TOR vs BRW Overview
Its weekend time in the Global T20 Canada and that means fans will be treated with a mouth-watering double header clash between the Toronto Nationals and Brampton Wolves. Stars like Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Sandeep Lamichhane, Wahab Riaz, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi and Shahid Afridi will be in action on Saturday.
Both teams have played their previous matches against the Winnipeg Hawks but while Toronto Nationals were on the losing side but the Brampton Wolves were on the winning side. The Nationals couldnt defend 217 as the Hawks won the match by 3 wickets courtesy a 48-ball 89 by Lynn. On the other hand, the Wolves restricted the Hawks to 116 as Sodhi, Mustafa, Afridi and Khan picked 2 wickets each before they chased the target with 33 balls to spare.
Toronto Nationals vs Brampton Wolves
Match 12, Global t20 Canada
Venue: CAA centre, Brampton, Ontario
Time: 10:00 pm IST, 12:30pm local time
Toronto Nationals: Yuvraj Singh(c), Calum MacLeod, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Kieron Pollard, Chris Green, Ravinderpal Singh, Manpreet Gony, Mark Montfort, Salman Nazar, Brendon McCullum, Rodrigo Thomas ,Sandeep Lamichhane, Chirag Suri, Ghulam Shabber, Jeremy Gordon, Mitchell McClenaghan
Brampton Wolves: Wahab Riaz, Andre Fletcher, Lendl Simmons(w), George Munsey, Colin Munro(c), Nitish Kumar, Shahid Afridi, Rohan Mustafa, Nawab Singh, Zahoor Khan, Cecil Pervez, Ish Sodhi, Daren Sammy, Babar Hayat, Abraash Khan, Armaan Kapoor, Faisal Jamkhandi
The Yuvraj Singh led side will be missing Pollard as he will be on national duty for India vs West Indies and Salman Nazar may get his place back in the team. The rest of the XI will remain the same.
As for the Wolves, they will most probably go with the same XI as they are coming on the back of a dominating performance against the Hawks.
Likely Playing XIs
TOR: Rodrigo Thomas, Chirag Suri, Yuvraj Singh(c), Nazar, Klaasen(w), R Singh, Green, Montfort, Gordon, Nazar, Gony
BRW: Simmons(w), Munsey, Munro(c), Kumar, Afridi, Hayat, Mustafa, Riaz, Khan, Pervez, Sodhi
TOR vs BRW Dream11 team
Wicket Keepers: L Simmons(C), H Klassen
Batsmen: Yuvraj, R Thomas, C Munro
All-rounders: S Afridi(VC), R Mustafa, Green
Bowlers: Riaz, Khan, Sodhi
Lendl Simmons is the 4th highest leading run getter in the competition so far and has a SR of 178 which makes him an obvious in the WK’s section. Klassen hasnt been in good form yet but you can never rule him out. Yuvraj Singh who has looked in good touch in the last 2 innings with a 35 and 45 is one of the definite picks as batsman and R Thomas as well as Munro are the other picks. Veteran all-rounders Pollard and Afridi alongside Mustafa will be the allrounders as Afridi has been in good touch with the ball and the bat.
Sodhi and Zahoor Khan are the leading wicket takers in the tournament while Gordon and Riaz have 3 wickets each.