Khalid Usman will lead Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as they defend their National T20 championship after being named the all-captain rounder’s for the teams that won the 2020 and 2021 competitions.
Having won 15 of 24 games in the previous two tournaments, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be eager to keep up their success as they begin their campaign on August 31, the second day of the competition, against Central Punjab.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s status as a T20 superpower will be further cemented by another tournament victory, which would also add PKR5 million to their cash account and prestigious silverware to their trophy cabinet.
On the first day of the National T20 tournament, Central Punjab, the runners-up from the last edition, will face off against Yasir Shah-captained Balochistan in the second match of the competition (30 August).
The opening match of the tournament will feature a thriller between Hasan Ali’s Southern Punjab and Saud Shakeel’s Sindh. Umar Amin, a top-order bat, will lead Northern, the host team, which will start its season on September 1.
Here is the complete National T20 schedule.
Muhammad Wasim, the head selector for the national men, worked with the six Cricket Associations to establish the squads for both the National T20 and Cricket Associations T20 (details below). The national team’s fringe players have been given the chance to continue making their case for selection, while this summer’s top players in the City Cricket Association and Divisional tournaments have advanced one rung.
The National T20 will be split into two halves, with the first 16 of the 33 games taking place at Pindi Cricket Stadium from August 30 to September 7. The second leg will take held at Multan Cricket Stadium from September 10 through September 19.
On Thursday, August 26, the National T20 squads will relocate to Rawalpindi to begin the tournament’s preparations.
The doubleheaders from August 30 through September 11 have been scheduled so they do not conflict with the ACC Asia Cup T20 in order to guarantee the players competing in the competition receive their fair share of exposure and the fans get to enjoy the action-packed matches.
The day’s first match will start at 09:30, and the second will start at 14:00. The first of the two games will begin at 15:00 on September 12 and the second at 19:30.
The Pakistan Cricket Board will continue to reward local players with PKR0.4 million, which will be distributed equally among the competition’s top players (player of the tournament, best batter of the tournament, best bowler of the tournament and best wicketkeeper of the tournament).
Every match’s top performer will receive Rs. 25,000, while the winner of the championship game would receive Rs. 35,000. The second-place team in the competition will receive PKR 2.5 million.
The head coaches of the first XI teams for the 2022-23 domestic season are: Mushtaq Ahmed (Balochistan), Abdul Razzaq (Central Punjab), Abdul Rehman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Ijaz Ahmed Snr (Northern), Ghulam Ali (Sindh) and Shahid Anwar (Southern Punjab).