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Momentum One-Day Cup 2020: Match 5, Knights vs Warriors – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Jacques Snyman has 899 runs in List A cricket close to 40 average and also claimed 17 wickets.

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Match Details:

The 5th match of the Momentum One-Day Cup 2020 will be played between Knights and Warriors at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.

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

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Preview:

The Knights will be playing their first home match of the Momentum One-Day Cup 2020 on Friday when they host the Warriors at the Mangaung Oval. Both Knights and Warriors started the tournament with a defeat in their first match. Hence, the game on Friday will witness one of the two teams register their maiden win of the tournament. Dolphins defeated the Knights by a huge 94-run margin while the Warriors fell 31 runs short of the DLS revised target.


Weather Condition/Report:

The chances of rain keep going up as the day progresses at the Mangaung Oval when the Knights and Warriors take the field.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Mangaung Oval was a high-scoring venue during the previous edition of the MODC where the totals of 323 and 282 ended up on the losing side. However, the matches in the recent U19 CWC were quite slow and had offered a lot of movement for the pacers with the new ball. The continuous rains at this venue are one of the factors for the change in the nature of the tracks.

Average first innings score: 303 (MODC matches in 2018/19)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 0

Injury and Availability:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Knights:

Jacques Snyman, Patrick Kruger, Raynard van Tonder, Keegan Petersen, Obus Pienaar, Wandile Makwetu (C & WK), Grant Mokoena, Shaun von Berg, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Corne Dry, Tshepo Ntuli.

Bench –Mbulelo Budaza, Andries Gous, Ottniel Baartman.

Warriors:

Gihahn Cloete, Matthew Breetzke, Sinethemba Qeshile, Rudi Second (C), Yaseen Vallie, Marco Marais, Onke Nyaku, Sisanda Magala, Andrew Birch, Stefan Tait, Dyllan Matthews.

Bench – Aya Gqamane, Lesiba Ngoepe, Eddie Moore.


Top Picks:

Jacques Snyman has 899 runs in List A cricket close to 40 average and also claimed 17 wickets. He was part of the warm-up matches against England where he performed exceptionally well with the bat. 21-year-old Matthew Breetzke showed promise once again by scoring 23 off 20 balls with four boundaries before throwing away the start. He scored his maiden first-class century last month and an unbeaten 131 in the previous edition of MODC where is scored 335 runs across 9 innings. Rudi Second scored a 65-ball 66 in the first match continuing his form with the bat from the previous edition.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Jacques Snyman, Keegan Petersen, Matthew Breetzke

Vice-Captain – Rudi Second, Gihahn Cloete, Patrick Kruger


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

KeeperRudi Second (VC), Wandile Makwetu

BattersKeegan Petersen (C), Gihahn Cloete, Matthew Breetzke

All-Rounders – Jacques Snyman, Onke Nyaku

Bowlers – Shadley van Schalkwyk, Sisanda Magala, Dyllan Matthews, Shaun von Berg

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Rudi Second, Wandile Makwetu

Batters – Keegan Petersen, Marco Marais, Matthew Breetzke (VC)

All-RoundersJacques Snyman (C), Onke Nyaku, Patrick Kruger

Bowlers – Shaun von Berg, Sisanda Magala, Andrew Birch


Expert Advice:

Stefan Tait played for the SA Invitational XI in the two warm-up matches against England in the last week. He picked up six wickets including a 4-wicket haul across those two matches. He has been included in the Warriors’ line-up and is likely to make his debut for them on Friday. If he plays this match, he can be picked ahead of one of the bowlers.

Probable Winners:

The Warriors are expected to win this match due to their balanced 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.

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