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Toss Winner - Dolphins won the toss and chose to bowl first
North West beat Dolphins by 2 wickets
North West’s challenge to bring the campaign back on track
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
The CSA T20 Challenge 2022 is seeing sides fight it out for the top slots on the points table. This game between the Dolphins and North West would be a very important one for both sides. Dolphins lost their last game against the Titans while the Warriors suffered a heavy defeat against the Warriors.
North West were bowled out for 80 runs in the last game and this would hurt their confidence. Their bowlers also haven’t been in the best form in the last two games. The side would face a big challenge here against the Dolphins and it would be interesting to see how they fare in this contest.
Prenelan Subrayen’s side has failed to show consistency in the tournament. The skipper would be upset with his batsmen as they didn’t bat well in the last game against the Titans going down by 7 wickets. They have a strong batting line-up and a good show would be expected from them.
Bryce Parsons and Grant Roelofsen failed in the last game and the side would need a good show from them here. David Miller brings in a lot of experience to the table and he would have to set up partnerships in the middle order with Jason Smith and Khaya Zondo. Andile Phehlukwayo and Ruan de Swardt would be expected to do the big-hitting towards the end.
Daryn Dupavillon and Ottniel Baartman must bowl good lines at the start and get early breakthroughs in this game. Thando Ntini did well in the last game, and it would add to his confidence. Subrayen and Phehlukwayo are experienced bowlers, and the side would like to see them play a good role in this contest.
Prenelan Subrayen (c), Bryce Parsons, Grant Roelofsen (wk), Khaya Zondo, David Miller, Jason Smith, Andile Phehlukwayo, Ruan de Swardt, Daryn Dupavillon, Thando Ntini, Ottniel Baartman
It was a massive defeat for Nicky van den Bergh’s side, their second loss in a row. The side went down by 84 runs in the last game against the Western Province getting bowled out for mere 80 runs. Their opponents are also coming into this game with a loss and van den Bergh would like to bring his campaign back on track with a win here.
Wesley Marshall and Senuran Muthusamy haven’t been consistent, and they must provide the side with a good start here. In the middle order Nicky van den Bergh, Dwaine Pretorius, and Taheer Isaacs shall have to bat well after their poor show in the last game. The side would also expect runs from Delano Potgieter and Lesego Senokwane down the order.
Their bowlers have bowled poorly twice in a row and the side would need Duan Jansen to bowl better lines sharing the new ball with Johannes Diseko. Pretorius was good in the last game but the likes of Nono Pongolo, Delano Potgieter, and Caleb Seleka must bowl better lines for the side to win this game.
Nicky van den Bergh (c & wk), Wesley Marshall, Senuran Muthusamy, Dwaine Pretorius, Delano Potgieter, Lesego Senokwane, Taheer Isaacs, Nono Pongolo, Duan Jansen, Caleb Seleka, Johannes Diseko
Wesley Marshall, Nono Pongolo, Eldred Hawken, Nicky van den Bergh, Senuran Muthusamy, Delano Potgieter, Dwaine Pretorius, Johannes Diseko, Caleb Seleka, Ndumiso Mvelase, Tahir Isaacs
The skies over Port Elizabeth would be slightly cloudy on February 18. The wicket has been lively and bowlers have enjoyed the conditions. Batsmen have to approach the game with caution to do well. The side batting first would be happy to put 160 runs on the board.
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth has been a good venue for the fast bowlers. Batsmen have to build their innings here and they have to play to the merit of the ball. There isn’t much on this surface for the spinners and it tests their skills with the ball not turning much on the surface.
The wicket has looked tough for batting and we have seen several low-scoring games. Batting has become easier as the game has progressed. The two sides would have this in their minds and the side winning the toss would like to bowl first in the game.
North West would be under pressure coming with two losses in a row. Their batsmen will have to come up with a better performance in this game after the poor show in the last game. Dolphins have a strong batting line-up and more experience in their attack. This would put them slightly ahead of North West.
Dolphins to win
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