While the winner of this match will move to the final straight away, the loser will have one more opportunity and clash against the winner of the Eliminator in Qualifier 2.
In the most high-profile match of the Global T20 Canada League till now, Vancouver Knights will lock horns with the CWI B team.
Both Vancouver Knights and CWI B team have won foue matches out of their six fixtures. While Knights have a powerhouse batting lineup in Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis and Chadwick Walton, they also have few exciting bowlers in Tim Southee, Sheldon Cottrell and Andre Russell.
The CWI B team, on the other hand, has been the story of the GT20 League till now. A relatively low profile team has gone on to emerge as one of the better teams of the league, winning four matches on the trot. Sherfane Rutherford and Shamar Springer opened the innings in the last match for the team. Brandon King and Nicholas Pooran are also in formidable form.
In the bowling unit, Obed McCoy, Khary Pierre and Derval Green will lead the charge. All in all, a lot of fireworks are unexpected as the top two teams of the league clash against each other.
Now let's have a look at the two squads.
CWI B Team
Anthony Bramble (c & wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Justin Greaves, Shamar Springer, Fabian Allen, Derval Green, Jeremiah Louis, Khary Pierre, Obed McCoy, Alick Athanaze, Roland Cato, Kavem Hodge
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
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction*
Who will win? CWI B Team
Player of the Match - Andre Russell (Vancouver Knights), Fabian Allen (CWI B Team)
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) - Evin Lewis (Vancouver Knights), Justin Greaves (CWI B Team)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Tim Southee (Vancouver Knights), Obed McCoy (CWI B Team)
Most Sixes - Chris Gayle (Vancouver Knights), Brandon King (CWI B Team)
*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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