CSA T20 Challenge 2019, Match 6: Titans vs Cape Cobras: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Theunis de Bruyn struck a 38-ball 74 during the tournament opener for the Titans.

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The defending champions Titans will face Cape Cobras on Wednesday in search of their first win in the 2019 edition of the CSA T20 Challenge. In the tournament opener, the Titans posted a huge total of 216/5 from 20 overs in the game played at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. The chase of Warriors lasted only six overs due to rain interval when they were 60/0, four runs ahead of the DLS par score.

On the other hand, the Cape Cobras had an interesting game against the Lions which they won by five runs. Aviwe Mgijima and Vernon Philander added 58 from 5.1 overs for the 7th wicket from pushing the total to 169/8. The Lions scored 39 from 12 balls when they needed 47 from 3.1 overs to bring down the equation to 8 off 7. However, the hosts scored only two runs from those 7 balls to end up on the losing side.

Match Details:

The 6th match of the CSA T20 Challenge 2019 will be played between Titans and Cape Cobras at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni.

The match starts at 6:00 PM local time (4:00 PM GMT) (9:30 PM IST).

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Willowmoore Park in Benoni hasn’t hosted a Twenty20 game since the start of 2017. The scheduled T20I between South Africa and Zimbabwe was abandoned due to rain. The recent most T20s at this venue have been high scoring ones. The same could continue in the game between the Titans and Cobras.

Average 1st innings score: 172 (Last five completed T20s of Titans)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2

Probable Playing XIs:


Henry Davids, Tony de Zorzi, Theunis de Bruyn, Diego Rosier, Grant Thomson, Farhaan Behardien (C), Rubin Hermann (WK), Eldred Hawken, Junior Dala, Shaun von Berg, Tshepo Moreki.

Bench: Matthew Arnold, Donovan Ferreira, Gregory Mahlokwana.

Matthew Arnold has replaced Wandile Makwetu in the Titans squad.

Cape Cobras:

Janneman Malan, Hashim Amla, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne (WK), Jason Smith/Simon Khomari, George Linde, Aviwe Mgijima, Vernon Philander, Rory Kleinveldt (C), Dane Paterson, Tladi Bokako.

Bench: Lizaad Williams, Akhona Mnyaka,

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Theunis de Bruyn has carried his rich form with the bat from the Momentum One-Day Cup. De Bruyn scored crucial runs during that tournament and also recorded his career best of 183 while opening the innings. In the first game against the Lions, Theunis smacked a 38-ball 74 with four fours and five sixes.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Theunis de Bruyn, Henry Davids, Janneman Malan, George Linde, Vernon Philander

Vice-captain options – Kyle Verreynne, Junior Dala, Grant Thomson, Dane Paterson, Rory Kleinveldt

Suggested Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Kyle Verreynne

Batters – Janneman Malan, David Bedingham, Theunis de Bruyn (C), Henry Davids

All-Rounders – Vernon Philander (VC), Diego Rosier, Grant Thomson

Bowlers – Rory Kleinveldt, Junior Dala, Dane Paterson

Suggested Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Rubin Hermann

Batters – Janneman Malan, Hashim Amla, Tony de Zorzi, Theunis de Bruyn (VC),

All-Rounders – Vernon Philander, George Linde (C), Grant Thomson

Bowlers – Junior Dala, Dane Paterson, Tladi Bokako


Expert Advice:

The all-rounder category is filled up with performing players. As many as five players earned between 18 and 27 points during their respective first matches of the tournament. Considering the experience of the players and their recent form, the best three from this category will be Vernon Philander, George Linde and Grant Thomson.

Probable Winners:

The defending champions Titans are expected to open their points tally by defeating the Cape Cobras.

*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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