Will Warriors seal their fate or Cobras play spoilsport!
We expect Warriors to win this match!
COVID-19 has struck the entire world and cricketing fraternity is no exception to it. The matches may be reduced to spectator-less stadiums and players may be welcomed by empty stands and quiet grounds. Momentum ODI Cup might face a similar condition despite no restrictions in South Africa.
Warriors are in a good position at the third place in the points table and are looking good to go ahead to the next stages unless a miracle happens. They will look to win this match and enter the semi-finals high on confidence. Cape Cobras bowed out of the tournament very early and will look to finish with a win in their final game of the season.
Warriors come into this match with two consecutive wins in their last two matches. Mathew Breetzke and Jade De Klerk scored fifties in the last match to take their team to 293 runs. Edward Moore, Yaseen Vallie, and Lesiba Ngoape have been consistent with the bat and have formed a stable batting unit for the team in their recent matches.
Andrew Birch, Stephen Tait, and Sisanda Magala form a good pace combination and have wickets to their name in this season consistently. Jade De Klerk, Onke Nyaku, Edward Moore, Ayabule Gyaaneme and Yaseen Vallie combine together to bowl effectively as the fourth and fifth bowlers for the team.
Edward Moore – has 313 runs with 2 centuries in the six matches he played this season. He can also give vital overs with the ball for the team and can be a good all-rounder.
Stephan Tait – bowled a brilliant spell of 10-0-46-2 to restrict the opposition in the last match. He has 12 wickets to his name and will look to take his team to glory in final matches ahead.
Andrew Birch, Ayabulela Gqamane, Yaseen Vallie, Lesiba Ngoepe, Edward Moore (c), Sisanda Magala, Matthew Breetzke (wk), Jade de Klerk, Marco Marais, Onke Nyaku, Stephan Tait
|J de Klerk||50||38||4||2||131.58|
Yaseen Vallie, SSB Magala, Edward Moore, Ayabulela Gqamane, Marco Marais, Sinethemba Qeshile, Matthew Breetzke, Lesiba Ngoepe, Stefan Tait, Glenton Stuurman, Jade de Klerk
Cape Cobras are having their worst season and are in a 6-match losing streak currently. Opener Pieter Malan and Zubayr Hamza have been their bright light in their batting department with fighting knocks. The rest of the batting line-up did not contribute effectively and need to more consistent to put on a good show.
Thando Ntini after his brilliant start fell off the radar in the last 2-3 matches with the ball in hand. Akhona Mnyaka, Lizaad Williams, and Dane Paterson will have a huge role to play in the bowling. They will missed the services of George Linde, Janneman Malan, Kyle Vereynee, and JP Duminy in the recent matches and it affected the team in a big way in the outcome.
Zubayr Hamza – has been leading the runs chart with 534 runs at an average of 60 & strike rate of over 100+. He has 2 centuries and 3 fifties to his name and will look to add more to his tally in the last match.
Thando Ntini – has 13 wickets to his name and has two four-wicket hauls. He has an economy rate of 5.5+ RPO and needs to be more consistent with his line and lengths to further strangle the opposition.
Pieter Malan, Tayo Walbrugh, Zubayr Hamza (c), Jonathan Bird, Jason Smith, Aviwe Mgijima, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Dane Piedt, Lizaad Williams, Thando Ntini, Akhona Mnyaka
Thando Ntini, Zubayr Hamza, Dane Piedt, Jonathan Bird, Dane Paterson, Lizaad Williams, Tayo Walbrugh, Mangaliso Mosehle, JF Smith, Pieter Malan, Aviwe Mgijima
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||24||0 mm.||0.56 k/h||From: WSW||2%|
|03h||22||0 mm.||6.98 k/h||From: WSW||3%|
|06h||23||0 mm.||5.59 k/h||From: WSW||10%|
|09h||25||0 mm.||6.4 k/h||From: SW||23%|
|12h||25||0 mm.||6.92 k/h||From: SSW||19%|
|15h||24||0 mm.||4.14 k/h||From: SSW||35%|
|18h||24||0 mm.||3.83 k/h||From: SW||62%|
|21h||24||0.13 mm.||4.21 k/h||From: WSW||100%|
East London is expected to have a good sunny climate with just a 10% chance of rain. We expect to have a full quota of overs without any interruption in this match.
Buffalo Park is one of the good batting pitches and the pitch might slow down as the match progresses. The average score in this pitch will be around 270-280 runs.
The pitch slows down as the match progresses and so both captains will look to utilize the best of conditions by batting first.
Cape Cobras are struggling barring the individual performances of Zubayr Hamza, Pieter Malan, and Thando Ntini. They need to perform more consistently as a team to win matches. Warriors are on roll with 2 wins in their last two matches and will look to extend their form and momentum going into the semi-finals with a win in this match.
We expect Warriors to win this match!