TOR vs MON Dream11 Team Predictions: Nationals look to keep their league alive when they face-off against Tigers in a must-win encounter.
Having lost three out of their four matches, a crumbling and lacklustre Toronto Nationals side will consider themselves extremely lucky to still be in the fight for a spot in the top 4. With Winnipeg Hawks having played out all of their matches, garnering just the two wins from them at a sordid net run-rate of -0.722, a win for the Nationals would see them upsurge Winnipeg Hawks into fourth place given their superior net run-rate.
In a match which comes bearing with it such massive ramifications for them, it is only befitting that we have such a pivotal encounter to wrap up the group stages of the second edition of the Global T20 Canada League. Elsewhere for Montreal Tigers the match comes bearing with it consequences as well with a win meaning they could finish in second place ahead of the semi-finals.
Montreal Tigers head into this encounter with a four wicket win over Edmonton Royals as they chased down the 154 run target set to them. Elsewhere, for the Nationals, their previous match saw them falter to yet another defeat, seeing them flounder in their pursuit of the 222 run target set to them by table toppers Brampton Wolves.
TOR vs MON Dream11 Team Predictions
Kieron Pollard has headed to the West Indian squad for their ongoing T20 series against India.
Probable Playing XI
Rodrigo Thomas, Brendon McCullum, Chirag Suri, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Yuvraj Singh (c), Manpreet Gony, Chris Green, Ravinderpal Singh, Mark Montfort, Jeremy Gordon, Salman Nazar
Kyle Coetzer, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Dinesh Chandimal, Anton Devcich, George Bailey (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Nikhil, Kyle Phillip, Mohammad Naveed, Dillon Heyliger, Sean Abbott
Pitch Conditions and Toss
Despite this being the second encounter of the day on this surface, we don’t see it hindering the pitch in anyway. This should be a good batting surface, one where the runs will be as easy to come as they have across the league. The side winning the toss will be looking to chase here as has been the norm across all the matches with the side batting second winning 90% of their matches.
Dream 11 Picks
With 35 yesterday, yet another astute knock from a batsman blessed with an outstanding range of strokeplay, Toronto Nationals’ wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen is our selection for this encounter. He’s acted as the perfect bat you want coming in at number, someone who can keep his intent in check before eventually opening his arms to find the boundary once settled into his groove.
We are selecting both the openers from the Nationals with the duo going onto put on a 40-run stand in just 4 overs yesterday. Brendon McCullum and Rodrigo Thomas utilised the field restrictions to perfection, scoring 36 and 28 runs repetitively and we see them unleashing havoc today as well.
What an entertainer!@YUVSTRONG12 hammered the bowling attack in his innings of 51(22).
— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) August 4, 2019
With 51 runs yesterday as his side tried their level best to chase down a momentous target, Nationals see Yuvraj Singh come in as well to see us opt for a trivalent of options from the side.
Meanwhile, from Montreal tigers we are bringing in a duo in the form of number three bat Anton Devcich after his match winning 32 from the last time around and opener Kyle Coetzer.
With Kieron Pollard out for the Nationals, the side see Moises Henriques come into their playing 11 and he comes into our side as well. He picked up a wicket yesterday along with coming out to bat at the number 3 position, making him the epitome of an ideal all-rounder to imbed into your Dream 11 side.
Mitchell McCleneghan is our first pick from the Nationals, someone who has still gone for less runs in a batting order which has been battered all around the park. Salman Nazar accompanies him from the Nationals while our two man partnership from an exemplary Montreal Tigers outfit sees us opt for Dillon Heyliger and Fawad Ahmed.
Heyliger delivered a sensational spell of 3-14 in 4 overs in his last outing and his side will be looking to him to resonate the same today as well.
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.