Venue: New Wanderers, Johannesburg
Pitch & Conditions:
As discussed in the last game, it’s a proper South African wicket with good pace & bounce. Rain from the last few days in Johannesburg would have made the conditions even more challenging for the batsmen.
Has rained heavily almost everyday in the last few days at Johannesburg & was raining at the time of writing this article as well, but only light showers are expected before the game. Rain might interrupt in between, but should be good enough to get a result.
Haven’t announced the squad for this game, but going by Dussen’s words at the toss, there shouldn’t be any major change.
Corne Dry has been included in place of Terblanche.
Reeza, Rickelton, Rapulana, Dussen (C), Mulder, Pretorious, Mosehle (wk), Fortuin, Pongolo, Beuran, Burger.
*Beuran Hendricks, surprisingly, wasn’t included in last game’s XI. He was with the squad & was seen doing the warm ups before the game.
Because Lions are winless after two games, they have to play their best bowler if they don’t want to complicate things for them.
Mokoena, Gous, Keegan, Second (wk), Biljon (C), McLaren, Kruger, Van Schalkyk, Ntuli, Budaza, Dry/Snyman
* Knights had a horrible last game with the ball where all their bowlers looked totally ineffective againts Titans.
Corne Dry who has taken the new ball for Knights multiple times before, can be included for Snyman to boost their fast bowling department before De Lange joins them in the next game.
From the Vault:
(This section gives you player performance insights after analysing all the white ball games between the two teams.)
Mulder, Pretorious, Beuran Hendricks & Fortuin have been a consistent performer in almost every game againt Knights.
Fortuin, in particular, has been exceptional against them & has a couple of MoM performances too.
For Knights, only Biljon & Second had any notable performances in past. Biljon has been their best batsmen against Lions & also a good record at Johannesburg.
(You can create your own team as per your leagues)
Wk: Second (M)
Batsmen: Reeza (M), Dussen (M), Biljon/Gous, Keegan
All-rounders: Mulder (C), Pretorious (VC), McLaren
Bowlers: Beuran (M) (R), Fortun (M), Pongolo (CS) / Dry (CS) (R), Budaza
(Can pick any 3 on the basis of their rank, your credits left & your overall team balance)
‘M’ denotes: ‘Must Have’ pick for Small leagues.
’R’ denotes: ‘Risky’ pick for small leagues.
’CS’ denotes: ‘Credit Saver’ pick for small leagues.
Ideal Dream11 combination: 6-5 Lions or 7-4 Lions
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