Momentum One Day Cup 2019, Match 23: Dolphins vs Multiply Titans: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Jonathan Vandiar had a cramp while batting during the previous game that forced him to retire hurt.
Published - Mar 15, 2019 3:38 am | Updated - Mar 15, 2019 3:38 am
The Multiply Titans continued their incredible form in the Momentum One-Day Cup 2019 as they cruised to their 5th win from seven games. In the previous game, the Titans thumped down the Cape Cobras by a 10-wicket margin. Chris Morris and Junior Dala’s 4-wicket hauls restricted the Cobras to just 151. The Titans chased the total in only 22.1 overs without losing a wicket.
They will now take on the Dolphins who are looking to seal their playoff berth. The Dolphins won four from the six matches they played and are situated at 3rd position with 16 points in their kitty. They need only one win from their remaining four matches to finalize their spot in the semi-finals. They have lost two of their previous games matches which were affected by rain.
The 23rd match of the Momentum One Day Cup 2019 will be played between Dolphins and Multiply Titans at the Kingsmead in Durban.
The match starts at 1:30 AM local time (11:30 AM GMT) (5:00 PM IST).
The Kingsmead in Durban has something for bowlers with the new ball. The first batting team usually fall short of a winning total, especially under the lights. Each of the previous five completed One-Day matches has been won by the chasing sides.
Average 1st innings score: 218.2 (Five completed MODC matches since 2018)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 0
Probable Playing XIs:
Jonathan Vandiar, Diego Rosier, Heino Kuhn, Dean Elgar, Heinrich Klaasen (C), Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Shaun von Berg, Junior Dala, Corbin Bosch, Tshepo Moreki.
Bench: Gregory Mahlokwana, Imraan Manack, Marcello Piedt.
Sarel Erwee, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Dane Vilas (WK), Khaya Zondo (C), Sibz Makhanya, Keshav Maharaj, Senuran Muthusamy, Calvin Savage, Eathan Bosch, Prenelan Subrayen, Kerwin Mungroo.
Bench: Marques Ackerman, Lwandiswa Zuma, Okuhle Cele, Mthokozisi Shezi.
Injury and Availability News:
Aiden Markram is part of South Africa’s squad for the last two ODIs against Sri Lanka. The Titans rested Theunis de Bruyn and Tony de Zorzi.
Jonathan Vandiar iar had a cramp while batting during the previous game that forced him to retire hurt. However, assistant coach Mandla Mashimbyi is hopeful about his fitness for the game against Dolphins.
Junior Dala’s points in the last four matches:
58 points vs Cobras
37 points vs Warriors
25 points vs Warriors
34 points vs Cobras
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Dean Elgar, Chris Morris, Sarel Erwee, Jonathan Vandiar, Calvin Savage
Vice-captain options – Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Dane Vilas, Heinrich Klaasen, Heino Khun, Diego Rosier
Suggested Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Dane Vilas (VC)
Batters – Heino Kuhn, Dean Elgar, Sarel Erwee, Diego Rosier, Khaya Zondo
All-Rounders – Chris Morris (C), Senuran Muthusamy
Bowlers – Junior Dala, Calvin Savage, Tshepo Moreki
Suggested Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Heinrich Klaasen
Batters – Heino Kuhn, Sarel Erwee (C), Diego Rosier (VC), Jonathan Vandiar, Vaughn van Jaarsveld
All-Rounders – Chris Morris, Senuran Muthusamy
Bowlers – Calvin Savage, Keshav Maharaj, Junior Dala
Titans are unpredictable with the squad changes as they are giving opportunities to all players after confirming their top four finish. Their players have to be picked only after toss and announcement of the playing XIs.
The Dolphins are expected to confirm their semi-final berth by defeating the Titans.
*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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