VAK vs WIK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 11, 2019
The final of the GT20 Canada 2019 is going to be played between the Vancouver Knights and the Winnipeg Hawks. The Vancouver Knights took the easy route to the final by winning Qualifier 1 while Winnipeg Hawks have had to win two knockout matches already.
Is it better to be well-rested in this situation or is it better to have won some pressure games and be in prime form? We’ll find out soon enough.
Vancouver Knights vs Winnipeg Hawks Canada GT20 Final 2019 is going to be played at the CAA Centre, Brampton, Ontario on the 11th of August 2019.
VAK vs WIK Team Previews
An excellent batting performance in a rain-hit encounter was enough to get the Vancouver Knights the win in their previous match. Quick runs from Tobias Visee, Rassie van der Dussen, Shoaib Malik, and Andre Russell were enough to power the Vancouver Knights to a total of 170 in just 16 overs.
It was the kind of batting performance that shows why the Vancouver Knights have been so difficult to beat. They have a number of very good T20 players who may not be individually counted among the best in the world but are very formidable together.
Andre Russell’s bit hitting is legendary at this point in time and he is going to be the player to watch out for in the final.
Ali Khan and Daniel Sams are two more bowlers that are fantastic in their approach to T120 cricket. They go for wickets and are not afraid to change things up. Four wickets for Saad Bin Zafar and two for Hayden Walsh will leave them in a good state of mind as well.
Vancouver Knights Playing 11
Tobias Visee, CAK Walton, RVD Dussen, Andre Russell, Shoaib Malik, Hayden Walsh, Saad Bin Zafar, Daniel Sams, MJ Rippon, Ali Khan, Rayyan Pathan.
The Winnipeg Hawks have come into their best batting form at just the right time. Chris Lynn and JP Duminy are very active in T20 cricket around the world and they are making the most of their time in Canada. 35 of 20 balls for Lynn and 50 not out from 34 balls for JP Duminy were at the center of their last-ball victory against the Brampton Wolves in their previous match.
Shaiman Anwar has also started to score runs consistently and is a big plus for the side at the top of the order.
With Sunny Sohal, Dwayne Smith, and Hamza Tariq also in the side, the Winnipeg Hawks seem to have the stronger batting lineup in this contest.
The bowling could be where the Winnipeg Hawks falter just a little. Mohammad Irfan has been expensive in this series and Rayad Emrit is not really known for his T20 bowling skill either. That leaves Umair Ghani, Paul van Meekeren, and Dwayne Smith to round out the attack.
If the Winnipeg Hawks have to win this game then their batsmen have to be the ones to do the bulk of the work.
Winnipeg Hawks Playing 11
Chris Lynn, S Anwar, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dwayne Smith, Sunny Sohal, RR Emrit, Paul Van Meekeren, H Tariq, Mohammad Irfan, Kaleem Sana, Umair Ghani.
VAK vs WIK Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first because defending totals has been quite difficult in this tournament
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
Vancouver Knights vs Winnipeg Hawks GT20 Canada 2019 is going to be played at the CAA Centre, Brampton, Ontario. An excellent day has been forecast for the final and we should be able to get a full game in without any trouble.
The pitches for the GT20 have been superb and we are certain of seeing another batting beauty for the final.
A score of 200 can be seen as par batting first.
VAK vs WIK Betting Tips
We think the Winnipeg Hawks have the better batting lineup but their bowling is suspect. The experience of winning two knockout matches will hold them in good stead and they should be able to win the final as well.
Bet on the Winnipeg Hawks to win.