World Cup Challenge League, Match 8 - CAN vs QAT - Dream11 Fantasy

Men’s CWC Challenge, League A, Malaysia 2019: Match 8, Canada vs Qatar: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Navneet Dhaliwal will ideal as captain given his current form.

Navneet Dhaliwal (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 8th game of the 2019 Malaysia Men’s CWC Challenge League A will be played between Canada and Qatar at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (2:00 AM GMT) (7:30 AM IST).


Canada has been dominant in the ongoing inaugural edition of the League A in the Men’s CWC Challenge. They started with a big win over Vanuatu before they took on Malaysia. The hosts were thrashed by Canada who posted a record total of 408/7. They hit a record 28 sixes in their innings and ended up bagging a 206-run win. Their skipper Navneet Dhaliwal put on brilliant efforts with the bat in both matches.

Contributions rolling in from all departments has been key to Canada’s success. They now face Qatar on Sunday who also won their first two matches. They sneaked in an improbable win against Singapore in the first match and continued the momentum with a 3-wicket win against the hosts.

Weather Condition/Report:

Clear weather is forecasted for Sunday at the Kinrara Academy Oval and it could remain under dry conditions. No interruption is expected during the due course of the match.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Kinrara Academy Oval can witness successful chases if any team with good batting will be on the chasing side. If Canada is the side chasing on Sunday, they are likely to chase up to 240. The teams batting first trend could continue if Qatar bats second as they are unlikely to chase anything more than 160, especially against Canada.

Average first innings score: 261 (List A matches since 2018)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 5

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:


Rodrigo Thomas, Navneet Dhaliwal (C), Nitish Kumar, Ravinderpal Singh, Nikhil Dutta, Srimantha Wijeyeratne, Harsh Thaker, Saad Bin Zafar, Hamza Tariq (WK), Dilon Heyliger, Romesh Eranga.

Bench – Shahid Ahmadzai, Abraash Khan, Cecil Pervez.


Zaheeruddeen Ibrahim, Saqlain Arshad, Qalandar Khan, Kamran Khan, Mohammad Rizlan (WK), Khurram Shahzad, Iqbal Hussain (C), Dharmang Patel, Gayan Munaweera, Muhammad Nadeem, Musawar Shah.

Bench – Syed Yousuf Tameem, Awais Malik, Owais Ahmed.

Top Picks:

Romesh Eranga is continuing his consistency at picking up wickets for Canada as he averages less than 15 in List A format for them. The Qatar skipper Iqbal Hussain has good numbers with the ball while Khurram Shahzad has got the best average with the bat for Qatar. Saad Bin Zafar averages 15.86 with the ball in List A cricket and can contribute with the bat if needed.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Navneet Dhaliwal, Nitish Kumar, Iqbal Hussain, Saad Bin Zafar.

Vice-Captain – Khurram Shahzad, Zaheeruddeen Ibrahim, Kamran Khan, Romesh Eranga.

Navneet Dhaliwal will ideal as captain given his current form.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Mohammad Rizlan

Batters – Rodrigo Thomas, Navneet Dhaliwal (C), Dharmang Patel, Ravinderpal Singh

All-Rounders – Nitish Kumar, Khurram Shahzad (VC), Iqbal Hussain

Bowlers – Dilon Heyliger, Romesh Eranga, Musawar Shah

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Srimantha Wijeyeratne, Mohammad Rizlan

Batters – Kamran Khan, Navneet Dhaliwal, Zaheeruddeen Ibrahim (VC)

All-Rounders – Nitish Kumar (C), Iqbal Hussain, Nikhil Dutta

Bowlers – Saad Bin Zafar, Romesh Eranga, Gayan Munaweera

Expert Advice:

Nitish Kumar and Iqbal Hussain are a must due to their experience from the all-rounders’ category. One among Nikhil Dutta and Khurram Shahzad can be 3rd all-rounder. Khurram contributes with both bat and ball and hence is more profitable than Dutta.

Probable Winners:

Canada is expected to register their 3rd straight win.

*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.