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Toss Winner - Lions won the toss and chose to bat first
Lions beat Dolphins by 8 runs
Lions’ challenge to earn first points for the season
Dolphins to win
Tournament: CSA T20 Challenge 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: St George's Park Cricket Ground, Port Elizabeth, South Africa | Toss: To BowlBet Now
It is the 8th game of CSA T20 Challenge 2022 and the Dolphins would be up against the Lions. The Dolphins have made a confident start to the tournament as they defeated the Knights in a one-sided contest. The Lions on the other hand went down against North West in their opening game.
Dolphins looked good with the bat in their previous game, and this is likely to boost the side’s confidence. They would look to carry forward the same momentum into the next game and do well. It remains to be seen if the Lions can overcome the challenge in this game.
Prenelan Subrayen would be impressed with the way his side has started the tournament. They come here with a massive 8-wicket victory against the Knights. Their bowlers restricted the Knights to a small total in the last game and the batsmen chased it down clinically. Subrayen would look to carry the momentum forward register their second win here.
Keegan Petersen and Grant Roelofsen offered a good start to the side in the last game and they would look for a similar performance here. The middle-order has experienced David Miller and Andile Phehlukwayo. They would look to set up a good platform for the likes of Jason Smith, Khaya Zondo, and Bryce Parsons to launch the attack in the final overs.
Bryce Parsons and Ottniel Baartman bowled tight lines in the last game and a similar effort would be needed from them here. Subrayen would be high con confidence after his good performance in the last game and he would expect good support from Ruan de Swardt, Phehlukwayo, and Ruan de Swardt.
Prenelan Subrayen (c), Keegan Petersen, Grant Roelofsen (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, David Miller, Jason Smith, Khaya Zondo, Bryce Parsons, Ruan de Swardt, Odirile Modimokoane, Ottniel Baartman
The defending champions started with a loss and skipper Malusi Siboto would be upset with the way his batsmen fared in the last game. They fared to chase down a small total losing to North West by 11 runs. With the Dolphins looking in good form they would aim to come up with a better performance in this game.
Joshua Richards and Dominic Hendricks have to do well at the top as they will face a quality bowling attack. Mitchell van Buuren looked good in the last game and he would need support from Reeza Hendricks and Shane Dadswell in the middle order. Codi Yusuf and Ruan Haasbroek would have to do well in the finishers’ role in this game.
Their bowling attack looked good in the last game with Bjorn Fortuin and Sisanda Magala bowling tight lines and a similar performance would be expected from them. Codi Yusuf, Bjorn Fortuin, Siboto, and Tshepo Ntuli shall have to bowl tight spells as the Dolphins have good firepower with the bat.
Malusi Siboto (c), Joshua Richards, Reeza Hendricks, Dominic Hendricks, Mitchell Van Buuren, Shane Dadswell, Ruan Haasbroek (wk), Codi Yusuf, Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala, Tshepo Ntuli
The skies over Port Elizabeth would be slightly cloudy on February 10. The wicket is lively and bowlers have enjoyed the conditions so far. Batsmen would have to build their innings on this track. The side batting first would be happy to put 160 runs on the board.
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth has been a happy hunting ground for the fast bowlers. Batsmen need to adjust to the conditions and play their strokes selectively to do well at this venue. There isn’t much on this surface for the spinners and they have to depend on their variations.
The wicket has looked tough for batting and batsmen have struggled to time the ball. We have seen low-scoring games so far. This is likely to influence the toss and the side winning it would look to bowl first in this game.
Lions would be under pressure after their loss against the North West. Their batsmen will have to come up with a better performance in this game for the side to win here. Dolphins would be high on confidence after their good show in the last game and they would start favorites in this contest.
Dolphins to win
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