Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for GT20 Canada Qualifier 2 Today

Chris Gayle in action
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Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks lock horns in Qualifier 2 for a berth in the Final. In a short tournament like the Global T20 Canada League, it is all about momentum and currently Winnipeg Hawks certainly have it.

While Vancouver Knights are coming off a defeat in Qualifier 1, Winnipeg Hawks have just won the Eliminator against Edmonton Royals and are looking in ominous form.

David Warner has hit his straps quite late in the tournament but this may just turn out to be the right time as the team stands just two victories away from becoming the first champions of the league.

They have experienced bowlers in Fidel Edwards and Rayad Emrit. In the batting line up, David Warner, Lendl Simmons and Ben McDermott have started firing and things are looking quite good for the Hawks.

Vancouver Knights, on the other hand, have had a stop start campaign till now. Although Chris Gayle has got back to scoring ways, he is not at his best as strike rates of hundred and thereabout are not something which are associated with Gayle.

In the absence of Evin Lewis, Chadwick Walton will open the batting with Gayle while Ben Dunk and Andre Russell will be the mainstays of the middle order. In the bowling line up, Tim Southee and Sheldon Cottrell would lead the charge. All in all, this is going to be an interesting encounter with Winnipeg hawks starting as favorites.

Now let's have a look at the two squads.

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Vancouver Knights

Chris Gayle(c), Evin Lewis, Chadwick Walton(w), Rassie van der Dussen, Andre Russell, Babar Hayat, Saad Bin Zafar, Tim Southee, Fawad Ahmed, Sheldon Cottrell, Jeremy Gordon, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Srimantha Wijeratne, Kamau Leverock, Steven Jacobs, Salman Nazar

Winnipeg Hawks

Lendl Simmons, David Warner (c), Ben McDermott(w), Darren Bravo, David Miller, Junaid Siddique, Rayad Emrit, Mark Deyal, Tion Webster, Ali Khan, Junaid Siddiqui, Fidel Edwards, Hamza Tariq, Rizwan Cheema, Hiral Patel, Kyle Phillip

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction*

Who will win? Winnipeg Hawks

Player of the Match - Fidel Edwards (Winnipeg Hawks), Andre Russell (Vancouver Knights)

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) - David Warner (Winnipeg Hawks), Chadwick Walton (Vancouver Knights)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Fidel Edwards (Winnipeg Hawks), Sheldon Cottrell (Vancouver Knights)

Most Sixes - Lendl Simmons (Winnipeg Hawks), Chris Gayle (Vancouver Knights)

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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