The National T20 Cup generally saw the ball dominate the bat on a greater number of occasions with the slow nature of the Faisalabad surface providing the batsmen less room to free their arms. Despite the skewed contest favoring bowlers, some standout performers headlined the tournament with their stunning batting contributions.
Awais Zia ended the six-team competition as the highest run-scorer as he frequently gave Balochistan fiery starts at the top order. The left-handed batsman accumulated 276 runs at an average of 39.42 with an impressive strike rate in excess of 125.
Umar Amin was the second-leading run-getter in the tournament and played a key role in Northern’s National T20 Cup-winning campaign.
He fashioned a terrific fifty in the all-important final that dragged his team over the line. His healthy strike rate of 133 throughout the competition implies he has picked up his scoring rate.
Although Asif Ali has failed to make an impact on the international arena, he once again launched belligerent knocks consistently during the National T20 Cup. He finished with a run-tally of 237 at an astonishing strike rate of 199.15 depicting his power-hitting abilities.
Pakistan’s T20I skipper Babar Azam continued his blazing form with a fine ton and a half-century across the five games for Central Punjab.
While his team failed to qualify for the semi-finals, Babar’s mighty average of 73 shows why he is the best batsman in the country.