BAH vs CAN T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
Bahrain will take on Canada at the Bahrain Cricket Academy Ground, Muscat. Match 2 of the 2022 Desert Cup Series will get underway at 20:00 local time on Monday 14th November.
Although Bahrain’s recent form has not been particularly strong, they have beaten UAE and lost to 2022 T20 World Cup Super 12 stage side Ireland by a small margin earlier this year. However, their last IT20 result was a 102 run defeat to Kuwait in August.
David Mathias, Haider Butt and keeper-batter Umer Toor have all been consistent batters for Bahrain in this format in 2022 with all three having posted a half-century and over 200 runs in total. Skipper Sarfaraz Ali is another useful batter and those four will be expected to produce the bulk of the runs in this match.
28 year old leg-spinner Junaid Aziz has an excellent record in this format and has been particularly successful during 2022. He has 16 wickets from 13 IT20s in his career but this year has a remarkable average of 8.91 and he will be a big threat to Canada’s batters.
Bahrain have not won any of their last six IT20s.
The Canadians have picked up some good results in 2022 and won their last IT20 by seven wickets, which happened to be against Bahrain in late February. They are only one place behind Papua New Guinea, who played in the 2021 T20 World Cup, in the IT20 World Rankings.
23 year old Matthew Spoors has been Canada’s most impressive batter since making his IT20 debut in February of this year. He has already scored an unbeaten hundred and is averaging 64.66 from his five innings. However, he was dismissed for two in the last match against Bahrain and will want to make amends in this game.
Taking wickets has been a struggle for Canada over their most recent matches but expect Pakistan-born left-arm quick Kaleem Sana to add to his tally of five IT20 wickets this year. Captain Saad Bin Zafar’s left-arm spin should also be hard to play against on this pitch.
Canada are targeting their third successive IT20 victory in this match.
BAH vs CAN T20 Pitch Report
The match will be played at the Bahrain Cricket Academy Ground, Muscat. This pitch will provide more assistance to bowlers rather than batters and we expect any score over 145 to be very hard to chase down.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Bahrain vs Canada T20 Match 2022
Bahrain Predicted Playing 11
Sarfaraz Ali (c), David Mathias, Sikder Al Mostasim Billa, Veerapathiran Sathiayah, Sachin Kumar, Shahid Mahmood, Imran Khan, Sohail Ahmed, Umer Toor (wk), Muhammad Rizwan, Abdul Majeed Malik
Canada Predicted Playing 11
Saad Bin Zafar (c), Rayyan Pathan, Shreyas Movva, Armaan Kapoor (wk), Harsh Thaker, Salman Nazar, Dillon Heyliger, Nicholas Kirton, Ammar Khalid, Bhupinder Singh, Akhil Kumar
Bahrain vs Canada Prediction
We expect this to be a close contest with Bahrain looking for revenge for their seven wicket defeat back in February. However, Canada have the stronger form and, in Matthew Spoors, have a very impressive top order batter. We are backing Canada to win this game.
Canada are favorites to beat Bahrain