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Toss Winner - Rocks won the toss and chose to bat first
Western Province beat Rocks by 6 wickets
Western Province’s bid to make a perfect start on debut
Rocks to win
Tournament: CSA T20 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: St George's Park Cricket Ground, Port Elizabeth, South Africa | Toss: To BowlBet Now
The CSA T20 Challenge 2022 kicks off with the Western Province taking on the Rocks in the opening game. Both sides would look to start the tournament on a positive note, and we shall see an interesting game here. Western Province are making their debut in the tournament, and they would look to start with a win.
The Rocks have a very strong batting line-up, and this would add to the side’s confidence in this game. They will look to make the most out of this advantage. Western Province have several young players in the squad, and it remains to be seen if they can match up to the expectations.
Wayne Parnell would be leading the new team in their debut season. They were earlier part of the Cobras and bring in many fresh faces for the season. It is the first game of the season for the side and Parnell would want his players to deliver strong performance and earn their first points for the season.
Tony de Zorzi and Jonathan Bird would be tasked with providing the side with a strong start in this game. Dane Vilas is an experienced batsman in the middle order and he would aim to add runs with Richard Levi and George Linde in this game. Parnell is a good hitter of the ball, and the side would like to see him add quick runs with Kyle Simmonds down the order.
Beuran Hendricks is an experienced bowler, and he would need to pick early wickets sharing the new ball with Aviwe Mgijima. Junaid Dawood would need to keep the scoring under check in the middle overs. Parnell brings in his vast experience and he would aim to trouble the Rocks batsmen along with Aviwe Mgijima and Simmonds.
Wayne Parnell (c), Dane Vilas (wk), George Linde, Beuran Hendricks, Richard Levi, Jonathan Bird, Aviwe Mgijima, Tshepo Mokeri, Tony de Zorzi, Junaid Dawood, Kyle Simmonds
Junaid Dawood, Gavin Kaplan, Richard Levi, Aviwe Mgijima, Wayne Parnell, Jonathan Bird, Dane Vilas, Mihlali Mpongwana, Tshepo Moreki, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde
Pieter Malan leads a very strong team, and he would look for a perfect start to the season in this game. The side has a powerful batting line-up, and they would look to make the most out of the opportunity in this game on a good batting surface. Pieter would want his players to hit form right from the first game.
Janneman Malan is in great form, and he would look to set up a good opening wicket stand with Cebo Tshiki in this game. Pieter Malan is an experienced player, and he would have to anchor the middle order that has the likes of Clyde Fortuin and Ferisco Adams. In the lower middle-order runs would also be needed from Shaun von Berg, Zakhele Qwabe, and Achille Cloete.
Hardus Viljeon would lead this bowling attack and look for early wickets in the game along with Siyabonga Mahima. Zakhele Qwabe and Imran Manack would be tasked with keeping the scoring rate under check in the middle overs. Adams and Shaun von Berg add depth to this attack.
Pieter Malan (c), Clyde Fortuin (wk), Janneman Malan, Shaun von Berg, Hardus Viljeon, Cebo Tshiki, Ferisco Adams, Zakhele Qwabe, Siyabonga Mahima, Imran Manack, Achille Cloete
Ziyaad Abrahams, Hlomla Hanabe, Cebo Tshiki, Christiaan Jonker, Siyabonga Mahima, Pieter Malan, Imran Manack, Ferisco Adams, Hardus Viljoen, Janneman Malan, Clyde Fortuin
The skies over Port Elizabeth would be clear on February 7. We expect the surface to be challenging for the batsmen at the start of the game. Bowlers would look to take advantage of it here. The side batting first in this game would look to put up more than 170 runs on the board.
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth has been a good surface for the fast bowlers. There is good bounce and carry which is difficult to negotiate with the new ball. But batsmen who keep their eyes on the ball also find it a great surface as the ball comes onto the bat quickly.
Bowling first seems to be the trend in this format of the game. The wicket is expected to have something for the bowlers at the start. The team winning the toss would look to exploit these conditions by opting to bowl first in this game.
It is the first game of the tournament and both sides would be eager for a win. Western Province have a strong bowling attack, but the batting line-up looks slightly weak. Rocks on the other hand have a very strong batting line-up with players in form and this would give the slight edge in this game.
Rocks to win
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