Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions CSA T20 Challenge 2019 - Dolphins v Knights

Andile Phehlukwayo
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The second match of the CSA T20 Challenge will be played between Dolphins and Knights at Kingsmead in Durban.

Earlier known as Diamond Eagles, Knights found success earliest in the tournament, winning the inaugural edition in 2004. A couple of years later, in 2006, they again won the Championship to become one of the best performing teams of the league then.

Knights also ended as runners-up in 2009 and 2014. But post 2014, their fortunes have been on a decline as the Knights have not been able to dish out impressive performances. In the last season of the league, they managed to win only two matches and ended at the bottom of the points table. Using the Ladbrokes code you can get competitve odds on the Knights in the CSA T20 Challenge this year and they do have players like Ryan McLaren, Shadley van Schalkwyk and Corne Dry, who have the potential to lift the team.

Dolphins have certainly not been one of the best teams of the tournament, but there have been times when they have sprung up a surprise. Their maiden title win came in 2014, when they beat Cape Cobras in a closely fought final.

In the last edition, Dolphins ended as runners-up, losing the final to the Titans. Apart from the last season, Dolphins have been runners-up on two more occasions and would consider themselves unfortunate to win only one trophy despite making it to four finals.

Dolphins have Morne van Wyk, Vaughn van Jaarsveld and Robbie Frylinck and Andile Phehlukwayo in their ranks and are tipped to beat the Knights.

Let's have a look at the squads of both teams.

Knights squad- Ryan McLaren, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Corne Dry, Eddie Leie, Rudi Second, Petrus van Biljon, Grant Mokoena, Zakhele Qwabe, Keegan Petersen, Tshepo Ntuli , Luthando Mnyanda, Mbulelo Budaza, Patrick Kruger, Andries Gous, Ottniel Baartman, Raynard van Tonder

Dolphins squad- Morne van Wyk, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Robbie Frylinck, Calvin Savage , Prenelan Subrayen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Cody Chetty, Mthokozisi Shezi, Khaya Zondo, Sibonelo Makhanya, Sarel Erwee, Senuran Muthusamy, Lwandiswa Zuma, Okuhle Cele, Eathan Bosch, Smangaliso Nhlebela, Kerwin Mungroo

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Dolphins

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Morne van Wyk (Dolphins), Keegan Petersen (Knights)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Robbie Frylinck (Dolphins), Corne Dry (Knights)

Most boundaries – Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Keegan Petersen (Knights)

Team Scores Batting First – Dolphins 170+, Knights 155+

*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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