Both Edmonton Royals and Winnipeg Hawks seem to be quite similar teams. Their place in the points table also confirms that.
They have neither fared too well not too badly in the tournament till now as they are placed third and fourth respectively. Their net run rate is also not a lot different but Hawks have a little edge in this department.
Edmonton Royals have a few good batsmen in Luke Ronchi, Andre Fletcher, Kevin O'Brien and quality bowlers in Sohail Tanvir, Wayne Parnell, Mohammad Irfan and Shahid Afridi.
The Hawks, on the other hand, would be expecting David Warner to fire big time. Lendl Simmons too is an asset at the top of the order. David Miller can be particularly explosive in the middle order and Ben McDermott has been in tremendous form.
In the bowling department, Mark Deyal has been their trump bowler and would be assisted by Tion Webster and Fidel Edwards as the both teams clash in an intriguing encounter.
Now let's have a look at the two squads.
Andre Fletcher, Luke Ronchi (wk), Shahid Afridi, Farhaan Behardien, Agha Salman, Abraash Khan, Sohail Tanvir (c), Mohammad Irfan, Hasan Khan, Wayne Parnell, Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Asif Ali, Shaiman Anwar, Umar Akmal, Christiaan Jonker, Ahmed Raza, Ammar Khalid, Simon Pervez
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), Shahid Afridi (Edmonton Royals)
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) - David Warner (Winnipeg Hawks), Andre Fletcher (Edmonton Royals)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Fidel Edwards (Winnipeg Hawks), Shahid Afridi (Edmonton Royals)
Most Sixes - Lendl Simmons (Winnipeg Hawks), Andre Fletcher (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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