Hello and Welcome to our preview for Vancouver Knights versus Montreal Tigers match. We are covering MON vs VK Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the 8th T20 match. The match is to be played at Maple Leaf North-West Ground, King City.
The inaugural Global T20 Tournament has not gathered as many viewers as expected. The tournament is going on quietly and it needs a boost of some kind to gain popularity amongst cricket fans. Most teams by now have played two matches and the team combination is more or less decided now.
Vancouver Knights defeated Winnipeg Hawks in their encounter yesterday. On a difficult pitch, Knights bowled well initially but lost momentum as the Hawks started making a comeback. Sheldon Cottrell and Fawad Ahmed were the pick of the bowlers as they both picked three wickets. In the chase, the trio of Lewis-Gayle-Walton totaled only 22 runs. It was Dussen and Hayat who steered the team. Andre Russell ended the match with three sixes in 7 balls.
Montreal Tigers had a brilliant start yesterday against WI-B team as Narine opened the batting and smacked 28(15). Henriques (26) and Sikandar Raza (47) then handled the batting calmly and took the score 183/9. The bowling was disappointing except Narine. Nepal’s Lamichhane went for 57 runs in his 4 overs, Malinga conceded 32/2 in his quota. Montreal lost the match by 2 wickets.
MON vs VK, 8th T20, Global T20 Canada 2018
Maple Leaf North-West Ground, King City
3rd July, 01:30 AM IST
1st innings average score : 136 runs
2nd innings average score : 117 runs
Chris Gayle (c), Tim Southee, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Chadwick Walton (wk), Saad Bin Zafar, Steven Jacobs, Andre Russell, Jeremy Gordon, Evin Lewis, Fawad Ahmed, Sheldon Cottrell, Salman Nazar, Rassie van der Dussen, Babar Hayat, Srimantha Wijeratne (wk), Kamau Leverock.
Lasith Malinga (c), Dwayne Smith, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Moises Henriques, Peter Siddle, Kevon Cooper, Sunil Narine, George Worker, Ashley Nurse, Najibullah Zadran, Ibrahim Khaleel, Rayyan Pathan, Sikandar Raza, Cecil Pervez, Sandeep Lamichhane, Dillon Heyliger, Nicholas Kirton.
VK dropped Jeremy Gordon as predicted and brought in Steven Jacobs, who bowled really well. Saad Bin Zafar was expensive and gave away 22 runs in his 2 overs. Knights have a chance to try Kamau Leverock in his place tonight. Rest will not be tampered with.
Montreal included Sandeep Lamichhane for this match and dropped Kevon Cooper to have Nepalese spinner playing. Montreal may drop their off-spinner Ashley Nurse to include the medium-pace of Cooper since they already have two spinners in Narine and Lamichhane.
Chris Gayle (c), Evin Lewis, Chadwick Walton (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Babar Hayat, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Saad Bin Zafar/K Leverock, Fawad Ahmed, Sheldon Cottrell, Steven Jacobs.
Sunil Narine, Dwayne Smith, George Worker, Moises Henriques, Sikandar Raza, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Rayyan Pathan, Ashley Nurse/Kevon Cooper, Peter Siddle, Lasith Malinga (c), Sandeep Lamichhane.
Denesh Ramdin (Wk)
Evin Lewis (Vc)
R van der Dussen
Sunil Narine (C)
Rassie van der Dussen