Global T20 Canada League is set to take place from 20th July, 2023. GT20 2023 Canada prediction, previews, betting tips and odds. Also find out today match prediction to place bets with betway, 10cric, bet365, 1xbet and more
After a wait of 4 years, Global T20 Canada is back for its 3rd season which is set to commence on 20th July, 2023 at CAA Centre in the city of Brampton which lies in the Ontario province. 6 teams, representing 6 different cities of Canada, will go head to head against each other in a round-robin format in the GT20 2023 Canada.
Two new teams - Surrey Jaguars and Mississauga Panthers have joined the tournament, replacing Winnipeg Hawks and Edmonton Royals. The Hawks were the winners of last season.
To pick one team as a prediction for this year, we will back Vancouver Knights to win the GT20 Canada 2023 trophy. The Knights won the title in the inaugural season in 2018 under the captaincy of Chris Gayle.
They have Pakistan’s versatile power-hitter and wicketkeeper, Mohammad Rizwan by their side for the upcoming season. UAE’s 21-year-old wicket keeper batter Vriitya Aravind will also feature in the Knights team. He currently averages 30+ in all the formats of the game. Another UAE player Karthik Meiyappan, who is a legbreak bowler has also joined the side. In 14 T20s, he has picked 22 wickets so far.
Coming to the popular cricketers, the Knights have recruited famous Proteas batsmen Rassie van der Dussen and Reeza Hendricks. Both these players have high hitting ability and can change the course of the game at any point.
Looking at the bowling department, they have Afghanistani pacer Naveen-ul-Haq. He recently had a pretty good outing in the IPL 2023 in Lucknow Super Giants team. Naveen has a vast experience of 145 T20 matches in which he has picked 175 wickets at an average of 23.48.
Captain - Tim Southee
Key Players - Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Colin de Grandhomme, Logan van Beek
Brampton Wolves finished the last edition at the top of the table under the captaincy of Darren Sammy. This year the team will be led by the former Indian spin bowler Harbhajan Singh.
Among the other popular players, we can see Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Mark Chapman, Logan van Beek, Nicolaas Frylinck, Max O'Dowd in this side. Grandhomme, Tim Southee and Mark Chapman are quality T20 players from New Zealand while Logan van Beek and Max O’Dowd are from the Netherlands who have performed well recently in the ICC World Cup qualifiers.
Harbhajan Singh, Colin De Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Mark Sinclair Chapman, Usama Mir, Hussain Talat, Usman Khan, Logan Van Beek, Jan Nicolaas Frylinck, Max O Dowd, Jeremy Gordon, Aaron Johnson, Rizwan Cheema, Shahid Ahmadzai, Rishiv Joshi, Gurpal Singh Sandhu
Captain - Chris Lynn
Key Players - Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Carlos Brathwaite
Montreal Tigers could not qualify for the playoffs in the 2019 edition. They ended at the 5th position with 2 wins in 6 matches.
This time this squad looks quite beefed up. The batting line-up has the power-hitters Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite. If they can display some decent bowling then with this batting line-up they can qualify for the playoffs easily.
Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Lynn, Sherfane Rutherford, Carlos Brathwaite, Muhammad Abbas Afridi, Zahir Khan, Muhammad Waseem, Akif Raja, Aayan Khan, Dipendra Airee, Kaleem Sana, Srimantha Wijeratne, Matthew Spoors, Bhupendra Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Anoop Chima
Captain - Hamza Tariq
Key Players - Shahid Afridi, Colin Munro, Zaman Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Toronto Nationals finished at the 3rd position on the table in the 2019 edition, under the captaincy of the former Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh. He will not be part of the league in the upcoming season but we will see some other big names like Shahid Afridi, Colin Munro, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Zaman Khan.
This team looks like a good balance of popular batters and bowlers. Shahid Afridi is one of the biggest names in the Pakistan T20I history while Zaman Khan is Pakistan’s new bowling sensation. Afghanistan pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi is a name which can be seen in various leagues around the world.
Namibian T20 cricketers Gerhard Erasmus and JJ Smit have also found a place in the Nationals squad.
Colin Munro, Shahid Afridi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Zaman Khan, Saim Ayub, Abdullah Shafique, Hamza Tariq, Gerhard Erasmus, JJ Smit, Saad Bin Zafar, Farhan Malik, Nicholas Kirton, Armaan Kapoor, Sarmad Anwar, Rommel Shahzad, Udhaya Bhagwan
Captain - Rassie van der Dussen
Key Players - Mohammad Rizwan, Najibullah Zadran, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks
Vancouver Knights is our favourite team for the upcoming season of the GT20 Canada. They have won the trophy in the 1st season of the tournament in 2018 and this time with a revamped squad, they look strong enough to get their hands on the title once again.
The star Pakistani player Mohammad Rizwan has been picked by the Knights side but he might not be able to participate in the league till 28th July as he is part of the Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Test series. Among the rest of the popular T20 players, the Knights have the Proteas star batters Rassie van der Dussen and Reeza Hendricks. UAE stars Vriitya Aravind, Karthik Meiyappan are also part of the Vancouver team along with Afghanistan T20 pacer Naveen-ul-Haq and batsman Najibullah Zadran.
Mohammad Rizwan, Rassie van der Dussen, Naveen-ul-Haq, Reeza Hendricks, Corbin Bosch, Najibullah Zadran, Junaid Siddiqui, Vriitya Aravind, Karthik Meiyappan, Ruben Trumpelmann, Ravinderpal Singh, Harsh Thaker, Rayyan Pathan, Muhammad Kamal, Nawab Singh, Kanwar Tathgur
Captain - Iftikhar Ahmed
Key Players - Litton Das, Alex Hales, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ben Cutting
Surrey Jaguars is one of the two new teams which will be part of the GT20 league from this season. England’s T20 opener Alex Hales has been recruited in the Jaguars line-up. Strengthening up the batting department, they have Iftikhar Ahmed, Litton Das, Mohammad Haris and Ben Cutting. Oman batsman Jatinder Singh will also feature in the Jaguars squad. We can say that this is one of the strongest batting line-up of the tournament.
In the bowling department, the Jaguars have Nepal cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane and Namibian bowler Bernard Scholtz leading from the front.
Alex Hales, Iftikhar Ahmed, Litton Kumar Das, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Haris, Sheel Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jatinder Singh, Ayaan Khan, Bernard Scholtz, Pargat Singh, Dilon Heyliger, Ammar Khalid, Sunny Matharu, Kairav Sharma
Captain - Shoaib Malik
Key Players - Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Shahnawaz Dahani, Jimmy Neesham
Another new team and another strong T20 squad, Mississauga Panthers will participate in the GT20 Canada for the first time this season and Pakistani all-rounder, Shoaib Malik will be seen leading from the front.
Malik’s fellow Pakistani cricketers Azam Khan and Shahnawaz Dahani will also be part of the Mississauga Panthers squad. The highlight of the Panthers squad is the Universe Boss - Chris Gayle. South African batsman Cameron Delport is also part of the Panthers team and he has scored 6000+ runs in the T20 format. Netherlands bowler Tom Cooper will lead the bowling department along with the New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham.
Shoaib Malik, Chris Gayle, Azam Khan, James Neesham, Cameron Delport, Shahnawaz Dahani, Zahoor Khan, Tom Cooper, Cecil Pervez, Jaskarandeep Singh Buttar, Navneet Dhaliwal, Nikhil Dutta, Shreyas Movva, Praveen Kumar, Mihir Patel, Ethan Gibson
|Year of Start
|No. of Seasons Played
|Cricket Canada, Bombay Sports Limited
|Round-robin & playoffs
|2023 Season Dates
|20 July, 2023 - 06 August, 2023
|No. of teams participating
|Total no. of matches to be played in 2023 season
Canada’s homegrown t20 cricket league - Global T20 Canada is back for its 3rd edition after a break of 4 years. The league gained success in its first edition in Canada but could not continue after the 2nd season in 2019 due to some reasons.
Now it's back again with much more excitement, thrill and some more popular T20 players from around the world. The upcoming GT20 Canada 2023 is set to take place at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario. Surrey Jaguars and Mississauga Panthers are the two new teams which will replace the previous champions Winnipeg Hawks and Edmonton Royals.
The upcoming season of the Global T20 Canada tournament will kick-off on 20th July and the Final match is scheduled to take place on 6th August. A total of 25 matches will be played in the GT20 2023.
Winnipeg Hawks won the Global T20 trophy in the last edition in 2019.
We are going to see some of the big names in T20 cricket like Chris Gayle, Mohammed Rizwan, Harbhajan Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell and many more.