CAN vs CAY Dream11 : Billed to occupy one of the two slots this tournament offers into the next qualification round, Canada enter the fray of today’s encounter heavily touted to emerge on the greener rub of things
Ever since last year, when the International Cricket Council had reconceptualised its gameplan to make the game as inclusive as possible, we have seen the lesser known cricket playing countries get a massive chance to showcase their skill set on the big stage. It has helped massively in the development of the game in these lesser known regions, helping upbring teams from the grassroots level to help the sport achieve a truly global standard.
And four such teams who find themselves competing in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier Americas’ Region are Canada, USA, Cayman Islands and Bermuda. One of the biggest benefactors of ICC’s development program, these four countries now have a chance to step out and play in the ICC 2020 T20 World Cup with their long and testing journey to the showpiece tournament starting today.
The region qualification process will see each of participating side square off against its competitors twice with the teams who occupy the top two places at the culmination of the tournament moving onto the next round. The tournament lasting for a week begins today with Canada and Cayman Island wrapping up things on opening day with the two outfits clashing heads against each other today night.
While Cayman Islands are new entrants into the cricketing fraternity, Canada are well familiarised with the global stage. Along with that narrative, the side have at their perusal a hoard of international performers who are coming fresh out of the Global T20 Canada league, having plied their skill set with some stalwarts of the game.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With us already having a match here earlier today and this pitch known for its ability to start crumbling in the second part of matches, expect the wicket to be massively on the sluggish and slower side of things. This is a wicket made for batting first with the side winning the toss clearly looking to come out and set a target given how effective spinners will be later on.
Probable Playing 11
Navneet Dhaliwal (C), Rodrigo Thomas, Nitish Kumar, Hamza (WK), Nikhil, Saad bin Zafar, Dilon Heyliger, Junaid Siddiqui, Rizwan, Cecil Pervez, Romesh Eranga
Sacha DeAlwis, Chad Hauptfleisch (WK), Darren Cato, Gregory Strydom, Luke Harrington Myers, Omar Willis, Paul Manning, Troy Taylor, Alistair Ifill, Conroy Wright, Alessandro Morris
ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier Americas’ Region Final
Match: Canada vs Cayman Islands
Date And Time: 18th August, Sunday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: White Hill Field, Hamilton
Top 4 Batting Order
- Navneet Dhaliwal, Rodrigo Thomas, Nitish Kumar, Hamza
- Sacha DeAlwis, Chad Hauptfleisch, Darren Cato, Gregory Strydom
- Rodrigo Thomas, Nitish Kumar
- Sacha DeAlwis, Chad Hauptfleisch
Death Overs Bowlers
- Dilon Heyliger, Cecil Pervez
- Conroy Wright, Alessandro Morris
CAN vs CAY Dream 11 Predictions
Wicket-Keepers for CAN vs CAY Dream11
With the guidelines in place by Dream 11 making it requisite to indulge in a minimum of four players from Cayman Island, we have opted for their wicket-keeper Chad Hauptfleisch as the first pick from our side. With Cayman Islands bound to lose wickets in this one, not only will he get more than adequate overs to come out and amass runs in but is also a safe pick with the gloves.
Batsmen for CAN vs CAY Dream11
One of the most impressive batsmen in the recently concluded Global T20 Canada League, Rodrigo Thomas was a pivotal player for his side in the opening slot. He’s not only someone who can keep his intent in check but also open his arms as per the situation of the match, having imbued in him a versatile range of shots.
T saw him amass 291 runs in 7 matches including thee 50s, seeing him become the first player to be picked up by us for this match. He’s going to be accompanied by Nitish Kumar who got a couple of matches as well in the domestic T20 arena along with captain Navneet Dhaliwal who has scored 129 runs in 5 matches in the shortest format of the game.
With 273 runs in ICC’s WCL along 67 runs in the domestic we have picked up Cayman Island’s Sacha DeAlwis along with number three bat, Darren Cato.
All-Rounders for CAN vs CAY Dream11
With no all-rounder from Canada expected to ply his skill set in this encounter, we were left with only one option to indulge in. Conroy Wright from Cayman Island has bowled a restrictive line and length for his side recently and will be someone the side will be turning to in today’s encounter if they are to have any chance of winning their first ever T20 international match.
Bowling Order for CAN vs CAY Dream11
We have gotten in all the frontline bowling picks from Canada, roping in all their stoutheaded spearheads with us certain that Cayman Islands are going to massively falter today. Part of Global T20 Canada, Saad Bin Zafar ended up tasting consummate success in the league owing to his left arm brand of spin.
His ability to move the ball away from the right handers should leave Cayman in tatters, seeing him stile their innings cheaply. Cecil Pervez and Junaid Siddique accompany him with Junaid having picked up 22 wickets and scored 125 runs in 30 encounters.
Alessandro Morris from the opposition closes out our side for this match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Rodrigo is our captain for today while we have chosen Zafar as our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.