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Cape Cobras vs Titans, Momentum One Day Cup 2020, Today Match Prediction 12 Feb 2020

Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa.

207/10 in 43.2

4.78

302/4 in 50.0

6.04
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Cape Cobras

vs

Titans odds

COBRAS- 1.83
TIT- 1.86

Toss Winner - Cape Cobras won the toss and chose to bowl first

Titans beat Cape Cobras by 95 runs

Inconsistent Cobras and Titans look to find form!

  • Cape Cobras have eight points on the board with two wins out of the first three matches. This places them at the 3rd spot in the points table.
  • Meanwhile, Titans registered their first win in the last game against Warriors. Titans also did well to get a bonus point from that win.
  • The likes of Zubayr Hamza, Pieter Malan, Tony de Zorzi and Jason Smith all feature in the Top five run-getters list as of now.

Cape Cobras will win the match!

Tournament: Momentum One Day Cup 2020 | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa. | Toss: To Bat

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Name
LIO
DOL
COB
TTN
WRS
KNI
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
2
2
0
0
0
9
1.22
3
2
1
0
0
9
0.735
3
2
1
0
0
8
-0.092
3
1
2
0
0
5
-0.081
3
1
2
0
0
5
-0.306
2
0
2
0
0
0
-1.565

The 9th match of the Momentum One Day Cup will see hosts Cape Cobras taking on Titans at the Newlands Stadium on Wednesday. With three rounds having been already played, the two teams, Cape Cobras and Titans have got off to mixed starts. While Cape Cobras have won two out of their three matches, Titans have lost two out of their three games.

In their last match, Cape Cobras sealed a slender five-run win against Dolphins in a rain-curtailed match. After a disappointing Test series against England, Zubayr Hamza's confidence seems to be rising as he followed up a fifty against Lions with a splendid hundred. Opening batsman Pieter Malan's 71 and George Linde's 49-run blitz helped the Cobras post a daunting 320-6. Even though Dolphins came up with an admirable effort through superb knocks from Grant Roelofson, Vaughn van Jaarsveld and Khaya Zondo, they fell five runs short of the revised target of 286.

Meanwhile, a superb bowling performance set up a convincing five-wicket win for the Titans against Warriors. Dayyan Galiem was the star of the day as he picked up four wickets while Hardus Viljoen also contributed with two scalps. In the chase, Tony de Zorzi composed 98 and along with some lusty hitting from the duo of Heinrich Klaasen and Farhaan Behardien the Titans wrapped up a chase of 234 inside 39 overs. This helped the Titans to gain a bonus point along with their first victory.

Cape Cobras Preview

Without any sort of doubt, Cape Cobras' batting is their strength with both Zubayr Hamza and Pieter Malan crossing 150 runs after just three games. Both Hamza and Malan have registered a fifty and hundred each and this has ensured that Cobras have somehow put on a very good total in both their wins so far.

Further, the all-round duo of George Linde and Jason Smith have also started off the tournament on a brilliant note. Apart from scoring quick runs during the death overs, Smith and Linde have taken four wickets each. Teenage fast-bowler Thando Ntini has also bowled superbly to pick up six dismissals until now. This variety of bowling has given a very balanced look to the Cobras outfit so far.

Cape Cobras Predicted Playing XI:

Pieter Malan, Hanno Kotze (WK), Zubayr Hamza, Jason Smith, George Linde, Aviwe Mgijima, Dane Paterson, Dane Piedt (C), Mihlali Mpongwana, Nandre Burger, Thando Ntini

Cape Cobras Key Players From Previous Game Of Momentum One Day Cup 2020

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
Z Hamza
129
133
8
1
96.99
P Malan
71
81
8
0
87.65
G Linde
49
28
3
3
175
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
N Burger
9.0
0
81
3
9
J Smith
6.0
0
36
3
6
T Ntini
5.0
0
22
1
4.4

Cape Cobras Actual Playing XI:

Thando Ntini, George Linde, Zubayr Hamza, Rory Kleinveldt, Mihlali Mpongwana, Janneman Malan, JF Smith, Pieter Malan, Aviwe Mgijima, Kyle Verreynne, Nandre Burger

Titans Preview

Unlike the Cape Cobras, Titans have suffered without a consistent performer with both bat and ball. With the bat, the likes of Dean Elgar and Henry Davids have looked good but have been unable to convert their starts. No Titans batsman has registered a century until now. This is why Tony de Zorzi’s 98 in the last match bodes well given that the team will need to bat well against a strong Cobras' outfit.

As far as the bowling is concerned, it is fair to say that Titans lack wicket-takers in the absence of quite a few main players. However, the duo of Dayyan Galiem and Hardus Vijoen have done decently to pick up a combined ten wickets until now. Apart from these two, Titans have leaked runs at more than six per over and this will be a cause of concern.

Titans Predicted Playing XI:

Henry Davids, Tony de Zorzi, Grant Thomson, Dean Elgar, Heinrich Klaasen (C & WK), Farhaan Behardien, Dayyan Galiem, Hardus Vijoen, Gregory Mahlokwana, Imran Manack, Alfred Mothoa

Titans Key Players From Previous Game Of Momentum One Day Cup 2020

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
T de Zorzi
98
104
10
0
94.23
F Behardien
31
28
2
1
110.71
H Klaasen
27
17
4
1
158.82
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
D Galiem
10.0
2
27
4
2.7
H Viljoen
10.0
0
44
2
4.4
I Manack
10.0
0
50
1
5

Titans Actual Playing XI:

Alfred Mothoa, TL Moreki, Henry Davids, Tony de Zorzi, Heinrich Klaasen, Imran Manack, Farhaan Behardien, GM Thomson, Rivaldo Moonsamy, Corbin Bosch, Dean Elgar

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
20
0 mm.
1.62 k/h
From: SSE
0%
03h
20
0 mm.
1.56 k/h
From: S
0%
06h
22
0 mm.
1.5 k/h
From: S
0%
09h
25
0 mm.
3.07 k/h
From: S
0%
12h
27
0 mm.
3.88 k/h
From: S
0%
15h
23
0 mm.
5.4 k/h
From: S
9%
18h
21
0 mm.
4.94 k/h
From: S
21%
21h
21
0 mm.
3.81 k/h
From: SSW
42%

Weather Conditions

The game between Cobras and Titans on Wednesday will be the first match at the Newlands in this tournament. Anyhow, batsmen have seemed to enjoy the tracks at the stadium during both the Mzansi Super League and 4-day Franchise Series. Thankfully, there is no threat of rain for this game. One can expect a pretty sunny day with a maximum temperature of 28-degree celsius.

Venue Details

The Newlands Stadium in Cape Town is regarded as one of the most beautiful grounds in the world with the Table Mountain adding scenic beauty to the venue. Last season, Titans registered a comfortable 83-run victory when they met the hosts Cape Cobras at Newlands.

Toss: To Bat

Batting first seems to be the route to success in this tournament with teams batting first going onto win six out of the eight matches until now. The Newlands Stadium also has a tendency to throw up dry surfaces and this will further support the choice to bat first.

We are going in with a comfortable Cape Cobras victory as they seem to have more of a balanced outfit when compared to Titans. Titans' bowling attack barring the duo of Dayyan Galiem and Hardus Viljoen has been wayward. Also, Titans haven’t shown the tendency to come up with big individual knocks.

However, if Titans are going to trouble Cobras, they would need to remove the hosts' two key batsmen in the form of Pieter Malan and Zubayr Hamza pretty early on.

Cape Cobras will win the match!

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