The 29th match of the Momentum One-Day Cup 2020 will be played between Warriors and Cobras at the Buffalo Park in East London.
The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (11:30 AM GMT) (5:00 PM IST).
For Warriors, this game is like a virtual quarter-final. A win will see them make their way through to the semi-finals of the tournament whereas a defeat can knock them out. They are facing the Cobras who are currently at the bottom of the table and are already out of the tournament. Stephen Tait has been the biggest positive for the Warriors side with 12 scalps under his belt and he would be tempted to do well for his side.
Cobras, on the other hand, are at the bottom of the table. Zubayr Hamza is the highest run-scorer of the tournament but his team’s performance has been below par throughout the tournament. Thando Ntini started the tournament on a very good note but just couldn’t get going. Cobras would love to play the role of the party-spoiler for the Warriors.
The weather forecast says that there is a 6% probability of rain on Saturday. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 11 to 18 km/hr whereas the temperature will hover between 19 and 27 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track at Buffalo Park is expected to be a good batting surface with some assistance to the pace bowlers too. This ground has hosted only one game in this edition of Momentum Cup in which the side batting first managed a score of 293 runs and it wasn’t chased by the side batting second. So, the team winning the toss will look to bat first to be on the safer side. Also, the pace bowlers will get some assistance from the wicket but only in the early phase of the game.
Average first innings score: 293 (One 50-over match played at the venue this season)
Record of chasing teams: Won — 0, Lost — 1
Injury and Availability:
(Will update if there is any news)
Probable Playing XIs:
Edward Moore (C), Matthew Breetzke (wk), Lesiba Ngoepe, Marco Marais, Yaseen Vallie, Onke Nyaku, Jade de Klerk, Ayabulela Gqamane, Sisanda Magala, Andrew Birch, Stephen Tait.
Bench – Gihahn Cloete, Rudi Second, Sithembile Langa, Dyllan Matthews, Sinthemba Qeshile, Glenton Stuurman.
Pieter Malan, TayoWalbrugh, Zubayr Hamza (C), Jonathan Bird, Jason Smith, Aviwe Mgijma, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Dane Piedt, Lizaad Williams, Thando Ntini, Akhona Mnyaka.
Bench – Ferisco Adams, TsepoNdwandwa, Rory Klienveldt, Hanno Kotze.
Zubayr Hamza is the highest run-scorer of the tournament with 534 runs at an average of 59.33 and Edward Moore is also scoring at an average of 52.17. Both of the batsmen cannot be left out of your Dream11 Fantasy team. Stephen Tait and Thando Ntini will also play a major role.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Zubayr Hamza, Pieter Malan, Stephen Tait
Vice-Captain – Edward Moore, Jason Smith, Matthew Breetzke
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Matthew Breetzke
Batters – Zubayr Hamza (C), Pieter Malan, Edward Moore (VC), Lesiba Ngoepe
All-Rounders – Jason Smith, OnkeNyaku
Bowlers – Thando Ntini, Dane Piedt, Sisanda Magala, Stephen Tait
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Matthew Breetzke
Batters – Zubayr Hamza, Jonathan Bird, Yaseen Vallie, Edward Moore, Tayo Walbrugh
All-Rounders – Jason Smith (VC), Ayabulela Gqamane
Bowlers – Lizaad Williams, Andrew Birch, Stephen Tait (C)
It is going to be a high scoring game between the two teams. So, the user should go with more batting options for the match between Warriors and Cape Cobras.
Cape Cobras are expected to come out as winners.
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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