Momentum One Day Cup 2019, Match 13: Cape Cobras vs Multiply Titans: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Hashim Amla and JP Duminy are added to the squad of Cape Cobras.
Published - Mar 1, 2019 1:36 am | Updated - Mar 1, 2019 2:11 am
The Multiply Titans will face the Cape Cobras on Friday in the Momentum One-Day Cup match at the Newlands. The Titans went down against Highveld Lions by 8 wickets on Wednesday while defending their total of 309/7. Dean Elgar came up with a brilliant knock at No.4 position scoring a 121-ball 137 with ten fours and six sixes. Chris Morris smashed a 21-ball 50 in the end but couldn’t save the team from losing with the ball.
The exit of the likes of Lungi Ngidi and Tabraiz Shamsi will further weaken the bowling of the Titans. Cape Cobras, on the other hand, will be boosted by the return of Hashim Amla and JP Duminy. This tournament will be a crucial one for Amla who needs a revival to his career that is on a downward stride. Duminy is returning from an injury and will be leading the Cobras who won two of the four matches they played thus far.
The 13th match of the Momentum One Day Cup 2019 will be played between Cape Cobras and Multiply Titans at the Newlands in Cape Town.
The match starts at 1:30 AM local time (11:30 AM GMT) (5:00 PM IST). The game will be live on SuperSport in South Africa.
The Cape Town pitch for the MODC usually depends on the Cape Cobras’ bowling attack. The venue has hosted three matches each in the previous two seasons with the Cobras bowling first in all the six matches. They conceded 300+ in all three games in the 2016/17 edition while scores of 230-270 were recorded during in the previous season.
Average 1st innings score: 246.33 (Three MODC matches since 2018)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1
Hashim Amla, Janneman Malan, Pieter Malan, JP Duminy (C), Kyle Verreynne (WK), Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Rory Kleinveldt, Dane Piedt, Dane Paterson, Tladi Bokako.
Bench: David Bedingham, Akhona Mnyaka.
Tony de Zorzi, Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Heino Kuhn, Heinrich Klaasen (C), Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Tshepo Moreki, Gregory Mahlokwana, Junior Dala.
Bench: Jonathan Vandiar, Imran Manack.
Aiden Markram is expected to replace Jonathan Vandiar. Markram will be fulfilling the overs of the 5th bowler along with Elgar and Behardien.
Team and Availability News:
Hashim Amla and JP Duminy are included in the 13-man squad of the Cape Cobras.
Performance points in MODC matches of some players: (Power Picks)
Kyle Verreynne – 15 vs Lions, 31 vs Dolphins, 73 vs Knights, 55.5 vs Warriors
George Linde – 79 vs Lions, 66.5 vs Dolphins, 35 vs Knights, 22.5 vs Warriors
Dane Patterson – 42 vs Lions, 41 vs Dolphins, 26 vs Knights, 13 vs Warriors
Heinrich Klaasen – 56 vs Lions, 31.5 vs Dolphins, 14 vs Knights
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
George Linde, Kyle Verreynne, Dean Elgar, Heinrich Klaasen and Theunis de Bruyn are in form players and have to be the first preferred for the captain or vice-captain roles.
Alternatives – Tony de Zorzi, Chris Morris, Janneman Malan and JP Duminy.
Suggested Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Kyle Verreynne
Batters – Dean Elgar, Janneman Malan, Theunis de Bruyn (VC), Tony de Zorzi
All-Rounders – JP Duminy, George Linde (C), Chris Morris
Bowlers – Dane Paterson, Tladi Bokako, Tshepo Moreki
Suggested Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Heinrich Klaasen
Batters – Hashim Amla, Pieter Malan (VC), Aiden Markram, Heino Kuhn
All-Rounders – George Linde (C), Chris Morris
Bowlers – Dane Piedt, Tladi Bokako, Gregory Mahlokwana, Junior Dala
With the inclusion of Amla and Duminy to the Cobras squad, Kyle Verreynne might come a bit down in the batting order. Heinrich Klaasen and Verreynne will now be on the same terms and will be tough to differentiate.
The Cape Cobras are expected to edge past the Titans who are weaker in the bowling department.
*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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