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Titans vs Dolphins, free match prediction 17 Feb 2019

17 Feb 2019 | 13:30 | SuperSport Park, Centurion
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winner Dolphins won by 12 runs

Titans to Win this game

  • SuperSport Park, Centurion is Titans’ home ground and they are accustomed to the conditions which shall give them the edge. 
  • Titans batsmen Tony de Zorzi, Henry Davids and Heino Kuhn looked in sublime form in the last game.
  • Titans have a great bowling attack in Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi and Junior Dala which will give them an advantage.

Our Prediction is for Titans to win this game!

  • Tournament: Momentum One Day Cup
  • Format: One Day Cricket
  • Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
  • Toss: To Bowl

titans vs dolphins Match Prediction & Analysis

It will be the 6th game of the Momentum One Day Cup 2019 at SuperSport Park, Centurion where Titans shall take on the Dolphins.

Both the sides have made good start to the season winning their respective opening games. The sides have shared a great rivalry over the years and sides had shared the honors winning a game each during the league stages. 

A new season always brings in new challenges and hence the upcoming game between the two would be an eagerly contested one. A win in the upcoming game will take the side ahead in the points table and both the captains would have an eye on that. 

Teams Preview

Titans Preview

Heinrich Klaasen would have been extremely impressed with the performance his side put up in the last game against Knights. They bowlers did well and the batting looked impregnable and they would like to carry forward the same in the next game. 

The Top 3 Henry Davids, Tony de Zorzi and Heino Kuhn played incredibly well in the last game. The unbeaten hundred from de Zorzi would have given him lot of confidence. The side has a great middle order in Heinrich Klaasen, Chris Morris and Grant Thomson which makes the batting look extremely strong. 

The Knights' bowlers did well in the last game especially Lungi Ngidi. Chris Morris and Junior Dala also bowled well troubling the opponents. With Shaun von Berg and Tabraiz Shamsi in the side they have the right balance in the attack. With such a dominating attack the team will count its chances in the next game.

Titans Predicted Playing XI:

Heino Kuhn, Henry Davids, Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Shaun von Berg, Tabraiz Shamsi, Junior Dala, Heinrich Klaasen (c & wk), Grant Thomson, Tony de Zorzi.

Dolphins Preview

Dolphins who are the defending champions did well in the last game against Lions and skipper Khaya Zondo would be impressed with the performance his batsmen put up. He would be looking to win the next game as this will give them an advantage on the points table. 

Vaughn van Jaarsveld made a great hundred in the next game and wicketkeeper Dane Vilas also looked good for his 81. David Miller showed his class with a quick fire innings. The batting overall looks good for the side with Morne van Wyk and Khaya Zondo in the side and they will want to continue with the same aggressive momentum they showed in the last game. 

The bowlers had a nightmare of a game last time around and gave away 300+ runs. Prenelan Subrayen and Robbie Frylinck bowled well in the last game but rest of the bowlers spread it all over the wicket and cost their side many runs. It will be important for people like Mthokozisi Shezi and the experienced Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl well in the next game for the side to win the match. 

Dolphins Predicted Playing XI:

Khaya Zondo (c), Morne van Wyk, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, David Miller, Imran Tahir, Robbie Frylinck, Dane Vilas (wk), Prenelan Subrayen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sarel Erwee, Mthokozisi Shezi.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

Weather forecast for February 17 at Centurion is slightly overcast. It has been raining at this place for the last few days which means that the pitch would be slightly damp and shall assist fast bowlers. The track won’t favor batsmen who wish to play slam bang and rather people who have the temperament to build an innings are likely to be successful here.  

Venue

SuperSport Park, Centurion is one of the liveliest pitches in South Africa which offers good bounce and carry. The grass cover on the pitch assists fast bowlers. Batsmen who play through the line have also enjoyed good success at this ground. Fast bowlers however prefer bowling here compared to any other ground in the country. 

Toss: To Bowl

SuperSport Park, Centurion has been a good hunting ground for fast bowlers. With spells of rain continuing and forecast for overhead conditions the pitch would offer lot to bowlers who can pitch it up making batting difficult. The captain winning the toss should ideally invite the opposition to bat.

TITANS vs DOLPHINS Winning Prediction

Titans and Dolphins have made good start to the season and come to this game with a win under their belt. There isn’t much to choose between the two sides in terms of their batting and both the sides have quality stroke makers in their line-up. It is however on bowling that Titans seem to be a better side. This would definitely make them favorites going into the next game. 

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Author: S. Bhatarjee