KTS vs DOL Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – CSA 4-Day Franchise Series 2020, Pool B

KTS vs DOL Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – CSA 4-Day Franchise Series 2020, Pool B

As has often been the case in the recent past, coupled with the unfavourable weather conditions in play, the game between Knights and Dolphins is likely to end in a draw.

Keshav Maharaj
Keshav Maharaj. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The Pool B match of the CSA 4-day Franchise Series 2020 will be played between Knights and Dolphins at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.

This game is scheduled to start at 01:30 PM IST (10:00 AM local time).

Preview:

After defeating Warriors by 179 runs in a Cross-Pool match, the Knights will aim to continue their winning momentum when they meet Dolphins in Pool B. Four of the last five matches between these two teams have ended in a draw. Thus, the fans would hope that they at least get a winner in this contest.

Coming to Dolphins’ tournament-opener, they defeated the Lions by nine wickets in a Pool B encounter. Their batsmen stole the show by putting 458 runs on the board, at the loss of only three wickets in the first innings. This contest will be neck-and-neck, as Knights’ batting unit also did a fine job with the bat against the Warriors.


KTS vs DOL Weather Report for Pool B Match:

Heavy thunderstorms are expected on the first three days of this match. The temperature will loom around 24 degrees Celsius, as another fixture between these two teams looks likely to culminate in a stalemate. 

Pitch Condition/Report:

Mangaung Oval hosted two matches in the previous season, both of which ending a draw. The batsmen achieved enormous success here, while the weather conditions for this match will favor the quick bowlers.

Average first innings score:

456 (All the games played at this venue in the previous season)


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

KTS vs DOL Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Knights:

Matthew Kleinveldt, Jacques Snyman, Raynard van Tonder, Pite van Biljon (c and wk), Farhaan Behardien, Petrick Kruger, Wandile Makwetu, Shaun von Berg, Mbulelo Budaza, Migael Pretorius, Alfred Mothoa

Bench:

Andries Gous, Grant Mokoena, Jonathan Vandiar, Duan Jansen, Gerald Coetzee.

Dolphins:

Sarel Erwee, Grant Roelofson (wk), Kegan Petersen, Marques Ackerman (c), Keshav Maharaj, Khaya Zondo, Senuran Muthuswamy, Ottniel Baartman, Prenalen Subrayen, Kerwin Mungroo, Andile Phehlukwayo

Bench:

Lifa Ntanzi, Eathan Bosch, Keith Dudgeon, Ruan De Swart, Andile Mogakane.


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KTS vs DOL Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Jacques Snyman hit a fine hundred against the Warriors. He also took four wickets in that match. 

Mbulelo Budaza dismissed four batsmen in the first match. The overcast conditions is expected to favor the left-arm pacer in this match. 

Sarel Erwee missed out on a deserving double century by just one run against the Lions. The opening batsman can muster a lot of runs in this contest as well. 

Keshav Maharaj took a six-wicket haul in the second innings of the match against the Lions. He also batted at number five in that game and has the ability to play a long inning.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Jacques Snyman, Sarel Erwee

Vice-Captain Options – Mbulelo Budaza, Keshav Maharaj

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KTS vs DOL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Grant Roelofsen, Pite van Biljon

Batters – Kegan Petersen, Marques Ackerman, Sarel Erwee

All-Rounders – Andile Phehlukwayo, Sariyen Muthuswamy, Jacques Snyman (c)

Bowlers – Keshav Maharaj (vc), Shaun von Berg, Mbulelo Budaza

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KTS vs DOL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Grant Roelofsen, Wandile Makwetu

Batters – Khaya Zondo, Marques Ackerman, Sarel Erwee (c)

All-Rounders – Andile Phehlukwayo, Jacques Snyman, Sariyen Muthuswamy

Bowlers – Keshav MaharajShaun von Berg, Mbulelo Budaza (vc)


Expert Advice:

Wicket-keeper batsman Grant Roelofsen got out for a duck in the first match. However, that does not change the fact that he is an extremely talented player and has a first-class average of over 40. He can be backed to perform well in this game and it is advisable to pick him in both of your Dream11 Fantasy teams. 

Today’s KTS vs DOL Probable Winners:

This match is predicted to end in a draw.

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.