VK vs WH Dream11
Defending Champions the Vancouver Knights will have their eyes set on back-to-back GT20 successes when they take on Winnipeg Hawks in tonight’s grand finale.
The Knights did not let the departure of Chris Gayle play on their minds and have played the same firepower brand of cricket under skipper Shoaib Malik.
The Hawks have had a roller-coaster of a tournament so far, but they picked up the pace when it mattered the most. They knocked out Toronto Nationals in the Eliminator and then chased down 201 against the Wolves to book their spot in the grand finale.
Vancouver Knights vs Winnipeg Hawks
August 11, 23:30 (IST)
CAA Centre Brampton, Ontario.
Tobias Visee (WK), Chadwick Walton, Rassie van der Dussen, Shoaib Malik (C), Andre Russell, Daniel Sams, Saad Bin Zafar, Michael Rippon, Rayyan Pathan, Ali Khan, Hayden Walsh, Rizwan Cheema, Andile Phehlukwayo, JJ Smit, Harsh Thaker.
Shaiman Anwar, Chris Lynn, Sunny Sohal, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dwayne Smith, Hamza Tariq (wk), Rayad Emrit (C), Kaleem Sana, Mohammad Irfan, Paul van Meekeren, Umair Ghani, Sompal Kami, Varun Sehdev, Umar Akmal, Romesh Eranga.
The Knights have managed to substantiate the monumental loss of Chris Gayle and his replacement Andre Rusell has got going right fro the off.
Tobias Wiese and Chadwick Walton have been imperious at the top for the Knights, and they will look to continue their form in the finale as well.
Rassie van der Dussen and Shoaib Malik will have the responsibility to set it up for Andre Russell and Daniel Sams to go big in the death overs.
The Trio of Saad Bin Zafar, Hayden Walsh, and Daniel Sams combined to pick-up nine wickets their last game and will look to repeat their heroics in the final as well.
VK Playing 11 (Probables): Tobias Visee (WK), Chadwick Walton, Rassie van der Dussen, Shoaib Malik (C), Andre Russell, Daniel Sams, Saad Bin Zafar, Michael Rippon, Rayyan Pathan, Ali Khan, Hayden Walsh.
Just like their Knights counterparts, Chris Lynn and Shaiman Anwar have put in some useful runs at the top with both of them featuring in the top-10 run-scorers in the tournament list.
The Veteran JP Duminy has been the star of the show in the Hawks middle-order ably supported by Sunny Sohal.
Dwayne Smith, who came on to finish the game in Qualifier two will have to produce quick runs in the death overs.
Mohammad Irfan, Paul van Meekeren, Kaleem Sana and WH leading wicket-taker Rayad Emrit will have to shoulder the responsibilty of keeping Dre-Russ and Co. at bay with the ball.
WH Playing 11 (Probables): Shaiman Anwar, Chris Lynn, Sunny Sohal, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dwayne Smith, Hamza Tariq (wk), Rayad Emrit (C), Kaleem Sana, Mohammad Irfan, Paul van Meekeren, Umair Ghani.
Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, JP Duminy, Chadwick Walton, Shaiman Anwar.