Edmonton Royals continue their struggles in the Global T20 Canada 2019 as they lost all four matches they played thus far. Their batting struggled to get going in the absence of Faf du Plessis against the Vancouver Knights on Friday. Ben Cutting’s 41-ball 72 and Mohammad Nawaz’s 27-ball 40 towards the end got the Royals to a respectable total of 165/9. However, it was less to defend against the team led by Chris Gayle.
The Universe Boss got to 94 from only 44 balls as Knights chased down the target with 21 balls and six wickets in hand. Shadab Khan ended up conceding 66 runs in his four overs as Gayle himself scored 58 of them including a 32-run over. They will face Winnipeg Hawks on Saturday evening who have two wins and two losses from the four matches played.
The 13th match of the Global T20 Canada 2019 will be played between Winnipeg Hawks and Edmonton Royals at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario.
The match starts at 04:30 PM local time (02:00 AM IST- August 4) (8:30 PM GMT).
This game will be live on Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.
The scores have fallen down over the last couple of matches in Brampton. Pitch curator did say prior to the tournament about how the tracks will slow down from being good for batting. Scores around 160 will be good enough on a used pitch.
Probable Playing XIs:
Chris Lynn, Shaiman Anwar, Sunny Sohal, JP Duminy, Hamza Tariq (WK), Umar Akmal/Kaleem Sana, Dwayne Bravo, Varun Sehdev, Rayad Emrit (C), Umair Ghani, Mohammad Irfan.
Bench – Dwayne Smith, Najibullah Zadran, Paul van Meekeren, Sompal Kami, Rameez Shahzad, Romesh Eranga.
Navneet Dhaliwal, Richie Berrington, Mohammad Hafeez (C), James Neesham, Ben Cutting, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Safyaan Sharif, Anshuman Rath (WK), Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Kyle Phillip
Bench – Ehsan Nawaz, Davy Jacobs, Shahid Ahmadzai, Faf du Plessis, Akash Gill, Sherfane Rutherford.
South Africa players are on a break to attend CSA Awards function.
Nepal players are available for selection.
Shaiman Anwar’s last 15 innings in Twenty20s:
641 runs from 15 innings at an average of 49.31 with help of six fifties and his lone T20 hundred
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options –Ben Cutting, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Nawaz, JP Duminy
Vice-Captain Options – James Neesham, Shaiman Anwar, Shadab Khan, Rayad Emrit
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Hamza Tariq
Batsmen – Shaiman Anwar, Sunny Sohal, Chris Lynn (VC)
All-Rounders – Ben Cutting (C), James Neesham, Dwayne Bravo, JP Duminy
Bowlers – Kyle Phillip, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Umar Akmal
Batsmen – Richie Berrington, Shaiman Anwar (VC), Chris Lynn
All-Rounders – Ben Cutting, James Neesham, Navneet Dhaliwal, JP Duminy
Bowlers – Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz (C), Shadab Khan
Umar Akmal was interestingly left out in the previous game. Unless any injury scare, there is no way the Pakistan batsman could be left out. He might return in place of Kaleem Sana after the batting collapse in the previous game if he was dropped to make the bowling strong.
Winnipeg Hawks have a better all-round batting compared to Edmonton Royals and are expected to win.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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