The first round of the Global T20 Canada 2019 will come to an end on Sunday evening when Toronto Nationals will face Montreal Tigers. Toronto, the team led by Yuvraj Singh, has been involved in quite a few close matches. However, only once they ended up on the winning side and are placed at 5th in the points table. Yuvraj’s maiden fifty of the tournament on Saturday resulted in an 11-run defeat.
The former Indian star all-rounder was striking the ball cleanly until he hit one straight to deep point fielder on the edge of the boundary. On the other hand, the Montreal Tigers have two wins from four matches and are placed at No.3. However, their NRR is quite poor due to the trashing they received in their 2nd game. Brampton Wolves chased down the target of 102 in only 6.4 overs.
The 15th match of the Global T20 Canada 2019 will be played between Toronto Nationals and Montreal Tigers at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario.
The match starts at 04:30 PM local time (8:30 PM GMT) (02:00 AM IST- August 05).
This game will be live on Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.
There was a change in the way the track played on Saturday. The pitch got good for batting though the slow nature remained as the game progressed. With this game being the 2nd match of the day, scores around 180 can be expected.
Probable Playing XIs:
Kyle Coetzer, Ruvindu Gunasekera, George Bailey (C), Dinesh Chandimal, Fawad Ahmed, Anton Devcich, Nikhil Dutta, Matthew Cross (WK), Scott Kuggeleijn, Nizakat Khan, Dillon Heyliger.
Bench – Sunil Narine, Niroshan Dickwella, Sean Abbott, Mohammad Naveed, Keemo Paul, Arslan Khan, Ashtan Deosammy, Bupinder Singh, Yax Patel.
Rodrigo Thomas, Brendon McCullum, Moises Henriques, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Yuvraj Singh (C), Ravinderpal Singh, Mark Montfort, Mitchell McClenaghan, Salman Nazar, Jeremy Gordon, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Bench – Manpreet Gony, Calum MacLeod, Chirag Suri, Chris Green.
Mohammad Naveed is part of UAE squad.
Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Keemo Paul of Windies squad.
Yuvraj Singh in GT20 Canada 2019:
145 runs from 4 innings at an average of 36.25 and a strike rate of 151.04 with help of a fifty.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Kyle Coetzer, Anton Devcich, Rodrigo Thomas, Heinrich Klaasen
Vice-Captain Options – Yuvraj Singh, Matthew Cross, Brendon McCullum, Ruvindu Gunasekera
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Heinrich Klaasen, Matthew Cross
Batsmen – Kyle Coetzer (C), Anton Devcich, Rodrigo Thomas (VC), Yuvraj Singh
All-Rounders – Moises Henriques
Bowlers – Dillon Heyliger, Fawad Ahmed, Nikhil Dutta, Sandeep Lamichhane
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Matthew Cross
Batsmen – Rodrigo Thomas, Yuvraj Singh (VC), Brendon McCullum, Anton Devcich (C), Kyle Coetzer
All-Rounders – Ravinderpal Singh
Bowlers – Mitchell McClenaghan, Salman Nazar, Fawad Ahmed, Nikhil Dutta
The 2nd game on Saturday witnessed the openers in both innings striking big due to the cushion of the powerplay and the ball remaining hard. This makes
Toronto Nationals are expected to finish the first round with a win against Montreal Tigers.
*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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