The 3rd edition of GT20 Canada is all set to start from July 25th,2020. All teams have announced and finalized their 17 men squad for the GT20 2020 edition. GT20 Canada Team Squads include the big names from the international cricket has been announced – cricket fans should be waiting for this bunch of entertainment.
The 3rd edition of Global T20 Canada is scheduled and about to start from July 25 with its first match and Final on August 11, 2020. Teams include Brampton Wolves, Edmonton Royals, Montreal Tigers, Toronto Nationals, Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks.
GT20 Canada 2020
Table of Contents
- 1 GT20 Canada 2020
- 2 GT20 Canada Teams
- 3 Players to Watch
- 4 Tournament Format
- 5 Toronto Nationals Squad
- 6 Vancouver Knights Squad
- 7 Winnipeg Hawks – Squad
- 8 Brampton Wolves Squad
- 9 Edmonton Royals – Squad
- 10 Montreal Tigers – Squad
- 11 GT20 Final Draft 2020
- 12 GT20 Fixture 2020
Three rounds of GT20 League Canada will start at 4 PM as per the Toronto Local Time, which is four hours behind GMT. Cricket viewers around the globe can mark playtime according to the time difference to Toronto, Canada local time. The above provided time table of the tournament applies for all matches for two group stages, playoff, and final.
Brampton Wolves has replaced the runner up West Indies B Team of the last edition. Earlier franchise name was proposed as New York Legends but as per USA Cricket reservations name changed on very last week. Moreover, Brampton Wolves are the home side of the 2019 GT20 Venue.
A total of 104 players will be participating during the second edition of Global T20 League Canada. Some players listed in the Marquee Players List like Shahid Afridi, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Steven Smith, and Chris Lynn.
GT20 Canada Teams
- Vancouver Knights
- Toronto Nationals
- Winnipeg Hawks
- Edmonton Royals
- Montreal Tigers
- Brampton Wolves
Players to Watch
The tournament is going to be very competitive for big guns from cricket nations are about to join. The likes of Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Darren Sammy, Steven Smith, Kane Williamson, Shakib Al Hasan, Lendl Simmons.
George Bailey, Trent Boult, Yuvraj Singh, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell, JP Duminy, and Najib Ullah Zadran. More than a thousand cricketers from 42 different nations were drafted including bowlers, batsman, and all-rounders.
Tournament format comprises of three different segments which include Round-1, Round-2, PlayOffs and Final. Out of a total of 22, fourteen matches are scheduled at the group stage with a round-robin format. Than six teams according to their standings at GT20 Points Table will play the second round and all teams have that chance.
Round-2: 1st place team vs 6th placed team, 2nd placed team vs 5th placed team, 3rd placed team vs 4th placed team.
Playoffs: The playoff round is likely to be said as the quarter-final and semi-final stage. Four teams will qualify for this particular stage and the loser of this stage will be given one more chance to qualify.
Playoff 1 will be 1st placed team vs 2nd placed team and Knockout between the 3rd placed team vs the placed team.
PlayOff 3 will be contested between Loser of Playoff 1 vs Winner of Knockout. Playoffs, knockout and Playoff 3 are scheduled on August 8th and 9th at Brampton Cricket Ground.
Toronto Nationals Squad
Toronto Nationals have picked up one of the balanced squads for the second edition of Global T20 Canada. Former New Zealand skipper, clean striker of the ball, brutal, brash and brilliant to watch batsman Brendon McCullum has joined the franchise.
Toronto Nationals although didn’t have pleasant memories from the past as they were at the last place at Points Table. Brendon McCullum has been used throughout his cricket career and it’s always been a treat to watch when he is at the crease.
McCullam muscles the ball in all sides of the ground from the cover drive, mid-on, leg, offside or leg side. While he is batting it looks like whatever he smashes is his favourite shot. He loves to give his team a flying start for his bustling strike rate in limited over cricket.
Another big name of the cricket world and T20 specialist from India Yuvraj Singh has singed Toronto Nationals for this season. Yuvraj has hit 6 sixes off six balls in the T20I against England and has scored the fastest ever T20I century of 12 balls.
Yuvraj Singh has been outstanding throughout the whole season of the Indian Premier League. Yuv is known as the hero of the tournament during ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 for his consistent performances.
West Indian hulk Kieron Pollard has been signed by the Toronto Nationals for the 2019 Global T20 Canad. His showcase in franchise cricket has always been medium but several matches he won single-handed for his team.
He played in Big Bash League, Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Bangladesh Premier League, and Caribbean Premier League, etc. Pollard has match-winning performances, an unbeaten 32-ball 60 and won the maiden title for the Mumbai Indians.
A power hitter with his top hand often slips off the bat even it goes way long as might six. Kieron has played for numerous franchises in his T20 cricket career.
Trent Boult has joined Toronto Nationals Squad for the second edition of Global T20 Canada. Boult is best known for his economical bowling spell and wicket-taking ability. In the limited over format Boult is a proven best bowler especially in these weather conditions which Brampton has.
|Brendon McCullum||New Zealand|
|Kieron Pollard||West Indies|
|Trent Boult||New Zealand|
|Chris Green||South Africa|
|Heinrich Klaasen||South Africa|
Vancouver Knights Squad
The champions of the GT20 Canada first edition Vancouver Knights have announced their squad for the second edition of the league. Chris Gayle who led the side during its inaugural edition of the Global T20 in 2018 and won the title. At points table, Vancouver Knights were on top at playoffs and knockout stage of the tournament.
Chris Gayle will lead the side during the second edition of the tournament. Ask any cricket lover about Gayle he will definitely shout out about his hard-hitting ability and monstrous sixes. Gayle is technically strong and with his footwork has outstanding hand-eye coordination.
No other batsman in the world is likely to hit almost 50% good-length deliveries for boundaries. Gayle has magnificent records in 20-over format whether International, domestic or in franchise cricket. His aggressive and free-stroking attacking ability made him T20 specialist batsman and often known as “Universe Boss”.
Rassie van der Dussen
Vancouver Knight has finalized South African top-order batsman Rassie van der Dussen. He is the most dynamic and adaptable batsman and played in various conditions and remained consistent. He has played in England, Ireland, West Indies, and South Africa in all formats which accumulate his experience.
The most experienced Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik is all set to play for Vancouver Knights and knowns as T20 master. Malik occasionally bowls in the middle of the innings and could be handy while batting in the middle. He possesses vast experience from all cricket leagues like BPL, BBL, PSL, CPL, and other tournaments as well.
Andre Russell and Tim Southee
Andre Russell, Tim Southee, and Chadwick Walton have signed a contract with Vancouver Knights for 2019 GT20 League season. Russell is known for smashing back-to-back sixes especially when it comes to chasing the target. He is best limited over bowler who bowls pretty well with an old ball rather than the newer one. Russell feels comfortable when only five or ten overs left to bat on as he creates space and smashes the ball with his hulk figure.
|Chris Gayle||West Indies|
|Rassie van der Dussen||South Africa|
|Andre Russell||West Indies|
|Tim Southee||New Zealand|
|Chadwick Walton||West Indies|
|Michael Rippon||South Africa|
|Saad Bin Zafar||Canada|
|Matthew Nandu||West Indies|
|JJ Smit||West Indies|
|Hayden Walsh Jr.||USA|
Winnipeg Hawks – Squad
Winnipeg Hawks has played the semi-final or playoff 3 in the first edition of the Global T20 Canada. Under the captaincy of David Warner, Winnipeg Hawks reached the knockoff stage. The team has one of the strongest batting line and all-rounders performers in the six franchise of GT20 2019 edition.
West Indian Dwayne Bravo may lead the side during the second edition of the tournament. Dwayne Bravo is a technically sound batsman, with his self-confidence and skills is known as a player of the big stage. Dwayne is a clean striker and big hitter of the ball. He has won several matches single-handed for different franchises he played with.
Best all-rounder in the world in franchise cricket who played in the IPL, PSL, BBL, CPL, BPL and several other leagues. Bravo has come in the middle to bat and once he settles he kept going with his pace and hit boundaries.
Dwayne Smith is a tall, aggressive and powerful hitter who came under the eyes of the Windies Cricket board from his magnificent performances. Smith loves to play against pace bowling attack but feels little itchy against quality swing bowling.
He is a surprising talent who scored 73 runs off 51 balls in the inaugural edition of Pakistan Super League. His team won the title of PSL and he was named as a player of the Match.
Winnipeg Hawks squads include JP Duminy, Chris Lynn, and Umer Akmal. These names have their own fame around the world from BBL, IPL, PSL, CPL, and BPL everywhere they performed well. Chris Lynn had a fantastic BBL career, who always opens with the bat and loves to play against pace. Somehow these players feel a bit problems while playing against quality spin bowling attack.
|Dwayne Bravo||West Indies|
|JP Duminy||South Africa|
|Dwayne Smith||West Indies|
|Rayad Emrit||West Indies|
|Romesh Eranga||Sri Lanka|
|Paul van Meekeren||Netherland|
Brampton Wolves Squad
The home side of the GT20 Venue, Brampton Wolves have announced their squad. Brampton will have its first edition in this tournament and more likely to play knockout 3 stages as well.
Key Players – Wolves
Brampton Wolves has picked up Shahid Afridi, Shakib Al Hasan, Colin Munro, Darren Sammy, Andre Fletcher, Lendl Simmons, and Wahab Riaz. These all are best known for their all-round performances. Shahid Afridi has a record of hitting the most number of sixes in his career and with most wickets. Afridi has 98 International wickets in T20I and 333 wickets in league and franchise T20 Cricket.
Shakib Al Hasan is ranked at number 1 in ICC All Rounder Ranking for his wicket-taking ability and scoring runs at an average strike rate of 122. During the recent Cricket World Cup 2019, Shakib has scored more than 600 runs and listed in leading runs scorer.
Colin Munro, Darren Sammy, Wahab Riaz, Andre Fletcher, and Lendl Simmons have an outstanding T20 cricket career. Munro, Simmons, and Fletcher have represented the Indian Premier League and several other T20 tournaments. Wahab Riaz and Darren Sammy both have represented Peshawar Zalmi a franchise in Pakistan Super League. Under the captaincy of Darren Sammy, his team won the title of PSL.
|Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh|
|Colin Munro||New Zealand|
|Andre Fletcher||West Indies|
|Darren Sammy||West Indies|
|Lendl Simmons||West Indies|
|Babar Hayat||Hong Kong|
Edmonton Royals – Squad
New Zealand and South Africa national team skippers both have joined Edmonton Royals for GT20 second edition. There is no need to introduce these giants of limited-overs cricket. Both have played almost maximum edition of Indian Premier League and other premier league editions.
Kane Williamson has an outstanding record in captaincy, strong at his batting techniques and absorb pressure. He has numerous world records by his team for his match winnings performances in Test, ODI, and T20I as well.
Faf du Plessis is currently skipper of the South Africa national team. For his matchless strike rate and captaincy, the world of cricket recognizes him as the best batsman in shorter formats of cricket. Faf has exceptional batting techniques and a sense of better turning point of any match and loves to play accordingly.
Another addition by the Edmonton Royals is they picked up all round performers like Jimmy Neesham, Ben Cutting, Kyle Philip. Edmonton Royals has drafted and finalized two leg spinners and all-rounders from Pakistan including Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz.
|Kane Williamson||New Zealand|
|Faf du Plessis||South Africa|
|James Neesham||New Zealand|
|Kyle Phillip||West Indies|
|Ehsan Nawaz||Hong Kong|
|Anshuman Rath||Hong Kong|
|Sherfane Rutherford||West Indies|
|Davy Jacobs||South Africa|
Montreal Tigers – Squad
For the second edition of Global T20 Canada, Montreal Tigers have picked up their squad. Squad and team players have been finalized by the franchise earlier in May 2019 and all set to take part in the recent game.
Montreal Tigers didn’t have pleasant memories from the maiden edition of GT20 as the franchise won just 2 games out of 6. Montreal Tigers has picked up former Australian T20I Captain George Bailey who represented in various franchise tournaments.
Key Players – Tigers
Bailey has represented Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars during the Big Bash League different editions. Most probably he will lead the Montreal Tigers during the second edition of the GT20 League.
Although Montreal Tigers don’t have that many big guns but focused to pick maximum as they could all-round performers. Former T20 captain and star all-rounder Thisara Perera became part of the Montreal Tigers Squad.
The best part of Montreal Tigers squad is they picked up best all-rounders from the globe and best spin bowling attack. Sunil Narine, Fawad Khan, and Isuru Udana have made strength to Mont. The squad this year.
Players were drafted from 42 cricket nations including ICC associate or non-members too. Except for the host nation Canada, team squads have many world-class players from 15 other nations. The best batsman, bowlers, all-rounders have been named all six teams of Global T20 Canada. Find out more about Global T20 Canada 2020 Fixture.
George Bailey Australia Niroshan Dickwella Sri Lanka Thisara Perera Sri Lanka Isuru Udana Sri Lanka Fawad Ahmed Australia Sunil Narine West Indies Keemo Paul West Indies Ashton Deosammy Canada Yax Patel Canada Nikhil Dutta Canada Dillon Heyliger Canada Arslan Khan Canada Mohammad Naveed UAE Kyle Coetzer Scotland Matthew Cross Scotland Nizakat Khan Hong Kong Bhupinder Singh India
GT20 Final Draft 2020
Canada Faisal Jamkhandi, Armaan Kapoor, Abraash Khan, Nitish Kumar, Jeremy Gordon, Mark Montfort, Salman Nazar, Ravinderpal Singh, Rodrigo Thomas, Shahid Ahmadzai, Navneet Dhaliwal, Satsimranjit Dhindsa, Akash Gill, Saad Bin Zafar, Rizwan Cheema, Rayyan Pathan, Harsh Thaker, Ashton Deosammy, Nikhil Dutta, Dillon Heyliger, Arslan Khan, Yax Patel, Umair Ghani, Varun Sehdev. West Indies Darren Sammy, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Lendl Simmons, Andre Fletcher, Chadwick Walton, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Kyle Phillip, Sherfane Rutherford, Matthew Nandu, JJ Smit, Sunil Narine, Keemo Paul, Rayad Emrit Pakistan Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sana Kaleem, Hamza Tariq South Africa Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, Chris Green, Heinrich Klaasen, Davy Jacobs, Michael Rippon UAE Zahoor Khan, Rohan Mustafa, Ghulam Shabber, Mohammad Naveed, Chirag Suri, Rameez Shahzad, Shaiman Anwar New Zealand Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Tim Southee, Trent Boult Scotland George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Safyaan Sharif, Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross Indian Nawab Singh, Manpreet Gony, Yuvraj Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Sunny Sohal Australia Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Fawad Ahmed, George Bailey, Chris Lynn USA Ali Khan, Jasdeep Singh, Tamil Patel, Hayden Walsh Jr., Steven Taylor Sri Lanka Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Romesh Eranga Hong Kong Babar Hayat, Ehsan Nawaz, Anshuman Rath, Nizakat Khan Nepal Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami Netherland Paul van Meekeren, Tobias Visee Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan Afghanistan Najibullah Zadran
GT20 Fixture 2020
Players were drafted from 42 cricket nations including ICC associate or non-members too. Except for the host nation Canada, team squads have many world-class players from 15 other nations. The best batsman, bowlers, all-rounders have been named all six teams of Global T20 Canada.
Find out more about Global T20 Canada 2020 Fixture.