Rodrigo Thomas’s 70 off 56 deliveries along with Chris Green’s 3/26 helped Toronto Nationals to upstage Montreal Tigers by 35 runs at CAA Centre in Ontario. The win helped Toronto Nationals to finish league stages with six points and eventually made it to the later stages of the tournament. The Eliminator will be played at the same venue as Toronto Nationals play Winnipeg Hawks.
Nationals’ regular skipper Yuvraj Singh, who missed out the team’s last game is expected to return for the all-important game. If Yuvraj returns to the team, it is expected that Henriques who captained against Montreal Tigers will go back to the bench.
Winnipeg Hawks, on the other hand, didn’t have a great outing in the league stages, winning two of six games. Interestingly, the team had a better net run rate than Montreal Tigers which eventually helped them to make their way through to playoffs.
It is expected to be a high scoring encounter and ball is expected to come nicely onto the bat. However, the batsmen are expected to experience some lateral movement at the start of their innings and it is important for them to play initial overs carefully.
Rodrigo Thomas, Brendon McCullum/Henriques, Chirag Suri, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Yuvraj Singh (capt), Manpreet Gony, Chris Green, Ravinderpal Singh, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jeremy Gordon, Salman Nazar.
Jean-Paul Duminy (C), Sunny Sohal, Umar Akmal (WK), Mohammad Irfan, Chris Lynn, Rayad Emrit, Dwayne Bravo, Shaiman Anwar, Sompal Kami, Umair Ghani, Kaleem Sana.
Players to Vouch for:
Toronto Nationals: Chris Green
Winnipeg Hawks: Chris Lynn