The 26th match of the Momentum One-Day Cup 2020 will be played between Knights and Lions at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.
The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (11:30 AM GMT) (5:00 PM IST).
Knights have won back to back games in the ongoing tournament. They are currently placed at the fifth position in the league table and will look to continue with their convincing form in the upcoming clash against Lions. They boast of a good batting line-up that comprises of Andries Gous, Jacques Snyman, and Keegan Petersen, who will be having the responsibility to score runs. On the other hand, their bowling unit looks pretty much on the mark in the presence of Ottniel Baartman and Mbulelo Budaza as they have impressed everyone with their brilliant bowling.
Lions are pretty high in the charts but they look offbeat as they have suffered back to back defeats due to which they look short of confidence. However, they will look to mark a strong arrival on the winning track by winning the upcoming clash against Knights. They have some in-form players in their side that can single-handedly win the games for their side but it all depends on their form if they can attain that or not.
The weather forecast says that it is going to be a perfect day for a cricket match. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 15 to 22 km/hr whereas the temperature will deviate between 15 and30 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track at Mangaung Oval is expected to go in favour of the fast bowlers, who will get some assistance from the wicket and atmospheric conditions. This ground has hosted only one complete game in this season in which the side chasing ended up winning that game. So, the side winning the toss will look to field first in order to take advantage of bowling friendly conditions in the first half of the match.
Injury and Availability:
(Will update if there is any news)
Probable Playing XIs:
Ryan Rickelton, Dominic Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Wihan Lubbe, Delano Potgieter, Nicky van den Bergh (WK), Bjorn Fortuin, Ayavuya Myoli, Aaron Phangiso (C), Eldred Hawken, Johannes Diseko.
Bench – Kagiso Rapulana, Joshua Richards.
Andries Gous, Jacques Snyman, Keegan Petersen, Grant Mokoena, Patrick Kruger, Wandile Makwetu (c & wk), Pite van Biljon/Obus Pienaar, Shaun von Berg/S. van Schalkwyk, Ottniel Baartman, Mbulelo Budaza, Marco Jansen
Bench –Corne Dry, Pite van Biljon/Obus Pienaar, Tshepo Ntuli, Raynard van Tonder, Gerald Coetzee, Shaun von Berg/S. van Schalkwyk
Andries Gous and Ryan Rickelton will be a hot favourite pick for any Dream11 Fantasy as far as their tournament form with the bat are concerned. Reeza Hendricks and Wihan Lubbe should not be ignored while picking a fantasy team for the match. Aaron Phangiso is the leading wicket-taker for his team with 16 wickets in 8 games and he should be picked from the bowlers’ category.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Ryan Rickelton, Jacques Snyman, Andries Gous
Vice-Captain – Reeza Hendricks, Wihan Lubbe, Nicky van den Bergh
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ryan Rickelton (C), Nicky van den Bergh
Batters –Andries Gous, Reeza Hendricks, Keegan Petersen, Dominic Hendricks
All-Rounders – Jacques Snyman (VC), Obus Pienaar
Bowlers –Aaron Phangiso, Ottniel Baartman, Mbulelo Budaza
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ryan Rickelton
Batters –Andries Gous, Reeza Hendricks (C), Keegan Petersen
All-Rounders – Jacques Snyman, Obus Pienaar, Delano Potgieter, Wihan Lubbe (VC)
Bowlers –Aaron Phangiso, Eldred Hawken, S. van Schalkwyk
Both the teams are yet to announce their squad so it will be wise for the user to wait for the confirmed XI.
User Tips: The user can opt for a team combination of two wicketkeepers, four batsmen, two all-rounders and three bowlers.
Cape Cobras are expected to come out as winners.
*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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