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Momentum One-Day Cup 2020: Match 2, Dolphins vs Knights – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Imran Tahir bagged as many as 29 wickets across 15 matches he played in the past three seasons of One-Day Cup.

Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 2nd match of the Momentum One-Day Cup 2020 will be played between Dolphins and Knights at the Kingsmead in Durban.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (8:00 AM GMT) (1:30 PM IST).

Preview:

Dolphins and Knights begin their respective campaigns in the Momentum One-Day Cup 2020 on Saturday when they face off at the Kingsmead in Durban. Keshav Maharaj will be leading the Dolphins while the Knights play under the captaincy of Pite van Biljon. The Dolphins finished runners up in the previous edition after losing the final by a huge margin. On the other hand, the Knights were winless in their first six matches in the previous edition but won three of the last four games which were not enough for a top-four finish.


Weather Condition/Report:

The Kingsmead in Durban saw many matches getting called off during the MSL but the first game of the MODC is unlikely to suffer any interruptions.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Durban’s Kingsmead isn’t a typical high-scoring venue as the average score here during the last MODC read only 229. Only once a team crossed 300-run mark across the four matches during that tournament. On Saturday, we might see around 500 runs being aggregated by both sides.

Average first innings score: 229 (MODC matches in 2018/19)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2

Injury and Availability:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Dolphins:

Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Sarel Erwee, Khaya Zondo, Senuran Muthusamy, Grant Roelofsen (WK), Marques Ackerman, Keshav Maharaj (C), Prenelan Subrayen, Imran Tahir, Rob Frylink, Okuhle Cele.

Bench – Sibz Makhanya, Daryn Dupavillon, Kerwin Mungroo, Keith Dudgeon.

Knights:

Pite van Biljon (C), Keegan Petersen, Patrick Kruger, Raynard van Tonder, Rudi Second, Wandile Makwetu (WK), Tshepo Ntuli, Mbulelo Budaza, Shaun von Berg, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Corne Dry.

Bench – Grant Mokoena, Andries Gous.


Top Picks:

Across the last two editions of MODC, all-rounder Senuran Muthusamy scored nearly 500 runs and claimed 22 wickets. Sarel Erwee amassed 855 runs across his last 19 One-Day Cup matches which includes two hundreds and five half-centuries. He struck two centuries in the last two FC matches for the Dolphins. Pite van Biljon has been in prime form in the ongoing season in 4-day cricket for the Knights. He struck a double century and five fifties across 10 innings. Imran Tahir bagged as many as 29 wickets across 15 matches he played in the past three seasons of One-Day Cup.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Keegan Petersen, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Sarel Erwee

Vice-Captain – Pite van Biljon, Senuran Muthusamy, Patrick Kruger


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Wandile Makwetu

BattersPite van Biljon (VC), Keegan Petersen, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Sarel Erwee (C)

All-Rounders – Rob Frylink, Patrick Kruger

Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Tshepo Ntuli, Mbulelo Budaza, Shaun von Berg

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Grant Roelofsen

Batters – Pite van Biljon, Keegan Petersen (C), Khaya Zondo, Sarel Erwee

All-RoundersSenuran Muthusamy (VC), Patrick Kruger

Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Corne Dry, Okuhle Cele


Expert Advice:

The Dolphins announced their 15-man squad for their first match but the Knights have not announced yet. It is unsure who actually are with a chance of being part of their squad for this game. Hence, we have chosen players who have featured in the 4-day competition. It is suggested to the fantasy players to keep an eye on the Dolphins’ squad updates or the toss update.

Probable Winners:

The Dolphins should be winning this match due to the experienced players in their line-up.

*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.