Global T20 Canada 2018: Who will win Toronto Nationals vs West Indies B Match, Predicted Playing XI with Betting Tips
Who Will Win Toronto Nationals vs CWI B Team?
Toronto Nationals will look to get back on the winning track when they face an upbeat CWI B Team in the twelfth fixture of the ongoing Global T20 Canada 2018. The match will be played on 7th July at the Maple Leaf North-West Ground in King City. Live telecast is scheduled to commence at 11 AM local time.
Our PickToronto Nationals are favorites to win
TTN vs CWIB: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
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Majority of the matches played at this venue have been won by the side fielding first. Since it can be a little tricky to determine a safe first-innings score here, the toss-winning captain will probably go with the trend of bowling first.
TTN Team News
Toronto Nationals have kept the same playing eleven in their last two matches and we expect them to make at least one change to their lineup after suffering back-to-back defeats. Kamran Akmal is waiting in the reserves and the team could bring him in place of Nizakat Khan who has managed to score only 6, 0 and 2 in the respective three games.
TTN Key Players
Johnson Charles, Steven Smith, Anton Devcich and Kieron Pollard are the big guns for Toronto Nationals when it comes to batting. So far in this inaugural GT20 Canada, Devcich has scored the most runs for the side – 139 runs in three matches at a healthy strike rate of 188. Smith hit a fifty in the opening game against Vancouver Knights while the West Indians Charles and Pollard are powerful hitters and can be absolutely ruthless on their day. Pollard with three wickets in as many matches will also have a key role to play with the ball in hand. The main threat in Toronto’s bowling attack, however, is Kesrick Williams. The pacer has notched up four wickets – the most by any bowler in the team – and is more likely to cause problems for the opposition.
TTN Recent Form
Toronto Nationals are languishing at the bottom of the league standings with one win and two losses from three matches. After winning the tournament opener against Vancouver Knights by six wickets, they lost to Edmonton Royals by eight wickets in their next game before facing a 56-run defeat at the hands of Winnipeg Hawks in their last encounter. They were let down by their batsmen last time as the entire team folded for just 108 runs in pursuit of Winnipeg’s 164.
Toronto Nationals Predicted Playing 11
Johnson Charles (wk), Nizakat Khan/Kamran Akmal, Steven Smith, Anton Devcich, Nitish Kumar, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy (c), Mohammad Naveed, Nikhil Dutta, Mohammad Sami, Kesrick Williams
CWIB Team News
Cricket West Indies B Team made one change for their previous game against the Winnipeg Hawks. They brought in fast bowler Derval Green as a like-for-like replacement for Jeremiah Louis. Green, owing to his impressive performance, could be retained by the team for this upcoming match against Toronto Nationals.
CWIB Key Players
Justin Greaves and Brandon King have both hit a fifty each in the tournament and these two are going to be the key men with the bat for the West Indies B Team at the top of the order. Greaves played a match-winning knock of 89 not-out off 58 balls in the last game against Winnipeg Hawks while King played second fiddle with an unbeaten 44. Fabian Allen has a strike rate of 231.57 and he along with Nicholas Pooran will be the ones to watch out for in the middle order. Fast bowlers Sherfane Rutherford (four wickets at economy of 9.28) and Obed McCoy are the go-to bowlers for the CWI B Team. The latter has been brilliant with ten wickets in three matches and Toronto Nationals will look to play him out with caution while targeting the others.
CWIB Recent Form
Cricket West Indies B Team are the only side in the tournament who are yet to face a defeat. With three wins from three games, they are sitting comfortably at the pole position in the league standings with six points in the bag. They have won each of their three matches while chasing and they will now be brimming with confidence after their comprehensive nine-wicket win over Winnipeg Hawks in the last game.
CWI B Predicted Playing 11
Justin Greaves, Sherfane Rutherford, Brandon King, Anthony Bramble (c/wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shamar Springer, Kavem Hodge, Fabian Allen, Khary Pierre, Derval Green, Obed McCoy
Toronto Nationals vs CWI B Betting Odds
Toronto Nationals begin as the bookmakers’ favorites to win this match with a 1.50 offer on Betfair. Cricket West Indies B Team, despite having won all three of their matches, still find themselves as underdogs at odds of 2.50 on Betfair.
Toronto Nationals vs CWI B Prediction
Cricket West Indies B Team are defying the odds and are performing well above everyone’s expectations. With wins in their first three matches, they are now the only team in the competition to have remained unbeaten thus far. They are carrying plenty of momentum with them and are riding high on confidence, especially after their emphatic victory over Winnipeg Hawks in the last match. Toronto Nationals on the flipside are under considerable pressure after having lost their previous two matches and they will look to come out all guns blazing on Saturday. They may be under the pump here but they do have the resources to script a strong comeback. So while the CWI B Team have looked very impressive, we feel that Toronto Nationals have a lot more quality in their side and therefore predict them to win this battle.