VAK vs MOT Match Preview

The Vancouver team is led by Rassie van der Dussen in this year’s competition. They lost the 1st Qualifier to Surrey Jaguars. The captain will be slightly worried about the form displayed by his batsmen. They could not chase a smallish total set by their opposition in the last match. They are up against an opposition that has some of the better T20 cricketers in the world in their ranks. So, Dussen will need a spirited performance from his teammates to harbor any hopes of winning the game and advancing to the final.

Rayyan Pathan and Mohammad Rizwan will need to provide a good start to the Vancouver innings. They will be facing a strong and experienced bowling attack in the form of the Montreal Tigers. But they have some experienced batters in their team such as Najibullah Zadran, Corbin Bosch, and the skipper Rassie van der Dussen. These batters will have to come good in the middle order. Other significant batters that need to do well are Harsh Thakur and Fabien Allen. Allen needs to get some significant breakthroughs as well.

The Montreal Tigers team is being led by Chris Lynn and they put up a great show during the Eliminator match by beating Brampton Wolves by a margin of 9 wickets. Montreal bowlers did a good job while restricting the opposition to a smallish total and they were right on the money with the bat during the chase. Tigers started their campaign in the 2023 edition of Global T20 Canada as one of the hot favorites. They have managed to live up to all the hype. 

Lynn will be expecting that his team can carry forward all the momentum and win this game. Chris Lynn was well and truly on to the chase in the last game played by Montreal Tigers. He will be hoping that he can continue all the good work with Muhammad Waseem at the top of the order. they are also expecting a good showing from players such as Sherfane Rutherford, Srimantha Wijeratne, and Dilpreet Singh in their middle order. The presence of Carlos Brathwaite and Andre Russell in the middle order adds a lot of meat to the Montreal middle order. Brathwaite and Kaleem Sana have done an excellent job with the new ball and they will be keen to keep up the good work.

Weather Report

We are likely to get temperatures in the region of 25 degrees during this match. The skies will be cloudy most of the time and the air quality will also be moderate. You can also expect Northern winds of 13 km/hr during this match. The cloudy conditions can also help the seamers in getting wickets.

Pitch Report

All the team members from both these sides will be well aware of the conditions at the CAA Center by now. Although this wicket has been helpful to the batsmen right from the outset, there is also a bit of help available to the bowlers if needed from the pitch. You can expect this trend to go on. So, we might even get a low-scoring game with bowlers dominating the proceedings.

Notable stats

Chris Lynn has a terrific average-to-strike rate combination.

Chris Lynn has a terrific average of 49 during this year's competition and he has also scored these runs with a top strike rate of 140.

Ruben Trumplemann has a terrific strike rate with the ball.

Ruben Trumplemann has picked up 12 wickets from his last 7 matches with a strike rate of 11.58.

Team News

There do not appear to be any injury worries for either team at the moment. You can expect full teams to be available for selection for this match-up.

VAK vs MOT Probable 11

VAK Playing 11

  • Rassie van der Dussen (C)
  • Mohammad Rizwan (Wk)
  • Rayyan Pathan
  • Corbin Bosch
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Harsh Thaker
  • Fabian Allen
  • Ravinderpal Singh
  • Ruben Trumpelmann
  • Junaid Siddique
  • Karthik Meiyappan

MOT Playing 11

  • Chris Lynn (C)
  • Muhammad Waseem
  • Dipendra Singh Airee
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Srimantha Wijeratne (Wk)
  • Dilpreet Singh
  • Andre Russell
  • Carlos Brathwaite
  • Kaleem Sana
  • Aayan Afzal Khan
  • Abbas Afridi
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

The Montreal Tigers team has fared marginally better in the league stages of the competition. You can expect them to be slight favorites to win this game and reach the final of the competition. However, there is nothing much in it and the Vancouver Knights can easily upstage the Tigers to clinch a place in the finals.

Top Picks

Chris Lynn: The Montreal Tigers skipper is also their leader in terms of the runs scored this year. He has put together 196 runs from 7 matches with an average of 49.

Ruben Trumplemann: Trumplemann has picked up 12 wickets from his last 7 appearances for Vancouver and he is their leading bowler.

Carlos Brathwaite: Carlos Brathwaite has succeeded in picking up 10 wickets from his last 7 matches with a strike rate of 14.90 and a decent economy rate of 6.28.

Junaid Siddique: Junaid Siddique has picked up 11 wickets from 7 games with a strike rate of 13.90.

VAK vs MOT Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M Rizwan

Batters: C Lynn, R van der Dussen, S Rutherford, W Muhammad

All-rounders: A Russell, C Brathwaite (VC), C Bosch (C)

Bowlers: A Afridi, J Siddique, R Trumpelmann

VAK vs MOT Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction