A top-tier battle on cards!
Dolphins will win this match!
Momentum ODI Cup`s group stages will come to an end with the last matches for every team. Dolphins and Lions occupy the top two spots in the point’s table and will make it to the semi-finals.
Dolphins’ campaign has come to a mini-hiccup with their loss to Warriors in their previous encounter after winning five matches in a row. They will look to win this match and enter the semi-finals on a winning note.
Lions are also suffering a setback with no wins in their last three matches. Both teams despite qualifying to the semi-finals will look to win the match before entering the all-important knockouts.
Lions batting unit is struggling to put up a good performance in the last three matches. Ryan Rickelton (64 runs) and Dominic Hendricks (48 runs) shared a brilliant 110-run partnership after the early wicket of Reeza Hendricks. Their middle order slumped from 111/1 to 177/7 to squander the good start from the top order. Wihan Lubbe and Kagiso Rapulana failed to kick on after their 20+ starts. Eldred Hawkins and Malusi Siboto are expected to return to the playing XI after the rest in their previous match.
They have a strong spin contingent with skipper Aaron Phangiso, Bjorn Fortuin, and Wihan Lubbe in their playing XI.
Ryan Rickelton – Rickelton has 477 runs to his name at an impressive average of 50+ this season. He returned to form with a fine fifty in the last match and has 3 fifties and century so far.
Aaron Phangiso – Phangiso has 16 wickets at an economy of 4.7 RPO and is pressurizing the batsmen in middle overs with his disciplined line and lengths.
Ryan Rickelton (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Dominic Hendricks, Nicky van den Bergh, Wihan Lubbe, Delano Potgieter, Bjorn Fortuin, Malusi Siboto, Aaron Phangiso (c), Eldred Hawken, Ayuvayo Maouli/Migual Pretorius
Aaron Phangiso, Reeza Hendricks, Lesego Senokwane, Ryan Rickelton, Dominic Hendricks, NJ Van den Bergh, Wihan Lubbe, Bjorn Fortuin, Delano Potgieter, Eldred Hawken, Ayavuya Myoli
Dolphins lost their match against Warriors to bring their winning streak to an end. Grant Roelofson (50 runs), Marques Ackermann (43 runs), and Cody Chetty (71 runs) put a good show with the bat in the chase. Their lower order fought valiantly from 224/7 to 287/10 but fell short by 6 runs. Robbie Frylinck was once again superb with the ball with figures of 10-1-47-1. Okuhele Cele and Keith Dudgeon were taken for runs at 7.5 RPO in the last match.
Daryn Dupavillon is expected to return after his National debut recently to the playing XI. Prenelan Subrayen and Senuran Muthusamy had combined figures of 20-1-84-3 in the last match and will form a good spin duo in the absence of Maharaj.
Grant Roelofson – Grant Roelofson is having a dream season with 517 runs so far with a century and 4 fifties in 9 matches. He will look to maintain his form and momentum going into the business end of the tournament.
Robbie Frylick – Frylinck has taken the bowling spearhead`s role of the team with 12 scalps at an economy of just 4.2 RPO so far. He took 2 wickets and contributed with 20-odd runs with the bat lower down the order against Warriors.
Robbie Frylinck, Prenelan Subrayen (c), Cody Chetty, Khaya Zondo, Sibonelo Makhanya, Sarel Erwee, Senuran Muthusamy, Marques Ackerman, Okuhle Cele, Daryn Dupavilon, Grant Roelofsen (wk)
Grant Roelofsen, P Subrayen, R Frylinck, C Chetty, Lifa Ntanzi, Andile Mokgakane, Sarel Erwee, Senuran Muthusamy, Daryn Dupavillon, Marques Ackerman, Khaya Zondo
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||16||0.25 mm.||5.37 k/h||From: NNE||16%|
|03h||15||3.25 mm.||3.44 k/h||From: S||51%|
|06h||16||3.75 mm.||5.93 k/h||From: ESE||76%|
|09h||21||2.38 mm.||5.28 k/h||From: E||100%|
|12h||22||3.75 mm.||3.9 k/h||From: SSE||100%|
|15h||23||0.38 mm.||4.59 k/h||From: ENE||88%|
|18h||17||1.13 mm.||4.66 k/h||From: W||94%|
|21h||16||2.13 mm.||2.6 k/h||From: ENE||100%|
Potchefstrom has a dark and cloudy weather on the match day with 60% chances of rain. We expect rain won’t play spoilsport in this match.
Senwes Park is high scoring ground and pitch is expected to remain the same for the entire duration of the match. Both teams scored over 300+ runs last match here.
Lions chased 300+ total successfully here last match and with rain threat looming, chasing is the best option in this pitch.
Lions batting has fallen off the radar and are finding it difficult to string partnerships in the middle order.
Dolphins have just a lone loss in their last six encounters and will be looking to storm into the knockouts with a win. Dolphins are expected to win the contest due to their recent form and momentum on their side despite the Lions having home advantage.
Dolphins will win this match!