Titans and Warriors look to get back to winning ways!
Warriors will win the match!
Momentum ODI Cup 2020 is nearing the final stages of the group phase and every win from here on will change the fortunes of the team.
Warriors and Titans are currently placed third and fourth in the points table and a win in this match will take them above the other team in the table. Both teams are struggling for form and momentum with two back-to-back losses in their last completed games. The winner of this game will surge ahead of the bottom three placed teams and will gain an upper hand in qualification for the knockouts.
Titans posted a massive score of 307 runs against Knights powered by the centuries of Aiden Markram and Diego Rosier. They both shared a massive 195-run partnership for the second wicket and helped to build the innings. Dean Elgar, Tony de Zorzi, and Rivaldo Moonsamy have contributed with runs for the team with the bat. Their bowling unit has given away 300+ runs in the last two matches with their team ending up losing the match.
Junior Dala and Tshepo Moreki must take responsibility in the absence of senior bowlers like Lungi Ngidi and Hardus Viljoen. Imran Manack alongside Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar takes the spin bowling duties of the team.
Aiden Markram – Aiden Markram has been impressive in his comeback with scores of 36 & 103 in the two matches he played. He also has 5 wickets to his name at an economy of 5.5 RPO.
Imran Manack – Imran Manack is the leading wicket-taker for the team with 6 wickets at an economy of less than 6 RPO so far. He is wicket-less in the last two matches and will look to improve his bowling lines this match.
Dean Elgar, Farhaan Behardien, Diego Rosier, Corbin Bosch, Aiden Markram, Junior Dala, Grant Thomson (c), Tony de Zorzi, Rivaldo Moonsamy (wk), Alfred Mothoa, Imran Manack
DS Rosier, Alfred Mothoa, Tony de Zorzi, Imran Manack, Junior Dala, Faf du Plessis, GM Thomson, Aiden Markram, Rivaldo Moonsamy, Corbin Bosch, Dean Elgar
Warriors are yet to pass 250-run mark with 240/9 in 35 overs the last match being their highest total this season. Sinthemba Qeshile and Lesiba Ngoape are the main run-scorers in the top of the batting order. Rudi Second and Yaseen Vallie came up with a couple of 50+ scores but are not consistent in all the matches. Bowling has been their stronger suit restricting the opposition to less than 250 runs in three of their six matches. Lutho Simpala, Stephen Tait, and Sisanda Magala form a superb pace bowling combination with the new ball. Yaseen Vallie and Dyllan Mathews are the spin bowlers in the team and are little inexperienced bowling against quality batsmen.
Lesiba Ngoapa – Ngoapa scored 94 runs off just 70 balls in the previous matches and he smashed 7 boundaries and 4 sixes in his fighting knock. He has back-to-back fifties in the last two matches. Stephan Tait – Stephan Tait is having an excellent season with 9 scalps at an economy rate of just 4.5 RPO so far. He has picked up at least a wicket in all the encounters so far and troubled the batsmen consistently.
Andrew Birch, Ayabulela Gqamane, Yaseen Vallie, Lesiba Ngoepe, Edward Moore (c), Sisanda Magala, Matthew Breetzke, Jade de Klerk/Dyllan Mathews, Marco Marais, Sinethemba Qeshile (wk), Stephan Tait
Andrew Birch, Yaseen Vallie, SSB Magala, Edward Moore, Ayabulela Gqamane, Onke Nyaku, Marco Marais, Matthew Breetzke, Lesiba Ngoepe, Stefan Tait, Jade de Klerk
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||15||0 mm.||0.36 k/h||From: ESE||0%|
|03h||13||0 mm.||2.5 k/h||From: SE||0%|
|06h||17||0 mm.||3.87 k/h||From: ESE||0%|
|09h||24||0 mm.||3.85 k/h||From: E||0%|
|12h||26||0 mm.||3.47 k/h||From: E||0%|
|15h||25||0 mm.||3.09 k/h||From: E||0%|
|18h||16||0 mm.||1.71 k/h||From: NE||0%|
|21h||13||0 mm.||3.37 k/h||From: E||0%|
Benoni has a bright and sunny weather on the match day with just 5% chances of rain. We expect rain won’t play any role in this match.
Willowmoore park is expected to have a good balance between the bat and ball with something in it for both bowlers and batsmen. We can expect average scores in range of 250-270 runs here.
Chasing teams have 13-7 win-loss record here at Benoni pitch and both teams will look to chase down the total here.
Titans are the most affected team with a huge list of players like Heinrich Klassen, Lungi Ngidi, Hardus Viljoen, and Tabraiz Shamsi owing to various reasons.
Warriors have an in-form pace bowling unit but lack quality spinners. Both teams are struggling for momentum with a string of losses but Titans are handicapped by missing key players.
So, we expect Warriors to win this match!
Warriors will win the match!