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Bahrain vs Canada, Desert Cup T20I Series 2022, Today Match Prediction

Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amarat, Oman

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Canada's search for the fourth consecutive win 

  • Canada has won all three games, and they have their key players in good form, making them confident
  • Canada's opener Aaron Johnson has made 244 runs in three games, and he is destroying bowling attacks
  • Bahrain's openers have been in poor form, and they have made only 47 runs in the three games played

Canada to win

Tournament: Desert Cup T20I Series 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amarat, Oman | Toss: To Bowl

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Canada has shown excellent form in the Desert Cup T20I Series 2022, and they would look to continue with it in the 8th game against Bahrain. Bahrain defeated Saudi Arabia in the last game and would look to continue with the same momentum. Canada comes here with a win against hosts Oman which will add to the side's confidence.  

Canada has won all the games they have played in the tournament. Their batsmen have been in excellent form, destroying attacks. They had played Bahrain twice in the past and won both games. Bahrain has a strong side, and its batsmen are in good form. It will be interesting to see if they can stop the Canadian juggernaut. 

Bahrain Preview

Sarfaraz Ali's side has won the last two games and regained form after starting the tournament with a loss. The side comes here with a 53-run victory over Saudi Arabia. However, they will face a stiff challenge in this game. They had lost against Canada earlier, and Ali would like to even it out in this game.  

Ahmed Nazar and Sarfaraz Ali haven't made runs, and the side would need a good start from this pair. Imran Anwar and Sohail Ahmed played good knocks in the last game, and it will make them confident. They would like to see runs from David Mathias and Haider Butt in the lower middle order.  

The bowling attack would face a strong batting line-up, and good spells from Rizwan Butt and Imran Khan would put the side in a comfortable position. Sathaiya Veerapathiran must bowl tight lines in the middle overs along with Imran Anwar. The side would also expect good show in the supporting role from Sachin Kumar and Danish Jasnaik. 

Bahrain Predicted Playing XI:

Sarfaraz Ali (c), Ahmed Nasir (wk), Imran Anwar, Sohail Ahmed, Haider Butt, David Mathias, Sathaiya Veerapathiran, Rizwan Butt, Danish Jasnaik, Imran Khan, Sachin Kumar

Canada Preview

Saad Bin Zafar's side held its nerves to win against hosts Oman by 1 run in the last game. In a high-scoring contest, the bowlers did well in the final overs and helped the side to its third straight win. Bin Zafar would like to win this game as this will assure them of a berth in the final.  

Aaron Johnson is in excellent form and hit a hundred in the last game. He will look to set up a big opening wicket stand with Srimantha Wijeratne. Ravinderpal Singh is playing well at No. 3, and he will look to add runs with Dillon Heyliger and Harsh Thaker. Matthew Spoors and Bin Zafar add solidity to this line-up down the order.  

Their bowlers have struggled, which is one area the side would have to improve. Bin Zafar and Ammar Khalid must bowl good spells with the new ball, as Bahrain has good hitters. The rest of the attack has struggled, and better spells from Dillon Heyliger, Nikhil Dutta, and Thaker are a must for the side. 

Canada Predicted Playing XI:

Saad Bin Zafar (c), Aaron Johnson, Srimantha Wijeratne (wk), Ravinderpal Singh, Dillon Heyliger, Harsh Thaker, Matthew Spoors, Pargat Singh, Ammar Khalid, Nikhil Dutta, Armaan Kapoor

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Weather Conditions

There will be clear skies over Al Amerat on November 17, which will be perfect for a good game of T20 cricket. The wicket is flat where batsmen would fancy hitting the ball on the up. There would be little for the bowlers, and conditions would become tough for bowling as the game progresses. The side batting first would need 170 runs to feel comfortable. 

Venue Details

Al Amerat Cricket Ground is an excellent venue for T20 cricket, where the wicket is flat, and the outfield is lightning fast. Spinners have done well at this venue as the ball tends to turn sharply here. There are plenty of scoring opportunities for the batsmen and not much of assistance for the fast bowlers with the new ball.

Toss: To Bowl

Most sides have preferred to bowl first at this venue as the evening dew has made it challenging for the spinners to grip the ball. The pitch is a good one to bat on in both innings. The side that wins the toss in this game is most likely to invite the opponents to bat first.

Bahrain has done well in the last two games. However, they must play out of their skin to defeat the Canadians. They would need contributions from their opening pair, which hasn't been the case. Canada has won three games in a row and has its batting line-up in great form. It will make them favorites in this game.

Canada to win


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