MON vs ERO Dream11 Team Prediction: Tigers look to recover from a chastening beating in their previous match where they conceded 276 runs.
For Montreal Tigers, perhaps the beating their bowling unit took in the previous encounter will stay fresh for some time. While a T20 encounter never favours the bowling unit, the way their bowling line-up was played around with made for horrifying viewing with not one bowler spared as the side’s strategy was torn and thrown out of the window by Vancouver Knights.
The 139-run partnership between Gayle and Rassie Van Der Dussen for the second wicket propelled Vancouver Knights to a massive total, one which looked unlikely to be a target Montreal Tigers were going to be able to traverse past. The 54 ball 122 run inning from Gayle spared no bowler who was sent his way and at the end of the day, Montreal Tigers were left thanking rain for intervening and ensuring the match ended without a result.
Tigers couldn’t have asked for a better outfit to forget that result than their clash against Edmonton Royals today. Yet to win a match in the Global T20 Canada league, the Royals have by some distance been the worst side out of all the six teams partaking in the league with their bowling unit being the main source of dejection for the outfit.
MON vs ERO Dream11 Team Prediction
Today’s match is going to be all about the side which can herald in more runs today. With both these sides having paper thin bowling units, expect the side who can hit the ball more cleanly out of the park and stitch together vital partnerships to come out as the winner in this encounter.
And it’s this narrative which budges the encounter in the Tigers favour with the side having immense depth in their batting unit. Expect them to register a win here and register their second win of the league.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
With us having one day without cricket in the league, the focus would have been at providing the much needed treatment to a surface which has been rattled with the matches coming in thickly in the league.
And what is already a pristine batting surface should go onto only improve, playing heavily in the batsmen’s kitty and enabling them to go on and put on a massive score here. The chasing side has tasted success on a majority of occasions and we should see the side winning the toss choose to come out and field first.
Probable Playing 11
Kane Williamson’s selection is still not confirmed for this encounter either and he might not feature today as well for the Royals.
Kyle Coetzer, Ruvindu Gunasekera, George Bailey (c), Sunil Narine, Dinesh Chandimal, Sean Abbott, Anton Devcich, Nikhil Dutta, Matthew Cross (wk), Mohammad Naveed, Dillon Heyliger
— Edmonton Royals (@EdmontonGT20) July 31, 2019
Davy Jacobs, James Neesham, Shadab Khan, Faf du Plessis, Kane Williamson (c), Anshuman Rath (wk), Richie Berrington, Ben Cutting, Navneet Dhaliwal, S Khan and Safyaan Sharif
Dream 11 Picks
Mathew Cross from Montreal Tigers has been picked out by us as the choice with the gloves for this one. He’s never really gotten a chance to come in and open his arms and today might just be the encounter when he’s called on to come and regale us in his expansive range of strokeplay.
As we continue to build our side with players from Montreal Tigers, we have also gone ahead with number 3 bat, Anton Devcich for this fixture. He scored 40 in 23 balls in the one match his side have managed to win till now, getting them off to a perfect start in the run curtailed 12 over encounter they played in against Winnipeg Hawks.
Captain George Bailey comes in as well despite having still left plenty to be desired from him. Elsewhere from the Royals we are roping in Faf du Plessis who’ll play a key role for the side especially in Williamson misses out today as well. Opener Richard Berrington will be partnering him with players from the top of the order always ideal picks to indulge in a T20 encounter.
One of the best all-rounder in the world at the moment, a player who has an affinity to deliver with both the bat and ball for his side, New Zealand’s James Neesham is our first pick over here. He’s an indispensible player to both us and his side and we see him getting in a rich bagful of runs for our side today.
He is accompanied by Ben Cutting from the side while Sunil Narine comes in from the Tigers. Although he is yet to impress with the ball, he is asked to come out and open his side’s innings, making him a good pick.
The only bowler who has looked capable of picking up wickets for the Royals, Shadab Khan comes in for us from the side. From the Tigers elsewhere we are inducting a duo of picks from the outfit with Dillon Heyliger and Mohammad Naveed our selections from the side given how prone the Royals are to losing wickets at will.
Dream 11 Advice
With teams partaking in the tournament in a hectic and congested schedule, one which sees several countries play on consecutive days, there is a likelihood of sides changing their playing 11’s for every match. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your side which include the best performers for each side with players being roped in based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with the pitch conditions, toss and recent performances.