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Titans vs Dolphins, Momentum One Day Cup 2021, Today Match Prediction 09 Jan 2021

Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

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Can defending champions Dolphins start their campaign with a win over Titans?

  • Dolphins have won both the matches against Titans in the previous season and remained at the top of the table.
  • In the last season, for Dolphins, G Roelofsen has scored 588 runs from 10 matches only at an average of 65.33 and was also a leading run-scorer in the tournament, while for Titans, T de Zorzi has scored 479 runs from 10 matches.
  • In the last 5 encounters, Dolphins have won 3 matches while Titans have won 2 matches.

We predict that the Dolphins will defeat the Titans.

Tournament: Momentum One Day Cup 2021 | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom | Toss: To Bowl

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This is the 1st match of the season going to play at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Saturday between Titans and Dolphins. In the last season, Titans placed themselves in 5th position in the points table with 18 points from 10 matches. while Dolphins remained table toppers with 30 points from 10 matches.

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 Titans won this title of the 2018-19 season.

This match will be important for both sides as they will be looking forward to starting their campaign with a win and to start the season on a good note which may help to turn this match into a thriller game on Saturday.

Titans Preview

Grant Thomson’s side is looking for a good start in this season and they will be playing their first match against Dolphins on Saturday. They have a good batting lineup with T de Zorzi and Aiden Markram on their side which may help them to score some big scores on the board.

Titans middle order is also looking great with Heinrich Klaasen and Dean Elgar down the order to settle down the inning. T de Zorzi and Dean Elgar both have scored more than 300 runs in the last season in 10 matches.

In the bowling department, AD Galiem and Imran Manack both were on the mark in the last season and helped the team to gain some points. I Manack had taken 13 wickets from 9 matches while AD Galiem had taken 11 wickets from 6 matches.

Overall Titan’s squad is looking strong in all fields and eagerly waiting for their first win of the season against the Dolphins on Saturday.

Key Players: T de Zorzi, D Elgar, I Manack, AD Galiem

Titans Predicted Playing XI:

Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Tony de Zorzi, Grant Thomson(c), Farhaan Behardien/Heinrich Klaasen, Rivaldo Moonsamy(wk), Diego Rosier/AD Galiem, Corbin Bosch, Junior Dala, Imran Manack, Alfred Mothoa.

Dolphins Preview

Defending champions are also looking strong and looking forward to defending the title this season. Last year’s leading run-scorer Grant Roelofsen who scored 588 runs from 10 games is all set to begin this season with good form. To help him, S Erwee who scored 379 runs from 10 matches is also ready to put some big knocks on the board.

Marques Ackerman, Khaya Zondo in the middle order are also a key player in the team’s success last season. Both have helped the team with settling down an inning in the middle order.

In the bowling department captain, Keshav Maharaj nailed the show in the last year with 16 wickets from 7 matches only which helped the team to claim the title easily. Along with his spin bowling, R Frylinck who had taken 13 wickets from 10 matches is also ready to begin this year’s campaign on a good note. Dolphins are looking really strong this year also and they will be looking to continue their 100%  win record of the last season against the Titans.

Key Players: G Roelofsen, SJ Erwee, KA Maharaj, R Frylinck

Dolphins Predicted Playing XI:

Sarel Erwee, Grant Roelofsen(wk), Marques Ackerman, Khaya Zondo, Senuran Muthusamy, Sibonelo Makhanya, Robbie Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj(c), Daryn Dupavillon, Prenelan Subrayen, Okuhle Cele

W. speed
W. direction
0 mm.
0.31 k/h
From: SSE
0 mm.
0.48 k/h
From: NNW
0 mm.
1.29 k/h
From: NE
0 mm.
1.66 k/h
From: NNW
0 mm.
2.22 k/h
From: NW
0.46 mm.
2.84 k/h
From: NNE
2.49 mm.
3.96 k/h
From: WNW
1.41 mm.
0.92 k/h
From: SW

Weather Conditions

The weather is mostly not sunny on match day and there are 50-70% chances of precipitation on the match day. The maximum and minimum temperature of the ground will be in the range of 27°C-18°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 Bowl

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. It will be good for the team to win the toss and choose to bowl first on this ground.

Both teams are looking very strong this season but in terms of the batting department, the Dolphins have a slight edge over the Titans. Also in the bowling department Dolphins have shown some good spells as KA Maharaj was in superb form in the last season and they will look forward to starting their winning campaign this season as well.

We predict that the Dolphins will defeat the Titans.


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Author: Manish Khorgade