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

Dwaine Pretorius 77* against Sri Lanka in the 3rd T20I

The head to head record between Lions and Cape Cobras is quite even, with Cobras edging with 12 wins out of 22 matches, while Lions are with nine wins.

The match will be played at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, which is the home ground for the Lions. They have also won four out of their last six matches played at this venue. In the last four matches played between two teams, Lions have been able to win three.

The Lions have not officially announced their captain yet but Temba Bavuma is expected to take charge. Rassie van der Dussen and Reeza Hendricks, both of whom have been doing quite well for South Africa in recent times, are expected to open the batting for them. They also have Temba Bavuma and Ryan Rickelton in the middle order, while Dwaine Pretorius, Wiaan Mulder and Bjorn Fortuin would be their leading bowlers.

Janneman Malan, Pieter Malan and Zubayr Hamza will be the top three batsmen for Cape Cobras. Kyle Verreynne would be their wicketkeeper. Among the bowlers, Ferisco Adams, Dane Paterson and Aviwe Mgijima will shoulder the responsibility of the pace attack while George Linde and Dane Piedt would be their spinning options.

The Lions did not have a great season last year and finished at the fifth spot on the points table after the league stage, while Cape Cobras did decently well, ending at the third spot but lost to Dolphins in the semi-final.

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


Lions- Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton, Temba Bavuma, Omphile Ramela, Dwaine Pretorius, Wiaan Mulder, Malusi Siboto, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Aaron Phangiso

Cape Cobras- Janneman Malan, Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza, Jason Smith, Kyle Verreynne, Aviwe Mgijima, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, George Linde, Ferisco Adams, Dane Paterson, Dane Piedt


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Cobras

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Dwaine Pretorius (Lions), Janneman Malan (Cobras)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Beuran Hendricks (Lions), George Linde (Cobras)

Most Sixes – Rassie van der Dussen (Lions), Janneman Malan (Cobras)

Team Scores Batting First – Lions 150+, Cobras 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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