VAK vs TON Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 21, 2023

It’s raining Cricket in the western hemisphere of the world and fans couldn’t be more excited about it. While Major League Cricket is just about moving into its second phase, we are set to see Canada GT20 commence. Major League Cricket has been pretty successful based on the crowds it has attracted even though the tournament has not really catered to Indian timings. The same could be true for the GT20 as well, but a lot will depend on the quality of cricket the tournament produces. 




The third edition of Canada GT20 is set to commence from 20th July 2023 with six teams taking on each other in Brampton. The tournament will last for a little over a couple of weeks and has drawn players from around the globe. 




This is a league that has opened a lot of doors for Canadian youngsters in the past and will certainly create more opportunities in terms of going on to play in different competitive leagues around the world. Especially for the Canadian cricketers it would mean an opportunity for the domestic talent to showcase their skills and perform on a global stage in a much more competitive tournament. It will also add to the growth of cricket in Brampton and Canada. Given that, all players are expected to give their everything to make their presence felt here.  




In the third match of the tournament, we are set to see Vancouver Knights take on Toronto Nationals in what would be an important match for both these sides. Not only would the two sides want to get off to the winning start, they would also want to cement their playing combination with points on the board and the matches to play. An exciting contest first-up is certainly on the cards. 


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The two sides have met thrice in so far with Vancouver Knights coming on top on two occasions. The last time these two played was way back in 2019 and although Vancouver Knights won the match back then, not a lot can be banked on this information given that it was a long time ago. 






<h2>Canada GT20 Live Telecast and Streaming: </h2>


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. 



VAK vs TON Team Previews

Vancouver Knights

Vancouver Knights are gearing up for a successful campaign in the third edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament, commencing on July 20 at the TD Cricket Arena, Brampton Sports Park. Their first match is scheduled for July 21 at the same ground. With top white-ball practitioners like Rassie Van Der Dussen, Pakistan's Mohammed Rizwan, and Afghanistan's Najibullah Zadran on their side, the Knights have high hopes for this season.




Having clinched the title in the inaugural edition and securing an impressive second-place finish in the subsequent tournament, the Knights have consistently proven their mettle. Head Coach Donovan Miller, who has been instrumental in their past successes, is back for his third season with the franchise, eager to work with the talented roster assembled for this season.




One of the standout features of the Knights' team is its perfect balance and abundant experience. Notably, they have incorporated Canadian players who were part of their championship-winning squad in 2018, adding a valuable mix of local talent to the lineup. This experience from winning the championship five years ago could offer a slight edge in their campaign.




Rassie Van Der Dussen, a pivotal player in the Knights' achievements so far, will be returning for his third season with the team. In the previous season, he was among the top scorers, amassing over 200 runs in just five games. Joining him will be Pakistani wicket-keeper Mohammed Rizwan, currently ranked second in the ICC T20I batsmen rankings, and the explosive talents of Afghanistan's Najibullah Zadran.




Another crucial figure returning from their championship-winning season is the Canadian National player, Ravinderpal Singh. As Canadian players are relatively scarce in the tournament, Singh's performance, along with other Canadian players, could prove to be a decisive factor for the Knights' success in the upcoming matches.




On paper, Vancouver Knights have an immaculately balanced side to go with their solid history in the tournament. A lot will depend on how they start in the competition and if they are able to get the ball rolling first-up, they would be a very difficult side to beat, not only in the upcoming match but also in the remainder of the tournament.

Vancouver Knights Playing 11

Fabian Allen, Fakhar Zaman, Vriitya Aravind, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Corbin Bosch, Ravinderpal Singh, Harsh Thaker, Ruben Trumpelmann, Nawab Singh, Junaid Siddique.

Toronto Nationals

After finishing at the bottom of the table in the inaugural season, the Toronto Nationals are determined to continue their progress and vie for their first title in the upcoming year. Despite a poor start in their debut season, they made remarkable strides, eventually securing a playoff position in the 2019 edition.




Under the guidance of former ace pace bowler Aaqib Javed, serving as the head coach, the Nationals aim to capitalize on his wealth of experience to mount a serious challenge for the championship. This season, the team boasts an array of seasoned all-rounders, headlined by the legendary power hitter and leg spinner, Shahid Afridi, along with Colin Munro and the Zimbabwean match winner, Sikander Raza. Complementing these stars are other notable players in the squad, such as Fazal Farooqi, Zaman Khan, Saim Ayub, Faheem Ashraf, Gerhard Erasmus, and JJ Smit. Moreover, the Toronto Nationals will be led by none other than Saad Bin Zafar, the Captain of the Canadian National team. With this formidable lineup, the Nationals are eager to take the tournament by storm and make a strong bid for the coveted title.




While Toronto Nationals appear to be having an excellent amalgamation of youth and experience on paper, the average age of the team does appear to be on a higher side for the format. If they are able to utilize the experience without lacking in athleticism, the Toronto Nationals will be in a pretty good position to start on a solid note in the competition. 

Toronto Nationals Playing 11

Hamza Tariq, Colin Munro, Gerhard Erasmus, Jonathan Smit, Shahid Afridi, Nicholas Kirton, Saad Bin Zafar, Faheem Ashraf, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Sarmad Anwar, Zaman Khan.

VAK vs TON Toss Prediction

This part of Canada - Brampton gets notoriously cold in the winters but the summers offer perfect weather for playing the game. The temperatures are likely to hover in the late teens with pretty much no chances of rain. This also means that the surface is unlikely to change over the course of forty overs. Besides, these are early days in the tournament and no team would want to go first on a surface that has plenty of unknowns earthed under it. For that and the other reasons stated, expect the captain winning the toss to elect to field first. 

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

Pitch and Conditions

These are early days in the tournament and not a lot is known about the surface or the conditions. We expect both sides to take it a little slow, especially at the starts of their respective innings. Having said that, the cool weather would give a wee bit of an advantage to the quicker bowlers. Keeping all that into consideration, the team batting first should be fairly happy if they manage to score anything over 170 runs in total.

VAK vs TON Betting Tips

On paper, there is not a lot to separate the two sides and a lot will depend on how the two teams adapt to the conditions. Both sides have plenty of experience available in their ranks and on-field performance will define the result. Having said that, the Vancouver Knights have a better-balanced side with the likes of Mohammad Rizwan and Rassie van der Dussen in the squad. They both have done exceedingly well in recent times and will hold the key for the Knights. Also, the Toronto Nationals appear to be a little over-reliant on Shahid Afridi to lead the bowling attack. For that and the other reasons stated above, a bet on Vancouver Knights should be the way to go here. 

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    Top Scorer - Vancouver Knights - Mohammad Rizwan



Mohammad Rizwan has climbed through the T20I batting charts rapidly in recent times and that is attributed to the kind of important knocks he has played. He is an excellent player of pace as well as spin and loves to take it deep when set. Given that he is an opener, he has plenty of time to bat and score big. A bet on him to be the top-scorer of the day from the Knights’ camp is certainly a lucrative proposition.

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    Total Runs - Match - Over 319.5



This is an unknown surface and predicting the total can be a tricky job. However, more often than not we see T20s to produce above average scores and that is what we are banking on here. The weather is optimal to produce high-scoring wickets with no dryness or dampness in the surface expected. Keeping that and the dimensions of the ground into consideration, a bet on the match total to exceed 319 runs seems to be the way to go.

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    Best Bowler - Match - Naveen ul Haq



Naveen Ul Haq was recently in the news but for all the wrong reasons. He has a chance to back that up with some performances and will be looking up to this tournament to polish his skills and prove his mettle. Given that he is a seasoned campaigner - playing cricket across the globe and bowls in the power play and at the at death, he can be pretty successful here. Bank on Naveen Ul Haq to be the best bowler of the match.

Today Match Prediction

Vancouver Knights To Win the Match, 1.87

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Who will win VAK vs TON

Vancouver Knights 79.82% (87)
Toronto Nationals 20.18% (22)
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