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Cape Cobras vs Warriors, Momentum One Day Cup 2021, Today Match Prediction

30 Jan 2021 | 13:30 | Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
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Will the Cape Cobras make it through the knockout stage which now depends on the last match of pool B on Saturday against the Warriors?

  • In the last 5 encounters, the Warriors have won 4 matches while the Cape Cobras have won just 1 match.
  • WJ Lubbe is the current leading run-scorer for the Warriors and has scored 119 runs from 3 matches. On the other hand, for Cape Cobras, JN Malan has scored 163 runs from 3 matches.
  • The Warriors have won their previous match against Cape Cobras by 81 runs.

We predict that the Warriors will defeat the Cape Cobras.

  • Tournament: Momentum One Day Cup 2021
  • Format: ONE-DAY
  • Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • Toss: To Bowl

Momentum One Day Cup 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Dolphins 4 2 0 0 2 13 1.29
Titans 4 0 1 0 3 7 -1.52
Knights 4 0 1 0 3 6 -1.06
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
13 1.29 4 2 0 0 2
7 -1.52 4 0 1 0 3
6 -1.06 4 0 1 0 3

cobras vs warriors Match Prediction & Analysis

This is the 2nd match and decider for the knockout stage between the Cape Cobras and Warriors, going to play at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Saturday. The Warriors have registered a comfortable win by 81 runs in the last match played between them. Warriors are one of the top contenders for the trophy this year and waiting eagerly to play the knockout stage of the tournament, while Cape Cobras have struggled this season but they were able to win the last and only match against the Lions.

Warriors have currently secured the second rank in Pool B with 5 points from 3 matches, while Cape Cobras placed themselves at the 3rd position in Pool B with 5 points. This match will be important for both sides as the Warriors will be looking forward to claiming a win for the knockout stage, while the Cape Cobras will be looking for their winning momentum.

Teams Preview

Cape Cobras Preview

The Cape Cobras have struggled a lot so far in this season and currently at Lions are Only one of their key player, JN Malan is in good form and has scored 163 runs from 3 matches he has played so far.

Cape Cobras have lost their first 2 matches out of which one is against the Warriors by 81 runs. While chasing the target against Warriors they have scored just 148 runs with the help of Tony Zorzi’s 30 from 4 balls. In the third match against Lions, they managed to put 284 runs on the board with JN Malan’s brilliant 95 runs.

In the bowling department, they were not on the mark throughout this season. Only Imran Manack has taken 3 wickets from the first 2 matches. But in the last match against Lions, their bowlers have made a good comeback and managed to restrict them to just 208. Onke Nyaku bowled brilliantly and had taken 4 wickets for 29 runs in 10 overs to help the team to beat Lions by 76 runs. Cape Cobras have been struggling this season but to finish their season on a good note, they will be searching for a win up against the Warriors in this last match of this season on Saturday.

Key players: Zubayr Hamza, Tony de Zorzi,  Imran Manack, Ziyaad Abrahams

Cape Cobras Predicted Playing XI:

Janneman Malan, Zubayr Hamza(c), Tony de Zorzi, Jean du Plessis(wk), Jonathan Bird, Aviwe Mgijima, Onke Nyaku, Benjamin Ward, Imran Manack, Nandre Burger, Ziyaad Abrahams

Warriors Preview

The Warriors lost their first game against the Lions while chasing the target of just 211 runs and in the second game against Cape Cobras, they managed to win the game comfortably by 81 runs. They will be searching for their second win in this match of Pool B. In the first match against the Lions, except Wihan Lubbe’s 42 from 64 balls and Lesiba Ngoepe’s 33 from 45 balls, no other batsmen stood on the crease for a long time. In the second match against the Cape Cobras, their batting lineup manages to put 226 runs from 44 overs on the board and defended it by a superb bowling attack. Sinethemba Qeshile played a knock of 64 from 74 balls.

In the bowling department, they have delivered a good performance so far. In the first match against Lions, Mthiwekhaya Nabe bowled a superb spell of 4 wickets for 31 runs in his 9 overs. In the second match against Cape Cobras, Glenton Stuurman bowled superbly and picked up 3 wickets for 26 runs only. In the game against Cape Cobras, they restricted them to just 148 runs with the help of JJ Smuts’ brilliant spell of 3 for 29 in his 9 overs.

Overall, the Warriors have a good team but they have to execute their plans well against Cape Cobras on Saturday to claim their win.

Key players for Warriors: JJ Smuts, Rudi Second, Wihan Lubbe, Mthiwekhaya Nabe

Warriors Predicted Playing XI:

Yaseen Vallie, JJ Smuts, Rudi Second(c), Lesiba Ngoepe, Sinethemba Qeshile(wk), Marco Marais, Ayabulela Gqamane, Wihan Lubbe, Glenton Stuurman, Stefan Tait, Mthiwekhaya Nabe.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 19 0.59 mm. 1.89 k/h From: NNE 81%
03h 18 1.19 mm. 0.78 k/h From: N 83%
06h 21 1.28 mm. 3.69 k/h From: NNE 87%
09h 25 3.25 mm. 4.56 k/h From: NNW 72%
12h 27 2.23 mm. 2.89 k/h From: WNW 69%
15h 23 1.40 mm. 5.31 k/h From: SW 98%
18h 20 1.24 mm. 2.34 k/h From: SSW 99%
21h 19 0.90 mm. 1.89 k/h From: SSE 97%

Weather Conditions

The weather will not be clear on match day and there are 60-80% chances of precipitation on the match day. The maximum and minimum temperature of the ground will be in the range of 24°C-17°C respectively.

Venue Details

The venue for this match is Senwes Park. This picturesque ground had conducted international matches of all formats but it is primarily favorite for the domestic season of South Africa.

Toss: To Bowl

The ground has conducted a total of 19 ODIs and offers an advantage to batsmen. The pitch is easy while chasing the target. The team who bowled first have won 10 matches while the team who batted first have won 7 matches. 2 matches remained resultless. So, it will be good for the team to win the toss and choose to bowl first on this ground.

COBRAS vs WARRIORS Winning Prediction

Both teams are looking strong this season but in terms of the batting department, the Warriors have a slight edge over the Cape Cobras. Cobras still have not opened their point account against the Warriors this season and their next match is again with the pool’s 2nd dominant team. Warriors’ team looks like a perfect squad against the Cape Cobras and will be looking forward to continuing their winning record.

We predict that the Warriors will defeat the Cape Cobras.

Author: Manish Khorgade