BMW vs VAK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 28, 2023

Just as we predicted, Montreal Tigers defeated Vancouver Knights to rise to the top of the table, leaving the battle in the middle-part of the ladder to be very intense. Pretty much all sides are still in the hunt for the playoffs but it will very soon that we see teams getting knocked out. Vancouver Knights, who have been one of the most prolific sides in the history of the tournament, are certainly staring at an early exit here in this season. 

Up next in the tournament, the Knights take on Brampton Wolves in what could possibly be a must win match. The Wolves have been undefeated in the competition and will be raring to notch up another win here. Vancouver Knights, on the contrary, have struggled to find their feet in the competition. The two sides are placed at almost opposite ends of the points table and this match is going to be an interesting one. 

The match between Brampton Wolves and Vancouver Knights is to be played on 28th July 2023 at the CAA Centre, Brampton. Even though the match may look more like a mismatch given where the two sides are standing on the ladder, both of those have some exceptional players. A cracker of a contest is certainly on the cards here. 


Vancouver Knights vs Brampton Wolves Head to Head:

The Brampton Wolves are gearing up for their third encounter against the Vancouver Knights, desperately seeking their maiden triumph over their rivals. Their previous showdowns in 2019 concluded in two losses in as many matches. Having said that, it was long ago and should hold little significance coming into this one. 


Vancouver Knights vs Brampton Wolves Canada GT20 Live Telecast and Streaming: 

The tournament will have massive coverage across the globe with major channels and streaming services covering it. Locally in Canada, the tournament will be streamed for free on CBN. It will also be available on Hotstar Canada and Free Sports TV. 

Indian subcontinent viewers can catch the action live either on Hotstar or live on TV on Star Sports Network. 

Viewers in England and the USA can watch it live on Willow TV. In Australia, the match will be telecasted and streamed on Fox Sports and Free Sports Network respectively. 

BMW vs VAK Team Previews

Brampton Wolves

The Wolves have undoubtedly been one of the better sides in the tournament. They are leading the points table with three wins from four matches and another win here will push them conveniently ahead of Montreal Tigers. They could have had a flawless record had they not suffered a no-result due to weather. Having said that, they would not complain if they can continue winning in the tournament. Besides the seven points, they have a superb net run-rate of 1.476, which illustrates how dominant they have been. 

They are coming off an imposing win over the Tigers and will be brimming with confidence. In a thrilling GT20 top-of-the-table clash, the Wolves faced a challenging start as Shakib Al Hasan dismissed Aaron Johnson early on, putting the visitors at a disadvantage. Usman Khan and Mark Chapman then forged a resilient partnership, but Usman Khan fell to Aayan Afzal Khan after a promising 33 runs off 21 balls.




The team suffered another setback when Hussain Talat departed for a duck in the same over. However, Chapman and Colin de Grandhomme joined forces, constructing a vital partnership. They added 36 runs together before Abbas Afridi removed Chapman, who contributed a notable 21 runs off 22 balls, triggering a frustrating batting collapse for the Wolves.




In the face of this collapse, Grandhomme displayed remarkable resilience, scoring a hard-fought half-century singlehandedly, but the Wolves were eventually bowled out for 143 in the final over, with Grandhomme's 56 runs off 40 balls leading the scoreboard.




With a modest target of 144 to chase, the Tigers' batting lineup faltered, and they crumbled to a mere 128 runs. The Wolves' bowlers delivered an exceptional performance, with contributions from nearly everyone. Saad Bin Zafar stood out with three wickets, conceding only 20 runs. Colin de Grandhomme and Shahid Ahmadzai also made valuable contributions, taking two wickets each to secure the Wolves' victory.




All in all, the Wolves have been fantastic in the tournament and their unbeaten record speaks for them. This is not going to be an easy contest but given the form and on-paper strength they have shown, the Wolves will be a very difficult side to beat here. 

Brampton Wolves Playing 11

Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Mark Chapman, Chris Green, Hussain Talat, Usman Khan, Logan van Beek, Max O'Dowd, Jeremy Gordon, Rizwan Cheema, Shahid Ahmadzai.

Vancouver Knights

Vancouver Knights have been one of the most successful sides over the two seasons, but they have failed to carry over the momentum into this one. They have been subpar and are rightly placed at the fifth spot on the points table, having won just one game out of a total of three. They are not yet out of contention and a win here will bring them back into the reckoning. Given that they have a reasonably poor net run-rate of -0.508, they would need to step on the gas pedal sooner than later. 

They had a chance to do well in the last match but failed to deliver after being in good positions on multiple occasions. In the first innings, Vancouver Knights set a target of 149/4 in their allotted 20 overs, with Fakhar Zaman leading the charge with an impressive 73 runs. The Knights faced an early setback as Rayyan Pathan departed cheaply, scoring just 6 runs with the team total at 18 after two overs. Fakhar Zaman partnered with Harsh Thaker, who contributed 9 runs off 17 balls, and together they built a gritty 50-run partnership. However, their scoring rate was a bit slow, adding 44 runs in the process.




Fakhar Zaman then formed another crucial alliance with captain Rassie van der Dussen, but unfortunately, he was dismissed in the 16th over after his brisk half-century. Fakhar's knock of 73 off 53 balls included seven boundaries and three sixes, standing out as the top scorer for the Knights. After Fakhar's departure, the team's run rate slowed down, and captain van der Dussen also fell a couple of overs later while attempting to accelerate the scoring. He managed 26 runs off 23 balls, hitting three boundaries.




Following the captain's dismissal, Najibullah Zadran (8 off 13) and Corbin Bosch (12 off eight) found it challenging to score freely in the closing overs. Credit goes to Montreal Tigers' bowling attack, which performed well and limited the Knights to their final total of 149/4.




Despite the Knights' bowlers putting up a valiant fight, it wasn't enough to stop Sherfane Rutherford's masterful innings, guiding the Montreal Tigers to yet another victory in the match.




This is an important match for the Knights and they would know that they can win given the side they have. They have not clicked in unison and that is what they’ll be looking for in this match. If they can do it, the Wolves will certainly have their work cut out. 

Vancouver Knights Playing 11

Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Rassie van der Dussen, Corbin Bosch, Najibullah Zadran, Junaid Siddique, Karthik Meiyappan, Ruben Trumpelmann, Harsh Thaker, Rayyan Pathan, Muhammad Kamal.

BMW vs VAK Toss Prediction

It’s been raining on and off in Brampton but so far we haven’t seen a lot of matches being completely washed out. We are likely to see a clear sky at least for some duration during the game and expect a curtailed game. Duckworth Lewis might as well come into the picture again and both captains will be wary of that. Expect the captain winning the toss to field first. 

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

We haven’t seen too many high-scoring matches in the tournament so far and a lot of that has to be attributed to the kind of surfaces we have had and also the weather. The moisture in the air has helped the bowlers and the outfield too hasn’t been as quick as the batters would have wanted it to be. Having said that, a batsman once set can really tonk the bowling. Keeping all that into consideration, the team batting first would be happy if they manage to score anything over 165 runs in total. 

BMW vs VAK Betting Tips

The importance of this match just cannot be unsderstated given the positions these two sides are at on the points table. While Vancouver Knights have not clicked thus far, they have a decent side on paper. Having said that, the Wolves have everything going for them and are therefore our pick to emerge on top here in this match. Bank on Brampton Wolves to register a win here. 

Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Total Runs - Match - Under 319.5



It has been a sporting venue so far and if anything it will only get better for bowling as it is used further. We have not seen high-scoring matches and it is unlikely that we will see them here in this match. Bet on the match total to be less than 320 runs.

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    Top Scorer - Vancouver Knights - Fakhar Zaman



Fakhar Zaman has looked in fantastic touch and will hold the key for the Knights here. He generally does well under-pressure and given that he bats at the top, he will have ample time to get set before going all guns blazing. Bet on Fakhar Zaman to be the top-scorer from the Knights’ camp.

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    Man of the Match - Logan van Beek



Logan van Beer has been in sensational form right through the season regardless of the team he has played for. He is an excellent bowler and a powerful hitter down the order. His ability to contribute in all facets of the game coupled with the form he is in makes him the most suitable candidate to grab the player of the match award.

Today Match Prediction

Brampton Wolves To Win the Match, 1.75

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