Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Momentum One Day Cup 2020 - Cape Cobras v Lions
The 4th match of the Momentum One Day Cup 2020 will be played between Cobras and Lions at the Boland Park in Paarl.
Playing the third match of the league stage, Cape Cobras won against Warriors by 31 runs in a game that was affected by rain. Cobras scored 274 runs from 49 overs after which rain came down and the target for the Warriors was reset to 277.
Pieter Malan, who recently made his Test debut, scored a fine century for the Cobras while Jason Smith scored 76. Thando Ntini was their standout bowler and picked up a four-wicket haul. Spinner George Linde also contributed with two wickets.
Most of Lions' top order and middle order contributed in the season opener with opener Ryan Rickelton being the highest scorer with 92. Internationals Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen also played good hands as the team posted a 305-run total on the board.
Aaaron Phangiso, Beuran Hendricks and Siboto then struck early to help Lions gain the upper hand. While skipper Aaron Phangiso ended with three wickets and Eldred Hawken picked up two, it was Hendricks who stood out for them with four wickets while conceding just 43 runs from his 8.5 overs.
Unfortunately for the team, Hendricks will not be available for a little while as he joins the South African team for the limited-overs series against England.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Lions - Aaron Phangiso (c), Malusi Siboto, Nicky van den Bergh (wk), Eldred Hawken, Wihan Lubbe, Ryan Rickelton, Dwaine Pretorius, Stephen Cook, Dominic Hendricks, Kagiso Rapulana, Migael Pretorius
Cape Cobras - Rory Kleinveldt, Dane Piedt (c), Jason Smith, Dane Paterson, Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Simon Khomari, Zubayr Hamza, Pieter Malan, Thando Ntini, Hanno Kotze (wk)
Who will win the toss? - Cape Cobras
Who will win? – Lions
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Pieter Malan (Cape Cobras), Ryan Rickelton (Lions)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Thando Ntini (Cape Cobras), Dwaine Pretorius (Lions)
Most Sixes – Pieter Malan (Cape Cobras), Ryan Rickelton (Lions)
Player of the Match – Ryan Rickelton
Team Scores Batting first – Cape Cobras 275+, Lions 290+
Match Handicap Lions
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*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, so stay tuned.
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