GT20 Match 1: Toronto Nationals Vs Vancouver Knights (Preview)

IPL is ‘gone with the wind’ but here is another 18-day long T-20 bonanza unfolding today, for we Cricket fanatics across the globe.

It’s the Global T20 Canada 2018 and get ready for some more nail-biters, some more nerve-wreckers and, of course, some more doses of ‘Gailstorm’ all over again; this time, all the way from the Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City, Canada.

At the season opener at 1.30 AM early morning tomorrow (India Time), the Toronto Nationals will be locking horns with the Vancouver Knights and I just can’t wait till the action starts.

The Toronto Nationals will be starting their campaign as a clear tournament favorite with a brilliant mix of Pakistani (how dearly we missed them in the IPL!) and Calypso flavor (Pollard, Sammy, Johnson Charles) in their line-up. And that man, Steven Smith, would love to use this opportunity to hit the headlines with all the right reasons once again! He will surely want to make this chance count and the whole world will be watching how successfully he does that.

But the Vancouver Knights are no push-overs either!   The “Universal Boss “will be leading them and he alone can demolish any attack on his heyday, as we have seen time and again. Moreover, he will have some proven T20 performers such as Andre Russell and Evin Lewis in his ranks too.

All-in-all, a mouth-watering opener seems to be waiting for us. Fasten your seatbelts folks! It’s gonna be an edge-of-the-seat stuff!

Squad:

Vancouver Knights: Chris Gayle(c), Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Tim Southee, Chadwick Walton(w), Fawad Ahmed, Babar Hayat, Sheldon Cottrell, Saad Bin Zafar, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Srimantha Wijeratne, Kamau Leverock, Steven Jacobs, Salman Nazar, Rassie van der Dussen, Jeremy Gordon

Toronto Nationals: Darren Sammy(c), Steven Smith, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal(w), Hussain Talat, Rumman Raees, Nikhil Dutta, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Naveed Ahmad, Farhan Malik, Usama Mir, Rohan Mustafa, Nitish Kumar, Mohammad Umair, Anton Devcich, Mohammad Sami