Momentum One-Day Cup 2020: Match 17, Lions vs Knights – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Momentum One-Day Cup 2020: Match 17, Lions vs Knights – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Jacques Snyman played an amazing knock of 124 runs in the previous game. He is in decent form with his bat in Momentum Cup 2020.

Aaron Phangiso
Aaron Phangiso. (Photo Source: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 17th match of the Momentum One-Day Cup 2020 will be played between Lions and Knights at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

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

Preview:

Lions can be spotted pretty high on charts in Momentum Cup with 13 points in four games. Their team look pretty balanced with some big players in their ranks in every respective department. In batting, they have Ryan Rickelton, Kagiso Rapulana and Delano Potgieter, who have done an amazing job with the bat so far in the tournament.

However, Reeza Hendricks will not be available for the game as he is on the national duty. Meanwhile, in bowling Aaron Phangiso, Johannes Diseko on which Lions will bank upon due to their impressive show in the previous game with the ball.

Knights finally tasted their first win in the previous game against Cape Cobras. It might have helped them in gaining some momentum in the tournament. In the next match, they will aim to register their second win in a row. But, for that their players are expected to replicate their previous game form successfully against the in-form side of Lions. The chances are quite high that they might manage to pull off another brilliant performance in Momentum Cup 2020.

Weather Condition/Report:

The weather forecast says that there are no chances of rain on Wednesday. The players will get a perfect atmosphere for a cricket match with the wind blowing at a rate of 9 to 13 km/hr whereas the temperature will hover between 16 and 29 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at New Wanderers Stadium is expected to offer a stiff battle between bat and ball. The fast bowlers will get some help from the wicket in the first few overs before batsmen start taking charge against them in the match. The side chasing will have an edge in the gams. so the side winning the toss will probably look to the field to be on the safer side.

Average first innings score: 170 (T20I games played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 12, Lost – 11

Injury and Availability:

Reeza Hendricks will not play the upcoming game for Lions. He might be replaced with Dominic Hendricks for the clash against Knights.


Probable Playing XIs:

Lions

Ryan Rickelton (WK), Dominic Hendricks, Wihan Lubbe, Nicky van den Bergh, Kagiso Rapulana, Malusi Siboto, Delano Potgieter, Eldred Hawken, Aaron Phangiso (c), Johannes Diseko, Nono Pongolo

Bench – Craig Alexander, Stephen Cook, Migael Pretorius, Joshua Richards, Mangaliso Mosehle, Wiaan Mulder

Knights

Raynard van Tonder, Jacques Snyman, Keegan Petersen, Andries Gous, Obus Pienaar, Wandile Makwetu (C & WK), Shaun von Berg, Shadley van Schalkwyk/Patrick Kruger, Mbulelo Budaza, Tshepo Ntuli, Ottniel Baartman.

Bench – Corne Dry, Grant Mokoena, Shadley van Schalkwyk/Patrick Kruger


Top Picks:

Jacques Snyman played an amazing knock of 124 runs in the previous game. Moreover, he is in a form with the bat in Momentum Cup 2020. So, he will be an obvious pick for any fantasy team. Ryan Rickelton and Delano Potgieter are the other players, who can be picked in the batters category by the user. Aaron Phangiso and Johannes Diseko should not be ignored while picking any fantasy side.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Ryan Rickelton, Jacques Snyman, Kagiso Rapulana

Vice-Captain – Keegan Petersen, Aaron Phangiso, Nicky van den Bergh


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Nicky van den Bergh, Ryan Rickelton (C)

Batters – Raynard van Tonder, Andries Gous, Kagiso Rapulana

All-Rounders –Wihan Lubbe, Delano Potgieter, Jacques Snyman (VC)

Bowlers – Aaron Phangiso, Tshepo Ntuli, Malusi Siboto

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ryan Rickelton, Wandile Makwetu

BattersKeegan Petersen (C), Andries Gous, Dominic Hendricks

All-Rounders –Obus Pienaar, Patrick Kruger, Delano Potgieter

BowlersAaron Phangiso (VC), Shaun von Berg, Malusi Siboto

Expert Advice:

Lions 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 two wicketkeepers, three batsmen, three all-rounders and three bowlers for the upcoming match.

Probable Winners:

Knights 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.