The Cross Pool match of the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge 2019-20 will be played between Free State and Northern Cape at the University of Free State Ground in Bloemfontein.
This match will begin at 9.30 AM local time (1 PM IST) (7.30 AM GMT).
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
This cross pool match will see Pool A toppers Free State locking horns with Pool B toppers Northern Cape. Free State are the hosts in this match with the match to be played in Bloemfontein. They have so far won 5 five matches out of eight losing only one while the other two matches have been abandoned. Interestingly, Free State last played a match in the tournament back on December 22 as their February fixtures were washed out.
Northern Cape, on the other hand, are yet to lose any game in this tournament. They have won seven out of eight matches with the other being abandoned. Unlike Free State, they played their last game on March 8 against South Western Districts which was a low-scoring thriller. Chasing down 78, the Northern Cape lost seven wickets before getting over the line in the 23rd over with three wickets in hand.
The forecast for this game is absolutely clear with no chances of rain predicted. The temperature in Bloemfontein will hover around 25-28 Degrees Celsius during the match according to AccuWeather.
The previous game at the venue between Free State and Easterns was washed out due to rain. There is no idea of how the surface will play for this match.
Average first innings score: N/A
Record of the chasing teams: N/A
Injury & Availability News
Andries Gous, Jacques Snyman, Keegan Petersen, Wandile Makwetu, Patrick Kruger, Grant Mokoena, Siphammandla Mavanda, Mbulelo Budaza and Ottneil Baartman all are part of the Knights’ squad for the Momentum Cup match against Titans. These players will not be available for this match.
Probable Playing XIs
Paballo Mogoera, Karabo Mogotsi, Dilivio Ridgaard (WK), Patrick Botha (C), Philip Visser, Romano Terblanche, Duan Jansen, Sean Whitehead, Nealan Van Heerden, Johan van Dyk, Shadley van Schalkwyk.
Bench – Wihan Victor, Hanco Olivier, Corne Dry, Thandolwethu Mnyaka, Tshepo Ntuli, Peetjan du Plessis, Loyiso Mdashe.
Ernest Kemm, Garnett Tarr, Obus Pienaar, Clyde Fortuin (WK), Aubrey Swanepoel (C), Avumile Mnci, Beyers Swanepoel, Gert Cloete, Kagiso Mohale, Luvuyo Adam, Desmond de Koker.
Bench – Blake Schraader, Kagisho Pedi
Ridgaard has scored 110 runs in just 2 matches of the competition while Free State skipper Patrick Botha has been one of the consistent batsmen with 169 runs to his name in six matches. Mogotsi has scored 143 runs too in five outings. With the ball, Schalkwyk has to be your top pick. He has picked 13 wickets in four matches while Whitehead (8 wickets) and Jansen (8 wickets) have also contributed heftily with the ball.
For the Northern Cape, their skipper Aubrey Swanepoel has been exceptional with his all-round skills. He has scored 140 runs in five innings and has scalped 14 wickets as well. Mohale and Beyers Swanepoel have also been great with the ball picking 11 and 10 wickets respectively.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Aubrey Swanepoel, Shadley van Schalkwyk
Vice-Captain – Karabo Mogotsi, Beyers Swanepoel
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dilivio Ridgaard
Batters – Karabo Mogotsi, Philip Visser, Ernest Kemm
All-Rounders – Patrick Botha, Duan Jansen, Aubrey Swanepoel (C)
Bowlers – Shadley van Schalkwyk (VC), Sean Whitehead, Kagiso Mohale, Gert Cloete
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dilivio Ridgaard
Batters – Karabo Mogotsi (VC), Philip Visser, Garnett Tarr
All-Rounders – Patrick Botha, Duan Jansen, Aubrey Swanepoel (C), Beyers Swanepoel
Bowlers – Shadley van Schalkwyk, Gert Cloete, Desmond de Koker
The likes of Gous, Snyman have been picked by more than 80 percent of the users. Do not make a mistake to pick them in your Dream11 Fantasy team. They will not play. Same is the case with the other seven players who will feature in the Momentum Cup on Sunday.
We have provided the XIs with our best knowledge. Though it would be wise to wait for the playing XIs to be announced.
Low-scoring matches have taken place more often than not in the tournament. Fill your team with the bowlers and the all-rounders. Can make them C and VC too.
Free State are expected to win this match.
Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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