CSA T20 Challenge 2019, Match 4: VKB Knights vs Warriors: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Gihahn Cloete’s 25-ball 46* helped the Warriors to defeat the Titans in the first game.
Updated - Apr 10, 2019 3:29 am
The VKB Knights and Warriors got off to contrasting starts in the CSA T20 Challenge that began on Friday. In the tournament opener, the Warriors stunned the defending champions Titans, although, in a rain-affected game. The home team posted a huge total of 216/5 in their 20 overs. Chasing a big total, the Warriors added an unbeaten 60-run stand for the first wicket in six overs.
Gihahn Cloete’s 25-ball 46* helped the Warriors to stay four runs ahead of the DLS par score of 56/0 after six overs. The VKB Knights, on the other hand, were restricted to only 133/8 despite a good start against the Dolphins. The Knights were 56/1 into the 6th over but lacked partnerships after the powerplay. Dolphins also struggled with the bat but completed the chase with nine balls to spare.
The 4th match of the CSA T20 Challenge 2019 will be played between VKB Knights and Warriors at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley.
The match starts at 6:00 PM local time (4:00 PM GMT) (9:30 PM IST).
The Diamond Oval will host a Twenty20 for the first time since 2017 and its first T20 under the lights since November 2015. The venue has witnessed some good scores, especially during the night matches. The team batting first is expected to post 160 a total that can be chased down easily.
Average 1st innings score: 166 (Last four CSA T20 matches which started at 6:00 PM)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1
Probable Playing XIs:
Patrick Kruger, Aubrey Swanepoel, Rudi Second, Andries Gous (WK), Pite van Biljon (C), Ryan Mclaren, Grant Mokoena, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Corne Dry, Thandolwethu Myaka, Eddie Leie.
Bench: Mbulelo Budaza, Gerald Coetsee.
Gihahn Cloete, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts (C), Jade de Klerk, Marco Marais, Sinethemba Qeshile (WK), Lesiba Ngoepe, Onke Nyaku, Lutho Sipamla, Andrew Birch, Sisanda Magala.
Bench: Thomas Kaber, Sithembile Langa.
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Patrick Kruger is a useful batsman at the top in the Twenty20 format. Opening the innings helps him to bring his best out. The 24-year-old is good at providing breakthroughs occasionally as well. Having Kruger at the top is quite a decent move but consistency is the only point that stands against him.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Jon-Jon Smuts, Gihahn Cloete, Patrick Kruger, Rudi Second
Vice-captain options – Matthew Breetzke, Ryan Mclaren, Grant Mokoena, Marco Marais
Suggested Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Sinethemba Qeshile
Batters – Gihahn Cloete (C), Rudi Second, Grant Mokoena, Marco Marais, Pite van Biljon
All-Rounders – Jon-Jon Smuts (VC), Ryan McLaren
Bowlers – Lutho Sipamla, Sisanda Magala, Shadley van Schalkwyk
Suggested Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Sinethemba Qeshile
Batters – Pite van Biljon, Marco Marais, Grant Mokoena, Matthew Breetzke, Rudi Second (VC)
All-Rounders – Jon-Jon Smuts, Patrick Kruger (C)
Bowlers – Lutho Sipamla, Andrew Birch, Eddie Leie
The batting order of Warriors wasn’t exposed due to the rain-affected first game. It will be interesting to see what batting line-up will follow after the opening pair of Gihahn Cloete and Matthew Breetzke.
The Warriors are expected to register their 2nd straight victory by defeating the VKB Knights.