BMW vs VAK Match Preview

The Brampton Wolves have undoubtedly been one of the standout teams in the tournament, leading the points table with an impressive record of three wins from four matches. Another victory here would further solidify their position at the top, ahead of the Montreal Tigers. Their only blemish in an otherwise flawless record came from a no-result due to unfavorable weather conditions. Nonetheless, the Wolves are hungry to continue their winning streak, bolstered by their exceptional net run-rate of 1.476, which showcases their dominance.


In their recent match against the Montreal Tigers, the Wolves displayed their resilience and skill. Despite a challenging start where they lost Aaron Johnson early on, a resilient partnership between Usman Khan and Mark Chapman helped stabilize their innings. However, the Wolves faced a batting collapse after Chapman's dismissal, with Colin de Grandhomme stepping up to score a hard-fought half-century. Defending a modest target of 144, the Wolves' bowlers shone, with Saad Bin Zafar standing out with three wickets to secure their victory.


As the Wolves remain unbeaten in the tournament, their form and on-paper strength make them a formidable side that will be tough to beat in any contest.


On the other side, the Vancouver Knights, known for their success in previous seasons, have struggled to find their footing in this tournament. Placed at the fifth spot on the points table, they have won just one out of three matches, making this upcoming game crucial for their playoff chances. With a poor net run-rate of -0.508, the Knights need to step up their game to stay in contention.


In their last match, the Knights set a target of 149/4, led by an impressive knock of 73 runs from Fakhar Zaman. Despite promising partnerships with Harsh Thaker and captain Rassie van der Dussen, the Knights couldn't maintain a high scoring rate in the closing overs. Their bowlers fought valiantly, but Sherfane Rutherford's masterful innings ensured a victory for the Montreal Tigers.


The Knights are well aware of the importance of this match, and they possess a talented squad capable of turning things around. However, they have struggled to click as a unit, and their challenge lies in finding the right balance and cohesion to take on the formidable Wolves.


Both teams have their strengths and weaknesses, and this upcoming match will be a test of their abilities. The Wolves will be eager to maintain their unbeaten streak and further establish themselves as a dominant force in the tournament. Meanwhile, the Knights will be determined to revive their campaign and prove their mettle against a top-ranked side.


The clash between the Brampton Wolves and the Vancouver Knights, scheduled for the 28th of July 2023 at the CAA Centre, Brampton, promises to be an enthralling encounter. With exceptional players on both sides, the stage is set for a captivating and closely contested match—a battle where each team will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of victory.

Weather Report

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. 

Pitch Report

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. 

Team News

The Knights haven't done as well as they would have liked to and we think they will make a couple of changes to their playing eleven. Apart from those tactical changes, expect both sides to remain unchanged.

BMW vs VAK Probable 11

BMW Playing 11

  • Usman Khan (Wk)
  • Aaron Johnson
  • Mark Chapman
  • Hussain Talat
  • Colin de Grandhomme
  • Rizwan Cheema
  • Chris Green
  • Tim Southee (C)
  • Logan van Beek
  • Shahid Ahmadzai
  • Jeremy Gordon

VAK Playing 11

  • Rayyan Pathan
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Harsh Thaker
  • Rassie van der Dussen (C)
  • Najib Zadran
  • Corbin Bosch
  • Vritya Anand (Wk)
  • Fabian Allen
  • Ruben Trumpelmann
  • Nawab Singh
  • Junaid Siddiqui
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Check out the Dream11 team lineup for the Canada GT20 match that is to be played between Brampton Wolves and Vancouver Knights. Don't forget to check on the latest updated team lineup right after the toss.

Top Picks

Fakhar Zaman exhibited impressive form and will play a pivotal role for the Knights in this match. He thrives under pressure and, batting at the top, will have ample time to settle before unleashing his attacking prowess. Expect him to score well in the match and consequently in Dream11 points. 


Logan van Beek has been consistently sensational throughout the season, regardless of the team he represents. A phenomenal bowler and a formidable hitter in the lower order, he contributes significantly in all aspects of the game. Considering his current form, he is also one of the most suitable candidates to clinch the player of the match award. Therefore, a perfect choice for the Captain's role. 


Just like Logan van Beek, Colin de Grandhomme too has done phenomenally well in the tournament so far. He can contribute in both departments, making him indispensable. Good choice for the vice-captain role for your Dream11 team.

BMW vs VAK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Vritya Anand, Usman Khan

Batters: Fakhar Zaman, Mark Chapman, Rassie van der Dussen

All-rounders: Colin de Grandhomme (VC), Logan van Beek (C), Corbin Bosch, Harsh Thaker

Bowlers: Tim Southee , Chris Green

BMW vs VAK Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction