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

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Lions and Dolphins will lock horns against each other in the second semi-final of the CSA T20 Challenge which will be played at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.


In the last three matches played between the two teams, all have been won by Lions which will certainly give a big psychological advantage to the team.

Lions have an admirable batting line up with wicketkeeper-batsman Ryan Rickelton starting the proceedings along with South Africa international Reeza Hendricks. The duo is followed by skipper Temba Bavuma and another South African batting prodigy Rassie van der Dussen. All-rounder Wiaan Mulder comes in at number five which provides immense balance to the side.


Bjorn Fortuin is the leading bowler for the Lions and the left-arm spinner is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 11 wickets at an economy of under six. Aaron Phangiso and Lizaad Williams have also served the team well and would share the load of the bowling along with Fortuin.


Dolphins have slotted their best three batsmen Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Morne van Wyk and Cody Chetty in the top positions. Jaarsveld is the highest run-scorer for the team in the season and is coming fresh off an unbeaten century. Robbie Frylinck will have the onus of providing the team with crucial breakthroughs.

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

 

Lions- Ryan Rickelton (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Wiaan Mulder, Dwaine Pretorius, Nono Pongolo, Migael Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, Aaron Phangiso, Lizaad Williams

Dolphins- Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Morne van Wyk (wk), Cody Chetty, Khaya Zondo (c), Andile Phehlukwayo, Senuran Muthusamy, Sibonelo Makhanya, Robbie Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Daryn Dupavillon

 

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) – Bjorn Fortuin (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.