ERO vs VK Dream11 Team : Edmonton Royals head out in search of a much needed win after finding themselves slumped in the trenches
The only side to yet win a match in the Global T20 Canada league, for Edmonton Royals, the opening exchanges of the league have been flabbergasting. Sitting in the dearth of the league table with 3 defeats fro 3 matches, the side step out to the middle today in search of their elusive win, one to finally get their campaign underway.
It’s the batting department in particular which has made for drab viewing for the Royals. Being cleaned out by 10 wickets against Brampton Wolves, they followed it up with another maligned performance against Montreal Tigers. Bundled out for a mere 153, the side were subsequently defeated by 4 wickets, offering nothing in the way of both the batting and bowling department.
And it’s exactly this predicament which their opponents Vancouver Knights will be looking to capitalise on today as they head out in pursuit of their second win, one which would help consolidate their place in the top 4 of the league standings. Scoring the league’s highest total the last time around as they cantered their way to a colossal 276-3, the side were extremely unlucky to see rain wipe away their chances of a win, seeing them share the points with Montreal Tigers.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
We have had two low scoring encounters on the bounce now but that is by no fault down to the conditions prevalent. This pitch continues to be a pristine one for batting and with us having only one match per day recently, the ground team have been getting enough time to work on the surface.
Pinch perfect batting conditions will be availed today with the side winning the toss looking to chase on this wicket.
Probable Playing 11
- Kane Williamson will be unavailable for this encounter as well.
Shoaib Malik, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Gayle (c), Rizwan Cheema, Chadwick Walton, Saad Bin Zafar, Michael Rippon, JJ Smit, Tobias Visee (wk), Ali Khan
Mohammad Hafeez, Anshuman (wk), Shadab Khan, Richie Berrington, Faf du Plessis (c), Safyaan Sharif, Ben Cutting, James Neesham, Navneet Dhaliwal, Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Kyle Phillip
With Vancouver Knights smashing their way to 276 the last time around and Edmonton Royals continuing to scramble around for 150 run totals, it’s pretty apparent as to who is the likelier side to win this match. The Royals have looked too meek a unit, one bereft of ideas and Vancouver Knights should end up handing out a drubbing to them today.
Global T20 Canada
Match: Vancouver Knights Vs Edmonton Royals
Date And Time: 2nd August, Thursday- 10:00pm IST
Venue: CAA Centre, Brampton
Where To Watch: Star Sports 2/HD
- Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Gayle (c), Chadwick Walton
- Richie Berrington, Faf du Plessis (c), Ben Cutting, James Neesham
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for ERO vs VK Dream11 Team
Chadwick Walton from Vancouver Knights is our pick for this one. The number 3 bat has been one of the most impressive batsmen in the league, showing the application and technique to perfectly cue the ball, getting run through his expansive strokeplay.
Scoring 51 in 19 balls the last time around as he smashed the ball to all areas of the park to stitched a 63 run stand for the opening wicket, we are getting in the side’s opener, Tobias Visee as well
Batsmen for ERO vs VK Dream11 Team
A 54 ball 122 run innings by him sees us bring in Chris Gayle from Vancouver Knights with us opting to go in with their entire top-order for this match. What has served him well in this league is the partners he’s gotten, batsmen who have upped the ante, allowing him to take the extra bit of time he needs to craft out his innings.
With yet another half-century in his previous sojourn, Rassie Van Der Dussen is someone who is always the first player on our mind when Vancouver Knights are playing. Meanwhile from the Royals we are getting in Faf du Plessis, the only player who has tried to muster together some runs for his side.
All-Rounders for ERO vs VK Dream11 Team
One of the finest all-rounders in the league, Jimmy Neesham has revelled us in dauntless displays, using his innate abilities with the bat and bowl to herald in a bagful of points for us. Andile Phehlukwayo comes in as well for this one, more due to his role as a bowler for the side with him likely to pick up wickets against the worst batting line-up in the league.
The one player as well from the Royals with us opting for Ben Cutting, someone who has tried to use his perusal of abilities to come up with fruitful displays for his side.
Bowling Order for ERO vs VK Dream11 Team
We are getting in the Royals spinner, Shadab Khan over here. If his side are going to restrict the opposition on the batting front, they’ll be needing wickets from him and given the fact that Chris Gayle will be coming out to open, Shadab could get the opening overs as well.
Although Vancouver Knights haven’t impressed too much with the ball either, it’s the dwindling nature of Royals batting unit which sees us rope in both Ali Khan and Saad Bin Zafar from the side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Rassie has been elected as our captain while we are going in with Chris Gayle as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, 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 who are expected to dole out the maximum points.