Know your team: Winnipeg Hawks
Winnipeg Hawks Squad: Hamza Tariq, Dwayne Bravo, David Warner, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Rizwan Cheema, David Miller, Rayad Emrit, Junaid Siddique, Fidel Edwards, Ben Mcdermott, Ali khan, Tion Webster, Hiral Patel, Mark Deyal, Kyle Phillip
Strength: The Hawks’ top order batting lineup with David Warner, David Miller, and Lendl Simmons has the ability to turn the match on its head single-handedly. The all-rounder Dwayne Bravo can play a pivotal role in their victory.
Weakness:The team’s inexperienced bowling squad can prove to be expensive as they are yet to experience competitive cricket at the highest level.
X-factor: David Warner will be the X-factor for the Winnipeg Hawks. He has been one of the top talents of T20 cricket. In 114 IPL matches, Warner has scored 4014 runs at an average of 40 which includes 3 centuries.
The player to watch: Ben Mcdermott came to recognition after his swashbuckling century against Hobart Hurricanes in BBL. He hit 8 fours and 9 sixes against the likes of Sunil Narine, James Pattinson, and Brad Hogg. The wicketkeeper batsman boasts a T20 strike rate of over 145.