Toronto Nationals got off to a horrendous start in the Global T20 Canada, losing to defending champions Vancouver Knights by eight wickets. However, the team, captained by Yuvraj Singh, made a comeback in their previous game versus Edmonton Royals at the CAA Centre, Brampton in Ontario. In the last match, the Nationals were faced with the task of chasing down 192 runs in 19 overs.
During the run-chase, they lost wickets at regular intervals, but a 12-ball 33 blitz from Manpreet Gony saved the day for the Nationals. Even as Yuvraj got his mojo back, Heinrich Klaasen continued with his rich vein of form. The team is currently hanging in the middle of the points table and is next scheduled to lock horns with Rayad Emrit’s Winnipeg Hawks in the first of Monday’s doubleheader.
The 7th match of the Global T20 Canada 2019 will be played between Toronto Nationals and Winnipeg Hawks at the CAA Centre, Brampton, Ontario.
The match starts at 12:30 PM local time (10:00 PM IST) (4:30 PM GMT).
This game will be live on Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.
Out of the first four encounters in the T20 tournament, four matches were won by the chasing teams. Bowlers haven’t had much assistance from the deck and the batters have been able to make hay. Sides are most likely to field first after winning the toss.
Probable Playing XIs:
Rodrigo Thomas, Calum MacLeod, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Yuvraj Singh (C), Kieron Pollard, Chris Green, Ravinderpal Singh, Manpreet Gony, Mark Montfort, Salman Nazar, Jeremy Gordon
Bench- Chirag Suri, Brendon McCullum, Ghulam Shabber, Mitchell McClenaghan
Dwayne Smith, Umar Akmal, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dwayne Bravo, Shaiman Anwar, Hamza Tariq (wk), Sunny Sohal, Rayad Emrit (C), Paul van Meekeren, Kaleem Sana, Umair Ghani
Bench– Dwayne Bravo/Najibullah Zadran, Rameez Shahzad, Varun Sehdev, Umar Ghani, Romesh Eranga
Najibullah Zadran didn’t get the visa to travel to Canada and will not play in the tournament.
Chris Green in T20s in last 12 months:
Batting Average– 22.9
Bowling Average– 28.04
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Heinrich Klaasen, JP Duminy, Dwayne Bravo
Vice-Captain Options – Umar Akmal, Calum Macleod, Yuvraj Singh
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Umar Akmal (VC), Heinrich Klaasen (C)
Batsmen – Shaiman Anwar, Yuvraj Singh, Rodrigo Thomas
All-Rounders – Dwayne Bravo, JP Duminy, Chris Green
Bowlers – Paul van Meekeren, Manpreet Gony, Matt Montfort
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Hamza Tariq, Heinrich Klaasen
Batsmen – Dwayne Smith, Shaiman Anwar, Calum Macleod (VC)
All-Rounders – JP Duminy (C), Kieron Pollard, Chris Green
Bowlers – Rayad Emrit, Jeremy Gordon, Salman Nazar
The Nationals’ batting is in excellent form and the Hawks’ bowling isn’t the strongest on paper. Hence, picking fewer Hawks’ bowlers will be advisable.
The Nationals are likely to edge the Hawks.
*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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