Momentum One-Day Cup 2020: Match 4, Cape Cobras vs Lions – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Momentum One-Day Cup 2020: Match 4, Cape Cobras vs Lions – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Ryan Rickelton played a vital knock of 92 runs in the campaign opener.

Pieter Malan
Pieter Malan. (Photo by Anne Laing/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 4th match of the Momentum One-Day Cup 2020 will be played between Cape Cobras and Lions at the Boland Park in Paarl.

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


Cape Cobras got off to a great start to their game with a win against Warriors. They will look to register their second win in a row by winning the upcoming clash. Pieter Malan smacked a brilliant century in his first game, who looked in full flow with the bat. His performance will play a vital role in the outcome of the match. Jason Smith also produced a good knock of 76 runs. On the other hand, their bowling looked pretty settled, who successfully defended a target of 274 runs against a strong batting line up of Warriors.

Lions outclassed Titans with sheer dominance in their curtain-raiser. They defeated them by a margin of 73 runs and it was made possible only on the back of brilliant team effort. They look fully equipped with all their players in good form in every respective department. They are also looked down as the favourites to win the game against Cape Cobras.

Weather Condition/Report:

The weather forecast says that it will be cloudy throughout the day with less chances of rain. The wind will blow at a rate of 11 to 18 km/hr whereas the temperature will hover between 15 and 30 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Boland Park is expected to go in favour of the fast bowlers. The batsmen find it difficult to score runs against them on this ground. The fast bowlers have the lowest economy rate in comparison to the spinners and orthodox bowlers. However, the stats says that the side winning the toss will most probably look to field to be on a safer side.

Average first innings score: 298 (ODI games played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 6

Injury and Availability:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Cape Cobras:

Aviwe Mgijima, Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza, Simon Khomari, Jason Smith, George Linde, Rory Kleinveldt, Dane Piedt (C), Dane Paterson, Thando Ntini, Nandre Burger.

Bench – Hanno Kotze, Mihlali Mpongwana.


Ryan Rickelton, Stephen Cook, Dominic Hendricks, Wihan Lubbe, Nicky van den Bergh, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rapulana, Malusi Siboto, Eldred Hawken, Aaron Phangiso (c), Craig Alexander/Wiaan Mulder

Bench – Mangaliso Mosehle, Migael Pretorius

Top Picks:

Ryan Rickelton played a vital knock of 92 runs in the campaign opener. He showed his classical form with the bat that makes him an important pick for any fantasy team. Pieter Malan is another centurion from the previous game, who cannot be ignored while picking a fantasy team. Thando Ntini took three-wicket haul in his debut game for Cape Cobras and he can be an exciting player from the bowlers’ category to be picked in the fantasy side.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Pieter Malan, Wihan Lubbe, Ryan Rickelton

Vice-Captain – Jason Smith, Dwaine Pretorius, Eldred Hawken

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

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

Batters – Pieter Malan (C), Zubayr Hamza, Kagiso Rapulana, Dominic Hendricks

All-Rounders – Jason Smith, Dwaine Pretorius

Bowlers – Dane Paterson, Eldred Hawken, Aaron Phangiso


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ryan Rickelton

Batters – Pieter Malan, Kagiso Rapulana, Simon Khomari

All-Rounders – Jason Smith, Dwaine Pretorius, Wihan Lubbe (C), Wiaan Mulder

Bowlers – Dane Paterson, Eldred Hawken, Aaron Phangiso (VC)


Expert Advice:

Lions will be without Temba Bavuma, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen. So, there can be some surprising inclusions in their team ahead of the game. Moreover, they have not announced the squad officially. So, it will be wise to wait for the confirmed XI.

Probable Winners:

The Cape Cobras have a stronger squad compared to the Lions and they should be winning this game.

*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.