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

Rassie van der Dussen - Lions
Rassie van der Dussen - Lions

Lions and Warriors will lock horns against each other on the night of the big Final, which will be played at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

Despite some of their matches being washed out, Lions ended at the top of the pile after the league stage. The team also beat the Dolphins in the semis, courtesy of a 49-ball 69-run knock from Rassie van der Dussen.

Warriors have also had an exciting campaign and ended at the second place in the points table after the league stage. They beat Cape Cobras in the last match, scoring 172-7 and then defending it to win by 15 runs.

Sisada Mangala was the pick of the bowlers for them and claimed figures of 2-19 in the last match that was played in Johannesburg. Lions could only score 144 from their stipulated overs and Warriors won the match comfortably by 9 wickets in the 15th over.

However, Lions are yet to lose a match after that and it would require some effort from the Warriors to repeat their past heroics.

Rassie van der Dussen's 69 in the semi-final was his third half-century of the season. The batsman is in good touch and would be a force to reckon with, along with Ryan Rickelton and Temba Bavuma. Bjorn Fortuin is the highest wicket-taker of the season and has 11 wickets against his name.

Warriors' opener Matthew Breetzke smashed an unbeaten 72 in the last match and looks in good rhythm. He would be the pillar of Warriors batting line up, along with Gihahn Cloete and Marco Marais.

Andrew Birch picked up a four-fer in the match against Knights, while Sisanda Magala also bowled well in the semis.

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


Lions- Ryan Rickleton (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temab Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretoruis, Wiaan Mulder, Nono Pongolo, Bjorn Fortuin, Magael Pretorius, Aaron Phangiso, Lizaad Williams

Warriors- Matthew Breetzke, Gihahn Cloete, JJ Smuts (c), Onke Nyaku, Marco Marais, Sinethemba Qeshile (wk), Lesiba Ngoepe. Sisanda Magala, Andrew Birch, Jade de Klerk, Lutho Sipamla


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Lions

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Rassie van der Dussen (Lions), Gihahn Cloete (Warriors)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Bjorn Fortuin (Lions), Andrew Birch (Warriors)

Most boundaries – Rassie van der Dussen (Lions), Gihahn Cloete (Warriors)

Team Scores Batting First – Lions 165+, Warriors 160+

*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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