in Rawalpindi.
The 18th version of the Nationwide T20 Cup will end in Lahore with the ultimate to be performed on the Gaddafi Stadium on October 13.
The event — since its inception in 2005 — has been one of many key options of Pakistan’s home cricket and this yr may even function sturdy preparation for ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021.
Statistician Mazher Arshad took a have a look at the statistical historical past of the event which was made obtainable to APP.
Most profitable crew
Sialkot Stallions are essentially the most profitable crew within the event profitable it on six events [in 2006 twice, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011]. The subsequent finest area is Lahore who’ve received the title on 5 events — Lahore Lions thrice, Lahore Blues and Lahore Whites as soon as every.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are the defending champions as they received the ultimate in opposition to Southern Punjab in 2020, are the third most profitable area in a means that their metropolis Peshawar has additionally received the Nationwide T20 twice (in 2014 and 2015).
The remaining three titles have gone to Faisalabad Wolves (2005), Karachi Blues (2016) and Northern (2019).
Khurram Manzoor — who’s taking part in for Sindh — is essentially the most prolific batsman within the event historical past with 2,643 runs. He’s additionally the one batsman with 4 centuries in Nationwide T20.
There are three extra batsmen — Kamran Akmal 2,377, Shoaib Malik 2,217, Umar Amin 2,047 — with 2,000 plus runs whereas the 2 closest to this milestone are Mohammad Hafeez (1,991 runs) and Sohaib Maqsood (1,883). Khyber Pakhtunkhwa captain Mohammad Rizwan (967) may even be trying to full the 1,000-runs milestone.
Saeed Ajmal is essentially the most profitable bowler within the Nationwide T20 with 89 wickets, three of them coming in a player-of-the-match effort in Faisalabad Wolves’ win within the ultimate in opposition to Karachi Dolphins in 2005.
No less than two bowlers, Wahab Riaz (81 wickets) and Anwar Ali (79), will probably be trying to break Ajmal’s file on this yr’s event. Each even have a sensible probability of changing into the primary bowler to get to 100 wickets within the event.
Mohammad Hafeez (49 wickets) is one scalp away from changing into the primary cricketer who has scored 1,000 runs and brought 50 scalps within the Nationwide T20 Cup.
Sohaib Maqsood, who hit 20 sixes within the earlier version of the event and helped Southern Punjab attain the ultimate, is essentially the most prolific six hitter within the Nationwide T20 Cup with 91 maximums. The subsequent finest is Northern’s hard-hitting batsman Asif Ali, who has hit 86 sixes. Each are inside a long way of changing into the primary to strike 100 sixes in Nationwide T20.
The one particular person innings of 150 runs by a Pakistani batsman additionally got here on this event when Kamran Akmal hit an unbeaten 150 for Lahore Whites in opposition to Islamabad in Rawalpindi 4 years in the past. Twelve sixes in that innings can be a event file.
The subsequent two highest scores belong to Mukhtar Ahmed – 123 for Sialkot in 2015 and 117 for FATA in in 2017 (each in opposition to Karachi Whites). Every of the highest three highest scores in NationalT20 have come at Pindi Cricket Stadium.
Greatest bowling performances
Irfan-ud-din’s file of six wickets for 25 runs remians unbroken even after 15 years. Karachi Dolphins’ off-break bowler made this file in opposition to Sialkot Stallions in Karachi in 2006. The most effective bowling figures by a quick bowler belongs to Mohammad Asif, who taking part in for Stallions and took 5 wickets for 11 runs in opposition to Faisalabad Wolves in 2006.
With Shaheen Afridi taking two five-fours in final yr’s Nationwide T20 and Wahab Riaz one, we will count on some spectacular bowling performances this yr.
Nationwide T20 winners
2005 — Faisalabad Wolves
2006 — Sialkot Stallions
2006 — Sialkot Stallions
2008 — Sialkot Stallions
2009 — Sialkot Stallions
2010 — Sialkot Stallions
2010 — Lahore Lions
2011 — Sialkot Stallions
2012 — Lahore Lions
2014 — Lahore Lions
2014 — Peshawar Panthers
2015 — Peshawar
2016 — Karachi Blues
2017 — Lahore Blues
2018 — Lahore Whites
2019 — Northern
2020 — Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.