Lahore: It will be Babar Azam versus Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan versus Shadab Khan, Sharjeel Khan versus Naseem Shah, Fakhar Zaman versus Shahnawaz Dahani and Hasan Ali versus Imam-ul-Haq after the Pakistan Cricket Board announced the schedule and squads for the National T20 2021-22, which will be held from 23 September to 13 October.
The 18 Rawalpindi-leg matches, which were earlier planned for Multan, will now be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium till 3 October, while Gaddafi Stadium will remain the venue of the remaining 15 matches that will commence on 6 October.
Both semi-finals will be played on 12 October.
The National T20 is a fiercely-contested and highly entertaining tournament. It not only provides opportunities to cricketers to stake claims in the national side, but leading performers get a chance to be included in the PSL Player Draft and then picked up by the franchises.
The event starting later this week has become even more important and critical as members of the Pakistan squad for next month’s ICC T20 World Cup will be in action.
National T20 Schedule
23 Sep - Balochistan-Northern; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Central Punjab
24 Sep - Sindh-Southern Punjab; Balochistan-Central Punjab
25 Sep - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Southern Punjab; Sindh-Northern
26 Sep - Balochistan-Southern Punjab; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Central Punjab
29 Sep - Sindh-Balochistan; Northern-Southern Punjab
30 Sep - Northern-Central Punjab; Sindh-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
1 Oct - Balochistan-Southern Punjab; Northern-Sindh
2 Oct - Balochistan-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Sindh-Central Punjab
3 Oct - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Northern; Southern Punjab- Central Punjab
6 Oct - Central Punjab-Sindh; Balochistan-Northern
7 Oct - Central Punjab-Southern Punjab; Balochistan-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
8 Oct - Central Punjab-Northern; Southern Punjab-Sindh
9 Oct - Sindh-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Northern-Southern Punjab
10 Oct - Southern Punjab-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Balochistan-Central Punjab
11 Oct - Sindh-Balochistan; Northern-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
12 Oct - No.1 vs No.4 Team; No.2 Team vs No.3 Team
13 Oct – Final