Global T20 Canada 2019: Match 18, Montreal Tigers vs Toronto Nationals: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Global T20 Canada 2019: Match 18, Montreal Tigers vs Toronto Nationals: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Yuvraj Singh complained of back pain in the last match.

Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Montreal Tigers has had a topsy-turvy run in the ongoing edition of the Global T20 Canada 2019. The team started with a 24-run victory over Winnipeg Hawks in a curtailed-game. However, the 10-wicket loss at the hands of table-toppers Brampton Wolves hit them badly. After five games, the Tigers finished third on the points table. Their match in Round 2 is against the Toronto Nationals.

In their very last game, the Tigers lost to the Nationals by four wickets and would be keen to make amends. The Nationals, led by Yuvraj Singh, finished fourth on the table. The team has three batters, with well over 100 runs, but it’s the bowling unit that has led the team down in quite a few instances. Their last victory over the Tigers would provide them with a whole lot of confidence.

Match Details

The 18th match of the Global T20 Canada 2019 will be played between Montreal Tigers and Toronto Nationals at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario.

The match starts at 12:30 PM local time (4:30 PM GMT) (10:00 PM IST- Aug 7).

This game will be live on Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.

Weather Report

There will be chances of significant rain throughout the duration of the contest. From 2 pm to 6 pm, the possibilities are higher. The clouds will be there throughout and the humidity levels will be on the higher side as well.

Pitch Report

The pitch is a bowlers’ nightmare, but wickets have also fallen in heaps when the batters have tried to throw the kitchen sink at everything. Winning the toss and electing to field first should be the way forward for the franchises.

Probable Playing XIs

Montreal Tigers

Kyle Coetzer, Ravindu Gunasekera, Dinesh Chandimal, George Bailey (c), Thisara Perera, Matthew Cross (wk), Scott Kuggelejin, Dillon Heyliger, Nikhil Dutta, Alasdair Evans.

Bench- Chris Lynn, Umar Akmal, Sunny Sohal, Varun Sehdev, Dwayne Smith, Hamza Tariq, Paul van Meekeren, Sompal Kami, Umair Ghani, Romesh Eranga, Kaleem Sana, Mohammad Irfan

Toronto Nationals

Rodrigo Thomas, Chirag Suri, Moises Henriques/Brendon McCullum, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Yuvraj Singh (c)/Manpreet Gony, Chris Green, Ravinderpal Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Salman Nazar, Jeremy Gordon, Sandeep Lamichhane.

Bench- Calum Macleod, Brendon McCullum/Moises Henriques, Manpreet Gony, Mark Montfort

Team News

(Yuvraj Singh complained of back pain in the last match).

Top Picks

Heinrich Klaasen

Heinrich Klaasen is currently the leading run-scorer for the Nationals. Batting in the middle order, he has gotten 156 runs in five matches at an average of 31.20. He has scored at a strike-rate of 144.44, which shows the kind of form he is in.

Chris Green

On excellent batting strips, Chris Green has done exceptionally. In three games, he has seven wickets, the most among the Nationals’ bowlers. In the last match, he also churned out an unbeaten 30 and it shows that he is no mug with the bat.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options- Heinrich Klaasen, Rodrigo Thomas, Kyle Coetzer

Vice-Captain Options- Kyle Coetzer, Thisara Perera, Chris Green

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Heinrich Klaasen (c)

Batsmen – Kyle Coetzer (vc), Ravindu Gunasekera, Chirag Suri, Rodrigo Thomas

All-Rounders – Thisara Perera, Scott Kuggelejin, Chris Green

Bowlers – Dillon Heyliger, Alasdair Evans, Salman Nazar

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Dinesh Chandimal, Matthew Cross

Batsmen – Kyle Coetzer, Yuvraj Singh, Brendon McCullum, Rodrigo Thomas (c)

All-Rounders – Thisara Perera (vc), Chris Green

Bowlers – Dillon Heyliger, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jeremy Gordon

Expert Advice:

From the batting category, Heinrich KlaasenYuvraj Singh and Rodrigo Thomas are must provided they get a chance in the eleven.

Probable Winners

The Nationals are likely to come out trumps.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.