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Toss Winner - Warriors won the toss and chose to bat first
Rocks beat Warriors by 3 wickets
Big test for Warriors’ bowlers after poor show against Knights
Rocks to win
Tournament: CSA T20 Challenge 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: St George's Park Cricket Ground, Port Elizabeth, South Africa | Toss: To BowlBet Now
The Warriors would be up against the Rocks in the 18th game of the CSA T20 Challenge 2022. It will be an important game for the Warriors who come here with a big loss against the Knights and must get their campaign back on track. The Rocks defeated the Lions in their last game and come here with their confidence high.
The Warriors have lost the last three games in a row, and this would make it a high-pressure contest for them. Their bowlers have looked in poor shape and it would be worrying the camp. Rocks have momentum on their side with two wins and shall look to improve their position on the points table winning this game.
Ever since their win in the first game, Sinethemba Qeshile’s side has struggled and has lost three games in a row. The side failed to defend a big total in the last game going down against the Knights by 9 wickets. Qeshile would want to see better efforts with the ball from his side in this contest as the Rocks have a powerful batting line-up.
Matthew Breetzke and Wihan Lubbe have done well, and the side would need a strong start from them here. Tristan Stubbs played an important knock in the last game, and he would need to build partnerships with JJ Smuts and Lesiba Ngoepe. In Qeshile and Diego Rosier, they have good hitters of the ball to follow and runs would be needed from their bats.
Smuts bowled well in the last game, but the rest of the attack failed miserably. Stefen Tait and Mthiwekhaya Nabe must get their lines right in this game for the side to win. Akhona Mnyaka, Kyle Jacobs, and Wihan Lubbe need to bowl better lines for the side to match up to the challenge that Rocks would throw at them.
Sinethemba Qeshile (c & wk), Matthew Breetzke, Wihan Lubbe, JJ Smuts, Lesiba Ngoepe, Diego Rosier, Tristan Stubbs, Kyle Jacobs, Stefan Tait, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Akhona Mnyaka
Wihan Lubbe, Tristan Stubbs, Akhona Mnyaka, Sinethemba Qeshile, Tsepo Ndwandwa, Lizo Makhosi, Diego Rosier, Matthew Breetzke, Tiaan van Vuuren, JJ Smuts, Lesiba Ngoepe
Pieter Malan’s side has finally hit form with back-to-back wins. It was a good show from their bowlers who helped the side to a 44-run win in the contest against the Lions. However, there are still a few concerns for the side with the bat and they would look to do well here as their opponents too haven’t been in the best form.
Pieter Malan hit form in the last game, and he would look to add runs with Janneman Malan at the top who has looked good. In the middle order Clyde Fortuin, Christiaan Jonker, and Ferisco Adams did well in the last game and the side would expect them to carry their form into this contest. Hardus Viljoen and Michael Copeland would be expected to strike the ball well towards the end.
Siyabonga Mahima and Imran Manack would be confident after their good spells in the last game and the side would expect early strikes from them here. Shaun von Berg has been impressive with his line and length and adds good strength to this attack. The likes of Viljoen, Adams, and Zakhele Qwabe must play the supporting role well in this game.
Pieter Malan (c), Janneman Malan, Clyde Fortuin (wk), Ferisco Adams, Michael Copeland, Christiaan Jonker, Hardus Viljoen, Shaun von Berg, Imran Manack, Siyabonga Mahima, Zakhele Qwabe
Christiaan Jonker, Imran Manack, Shaun von Berg, Siyabonga Mahima, Pieter Malan, Hlomla Hanabe, Ferisco Adams, Hardus Viljoen, Janneman Malan, Mickey Copeland, Clyde Fortuin
The skies over Port Elizabeth would be overcast on February 17 and there are chances of rains during the game. The wicket is lively, and bowlers are expected to make it tough for the batsmen. The side batting first in this game would be happy to make 170 runs.
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth has a lively surface where fast bowlers have done well. The ball also comes onto the bat nicely and batsmen can play their strokes freely at this venue. Fast bowlers have enjoyed a great track record, but spinners haven’t enjoyed a great record here in the past.
The wicket has offered something for the bowlers early on. We have already seen sides chase down scores comfortably on this track. Hence, the side winning the toss would have very little hesitation in opting to bowl first in this game.
Warriors’ bowlers would have to come out of the poor show in the last game. The side has lost the last three games and needs to get its show back on track to register a win in this contest. Rocks have their bowlers in good form and a powerful batting line-up, and this would put them ahead.
Rocks to win
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