CAN vs SAU T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
Canada will take on Saudi Arabia at the Canada Cricket Academy Ground, Muscat. Match 9 of the 2022 Desert Cup Series will get underway at 16:00 local time on Saturday,19th November.
Although they lost their last match to Bahrain by eight wickets with five balls remaining, Canada are still top of the Desert Cup Series group with six points from four games. They have a slightly superior net-run-rate to Bahrain and will be looking to add to that in this fixture.
The defeat against Bahrain was the first time that Aaron Johnson had not top scored for Canada in this series and was the first time that he had not hit a half-century in an IT20 match. He was dismissed for a four ball duck but will look to make amends in this game.
Not only did Canada’s top batter not produce in Match 8, it was also a very poor performance across the bowling line-up. With the exception of Nikhil Dutta, who returned figures of 1-25, the other six Canadian bowlers were expensive and finished wicketless.
Canada had won five games in a row before the defeat to Bahrain on Thursday.
With four defeats from four so far in the tournament, Saudi Arabia are four points adrift at the bottom of the table. All their defeats have been by large margins – nine wickets, 66 runs and seven wickets – and it would be a huge shock if they were to beat Canada in this clash.
Although they have been well beaten in each game, Saudi Arabia have managed to post a total above 100 in each of their last three matches. That said, none of their batters have hit a score over 40 and, in their last two games, no player has scored over 30.
Muhammad Saqib took two wickets in the last game against Canada and also returned figures of 2-17 in the defeat to Oman in Match 7. He bowls with good pace and gets good carry through to the wicket-keeper. However, Saudi Arabia have struggled to find bowlers to deliver quality at the same time during this series.
Saudi Arabia are still searching for their first win of the tournament.
CAN vs SAU T20 Pitch Report
The match will be played at the Canada Cricket Academy Ground, Muscat. The pitch continues to be one which suits batters rather than bowlers. However, there is turn and pace in the wicket.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Canada vs Saudi Arabia T20 Match 2022
Canada Predicted Playing 11
Aaron Johnson, Srimantha Wijeratne (wk), Matthew Spoors, Pargat Singh, Harsh Thaker, Saad Bin Zafar (c), Ravinderpal Singh, Dillon Heyliger, Ammar Khalid, Nikhil Dutta, Kaleem Sana
Saudi Arabia Predicted Playing 11
Kashyap Prajapati, Jatinder Singh, Shoaib Khan, Rafiullah, Sandeep Goud, Naseem Khushi (wk), Sufyan Mehmood, Bilal Khan, Kaleemullah, Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Mohammad Nadeem
Canada vs Saudi Arabia Prediction
No one expected or predicted Canada to lose to Bahrain in their last match but it would be an extraordinary surprise if Saudi Arabia were to come out on top of this clash. Canada have a very strong batting line-up who we expect to score heavily in this game and we are predicting a return to winning ways for Canada.
Canada are favorites to beat Saudi Arabia