Our Prediction is for Cape Cobras to win this game!
It is the 13 th game of the Momentum One Day Cup and the points table is taking shape. Cape Cobras shall take on Titans in the next game of the tournament and both the sides would be hoping to win this one to improve their position on the points table.
Cape Cobras come into this game after a confident win against the Lions while the Titans have lost their last two games after having started the season on the right note. Cape Cobras had won both the games last season against the Titans and the latter would be looking to set things in order this time around. Cobras would be confident ahead of this game but the Titans have the team to bounce back.
Dane Piedt would be pumped up with the win his side had against the Lions. This came after they had lost a close game against the Dolphins. With the batsmen and bowlers showing good form he would go into the next game with confidence. Pieter Malan and Janneman Malan the openers did well in the last game. Zubayr Hamza and George Linde also batted well which makes it a great top order.
Kyle Verreynne has already played a splendid knock this season and with someone like Jason Smith with his hitting abilities towards the end the batting line-up will take on the opponents. In the last game the bowlers did well.
Skipper Dane Piedt was brilliant with the new ball while Dane Paterson continues to impress with every game. George Linde bowled a spell that made all the difference in the game and considering all these the team would start confidently in the next game.
Dane Piedt (c), Jason Smith, Dane Paterson, Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Zubayr Hamza, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Tladi Bokako, Pieter Malan, Janneman Malan, Mpilo Njoloza.
Heinrich Klaasen now has a tough challenge on his hands. With two consecutive losses against the Dolphins and the one against Lions in the last game has put them in a tight spot. The skipper would want his team to come out fighting and win the next game.
Jonathan Vandiar and Tony de Zorzi failed in the last game but Deal Elgar and skipper Heinrich Klaasen played brilliantly. This is what strengthens their batting as they have depth in there. With the likes of Chris Morris and Theunis de Bruyn in the batting line-up they would surely test their opponents. Bowlers had a pretty bad day in the last game and their main bowler Lungi Ngidi went for many runs. Chris Morris and Tabraiz Shamsi did bowl well and they would look to continue with the same form in the next game. With Junior Dala in the bowling attack the side has good variety in its bowling.
Jonathan Vandiar, Tony de Zorzi, Theunis de Bruyn, Heino Kuhn, Dean Elgar, Heinrich Klaasen (c; wk), Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Junior Dala, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
It is expected to remain overcast and there are even chances of rain in Cape Town on the 1 st of March. There is some moisture in the surface which would encourage fast bowlers on both the sides. The pitch has always offered lateral movement here and this makes it a very challenging pitch to bat on.
Newlands, Cape Town has always been a good wicket to bowl on for the fast bowlers. There is grass cover on the pitch here and fast bowlers do get good bargain from the wicket. Batsmen who are willing to play to the merit of the ball have been successful in this ground over the years which will make the battle interesting.
There are chances of rain and given the fact that it has rained here in the last few days there would be assistance for the bowlers initially. Also chasing becomes easy if the overs are reduced due to rain compared to batting first. The captain winning the toss shouldn’t have any doubts in bowling first on this pitch.
Titans have one of the best line-ups in the season but results hasn’t gone their way as the bowlers have let the side down on most occasions including in the last game. They have suffered two consecutive defeats after their first win in the season. Cape Cobras on the other hand come with a win under their belt in the last game and this should make them the team to bet on for this game.
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