Momentum One-Day Cup 2020: Match 15, Knights vs Cape Cobras – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Zubayr Hamza will be an obvious pick for any fantasy team. He has done quite well with the bat in Momentum Cup 2020.
Published - Feb 21, 2020 6:28 pm | Updated - Feb 21, 2020 6:28 pm
The 15th match of the Momentum One-Day Cup 2020 will be played between Knights and Cape Cobras at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley.
The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (11:30 AM GMT) (5:00 PM IST).
Knights have so far failed to mark their arrival in the tournament with a win. They have suffered back to back three consecutive defeats with the last match getting abandoned due to rain. They are expected to come up with some strong team effort in order to register their first victory in Momentum Cup 2020.
Their batsmen have miserably failed to perform with the bat whereas bowlers have struggled to restrict the opponents on a low score. And, what if their single win might change their days going into the upcoming games of the tournament.
Cape Cobras are currently ranked fifth in the points table with two wins in their six outings. It is an important game from their perspective and if they managed to pull off a victory against out of form side of Knights then they will move to the third position in the league table. They have a good batting line up equipped with some big players like Janneman Malan, Pieter Malan and Zubayr Hamza. Cobras will surely bank on this trio to win the upcoming game
The weather forecast depicts that the probability of rain is around 45% on the match day and it might abandon the game on Saturday. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 15 to 26 km/hr whereas the temperature will hover between 15 and 28 Degree Celcius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track at Diamond Oval will offer a good and stiff battle between bat and ball. This ground has hosted a total of 18 games in which the chasing side has ended up winning on the majority of the occasions. In the first phase of the match, the bowlers will certainly get lots of assistance from the wicket. But they would be expected to hit the right deck to reap some good results in the form of wickets.
Average first innings score: 223 (ODI games played at this venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 12, Lost – 6
Injury and Availability:
Rory Kleinveldt will not play as he has bid adieu to all forms of cricket.
Probable Playing XIs:
Pieter Malan, Janneman Malan, Zubayr Hamza (C), Jonathan Bird, Kyle Verreynne (WK), Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Jason Smith, Mihlali Mpongwana, Thando Ntini, Dane Paterson
Bench – Dane Piedt, Nandre Burger
Raynard van Tonder, Jacques Snyman, Keegan Petersen, Andries Gous, Obus Pienaar, Wandile Makwetu (C & WK), Shaun von Berg, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Mbulelo Budaza, Tshepo Ntuli, Ottniel Baartman.
Bench – Corne Dry, Grant Mokoena, Patrick Kruger.
Zubayr Hamza will be an obvious pick for any fantasy team. He has done quite well with the bat in Momentum Cup 2020. He has so far mustered 467 runs in 6 games. Pieter Malan and Janneman Malan will be other vital players that should be picked in the fantasy team. Thando Ntini will be perfect for any team in the bowlers’ category.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Zubayr Hamza, Janneman Malan, Pieter Malan
Vice-Captain – Jason Smith, George Linde, Keegan Petersen
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kyle Verreynne
Batters – Raynard van Tonder, Keegan Petersen, Aviwe Mgijima, Zubayr Hamza (C), Pieter Malan
All-Rounders –Jason Smith, George Linde (VC)
Bowlers – Shaun von Berg, Tshepo Ntuli, Thando Ntini
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kyle Verreynne, Wandile Makwetu
Batters – Raynard van Tonder, Keegan Petersen, Pieter Malan (C), Jonathan Bird
All-Rounders –Jason Smith (VC), Obus Pienaar
Bowlers – Shadley van Schalkwyk, Mbulelo Budaza, Thando Ntini
Cape Cobras and Knights have not officially announced their squad for the upcoming match. So, it will be wise for the users to wait for the confirmed XI. However, the majority of the players mentioned are going to feature in the match.
User tips: The users can opt for a team combination of one wicketkeeper, five batsmen, two all-rounders and three bowlers for the upcoming match.
Cape Cobras are expected to win the match.
*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.