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Kwazulu - Natal Inland vs Titans, CSA 4-Day Series, Division 1, Today Match Prediction

City Oval, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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Host KwaZulu-Natal Inland face stern test against in-form Titans

  • KwaZulu-Natal Inland suffered comprehensive defeat at the hands of Lions.
  • Titans registered a comprehensive win over North West in game played at Potchefstroom
  • Dewald Brewis, Donovan Ferreira and Neil Brand put in excellent performances for Titans in the previous match.

Expect Titans to register a comfortable win over KwaZulu-Natal Inland.

Tournament: CSA 4-Day Series, Division 1 | Format: FIRST CLASS CRICKET | Venue: City Oval, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | Toss: To Bowl

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Host KwaZulu-Natal Inland will be desperate to end their winless streak when they take on Titans in the 22nd match of the CSA Four-Day Series Division One played at City Oval in Pietermaritzburg, starting from 14th February.

With no victories and three losses, KwaZulu-Natal Inland are currently lying at the bottom of the league table. Captain Michael Erlank will be hoping that the side can put in an improved batting performance in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Titans are currently lying at the top of the league table. Skipper Dean Elgar will be hoping that the side can continue their winning streak in this fixture.

Kwazulu - Natal Inland Preview

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Ben Compton, captain Michael Erlank, Yaseen Valli, Tian Koekemoer and Keith Dudgeon to deliver the bulk of the runs.

With 438 runs in nine innings at an average of 48.66, Ben Compton is the leading run-scorer for KwaZulu-Natal Inland. Besides Compton, Captain Michael Erlank has shown consistency with the bat and accumulated 352 runs in nine innings at an average of 44.00.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Thando Ntini, Cameron Shekleton, Keith Dudgeon, Alindile Mhletywa and Malcolm Nofal to deliver timely breakthroughs.

With 16 wickets at an average of 28.31, medium-pacer Keith Dudgeon is the leading wicket-taker for KwaZulu-Natal Inland.

Kwazulu - Natal Inland Predicted Playing XI:

Yaseen Valli, Ben Compton, Tian Koekemoer, Kagiso Rapulana, Michael Erlank (c), Malcolm Nofal, Alindile Mhletywa, Keith Dudgeon, Thamsanqa Kumalo (wk), Thando Ntini, Cameron Shekleton

Titans Preview

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Dewald Brewis, Rivaldo Moonsamy, Dean Elgar, Modiri Litheko and Sibonelo Makhanya to deliver the bulk of the runs.

With 502 runs in nine innings at an average of 55.77, wicket-keeper Rivaldo Moonsamy has shown exceptional form with the bat for Titans so far this season.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Corbin Bosch, Ayabulela Gqamane, Tladi Bokako, Donovan Ferreira and Matthew Boast.

With 13 scalps to his name, off-spinner Donovan Ferreira is the currently leading wicket-taker for Titans this season.

Titans Predicted Playing XI:

Dean Elgar (c). Matthew Kleinveldt, Modiri Litheko, Dewald Brevis, Sibonelo Makhanya, Donovan Ferreira, Rivaldo Moonsamy (wk), Corbin Bosch, Ayabulela Gqamane, Tladi Bokako, Matthew Boast

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
18
0 mm.
1.07 k/h
From: WNW
30%
03h
17
0 mm.
1.18 k/h
From: WNW
7%
06h
20
0 mm.
0.34 k/h
From: SE
4%
09h
26
0 mm.
2.74 k/h
From: ESE
5%
12h
32
0 mm.
3.84 k/h
From: E
3%
15h
28
0 mm.
4.16 k/h
From: E
2%
18h
20
0 mm.
0.83 k/h
From: SE
1%
21h
18
0 mm.
0.58 k/h
From: N
5%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared at City Oval is going to provide an interesting battle between bat and ball. The weather forecast for the last three days is far from ideal as rain is expected to take place during the course of the match.

Venue Details

City Oval, Pietermaritzburg is going to host the 22nd match of the 2023-4 CSA Four-Day Series Division One between KwaZulu-Natal Inland and Titans.

The two previous matches played at City Oval have ended in a draw.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bat first and post a competitive score on the board.

Based on current form, Titans will be favorites to win their match against KwaZulu-Natal Inland. With likes of Rivaldo Moonsamy, Dean Elgar, Dewald Brewis and Donovan Ferreira in decent form this season, the team management will be hoping that Titan can deliver a clinical batting performance in this contest.

Expect Titans to register a comfortable win over KwaZulu-Natal Inland.

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Author: Shoaib Z.