Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction CSA T20 Challenge 2019- Dolphins v Lions

Rassie van der Dussen

The match will be played at the Kingsmead cricket ground in Durban which is the home ground of the Dolphins.

It is the same venue where they won their first match against Knights. However, the Lions have beaten the Dolphins thrice in the last four encounters. What is more important is that they have won both the last two matches played between the two teams.

With Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton, Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma in the batting lineup and Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, Nono Pongolo, Malusi Siboto, Beuran Hendricks as bowlers, the Lions have put together a great side. All-rounder Wiaan Mulder adds balance to the team.

Hence, it came as no surprise when Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen set the T20 Challenge on fire in the last season. Ryan Rickelton is also coming off a 33-ball 69 against Cape Cobras, which further bolsters their batting order. Fortuin was their most successful bowler in the last game and claimed figures of 2-14.

Dolphins batting failed in their opening match against Knights but Sarel Erwee, wicket-keeper Morne van Wyk, Cody Chetty and skipper Khaya Zondo are expected to come good in this game. van Wyk was their highest run-scorer in the last season and the team would expect a similar performance from him this year as well.

Last time around, Prenelan Subrayen was the Man of the Match for his figures of 3-15 and would be high on confidence.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.


Dolphins- Sarel Erwee, Morne van Wyk (wk), Cody Chetty, Khaya Zondo (c), Marques Ackerman, Sibonelo Makhanya, Keshav Maharaj, Eathan Bosch, Prenelan Subrayen, Lwandiswa Zuma, Daryn Dupavillon

Lions- Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma (c), Wihan Lubbe, Wiaan Mulder, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, Nono Pongolo, Malusi Siboto, Beuran Hendricks


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Lions

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Rassie van der Dussen (Lions), Khaya Zondo (Dolphins)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Beuran Hendricks (Lions), Prenelan Subrayen (Dolphins)

Most boundaries – Rassie van der Dussen (Lions), Khaya Zondo (Dolphins)

Team Scores Batting First – Lions 165+, Dolphins 150+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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