Cape Cobras vs Knights, free match prediction

21 Mar 2019 | 13:30 | Newlands, Cape Town Newlands, Cape Town
187/3 in 44.1 4.23 winner
186/10 in 47.4 3.90

Cape Cobras Vs Knights betting odds

COBRAS

1.54

KNIGHTS

2.25

Cape Cobras beat Knights by 7 wickets

Cape Cobras to Win the Match
  • Cape Cobras had defeated the Knights earlier in the season which will give them confidence. 
  • Janneman Malan and Pieter Malan, Cape Cobras’ openers have been among the top scorers in the season.
  • Knights have managed to win only two out of their eight games in this season.

Our Prediction is for Cape Cobras to win this game! 

  • Tournament: Momentum One Day Cup
  • Format: One Day Cricket
  • Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
  • Toss: To Bat
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Match Preview

The 26th game of Momentum One Day Cup will see Cape Cobras take on Knights at their home ground Newlands, Cape Town. The two sides have shared a great rivalry over the years and have been at each other’s throat. Knights have won the last two games after having failed to open their account in the first six games. Cape Cobras on the other hand come into this game having suffered a humiliating loss against Titans. 

In the earlier game of the season between the two sides Cape Cobras had defeated Knights comfortably. But Knights have looked in good form in the last few games and it would be interesting to see which side walks away with the honors. 

Teams Preview

Cape Cobras Preview

Stand-in skipper Pieter Malan didn’t inspire much confidence as the side suffered a humiliating 10-wicket loss against the Titans. They would need to regroup in the upcoming game as the Knights are looking in good form. 

Janneman Malan and Pieter Malan have done well opening the batting though the former failed in the last game. Zubayr Hamza and Aviwe Mgijima played good knocks in the last game and this will give them confidence. Kyle Verreynne has played quite a few handy knocks in earlier games and with good finishers like Vernon Philander and Dane Piedt batting looks strong for the side. 

The bowlers had a bad day in the last game as they went wicket less and made it easy for their opponents. Tladi Bokako was the only one who caused little trouble for the opponents. They have a good bowling attackod in Vernon Philander, Rory Kleinveldt and Dane Piedt who will look to do well in the next game.

Cape Cobras Predicted Playing XI:

Vernon Philander, Rory Kleinveldt, Dane Piedt, Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Zubayr Hamza, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Tladi Bokako, Pieter Malan (c), Janneman Malan, Mthiwekhaya Nabe.

Cape Cobras Actual Playing XI:

Zubayr Hamza, Dane Piedt, Tsepo Ndwandwa, Rory Kleinveldt, Janneman Malan, Akhona Mnyaka, Pieter Malan, Dayyaan Galiem, Aviwe Mgijima, Vernon Philander, Kyle Verreynne

Knights Preview

Though they have hit form little too late in the season skipper Petrus van Biljon would have cherished the last win against Dolphins which comes at the back of their win against the Warriors. With momentum on their side the team would go into the next game with confidence. 

Patrick Kruger played a wonderful knock in the last game to set up the win for his side. Rudi Second and Ryan McLaren who have been in good form also played well. There are some concerns regarding the form of Andries Gous, Keegan Petersen and Petrus van Biljon as they have failed to score this season. If they do well the side is expected to meet the challenge thrown by the Cape Cobras bowlers. 

The bowling attack continues to impress and did well in the second game in a trot. Shadley van Schalkwyk bagged a fifer in the last game. Mbulelo Budaza and Patrick Kruger also bowled well and the side would like to see good performances from Marchant de Lange and Ryan McLaren in the next game. 

Knights Predicted Playing XI:

Ryan McLaren, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Marchant de Lange, Eddie Leie, Rudi Second, Petrus van Biljon (c), Grant Mokoena, Keegan Petersen, Mbulelo Budaza, Patrick Kruger, Andries Gous (wk).

Knights Actual Playing XI:

T Ntuli, Grant Mokoena, Keegan Petersen, RS Second, Patrick Kruger, AGS Gous, Ryan McLaren, Marchant de Lange, PJ van Biljon, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Mbulelo Budaza

Pitch And Weather Conditions

The weather is expected to remain overcast on the 21st of March at Cape Town. The surface is expected to be moist due to the rains over the last few days but should be a good to bat on as the game progresses. The team batting first should eye a score around the 300 run mark on this wicket. 

The weather is expected to remain overcast on the 21st of March at Cape Town. The surface is expected to be moist due to the rains over the last few days but should be a good to bat on as the game progresses. The team batting first should eye a score around the 300 run mark on this wicket. 

Venue

Newlands, Cape Town offers good assistance to the fast bowlers in the initial overs but it is also a good pitch to bat on especially for the stroke makers. The ball comes on to the bat and allows them to play their strokes. It has seen great battles between the bat and ball and it is likely to remain the same. 

Toss: To Bat

The last game of the season saw a 300+ score for the team batting first. It is in the initial overs that batsmen have to be watchful on this wicket and as the game progresses they would do well. The captain winning the toss should have no hesitation in mind to bat first on this wicket.

Winning Prediction

After having struggled for most parts of the season the Knights have won their last two games which would have lifted morale of the side. Despite the loss in the last game Cape Cobras is a good side and have performed well in the last few games. While it seems to be neck and neck between the two sides at the moment the Cape Cobras would be nose ahead in the upcoming game. 

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Author: S. Bhatarjee