Global T20 Canada 2019: Qualifier 1, Brampton Wolves vs Vancouver Knights: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Chris Gayle has joined Windies ODI squad to face India.
Published - Aug 8, 2019 3:08 pm
Updated - Sep 17, 2019 3:59 pm
The first qualifier of the Global T20 Canada 2019 will be played between table-toppers Brampton Wolves and Vancouver Knights. The two sides faced off on the last day of the league phase. Vancouver came on the top during that match and ended Brampton Wolves’ 4-match winning streak in the competition. Both the teams rested a couple of big names in that game but Knights’ margin of win was quite big.
Vancouver won three out of six matches while two games of remaining three were abandoned. The Shoaib Malik-led team will miss the services of Chris Gayle who will join the Windies squad for the ODI series against India. On the other hand, Brampton Wolves have performers in the form of Lendl Simmons and George Munsey at the top. The Pakistan stars Shahid Afridi and Wahab Riaz have a crucial role for the Wolves.
The Qualifier 1 of the Global T20 Canada 2019 will be played between Brampton Wolves and Vancouver Knights at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario.
The match starts at 12:30 PM local time (4:30 PM GMT) (10:00 PM IST).
This game will be live on Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.
The weather forecast predicts thunderstorms between 9 AM and 1 PM local time. If the forecast goes right, there is no chance of even one ball being bowled in this game. In fact, if the rain lasts longer, the 2nd game will also get washed out as the sandy outfield here doesn’t dry soon.
Whenever a game played on a worn track, the scores witness a dip here in Brampton. However, on a well-prepared track, 180+ scores are quite common. 200+ scores might not be possible in both innings as those were during the first week of the competition.
Probable Playing XIs:
Lendl Simmons (WK), Wahab Riaz, Shahid Afridi, Nitish Kumar, Junaid Siddiqui, Colin Munro (c), Ish Sodhi, Cecil Pervez, Abraash Khan, Babar Hayat, George Munsey
Bench – Daren Sammy, Armaan Kapoor, Zahoor Khan, Faisal Jamkhandi, Nawab Singh.
Shoaib Malik (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Chadwick Walton, Saad Bin Zafar, Andre Russell, Michael Rippon, Rayyan Pathan, Tobias Visee (WK), Ali Khan, Daniel Sams, Hayden Walsh.
Bench – Rizwan Cheema, Andile Phehlukwayo, JJ Smit, Harsh Thaker.
Chris Gayle joined WI squad for the ODI series against India.
South African players return after missing a couple of matches for attending CSA awards.
Daniel Sams showed his fantasy potential in the previous game and will add value with the bat if he arrives early. Lendl Simmons had good success in the 2018 GT20 and carrying it on this edition as well.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Rassie van der Dussen, Lendl Simmons, Daniel Sams
Vice-Captain – Ish Sodhi, Tobias Visee, Shahid Afridi
The Vancouver’s Rassie van der Dussen and Tobias Visee will be crucial as captain and vice-captain. Both the International players succeed irrespective of the pitch conditions. Rassie adapts to pitch quickly while Visee accumulates runs with a variety of shots.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Lendl Simmons (VC), Chadwick Walton, Tobias Visee
Batsmen – Rassie van der Dussen (C), George Munsey, Colin Munro
All-Rounders – Daniel Sams, Shahid Afridi
Bowlers – Ali Khan, Ish Sodhi, Saad Bin Zafar
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Chadwick Walton, Tobias Visee (VC)
Batsmen – Rassie van der Dussen, George Munsey (C), Colin Munro, Babar Hayat
All-Rounders – Daniel Sams, Hayden Walsh
Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Michael Rippon, Ish Sodhi
Lendl Simmons, Chadwick Walton and Tobias Visee in the wicket-keepers category are quite important given their form in the tournament. However, picking all these three players restricts selections from all-rounders and bowlers’ category to five players.
Brampton Wolves are expected to edge past the Vancouver Knights in a thrilling encounter.
*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.