MON vs VK Dream11 : Placed adjacent to each other, both Tigers and Vancouver Knights head out in search of their second win today.
Left in disarray after their previous outing in the Global T20 Canada league, for Montreal Tigers, there couldn’t have been a more important encounter than today’s match in the league. Unravelled by Brampton Wolves who trounced them by 10 wickets the last time around, the Tigers look to reinstate their credentials as title challengers when they square off against Vancouver Knights today.
Bundled out for a paltry 101 runs by Brampton Wolves the last time they took to the field, it was the lack of fighting spirit which made for more dejecting viewing from the side. After the batsmen fell apart shambolically, the bowlers failed to muster the stomach for a fight, allowing the opposition to peel off their target in just 6.4 overs to see their net run-rate fall massively as they pummelled all the way to fourth place in the league standings.
Elsewhere for Vancouver Knights, their league opener saw them put on their first win in the league as they went onto maintain their composure in what was a relatively low scoring encounter. With their bowlers doing an impeccable job to hold out Toronto for just 159-5 in the first match of the second edition of the league, it took Vancouver Knights all of 17.2 overs to register an emphatic 8 wicket win.
Their second match wasn’t the same though with the side failing to defend the massive 208 they had put up against Winnipeg Hawkings, a horrid bowling performance which saw the opposition win in just 15.2 overs.
They might have faltered in their previous encounter but it was due to no fault of their batsmen. The batting order has been flawless till now, helping incur for the side hefty totals and expect the sae to happen today as well. And it’s this department which will seal the match in Vancouver Knights favour with this league all about runs.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The batting conditions are only getting better with each passing day with the batsmen mincing out bowlers at will. The small dimensions of the ground have only gone onto help them with scores of 200 being crossed with consummate ease. This is s surface made for chasing and the side winning the toss will look to field first undoubtedly.
Probable Playing 11
Kyle Coetzer, Sunil Narine, Bupinder Singh, Anton Devcich, George Bailey (C), Matthew Cross (WK), Sean Abbott, Mohammad Naveed, Dillon Heyliger, Nikhil Dutta, Fawad Ahmed
Chris Gayle (C), Tobias Visee (WK), Chadwick Walton, Rassie van der Dussen, JJ Smit, Shoaib Malik, Andile Phehlukwayo, Rizwan Cheema, Michael Rippon, Saad Bin Zafar, Ali Khan
Global T20 League
Match: Montreal Tigers Vs Vancouver Knights
Date And Time: 30th July, Tuesday- 2:00am IST
Venue: CAA Centre, Brampton
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for MON vs VK Dream11
One batsman who has impressed us massively this league has been Vancouver Knights’ Chadwick Nation. The wicket-keeper hit a match winning half-century in the first match, following it up with a quick fire 30 in the second match and he’s starting to become a regulation pick for us.
Batsmen for MON vs VK Dream11
Continuing with our selections from the side, we have opener Chris Gayle being picked up as well after his 45 the last time around. The ever dependable Rassie Van Der Dussen at number is a player who has always be banked upon and there’s no way he leaves our side after coming up with yet another solid 39 minute knock.
From Montreal Tigers we have indulged ourselves in opener Kyle Coetzer with the batsman the only one to have gone on and scored in excess of 20 runs for his side at a time when wickets were tumbling at the other end. We have decided to keep captain George Bailey as well for this encounter despite him having a torrid time in the league’s opening matches.
All-Rounders for MON vs VK Dream11
It’s a two man partnership from Montreal Tigers with Sunil Narine and Sean Abbot coming in for us. Narine opens the innings and will bowl his 4 overs of spin as well, making him a good pick with all-rounders like him being the pinch perfect players to enter the fray of your side.
The only pick from Vancouver Knights for us in that of Andile Phehlukwayo.
Bowling Order for MON vs VK Dream11
With both these sides not having tasted immense success in the bowling department, we are bringing in just three bowlers in for this one. It’s a duo from Vancouver Knights with Saad Bin Zafar and Ali Khan both being indulged in by us while we only have Mohammad Naveed come in from Montreal Tigers with the side having gone wicketless in one encounter
Captain And Vice-Captain
Rassie is selected as our captain like always while Gayle is our vice-captain.
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.