GT20 Canada 2019 Highlights

GT20 Canada Highlights

It was a fitting end to the GT20 Canada 2019. The final saw Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks tied on the same score of 192 runs after the end of the game. The game finally went into the super over where Vancouver Knights managed to score 9 runs losing their two wickets. Winnipeg Hawks chased down the score easily in the fourth ball of the super over without losing any wicket.

Rayad Emrit, Winnipeg Hawks’ captain would have surely been impressed with the performance of his side. They had started the tournament on a poor note and were at the bottom of the points table at one point of time. But they made a strong comeback in the latter stage. It was heartbreak for Shoaib Malik’s Vancouver Knights as the side had played brilliantly all season and lost out a game they had nearly won. Let us now look at some of the highlights of the season along with the top performers.

Most Runs

Winnipeg Hawks’ JP Duminy emerged as the top run getter for the season scoring 332 runs in 8 games at an average of 83.00. Toronto Nationals’ Heinrich Klaasen stood second with 326 runs in 7 games averaging 65.20. Shaiman Anwar was third with 296 runs in 8 games at an average of 37.00

Most Wickets

Brampton Wolves’ bowler Ish Sodhi emerged as the most successful bowler in the season with 12 wickets in 6 games at a strike rate of 11.0. Chris Green of Toronto Nationals stood second with 11 wickets in 5 games at a strike rate of 10.9 while Edmonton Royals’ Shadab Khan was third with 9 wickets in 5 games at a strike rate of 13.3.

Highest Individual Score

Universe Boss Chris Gayle playing for Vancouver Knights registered the highest score of the tournament with an unbeaten 122 against Montreal Tigers. Heinrich Klaasen scored the other hundred, an unbeaten 106 for Toronto Nationals against Winnipeg Hawks. Gayle was at the third place with a knock of 94 against Edmonton Royals.

Best Bowling Performance

Ish Sodhi’s 5 for 8 for Brampton Wolves against Montreal Tigers was the best bowling performance of the season. Vancouver Knights’ Saad Bin Zafar grabbed 4 for 22 against Brampton Wolves while his teammate Daniel Sams bagged 4 for 25 against the same opponent in another game.

Highest Team Score

Vancouver Knights registered the highest total of the season scoring 276 for 3 against Montreal Tigers. Toronto Nationals scored 238 for 5 against Winnipeg Hawks while Brampton Wolves scored 222 for 6 against Toronto Nationals.

Most Catches

Brampton Wolves’ Nitish Kumar claimed 6 catches in 6 games during the season while Toronto Nationals’ Ravinderpal Singh claimed 6 catches in 7 games. George Munsey playing for Brampton Wolves grabbed 5 catches in 7 games.

Most Wicket-Keeping Dismissals

Montreal Tigers’ Matthew Cross was the most successful wicket keeper with 5 dismissals (3c, 2st) in the season. Anshuman Rath of Edmonton Royals stood second with 4 dismissals (2c, 2st). Vancouver Knights’ Tobias Visee, Winnpeg Hawks’ Hamza Tariq and Brampton Wolves’ Lendl Simpson had three dismissals each to their credit.

 

The second season of Global T20 Canada has been a successful one. It attracted bigger stars than the inaugural season and saw competitive games with the grand finale being the icing on the cake. The organizers would want to go bigger and better when the 2020 season of the tournament is organized.

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