As the caravan of the fledgling Global Canada T20 rolls on, Monday mid-night will witness Montreal Tigers taking on the Vancouver Knights what is expected to be a thrilling encounter between bat and ball, with a plethora of T20 superstars on both sides.
It has not been a great start to the tournament for Lasith Malinga-led Montreal Tigers thus far. After having lost the first match to Winnipeg Hawks by 46 runs, they proceeded to lose the next encounter to Cricket Windies B team last Saturday. Batting first, Montreal, thanks to valuable contributions from Sunil Narine (28), Smith (16), Henriques (26), and Sikander Raza’s 47, posted a competitive 9-183 in their 20 overs. A team that boasts of a bowling attack in Malinga, Narine, Siddle, and Lamichhane, MON were expected to defend the target against an inexperienced WI-B team. But, except for Sunil Narine (1-15 in 4 overs), no bowler could stem the flow of runs. Teenager Sandeep Lamichhane was the most expensive (1-57), as WI-B chased down the target in the final over.
Their opponents in Vancouver Knights came back valiantly after a chastening first match defeat where bowlers could not defend 227. In their second game against the Winnipeg Hawks, after restricting the opponents to 9-156, VK lost two early wickets in Gayle and Lewis, but Dussen (39) and Babar Hayat (65 off 33 balls) ensured there were no more hiccups as they guided their team to a comfortable six-wicket win. With a win in their last match, Vancouver would look to build on the winning momentum while Montreal Tigers would be desperate for a win after back-to-back defeats.
Venue:- Maple Leaf North-West Ground, King City
Where:- Tuesday, July 03, 2018, 01:30 AM IST
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Maple Leaf North West Ground in King City is a good wicket to bat on. The highest score recorded at this venue in ODI’s has been 303/4 by Windies vs Canda. And, with so much of T20 international stars featuring tomorrow, expect the season-opener to be a high-scoring clash.
Avg 1st inn score: 136
Avg 2nd inn score: 117
Highest Total: 184/5 (20 Ov) by ZIM vs Can
Lowest Total: 75/10 (19.2 Ov) by Can vs ZIM
Highest Chased: 141/7 (19.5 Ov) by Pak vs SL
Lowest Defended: 153/7 (20 Ov) by SL vs Can
As such there are no changes announced by any of the team. Both the teams might stick to the same playing 11 unless there are any forced changes.
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Lasith Malinga(c), Rayyan Pathan, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Dillon Heyliger, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Sandeep Lamichhane, Isuru Udana, George Worker, Najibullah Zadran, Cecil Pervez, Ibrahim Khaleel, Peter Siddle, Nicholas Kirton, Sikandar Raza, Dwayne Smith, Moises Henriques, Kevon Cooper
Chris Gayle(c), Babar Hayat, Andre Russell, Rassie van der Dussen , Tim Southee, Chadwick Walton, Fawad Ahmed, Sheldon Cottrell, Saad Bin Zafar, Evin Lewis, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Srimantha Wijeratne, Kamau Leverock, Steven Jacobs, Salman Nazar, Jeremy Gordon
The probable MON vs VK playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: D Ramdin
Batsmen: D Smith
All-rounder: S Narine, S Raza, M Henriques, Worker
Bowlers: L Malinga, P Siddle, R Pathan, S Lamichhane, A Nurse
Wicket-keeper: Chadwick Walton
Batsmen: Babar Hayat, Rassie van der Dussen, Chris Gayle (c), Evin Lewis,
All-rounder: Andre Russell
Bowlers: Fawad Ahmed, Saad Bin Zafar, Steve Jacobs, Tim Southee, Sheldon Cottrell
For Montreal Tigers, Narine, Smith, and Sikander Raza will be key in the batting department, while the onus will be on skipper Malinga, Lamicchane, and Siddle as far as bowling is concerned.
As far as Vancouver is concerned, Babar Hayat, who scored a match-winning fifty against Winnipeg Hawks will hold key once again along with Lewis and off-course Gayle. While their bowling will be spearheaded by Southee.
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