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

Gihahn Cloete

The third match of the CSA T20 Challenge would be played between Knights and Warriors at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley.

Warriors are coming off a win in their first match against Titans. Their bowling effort was not that great as they conceded 216 runs to the Titans. Jade de Klerk, in particular, was super expensive and gave away 40 runs from just two overs. Andrew Birch and Sisanda Magala also went for plenty.

However, Warriors openers Gihahn Cloete and Matthew Breetzke started off at a great note and were going at 10 runs per over when rain came in. Courtesy of not losing a wicket, they were four runs ahead of the DLS par score and hence won the match.

Unlike the Warriors, the Knights are coming off a four-wicket loss in the last match. Batting first, the Knights started decently and had a 46-run partnership between openers Patrick Kruger and Aubrey Swanepoel.

However, the middle order could not do a great job as Andries Gous, Ryan McLaren, Rudi Second and skipper Petrus van Biljon got dismissed cheaply. 20s from Grant Mokoena and Shadley van Schalkwyk helped them reach 133 but it did not prove enough.

Although Knights bowlers, especially Shadley van Schalkwyk and Eddie Leie, showed some fighting spirit, the team lost the match by four wickets, with one and a half overs remaining.


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


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

Knights- Patrick Kruger, Aubrey Swanepoel, Grant Mokoena, Petrus van Biljon, Ryan McLaren, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Corne Dry, Rudi Second, Andries Gous, Eddie Leie, Thandolwethu Mnyaka


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Warriors

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Gihahn Cloete (Warriors), Patrick Kruger (Knights)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lutho Sipamla (Warriors), Eddie Leie (Knights)

Most boundaries – Gihahn Cloete (Warriors), Patrick Kruger (Knights)

Team Scores Batting First – Warriors 165+, Knights 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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