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Winnipeg Hawks vs Edmonton Royals Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing XI Updates for Today's GT20 Match - August 4th, 2019

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In the second game of the day, Edmonton Royals look to register their first win of the season as they face Winnipeg Hawks as part of the GT20 2019 season. Without Faf du Plessis, the Royals didn't get over the line against a star-studded Vancouver Knights side on Friday. With their bowling unit misfiring, they come across a rampant Chris Lynn, who has scored two fifties in three games so far this season.

Both teams look well-balanced on paper although it is on the pitch where the Royals have fallen short. With the business end of the tournament fast arriving, both teams will look to gain two valuable points on Saturday. Here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team.


Squads to choose from:

Winnipeg Hawks:

Chris Lynn, Umar Akmal, Najibullah Zadran, Rameez Shahzad, Shaiman Anwar, Sunny Sohal, Varun Sehdev, Dwayne Bravo, JP Duminy, Dwayne Smith, Rayad Emrit, Hamza Tariq, Paul van Meekeren, Sompal Kami, Umair Ghani, Kaleem Sana, Romesh Eranga.

Edmonton Royals:

Kane Williamson, Faf du Plessis, Akash Gill, Sherfane Rutherford, James Neesham, Richie Berrington, Navneet Dhaliwal, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Anshuman Rath, Davy Jacobs, Safyaan Sharif, Ehsan Nawaz, Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Shahid Ahmadzai, Kyle Phillip


Playing XI Updates:

Winnipeg Hawks:

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No changes are expected from Winnipeg Hawks with Chris Lynn and Dwayne Bravo leading the way with bat and ball respectively. They are well complemented by JP Duminy and captain Rayad Emrit with consistent performances throughout the tournament. Sunny Sohal is another player to watch out for while the leg-spin of Umair Ghani could come in handy against Ben Cutting and Mohammad Hafeez. 

Possible XI: Lynn, Anwar, Sohal, Duminy, Bravo, Tariq (WK), Emrit(C), Ghani, Sana, Sehdev and Irfan

Edmonton Royals:

Although they come into this match on the back of a loss, they should remain unchanged with Mohammad Nawaz and Ben Cutting impressing with the bat. Shadab Khan and Jimmy Neesham will have to step up on Saturday if they are to register a win under new captain Mohammad Hafeez. Similarly, much is expected from Richie Berrington, who hasn't fired this tournament in spite of his superior talents. 

Possible XI: Dhaliwal, Berrington, Hafeez(C), Neesham, Shadab, Nawaz, Cutting, Rath(WK), Sharif, Philip, and Dhindsa.


Match Details:

Winnipeg Hawks vs Edmonton Royals, Match 13

4 August 2019, 2:00 PM IST

CAA Centre Brampton, Ontario


Pitch Report:

With 200+ scores no longer a given on this surface, the bowlers should enjoy the conditions. 170 is par on this surface although the shorter boundaries could go against the spinners.


Fantasy Tips and Suggestions:

Wicket-keeper: With both keepers batting deep down the order, either of them would suffice although Anshuman Rath is the more assured option. He has been a consistent performer from the Hong Kong side over the last few seasons and should score some runs on Saturday.

Batsmen: Chris Lynn is a must-have in the side with the Queenslander in good touch as well at the top of the order for Winnipeg. While his teammates Shaiman Anwar and Sunny Sohal are also good options in the side, Richie Berrington can be backed to put in a decent shift on Saturday.

Allrounders: A number of options are on offer for this game with Mohammad Hafeez bound to score some runs on Saturday. Along with him, the likes of Shadab, Cutting, and Bravo are great options although the balance of the side could be a problem. To accommodate them, either the bowling or batting strength will have to be compromised.

Bowlers: Mohammad Nawaz's batting ability makes him a worthwhile option for this game along with fellow Pakistani Mohammad Irfan. While Rayad Emrit has been decent in the death overs, Kyle Phillip could get the nod owing to his superior form.

Captain: Chris Lynn is the front-runner for captaincy with his big-hitting abilities already making a mark in the tournament. Along with him, Mohammad Hafeez and JP Duminy are also decent options to back with the responsibility of double points.

Fantasy Suggestion #1: Anshuman Rath, Chris Lynn, Sunny Sohal, Richie Berrington, JP Duminy, Dwayne Bravo, Mohammad Hafeez, Jimmy Neesham, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Irfan, and Mohammad Nawaz. Captain: Chris Lynn, Vice-Captain: Mohd Hafeez

Fantasy Suggestion #2: Hamza Tariq, Chris Lynn, Sunny Sohal, Richie Berrington, JP Duminy, Dwayne Bravo, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Cutting, Shadab Khan, Rayad Emrit and Mohammad Nawaz. Captain: JP Duminy, Vice-Captain: Mohd Hafeez

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