Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Global T20 Canada Final - Vancouver Knights v Winnipeg Hawks
The final of the second edition of the Global T20 Canada League will be played between Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks at the CAA Centre, Brampton in Ontario.
After ending the league stage at the second spot with three wins and one loss from six matches, Vancouver Knights easily defeated Brampton Wolves in Qualifier 1 by 77 runs to advance into the finals.
On the other hand, Winnipeg Hawks barely managed to sneak through to the playoffs, ending at the fourth spot after the group stage with two wins and three losses from six matches.
The team then went on to somehow beat Toronto Nationals in the Eliminator, credit to some high-quality batting by JP Duminy and some assistance from luck as the match was called off due to bad light with the team being ahead of the Toronto Nationals's score by just two runs as per the DLS par score.
The Hawks then beat Brampton Wolves by seven wickets in Qualifier 2, credit to some quality bowling from skipper Rayad Emrit, Mohammad Irfan and Kaleem Sana and some destructive batting from opener Shaiman Anwar and JP Duminy.
Vancouver Knights might feel the absence of skipper Chris Gayle but they have enough firepower with the likes of Chadwick Walton, Rassie van der Dussen, Shoaib Malik and Andre Russell to walk into the final as favourites. That said, Winnipeg Hawks have momentum on their side and will give the Knights a run for their money.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Winnipeg Hawks- Chris Lynn, Shaiman Anwar, Dwayne Smith, Jean-Paul Duminy, Sunny Sohal, Hamza Tariq, Rayad Emrit, Paul van Meekeren, Mohammad Irfan, Kaleem Sana, Umair Ghani
Vancouver Knights- Tobias Visee, Chadwick Walton, Rassie van der Dussen, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell, Saad Bin Zafar, Daniel Sams, Michael Rippon, Hayden Walsh, Rayyan Pathan, Ali Khan