Warriors come in the way high flying Dolphins!
Dolphins will win this match!
South African cricket has been treated with a lot of cricket action at home with Australia tour and Momentum ODI cup over the weekend. Momentum ODI cup enters the last week of its league phase with teams fighting out in their final 2-3 matches to seal a place in knockouts.
Dolphins have already qualified for the semi-finals handsomely and are at the top of the table ahead of other teams. They will look to win this match and seal the top spot.
Warriors won their close encounter to surge in the points table. A win here would put them in a comfortable position to qualify for the semi-finals. Both teams have a lot of stake in this match and will look to comfort their position with a win.
Warriors chased down a massive 332 runs last match on the back of their brilliance of the top 3 batsmen. Edward Moore scored his second century this season and formed big partnerships for the first and second wickets. Mathew Breetzke and Lesiba Mgoapa scored half-centuries to give a brilliant start to the chase. Their middle order slumped in final moments but was able to go over the line with two wickets remaining. Their bowlers were taken for a lot of runs on a placid batting track. Onke Nyaku, Andrew Birch, and Edward More bowled economically under 6 RPO to stop Titans from scoring 350+ runs.
Lesiba Ngoapa – Ngoapa has three fifties in the last three matches and is looking in ominous touch. He will look go one step ahead and post a century in this match.
Andrew Birch – Andrew Birch had bowling figures of 9-0-40-1 in a high scoring encounter and he was the most economical bowler from both sides the last match. This 15-20 runs mattered a lot at the end of the match.
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
Dolphins are having their best time this season with 7 wins and a lone loss so far. Openers Grant Roelofson and Sarel Erwee are the top run-scorers for the team and feature among the top 5 batsmen in runs charts.
Their middle-order comprising Khaya Zondo, Sibonela Makhaynaya, Senuran Muthusamy, and Marques Ackermann have scored 50s and contributed to the team whenever required. Keshav Maharaj will miss this match owing to his national duties. Robbie Frylick, Okuhele Cele, and Senuran Muthusamy stepped up in his absence to take 2 wickets each last match. Dolphins will be led by Prenelan Subrayen in the absence of Keshav Maharaj.
Grant Roelofson – Roelofson has 467 runs at a strike rate of 102 this season with 3 fifties and century so far. He will look to continue his good form in the coming matches and lead his team to a title. Robbie Frylinck – Frylinck has been their go to the bowler in crunch situations and has 10 scalps at an impressive economy rate of just 4.2 RPO. He can also contribute with few lusty blows down the batting order.
Robbie Frylinck, Prenelan Subrayen (c), Cody Chetty, Khaya Zondo, Sibonelo Makhanya, Daryn Dupavillon, Sarel Erwee, Senuran Muthusamy, Marques Ackerman, Okuhle Cele, Grant Roelofsen (wk)
Grant Roelofsen, P Subrayen, Sibonelo Makhanya, C Chetty, Okuhle Cele, Sarel Erwee, Senuran Muthusamy, Marques Ackerman, R Frylinck, Khaya Zondo, Keith Dudgeon
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||24||0 mm.||8.91 k/h||From: WSW||0%|
|03h||24||0 mm.||9.12 k/h||From: WSW||8%|
|06h||25||0 mm.||8.2 k/h||From: WSW||12%|
|09h||26||0 mm.||8.46 k/h||From: SW||19%|
|12h||25||0 mm.||8.47 k/h||From: SSW||9%|
|15h||25||0 mm.||7.27 k/h||From: SW||11%|
|18h||24||0.19 mm.||6.77 k/h||From: SW||50%|
|21h||24||0.31 mm.||6.21 k/h||From: SW||89%|
East London has a bright and sunny weather on the match day with just 20% chances of rain. We expect rain won’t play a big role in this match.
Buffalo 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 better win-loss record in this tournament so far and both teams will look to chase down the total here.
Warriors ended their winless run last match with a victory but are up against Dolphins who have been the best team so far in the tournament. Warriors have a solid batting unit but lack the X-factor in the bowling department.
Dolphins are the best all-round XI with good batting and bowling attacks at their disposal.
We expect Dolphins to win this match owing to their good run of form and momentum this season.
Dolphins will win this match!