News International – KARACHI: A gruelling fight is expected as Federal Areas will take on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the final of the Pakistan Cup National One-day Cricket Championship at the Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad on Sunday (today).
- Federal Areas, being led by test discard Kamran Akmal, are in fact in top form as they won all their four group matches quite convincingly.
- Federal Areas would mainly depend on their skipper Kamran Akmal and hard-hitting batsman Sohaib Maqsood as both are in terrific touch in the event in which some heavy totals were seen.
- In bowling left-arm pacer Usman Khan Shinwari, the so far leading wicket-taker Waqas Maqsood (13), spinners Saad Nasim and Raza Hasan are among the vital bowling resources with Kamran Akmal.
- Meanwhile KP will need another big contribution from test discard Khurram Manzoor who is the leading runs scorer with 361 which he has scored at a staggering average of 180.5.
- Skipper Mohammad Hafeez, left-hander Israrullah, Mohammad Saad, Umar Akmal, Shan Masood and talented left-handed batsman Saud Shakeel are also capable to click at the right time.