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Dolphins vs Knights, Momentum One Day Cup 2021, Today Match Prediction

16 Jan 2021 | 13:30 | Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
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Will Dolphins continue their dominance in Pool A against Knights on Saturday?

  • In the last 5 encounters, Dolphins have won 3 matches while Knights have won 1 match and 1 match gets canceled without a ball bowled.
  • Dolphins last year’s leading run-scorer G Roelofsen has scored 157 runs from 2 matches only and started this season with good form while for Knights Andries Gous scored 54 from 61 balls in their first match.
  • Dolphins defeated Knights in their previous match by 53 runs.

We predict that the Dolphins will defeat the Knights.

  • Tournament: Momentum One Day Cup 2021
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • Toss: To Bat

Momentum One Day Cup 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Dolphins 3 2 0 0 1 10 1.29
Knights 3 0 1 0 1 3 -1.06
Titans 4 0 1 0 2 3 -1.52
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
10 1.29 3 2 0 0 1
3 -1.06 3 0 1 0 1
3 -1.52 4 0 1 0 2

dolphins vs knights Match Prediction & Analysis

This is the 2nd match between Titans and Knights, going to be played at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Saturday. Dolphins registered a comfortable win by 53 runs in the last match played between them.

Both teams are top contenders for the trophy this year and both have shown form according to that in the previous few seasons. Dolphins are the defending champions while the Knights won this title in the 2010-11 season. 
Dolphins have currently secured the first rank in Pool A, after winning both matches with 11 points from 3, while Knights placed themselves at the 3rd position in Pool A.

This match will be important for both sides as Dolphins will be looking forward to continuing their winning campaign, while Knights will be searching for their first win after their 2 match gets abandoned.

Teams Preview

Dolphins Preview

The defending champions are looking strong with their unit and played superbly in the second match of the tournament against Knights. Last year’s leading run-scorer Grant Roelofsen is in good form once again and has shown his skills in both matches against Titans and Knights.

Dolphins continued their winning campaign against the Knights in the second match after defeating Titans in the first match. Opening batsman Grant Roelofsen delivered a super knock of 92 runs from 101 balls. In the middle order, David Miller scored 57 runs from 66 balls which helped them to put 290 runs on the board. Dolphins have managed to restrict Knights on 237 runs only with the help of Robbie Frylinck’s superb spell of 2 for 14 runs in his 8 overs with 3 maiden overs. Ruan de Swardt’s 2 wickets for 38 runs also helped the team to beat Knights.

Dolphins are looking strong this year as well and they will be looking to continue their winning momentum up against the Knights in this second match also on Saturday.

Key players: Grant Roelofsen, Senuran Muthusamy, Andile Phehlukwayo, R de Swardt

Dolphins Predicted Playing XI:

Prenelan Subrayen(c), R de Swardt, Grant Roelofsen(wk), Marques Ackerman, Khaya Zondo, David Miller, Senuran Muthusamy, Robbie Frylinck, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kerwin Mungroo, Ottniel Baartman.

Knights Preview

The knights lost their first game against the Dolphins and their next two matches got abandoned so they have shared points with Titans in the next two matches. They will be searching for their first win in this last match of Pool A. In the first match against Dolphins, they tried to chase down the target of 291 runs but except Andries Gous’s 54 from 61 balls and Farhaan Beherdien’s 45 from 41 balls, no other batsmen stood on the crease for a long time.

In the bowling department, they have struggled a lot as only Jacques Snyman who took 2 wickets for 52 runs in his spell of 10 overs, and Ferisco Adams who picked up 2 wickets for 71 runs in his spell, were good in their spells. Other bowlers were not on the mark and conceded runs with non-economical spells. 

Overall, the Knights have a good team but they have to execute their plans well against Dolphins on Saturday to claim their first win on Saturday.

Key players: Jacques Snyman, Farhaan Behardien,  Pite van Biljon, Ferisco Adams

Knights Predicted Playing XI:

Jacques Snyman, Patrick Kruger, Andries Gous, Pite van Biljon(c), Wandile Makwetu(wk), Farhaan Behardien, Patrick Botha, Ferisco Adams, Shaun von Berg, Kagiso Mohale, Mbulelo Budaza.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 20 0 mm. 3.73 k/h From: SSE 53%
03h 18 0 mm. 2.03 k/h From: E 16%
06h 22 0 mm. 1.73 k/h From: ENE 6%
09h 26 0.50 mm. 3.53 k/h From: WSW 68%
12h 29 0 mm. 5.03 k/h From: WSW 58%
15h 28 0 mm. 4.41 k/h From: SW 38%
18h 23 0 mm. 3.39 k/h From: SSW 32%
21h 21 0 mm. 2.08 k/h From: S 6%

Weather Conditions

The weather is partly cloudy on match day and there are 30-50% chances of precipitation on the match day. The maximum and minimum temperature of the ground will be in the range of 27°C-15°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 favourite for the domestic season of South Africa. Many domestics cups have been played on this ground and Momentum Cup is one of them which will be starting on this ground on Saturday.

Toss: To Bat

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. But in this domestic season team who have batted first won all 2 games at this venue. By looking at current conditions, it will be good for the team to win the toss and choose to bat first on this ground.

DOLPHINS vs KNIGHTS Winning Prediction

Both teams are looking strong this season but in terms of the batting department, the Dolphins have a slight edge over the Knights. Knights still have not opened their point account this season and their next match is with pool’s toppers who are in good form. Dolphins’ team looks like a perfect squad against the Knights and they will be looking forward to continuing their winning record.

We predict that the Dolphins will defeat the Knights.

Author: Manish Khorgade