Global T20 Canada 2019: Eliminator, Toronto Nationals vs Winnipeg Hawks: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Kieron Pollard is set to return after the completion of the T20I series against India.
Published - Aug 8, 2019 3:31 pm
Updated - Sep 17, 2019 4:03 pm
The Toronto Nationals didn’t have a great start to the Global T20 Canada. In their first four games, they only won one match and it seemed as if it’d be difficult for them to make it into the playoffs. However, the team has recovered well in the last two matches and registered two good victories. Thus, they’ve managed to climb up to the third position on the points table and will be playing the Eliminator against the Winnipeg Hawks.
Hawks, on the other hand, might have got a little lucky in making it to the Eliminator. The momentum wasn’t on their side after they lost two matches on the trot. But, their final league game against the Vancouver Knights was abandoned due to wet outfield. Thus, both the teams shared the points and the Winnipeg Hawks just about made it courtesy better NRR. Though, they’ll have to pull up their sleeves and come out with better performance in this important fixture.
The Eliminator match of the Global T20 Canada 2019 will be played between Toronto Nationals and Winnipeg Hawks at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario.
The match starts at 04:30 PM local time (8:30 PM GMT) (02:00 AM IST- Aug 9).
This game will be live on Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.
From 11 AM to 3 PM, scattered thunderstorms are predicted in Ontario on Thursday. Thus, it might delay the start of the match. However, the game is unlikely to be abandoned due to a wet outfield because the prediction is that it will be sunny after that.
This surface at the CAA Centre has literally been a graveyard for the bowlers. With small boundaries, batsmen have often thrown their hands at everything and looked to clear the fence. There have also been several talks about scoring 300 runs in an innings at this venue.
Probable Playing XIs
Rodrigo Thomas, Chirag Suri, Kieron Pollard/Moises Henriques, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Yuvraj Singh (c), Chris Green, Ravinderpal Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Salman Nazar, Jeremy Gordon, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Bench: Calum Macleod, Brendon McCullum, Moises Henriques/Kieron Pollard, Manpreet Gony, Mark Montfort.
Jean-Paul Duminy (C), Sunny Sohal, Umar Akmal (WK), Mohammad Irfan, Chris Lynn, Paul van Meekeren, Dwayne Bravo/Rayad Emrit, Shaiman Anwar, Sompal Kami, Umair Ghani, Kaleem Sana.
Bench: Dwayne Bravo/Rayad Emrit, Dwayne Smith, Hamza Tariq, Romesh Eranga, Varun Sehdev.
Yuvraj Singh, who rested in the last match due to back pain, is likely to be back in the eleven. Moreover, Kieron Pollard is likely to join the team as he isn’t a part of the ODI series against India.
Heinrich Klaasen and Rodrigo Thomas have been in great form this season. In six games that they’ve played so far, they scored 220 and 218 runs respectively. Even Chris Lynn has looked terrific with 202 runs in only 4 games. Thus, these three players should be your top picks.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Chris Lynn, H Klaasen, JP Duminy
Vice-Captain Options – R Thomas, C Green, K Pollard
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – H Klaasen
Batsmen – Y Singh, R Thomas (VC), C Lynn (C), S Anwar
All-Rounders – C Green, J Duminy, K Sana
Bowlers – S Nazar, J Gordon, M Irfan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – H Klaasen (C), U Akmal
Batsmen – R Thomas, C Lynn, S Anwar
All-Rounders – C Green (VC), K Pollard, J Duminy
Bowlers – M McClenaghan, J Gordon, M Irfan
Yuvraj Singh might have played some good knocks in the tournament. But the left-hander has had some issues with his back right from the start. In the game against Montreal Tigers, he walked back retired hurt just after facing two deliveries. Thus, it might be a slightly risky option to have him in both your Dream11 Fantasy teams.
Toronto Nationals look stronger side on paper and have got the momentum on their side.
*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.