Global T20 Canada 2019: Match 5, Vancouver Knights vs Winnipeg Hawks: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Global T20 Canada 2019: Match 5, Vancouver Knights vs Winnipeg Hawks: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The Hawks' bowling attack will be tested against the power-packed Knights' lineup.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photo Source: IANS)

The Vancouver Knights are the defending champions and they played like one in the opening match of the 2019 Global T20 Canada. Chris Gayle & Co. bashed the Toronto Nationals by eight wickets at the CAA Centre, Brampton, Ontario. With the likes of Chadwick Walton, Rassie van der Dussen and Chris Gayle in the ranks, the Knights have one of the strongest batting line-ups in the tournament.

The Winnipeg Hawks, on the other hand, didn’t have a great outing in their opening game versus the Montreal Tigers. Sunil Narine took their bowling to the cleaners after which the batters couldn’t chase down 136 in 12 overs. The Hawks, captained by Rayad Emrit, are now set to cross swords with the Knights and they have to play out of their skins in order to brush aside their opponents.

Match Details

The 5th match of theGlobal T20 Canada 2019 will be played between Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks at the CAA Centre, Brampton, Ontario.

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

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

Pitch Report

The pitch has more or less been batting friendly. In the first two games, the batsmen put up a decent show. But hitting the right channels can pay dividends to the bowlers. A high-scoring game seems to be in the offing. Winning the toss and fielding first should be the way forward for the teams.

Probable Playing XIs:

Vancouver Knights

Chris Gayle (C), Tobias Visee (wk), Chadwick Walton, Rassie van der Dussen, JJ Smit, Andre Russell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Rizwan Cheema, Michael Rippon, Saad Bin Zafar, Ali Khan

Bench- Asif Ali, Matthew Nandu, Shoaib Malik, Hayden Walsh, Daniel Sams, Tim Southee, Rayyan Pathan, Harsh Thaker, Aaron Summers

Winnipeg Hawks

Dwayne Smith, Umar Akmal, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dwayne Bravo, Shaiman Anwar, Hamza Tariq (wk), Sunny Sohal, Rayad Emrit (C), Paul van Meekeren, Kaleem Sana, Umair Ghani

Bench- Najibullah Zadran, Rameez Shahzad, Varun Sehdev, Umar Ghani, Romesh Eranga

Team News

(Will be updated when there’s one)

Power Picks:

Andre Russell in GT20 2018

Innings– 6

Runs– 185

Batting Average– 185.00

S/R– 217.64

50s– 1

Wickets– 10

Bowling Average– 23.9

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Chadwick Walton, Rassie van der Dussen, Chris Gayle

Vice-Captain Options – Umar Akmal, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Chadwick Walton (C)Umar Akmal (VC)

Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Rassie van der Dussen, Dwayne Smith

All-Rounders – Dwayne Bravo, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowlers – Michael Rippon, Ali Khan, Paul van Meekeren

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper –Tobias Visee, Umar Akmal

Batsmen – Rassie van der Dussen (C), Dwayne Smith, Shaiman Anwar

All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Rizwan Cheema, Dwayne Bravo (VC)

Bowlers – Ali Khan, Saad Bin Zafar, Rayad Emrit


Expert Advice:

One can take the tough call of making Dwayne Bravo the captain. In the first game, he batted at number four and bowled his full quota of overs.

Probable Winners:

The Vancouver Knights are expected to win the game.

*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.