Northern dominated Balochistan in the final fixture of the National T20 Cup to be crowned the champions at Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
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Pakistan's premier cricket stars showcased their talents in National T20 Cup 2019/20 from 13th of October to 24th of October at Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad. The venue held it's first domestic event of note after 8 years.
The top 96 players in the country for six teams wowed the jam packed crowds in the shortest format of the game.
The prize money for the tournament was increased 100 percent after the reshuffling of the domestic structure. The victors were awarded a mouthwatering prize of PKR 5 Million with the runner ups pocketing a cool PKR 2.5 Million. Along with this, the top performers in all categories were awarded 100,000 PKR each at the end of the tournament. The man of the match in group stages got 25,000 PKR which increased to 35,000 PKR in the final.
Two games were played each day except for the final day and each game was broadcast live on PTV Sports and Ten Sports networks.
The tournament provided a perfect opportunity for the players to submit their names for national selection for the tour of Australia in November.
Following squads participated for each team:
Balochistan: Haris Sohail (captain), Imran Farhat (vice-captain), Akif Javed, Ali Shafiq, Amad Butt, Awais Zia, Bismillah Khan (wicketkeeper), Hussain Talat, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Butt, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Talha, Shahbaz Khan, Taimur Khan, Umar Gul and Yasir Shah
Central Punjab: Babar Azam (captain), Ahmed Shehzad (vice-captain), Ahmad Bashir, Ali Shan, Bilal Asif, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali (subject to fitness), Kamran Akmal, Nasim Shah, Rizwan Hussain, Saad Naseem, Salman Butt, Umar Akmal, Usman Qadir, Waqas Maqsood and Zafar Gohar
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: M Rizwan (captain and wicketkeeper), Sahibzada Farhan, Adil Amin, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Israrullah, Junaid Khan, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Mohsin, Mohammad Ilyas, Musaddiq Ahmed, Umer Khan, Usman Shinwari, Zohaib Khan, Imran Khan JR and Irfanullah Shah
Northern: Imad Wasim (captain), Umar Amin (vice-captain), Ali Imran, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Hammad Azam, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Musa Khan, Naveed Malik, Rohail Nazir, Shadab Khan, Sohail Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir and Zaid Alam
Sindh: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), Asad Shafiq (vice-captain), Abid Ali, Ahsan Ali, Anwar Ali, Fawad Alam, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Manzoor, Mir Hamza, Mirza Ahsan Jameel, Mohammad Hasnain, Omair Bin Yousuf, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Sohail Khan and Waleed Ahmed
Southern Punjab: Shan Masood (captain), Sami Aslam (vice-captain), Amir Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Abbas (subject to fitness), Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan (LLS), Rahat Ali, Saif Badar, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Umaid Asf, Umer Siddique, Wahab Riaz and Zahid Mahmood.
Northern and Balochistan's teams collided in the final of the tournament where Northern trounced Balochistan by 52 runs.
Umar Amin earned the man of the match honours in the final game.