Man of the Match: Rory Kleinveldt
Table toppers Cobras face the Dolphins!
Our Prediction is for Cape Cobras to win this game!
It is the 10th game of the CSA T20 Challenge 2019 and the Cape Cobras would be up against the Dolphins in their home ground Newlands, Cape Town. The Cobras come into this game having registered an impressive win over the Warriors in their last game and currently occupy the top spot on the points table with two wins in three games. Dolphins on the other hand have won one game so far with their last game against the Titans being washed away without a ball being bowled.
The Cape Cobras have a very impressive win record of 6-2 against the Dolphins at Newlands and would like to improve it further. Dolphins who have a good squad at their disposal would like to improve their record at this venue and this would make it an exciting contest.
Rory Kleinveldt would surely be pleased with the performance of his men so far in the season. They played well against the Warriors in the last game to win it comfortably. Sitting on the top of the points table the side would wish to rise further and win the upcoming game against the Dolphins.
Janneman Malan returned to form and made a brilliant hundred in the last game which adds strength to their batting. Hashim Amla is stroking the ball well and David Bedingham also seems to have found his form. Kyle Verreynne who has impressed so far in the season is an important part of their line-up. With Vernon Philander and Simon Khomari in the side they have good finishers who can win the game for the side.
The bowlers did well in the last game on a good batting surface with skipper Rory Kleinveldt and Vernon Philander bowling tight spells. Dane Paterson, George Linde and Tladi Bokako complete a good bowling line-up for the side and would look to bowl tighter lines in the next game.
Hashim Amla, Janneman Malan, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Simon Khomari, Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Vernon Philander, Rory Kleinveldt (c), Dane Paterson, Tladi Bokako
George Linde, Nkululeko Serame, David Bedingham, Rory Kleinveldt, Dane Paterson, Hashim Amla, Janneman Malan, Aviwe Mgijima, T Bokako, Vernon Philander, Kyle Verreynne
Their last game against Titans was washed out due to rain. Khaya Zondo’s side had lost their previous game against the Lions after having started the season with a win. Though it is still early days in the season the side would definitely be under some pressure to do well and win the next game.
In their game against the Lions Marques Ackerman and Morne van Wyk did well with the bat as the other batsmen failed to make much impression. The side has a good batting line-up though with Sarel Erwee opening the batting. Prenelan Subrayen, Khaya Zondo, Cody Chetty and Sibonelo Makhanya possess good batting talent and they would be looking to do well against the Cape Cobras.
In terms of their bowling performance so far in the season Keshav Maharaj has done well in the company of Prenelan Subrayen but the rest of the bowling attack is yet to impress. The team would expect to see better performances from Lwandiswa Zuma, Daryn Dupavillon and Robbie Frylinck in the upcoming game and win it.
Morne van Wyk (wk), Robbie Frylinck, Prenelan Subrayen, Cody Chetty, Keshav Maharaj, Khaya Zondo (c), Sibonelo Makhanya, Daryn Dupavillon, Sarel Erwee, Lwandiswa Zuma, Marques Ackerman
P Subrayen, Sibonelo Makhanya, C Chetty, Lwandiswa Zuma, Keshav Maharaj, Sarel Erwee, Daryn Dupavillon, Marques Ackerman, Mv Wyk, Khaya Zondo, Robbie Frylinck
Weathermen predict rain at Cape Town on the 14th of April and this might lead to another rain-curtained encounter. The pitch is likely to be little damp with all the rain over the last few days and batting won’t be easy on this surface. The team batting first should feel comfortable with a score of around 160 runs.
Fast bowlers like bowling at Newlands, Cape Town as the pitch is known to offer good assistance both off the surface as well as in in the air. But stroke makers have also enjoyed batting at this ground as the ball comes on to the bat pretty easily. There have been good encounters between the bat and the ball at this venue.
While most captains have preferred to bat on this surface in T20 games with high probability of rain the team batting second might need to chase a smaller score in few overs. The side winning the toss in most likelihood shall bowl first and try to get the opposition out cheaply.
This will be an interesting game as both the sides have looked good so far in the season. Cape Cobras have won two out of their three games so far and come into this one after having won against the Warriors. Dolphins on the other hand have one win in their three games with their last against Titans having been washed away. Cape Cobras have a better record and are playing at home and this will make them favorites for the next game.
We are backing the Cape Cobras for the win!
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