TOR vs MON Dream11 : Montreal Tigers and Toronto Nationals fight it out for the last top 4 spot today in the concluding league stage encounter of the league.
We couldn’t have been accorded a more befitting encounter to wrap up the league stage encounters of the Global T20 Canada league. With yesterday’s encounter been abandoned due to inclement weather, both Montreal Tigers and Toronto Tigers find themselves staying in the run in for a spot in the top 4, one which would take them to the coveted qualifiers tomorrow.
While Montreal Tigers are currently occupying fourth place with five points, for Toronto Nationals this match brings with a massive chance to breathe life into what has been an otherwise languishing outing in the league. And with the side having defeated Montreal Tigers only a few days back, the Nationals will be quietly confident of emulating the same performance as they look to propel themselves into fourth place.
The previous encounter between the two was a low scoring affair, one which saw Montreal Tigers be stifled for just 136-9, a target the Nationals tried to make as difficult as possible for themselves. They ended up losing 6 wickets in their pursuit of the small target but more importantly ended up getting past the finishing line as they prevailed to a win of paramount importance for the side.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With us having no contest on this wicket for two days now, expect the surface to act like a brand new one and play massively in favour of the batsmen. What does remain to be seen through is how the ground team would have coped up with the incessant rainfall yesterday with the ground failing to soak up water efficiently.
We might see this favour the bowlers for some period but the surface will settle down eventually to make batting extremely easy. A chasing track the side winning the toss will definitely field first.
Probable Playing 11
- Sunil Narine and Thisara Perera are out of this match for Montreal Tigers.
- Kieron Pollard stays out of the league for Toronto Nationals owing to his involvement with the West Indian cricket team.
Kyle Coetzer, Ruvindu Gunasekera, George Bailey (C), Dinesh Chandimal, Fawad Ahmed, Anton Devcich, Nikhil, Matthew Cross (WK), Scott Kuggeleijn, Nizakat Khan, Dillon Heyliger
Rodrigo Thomas, Brendon McCullum, Moises Henriques, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Yuvraj Singh (C), Ravinderpal Singh, Mark Montfort, Mitchell McClenaghan, Salman Nazar, Jeremy Gordon, Sandeep Lamichhane
With Montreal Tigers having had to lose a spate of players owing to international fixtures, the side are massively depleted heading into this encounter. An already lacklustre batting unit has been further diminished, making the side a bleak unit.
The Nationals will capitalise on this and go onto register a win in this one and get the much yearned for points to take them into the top 4.
Global T20 Canada
Match: Montreal Tigers Vs Toronto Nationals
Date And Time: 7th August, Wednesday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: CAA Centre, Brampton
Where To Watch: Star Sports 2/HD
- Kyle Coetzer, Fawad Ahmed, Anton Devcich, Matthew Cross
- Rodrigo Thomas, Moises Henriques, Heinrich Klaasen, Yuvraj Singh
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for TOR vs MON Dream11
Heinrich Klaasen is our pick from Toronto Nationals for this match. He’s acted as the fulcrum of the side at number 4, ensuring that the responsibilities of the spot are handled perfectly by him. With an important 20 run knock the last time around in a chase where the Nationals were unravelling, we are going to be bringing him into our side.
Batsmen for TOR vs MON Dream11
Opening the innings for his side the last time around as he was handed out a rare spot in his side’s team, Chirag Suri from Toronto Nationals is the first player we are roping into our side. With 37 runs in 52 balls, he ended up playing an extremely important innings, one which ensured his side were given the perfect platform to imbed a successful run chase.
Fellow opener Rodrigo Thomas accompanies him as well with the two making for an exceptional opening stand. Yuvraj Singh was retired hurt the last time around but we expect him to play this one and are going to be selecting him as well.
Elsewhere the lone pick from Montreal Tigers is of opener Kyle Coetzer with the batsman emerging as the most dependable bat from a side who have been more than vulnerable to falling apart. He kept batting till the end in the previous encounter, scoring 26 in progress as he tried to hold things from one end and act the fulcrum of his side’s batting efforts.
All-Rounders for TOR vs MON Dream11
Ever since his advent into the side, Chris Green has been someone who has made heads turn with his innate ability to spin the ball massively. He’s emerged as the spearhead of his side’s bowling order, picking up 2-24 in the previous match along with making 30 in a man of the match performance.
He’s our first pick in this department while Scott Kuggeleijn is chosen by us after picking up the one wicket when these two sides met previously.
Bowling Order for TOR vs MON Dream11
Pacer Mitchell McClenaghan comes in from Toronto Nationals with his left arm brand of pace proving fruitful for his side. Especially up against a heavy right handed Montreal Tigers batting order, expect him to pick up wickets as he deviated the ball away from them.
With two wickets in the last match, Salman Nazar is selected from the side as well while our partnership from Montreal Tigers constitutes of Dillon Heyliger and Fawad Ahmed who picked up 2-25 in the last match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are picking up Rodrigo Thomas as our side’s captain while Chris Green is 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.