Having won their first match by a comprehensive 6-wicket margin, Toronto Nationals will certainly start as favourites. By slamming a half-century in the very first match, Steve Smith has announced his arrival back to competitive cricket in style.
For Edmonton Royals, Captain Shahid Afridi will look to start the campaign on a strong note. In the batting department, he will get support from Umar Akmal and Luke Ronchi.
Toronto Nationals v Edmonton Royals
Time 4pm BST
Let’s have a look at the squads
Captain- Darren Sammy
Coach- Phil Simmons
Squad: Darren Sammy, Steven Smith, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal, Hussain Talat, Rumman Raees, Nikhil Dutta, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Naveed Ahmad, Farhan Malik, Usama Mir, Rohan Mustafa, Nitish Kumar, Nizakat Khan, Mohammad Umair, Anton Devcich, Mohammad Sami
Captain- Shahid Afridi
Coach- Mohammad Akram
Squad: Shahid Afridi, Luke Ronchi, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir, Christiaan Jonker, Wayne Parnell, Asif Ali, Hasan Khan, Agha Salman, Shaiman Anwar, Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Ahmed Raza, Abraash Khan, Ammar Khalid, Simon Pervez, Umar Akmal, Farhaan Behardien, Andre Fletcher
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction*
Predicted Winner- Toronto Nationals
Top batsmen (runs scored) - Steven Smith (Toronto Nationals) - Luke Ronchi (Edmonton Royals)
Top Bowlers (wickets taken) - Mohammad Sami(Toronto Nationals) - Shahid Afridi (Edmonton Royals)
*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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