National T20 Cup 2nd XI tournament gets underway in Karachi
Alongside, National T20 cup first XI tournament in Faisalabad featuring main players active in the domestic arena, the second XI tournament is up and running as well in Karachi featuring six regional sides.
This tournament running parallel to the first XI competition has the same set of rules and numbers of games scheduled per day but it won't be broadcasted live on the television.
It gives an opportunity to the backup players to showcase their talent and provide them with the platform to impress upon the selectors.
However, one could argue that why the likes of Zulfiqar Babar, Aizaz Cheema, Usman Salahuddin, Muhammad Sami and Zia ul Haq are playing the secondary tournament when they have enough experience and expertise to feature in the premier competition that is taking place concurrently in Faisalabad.
The first match will start at 9:30 am, while the second match will kick off at 1:30 pm at National Stadium, Karachi.
Balochistan 2nd XI
Akbar Ur Rehman (C), Fahad Iqbal, Azeem Ghumman, Asif Zakir, Osama Razzak, Tiamoor Ali, Dawood Khan, Abu Bakar, Gulraiz Sadaf, Nayar Abbas, Jallat Khan (VC), Ibtesam Shaiekh, Khurram Shazad, Taj Wali, Atif Jabar, Nazar Hussain
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2nd XI
Muhammad Mohsin, Arif Shah, Nabi Gul, Gohar Ali (VC), Asad Afridi, Kamran Ghulam, Mehran Ibrahim, Khalid Usman, Asif Afridi (C), Ahmed Jamal, Sameen Gul, Arshad Iqbal, Sajid Khan, Muhammad Irfan, Aitezaz Habib Khan, Sami Ullah
Central Punjab 2nd XI
Ali Waqas (C), Aizaz Cheema (VC), Muhammad Akhlaq, Zahid Mansoor, Nasir Nawaz, Raza Ali Dar, Usman Salahuddin, Irfan Khan Niazi, Ayaz Tasawar, Nauman Anwar, Farhan Khan, Bilawal Iqbal, Muhammad Saad, Muhammad Ali, Ehsan Adil, Suleman Shafqat
Sindh 2nd XI
Mohommad Sami (c), Rameez Raja (VC), Jahid Ali, Hassan Khan, Mohommad Waqas, Saad Khan, Ammad Alam, Saifullah Bangash (wk), Asher Qureshi, Adeel Malik, Shahnawaz Khan, Ghulam Muddasir, Umer Khan, Ashiq Ali, Hasan Mohsin, Rameez Aziz
South Punjab 2nd XI
Naveed Yasin (C), Salman Ali Agha (VC), Ali Usman, Anas Mustafa, Attaullah Maqbool Ahmed, Muhammad Ali Khan, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Irfan JR, Muhammad Mohsin, Muhammad Umair, Mukhtar Ahmed, Zeeshan Ashraf, Zia ul Haq, Zulfiqar Babar, Zain Abbass
Northern 2nd XI
Zeeshan Malik, Umair Khan, Sarmad Bhatti (VC), Faizan Riaz (C), Hassan Raza, Shoaib Minhas, Tayyab Riaz, Umair Masood, Jamal Anwar, Shadab Majeed, Usama Mir, Salman Irshad, Shahzad Azam, Noman ali, Raza Hassan, Sadaf Hussain