The Big Picture
As the caravan of the Global T20 Canada rolls on, Sunday night will see Vancouver Knights vs Winnipeg Hawks what is expected to be a blockbuster clash with a plethora of stars on both sides.
Vancouver Knights started their campaign on a losing note with their bowlers failing to defend 228 against the rampaging duo of Anton Devcich (92 off 44 balls) and Steve Smith (61 off 41 balls). This came after Evin Lewis stroked a belligerent 55-ball-96 to take his team to a towering 4-227 in 20 overs. But, none of their bowlers could stop the carnage that ensued, and eventually fell to a 6-wicket loss.
Venue:- Maple Leaf Cricket Club
Timing:- July 01, 2018, 08:30 PM IST
Their opponents in Winnipeg Hawks are coming off a 46-run win over Montreal Lions. Batting first, despite losing Warner for 1, Lendl Simmons got his team off to a brisk start, with a 24-ball-36, and was ably supported by wicket-keeper batsman Ben McDermott (68 off 46 balls) and Daren Bravo’s 29-ball-54 to guide his team to 4-203 in 20 overs. Chasing 204, Montreal lost Dwayne Smith early for a duck. None of the batsmen in Narine (20), Henriques (23), Worker (26), and Raza (30 off 13) could kick on and get a substantial score against an inspired WK bowling line-up spearheaded by skipper Bravo (3-24) and ably supported by Ali Khan (2-18), and Junaid Siddiqui (3-35). While WK will look to build on the winning momentum, Vancouver Knights will aim for a turnaround after a lackluster bowling performance in the tournament opener. So, who will win Vancouver Knights vs Winnipeg Hawks? Let us delve into the betting odds as part of our VK vs WK today match prediction.
The first two games of the tournament (at the time of writing) have witnessed teams crossing the 200-run mark on three occasions out of four. The surface is a belter of a track and is expected to produce high scoring matches in the coming days. Expect a run-feast.
VK vs WK Squads:-
Chadwick Walton (WK), Steven Jacobs, Fawad Ahmed, Babar Hayat, Sheldon Cottrell, Saad Bin Zafar, Andre Russell, Srimantha Wijeratne, Kamau Leverock, Salman Nazar, Jeremy Gordon, Tim Southee, Rassie van der Dussen, Chris Gayle (C), Evin Lewis, Ruvindu Gunasekera
Dwayne Bravo(C), Hamza Tariq (WK), Darren Bravo, Ben McDermott, Fidel Edwards, Lendl Simmons, Rayad Emrit, Junaid Siddique, Ali Khan, Tion Webster, Rizwan Cheema, Hiral Patel, Mark Deyal, Kyle Phillip, David Warner, David Miller
VK vs WK TODAY MATCH PREDICTION
As part of our VK vs WK today match prediction series, the odds in favor of Vancouver Knights winning the game are 4/5, implying a return of Rs 180 over 100, while that of Winnipeg Hawks is 1/1, meaning a return of 200 over a stake of Rs 100.