The 13th match of the CSA T20 Challenge 2021 will be played between Warriors and Knights on 25th February at Kingsmead in Durban.
The match is scheduled to start at 02:30 PM local time (06:00 PM IST) and it will be streamed live on Star Sports Network and also on Disney+Hotstar.
Warriors and Knights will lock horns with each other in the 13th match of the CSA T20 Challenge 2021 on Thursday. Both the teams are placed at the bottom on the points table and have not lived up to the expectations. Warriors have not won a single match and will be looking forward to getting their first win of the tournament.
On the other hand, Knights have won only one match till now and are placed at the second-last spot on the points table. However, both the teams are looking equally strong but Knights will come into this match as favourites and will look to get their second win.
WAR vs KTS Weather Report form Match 13:
Light drizzle is expected, otherwise, the weather would be fine. The temperature will be around 26 degrees Celsius range with a 70% chance of precipitation.
The pitch looks balanced here. The average first inning score is 139. Although it helps bowlers but whoever wins the toss would go for bat first and try to set a decent total on the board as it will be easy to defend a decent score if you have good fast bowlers.
Average first innings score:
139 (Last 5 matches played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 0
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
WAR vs KTS Today’s probable XIs:
Gihahn Cloete, Marco Marais, Lesiba Ngeope, JJ Smuts, Sinethemba Qeshile (C & WK), Ayabulela Gqamane, Triston Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Anrich Nortje, Tshepo Ntuli, Lizo Makosi.
Tshepo Ntuli , Stefan Tait, Glenton Stuurman, Jade de Klerk
Patrick Kruger, Jacques Snyman, Andries Gous (wk), Pite van Biljon (c), Farhaan Behardien, Ferisco Adams, Migael Pretorius, Raynard van Tonder, Grant Mokaena, Shaun von Berg, Alfred Mothoa.
Gerald Coetzee, Matthew Kleinveldt, Wandile Makwetu, Jonathan Vandiar, Mbulelo Budaza
WAR vs KTS Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match
Migael Pretorius has been consistently giving all-rounder performance for Knights. He has scored 59 runs in 3 matches at a strike rate of 168.57. He is also the leading wicket-taker for Knights, having scalped 5 wickets in 3 matches.
Pite van Biljon is the top run-scorer in the tournament so far. He has scored 149 runs at a strike rate of 117.32.
JJ Smuts is one of the most experienced T20 players in this tournament. He has scored 63 runs in 3 matches. His stats in this competition might not be impressive, but in his T20 career, he has scored 3,500 runs and taken 84 wickets.
Ayabulela Gqamane is the leading wicket-taker for the Warriors, having scored 5 wickets in 3 matches. He has scored some handy runs as well.
Ferisco Adams is a quality all-rounder. He might have scored only 41 runs in 4 matches and picked up 2 wickets, but his best performance for Knights is yet to come.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options –Pite van Biljon, Migael Pretorius
Vice-Captain Options – JJ Smuts, Anrich Nortje, Sinethemba Qeshile
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WAR vs KTS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Andries Gous, Sinethemba Qeshile
Batters – Pite van Biljon (c), Pite van Biljon, Raynard van Tonder
All-Rounders – Ferisco Adams, JJ Smuts, Ayabulela Gqamane
Bowlers – Migael Pretorius, Marco Jansen, Anrich Nortje (VC)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WAR vs KTS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sinethemba Qeshile
Batters – Pite van Biljon, T Stubbs, Gihaan Cloete, Raynard van Tonder
All-Rounders – Ferisco Adams, JJ Smuts (VC), Ayabulela Gqamane
Bowlers – Migael Pretorius (C), Anrich Nortje, Shaun von Berg
Pite van Biljon and Migael Pretorius are must pick for your Dream11 Fantasy team as both of them are in tremendous form. It is also advisable to pick more all-rounders.
Today’s WAR vs KTS Probable Winners:
Knights are expected to win this match.
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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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