Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Momentum One Day Cup 2021: VKB Knights vs Hollywoodbets Dolphins - Match 2
The 2nd match of the Momentum One Day Cup 2021 will be played between VKB Knights and Hollywoodbets Dolphins at the Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.
Hollywoodbets Dolphins have won the first match against Momentum Multiply Titans by 76 runs. It was a dominating performance from Dolphins despite their MVP and the regular captain Keshav Maharaj out of action due to national commitments owing to the upcoming series against Pakistan.
There was a great hype for Henry Davids playing in the game but surprisingly he did not feature for Titan’s first game.
Against Momentum Multiply Titans in their last completed fixture, they lost the toss and were asked to have a bat first. Marques Ackerman and Grant Roelofsen started off rather cautiously accumulating 38 runs for the 1st wicket. Dayyam Galliem was the first one to provide the breakthrough and he struck again quickly to get rid of Ruan de Swardt to peg Dolphins further. David Miller came in at number 4 and he was riding on huge hopes playing a professional game after a long time. However, he could not impress much as he was dismissed for a golden duck by Thando Ntini.
Khaya Zondo was the next one to follow the route to the pavilion after getting dismissed to Junior Dala at 5. At this point of time, Dolphins were 79 for 4 in the 16th over and were in deep trouble. It was over to Roelofsen and Andile Phehlukwayo to steady the ship and they did exactly that. Both of them combined together for a stand of 54 runs for the 5th wicket. Once Roelofsen was dismissed, Senuran Muthusamy took off from where he left off and stitched an important partnership of 50 runs for the 6th wicket. Senuran Muthusamy scored 70 runs off 67 deliveries that included 2 huge sixes. Robbie Frylinck too scored a fluent 30 runs towards the end of the innings to ensure that Dolphins reached a respectable total of 272 for 7 in their 50 overs.
Thanks to the lower order of Dolphins that rescued the innings and took them to a defendable total of 272. However, the bowlers would have to bowl the right areas in order to defend against a formidable lineup of the Titans. Both of the openers perished without troubling the scorers much and Titans were reduced to 30 for 2 in the 9th over itself. Post that, Theunis de Bruyn and Rubin Hermann combined together and put a stand of 41 runs for the 3rd wicket to lit a hope for Titans.
Bruyn’s stay at the crease could not last longer either and once he was dismissed by Swardt, Grant Thomson and Sibonelo Makhanya took over the responsibility of getting Titans over the line and stitched a partnership of 29 runs for the 5th wicket. However, Titans were always lagging behind the required run rate and never really looked in the game. Swardt then removed both Junior Dala and Dayyan Galliem in quick succession and created a never ending pressure on to the Titans. Kyle Abbott and Thando Ntini did an unbeaten partnership of 56 but it was not enough as Titans could only manage 196 from their 50 overs, losing the game by 76 runs.
VKB Knights finished at the fourth position on points table in 2020 season with 4 wins to their name in the 10 matches played.
During the last season, Jacques Snyman was the top scorer with the bat with 298 runs to his belt at an average of 42.57 and an astonishing strike rate of 152. He is certainly the most valuable player for Knights in the tournament. Andries Gous is another top batter who is expected to give quick early starts to the Titans along with Snyman. He scored 326 runs at an average of 54.33 in the 8 games he played. Both the opening batters hold the key to Knights progress in the early stages of the Momentum One Day Cup 2021.
With the ball in hand, Mbulelo Budaza is the trump card for Knights. He performed brilliantly in the last season by picking up 18 wickets at an average of 16.28. The bowler who holds a top record for Knights in the 2020 season is Shaun Bon Berg who claimed 18 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 19.89. He will be vested with the responsibility of breaking into the opposition’s middle order and provide the important breakthroughs needed.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Grant Mokoena, Jacques Snyman, Keegan Petersen, Patrick Kruger, Andries Gous, Shaun von Berg, Wandile Makwetu (wk/captain), Corne Dry, Tshepo Ntuli, Mbulelo Budaza, Gerald Coetzee, Ottniel Baartman, Obus Pienaar.
Michael Erlank, Mangaliso Mosehle, Eathan Bosch, Keith Dudgeon, Andile Simelane, Prenelan Subrayen (captain), Marques Ackerman, Grant Roelofsen, Ruan de Swardt, David Miller, Khaya Zondo, Andile Phehlukwayo, Rob Frylinck, Kerwin Mungroo, Senuran Muthusamy, Ottneil Baartman.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – VKB Knights
Who will win? – Hollywoodbets Dolphins
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Andries Gous (VKB Knights)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Robbie Frylinck (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Mbulelo Budaza (VKB Knights)
Most Sixes – David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Andries Gous (VKB Knights)
Player of the Match- David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)
Team Scores Batting first Hollywoodbets Dolphins 290+, VKB Knights 250+
Match Handicap- Hollywoodbets Dolphins
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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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