MODC 2019, Match 9, WAR vs KTS, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Momentum One Day Cup 2019, Match 9: VKB Knights vs Warriors: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Anrich Nortje is back on to the field after suffering an injury during the Mzansi Super League.

Anrich Nortje
Anrich Nortje. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The VKB Knights’ wait to register their first win of the season continued as they went down against Cape Cobras on Tuesday while defending a 282-run total. The Knights started the season with a huge 9-wicket loss against the Titans. The game against Highveld Lions in Johannesburg turned out to be a washout. They will now face the Warriors in their 4th match of the tournament in search of the first win.

The JJ Smuts-led Warriors started the season with successful 277-run chase against the Cape Cobras. Gihahn Cloete century helped the Warriors to complete the chase on the penultimate delivery. Warriors’ match against the Lions in Johannesburg also ended without a result after 16.2 overs of the visiting team’s innings. The Warriors now have a chance of moving on to the top of the table if they can hang on to a win over the Knights.

Match Details:

The 9th match of the Momentum One Day Cup 2019 will be played between VKB Knights and Warriors at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley.

The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (11:30 AM GMT) (5:00 PM IST).

The game will be live on SuperSport in South Africa.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The game between Knights and Warriors is expected to be a high-scoring game given the history of the venue. The Diamond Oval in Kimberley has produced four 300+ scores from their previous five Momentum One-Day Cup matches. The big first innings totals have made things tough for the chasing teams who lost the previous four MODC games while in pursuit of 300+ targets.

Average 1st innings score: 305.8 (Last five completed MODC matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 4, Tied – 1

Squads:

VKB Knights:

Grant Mokoena, Andries Gous (WK), Keegan Petersen, Petrus van Biljon (C), Jacques Snyman, Patrick Kruger, Ryan McLaren, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Merchant de Lange, Eddie Leie, Mbulelo Budaza.

Bench: Tshepo Ntuli, Ottniel Baartman.

Squad Changes:

In – Ottniel Baartman

Out – Rudi Second, Romano Terblanche, Thandolwethu Mnyaka


Warriors:

Matthew Breetzke, Gihahn Cloete (wk), Yaseen Vallie, Lesiba Ngoepe, JJ Smuts (C), Sinethemba Qeshile, Christiaan Jonker, Sisanda Magala, Lutho Sipamla, Andrew Birch, Anrich Nortje.

Bench: Thomas Kaber, Marco Marais, Sithembile Langa, Onke Nyaku

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Anrich Nortje is probably the quickest bowler in the South African domestic circuit. He proved his worth during the inaugural Mzansi Super League though he played only three games before suffering an injury. In his 27-match List A career, Nortje bagged 41 wickets at a strike-rate of 32.8.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Ryan McLaren, Keegan Petersen, Gihahn Cloete

Vice-Captain options – Andries Gous, Petrus van Biljon, JJ Smuts

Alternatives – Anrich Nortje, Merchant de Lange, Matthew Breetzke


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

Keeper – Sinethemba Qeshile

Batters – Petrus van Biljon, Andries Gous, Keegan Petersen, Gihahn Cloete (VC)

All-Rounders – Ryan McLaren (C), JJ Smuts, Patrick Kruger

Bowlers – Merchant de Lange, Lutho Sipamla, Anrich Nortje

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Sinethemba Qeshile

Batters – Petrus van Biljon, Keegan Petersen (C), Gihahn Cloete, Grant Mokoena, Matthew Breetzke

All-Rounders – Ryan McLaren, JJ Smuts (VC)

Bowlers – Merchant de Lange, Lutho Sipamla, Anrich Nortje


Expert Advice:

The trio of Merchant de Lange, Lutho Sipamla and Anrich Nortje is the best among the bowlers’ category. De Lange has the capability of picking wickets consistently while Nortje can run through any batting line-up with his pace. Sipamla holds the X-factor and is expected to bag a couple of wickets.

Probable Winners:

The Warriors are expected to register their second win of the tournament by defeating the VKB Knights.

*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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