BMW vs MOT Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 04, 2023

Canada GT20 may have been a short tournament but it was by no means a tournament short on entertainment. We saw some excellent cricket being played in the competition with all teams fighting hard for a position in the top-four spots. Eventually, Vancouver Knights, Brampton Wolves, Surrey Jaguars, and Montreal Tigers managed to make it in to qualify for the next round. Montreal Tigers will take on the Brampton Wolves in the first eliminator of the tournament whereas Surrey Jaguars will take on the Vancouver Knights in the first qualifier. 

Brampton Wolves and Montreal Tigers were two of the best sides of the tournament for most part but a poor show in the last few matches meant that they both failed to qualify to be in the top two. They would now be taking on each other in the first eliminator. The winner of the two in this match will go ahead and meet the losing side of the first qualifier. 

The match between the two sides is to be played on 4th August 2023 at the CAA Centre, Brampton. A lot is at stake and expect a cracking contest between the two sides here. 

BMW vs MOT Team Previews

Brampton Wolves

Brampton Wolves were excellent in the first phase of the tournament and were occupying the top of the table spot for majority of the time. However, a poor show at the back-end of the league stage saw them dropped down to the fourth spot. They finished with four wins from a total of seven games, having eight points to their name. They had a decent enough net run-rate of 0.360, which suggests they were not as bad as their position on the points table suggests. 

In a challenging start, the Wolves decided to bat first, but their formidable batting lineup succumbed to the disciplined Jaguars’ bowling attack, resulting in a paltry 128/9 score in the stipulated 20 overs. Facing constant setbacks, the home team struggled to stabilize, leading to a disappointing total on the scoreboard.

Colin de Grandhome, the former New Zealand all-rounder, valiantly fought on with a gritty run-a-ball 34, emerging as the top-scorer for the Wolves. Following him were Nitish Kumar, Mark Chapman, and Aaron Johnson, each contributing 14 runs, while Usman Khan managed a cautious 13 at the top of the order. Unfortunately, no other Wolves' batsmen could even reach double digits in the match.

It wasn’t a total they could have defended easily but their bowlers did an excellent job to get them into the game. They got them three down for 21 but a stable innings from Litton Das spoiled all of the Wolves’ plan. Chris Green, Shahid Ahmadzai, Logan van Beek and Tim Southee picked up a wicket each for the Wolves.

All in all, Brampton Wolves are a fantastic team on paper and their strength was apparent in the first half of the tournament. They are in poor form at the moment but if they can get back to their best, they will be a very difficult side to deal with.



Brampton Wolves Playing 11

Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Mark Chapman, Chris Green, Hussain Talat, Usman Khan, Logan van Beek, Nitish Kumar, Aaron Johnson, Rizwan Cheema, Shahid Ahmadzai.

Montreal Tigers

Just like the Brampton Wolves, Montreal Tigers were brilliant in the first half of the tournament but failed to keep up the momentum in the second half. Their most poor outing was, in fact, the last league game they played. They finished with the league stage with 9 points to their name and a net run-rate of 0.312. 

Batting first against the Vancouver Knights, Montreal Tigers' batting lineup faced a complete collapse, managing to post a mere 99 runs on the board before being bowled out in the penultimate over. Despite being the table-toppers at that time, the Tigers had a rough start, losing wickets at an alarming rate, which ultimately led them to a modest total.

Muhammad Waseem and Dipendra Singh Airee provided a brief resistance but weren’t able to make a lot of the difference. Dilpreet Singh and Andre Russell were the next best contributors for the Tigers, while the rest of the team failed to reach double figures. Ruben Trumpelmann spearheaded the Knights' bowling attack with an impressive 3/8, followed closely by Junaid Siddique's 3/27, while Corbin Bosch secured two wickets to his name. This was the match that actually made the difference between the Tigers finishing among the top two and finishing where they finished. 

All in all, the Tigers are a brilliant side on paper and they can consider themselves to be a tad unfortunate that they finished at the third spot. They would want to make amends here and if they can play to their potential, they will be the prime candidates not just to win here but also to go all the way in the competition.

Montreal Tigers Playing 11

Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Carlos Brathwaite, Abbas Afridi, Waseem Muhammad, Aayan Khan, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kaleem Sana, Dilpreet Bajwa, Srimantha Wijeratne.

BMW vs MOT Betting Tips

Both sides had a similar campaign leading up to this match and the team that handles the pressure well here is likely to march ahead in the tournament. On paper, Montreal Tigers appear to be a slightly better-side with pretty much all bases covered. They also have experience available right throughout and that can prove to be a considerable difference in such a high-pressure game. Considering that and the other factors stated above, a bet on Montreal Tigers should be the way to go here. 

Today Match Prediction

Montreal Tigers To Win the Match, 1.84

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