Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions: CSA T20 Challenge 2021- Imperial Lions vs Momentum Multiply Titans- Match 8
The 8th match if the CSA T20 Challenge 2021 will be played between Imperial Lions and Momentum Multiply Titans at the Kingsmead Stadium, Durban.
Current Form Imperial Lions:
Imperial Lions currently stand at the number 3 spot on points table with a victory in their only match played in the tournament so far.
In their last concluded game against Warriors, Lions lost the toss and were asked to field first. Kagiso Rabada bowled superbly early on and accounted for the dismissals of Gihahn Cloete and Lesiba Ngoepe. Titans were reduced to 36 for 3 in the 5th over itself. Post that Sinethemba Qeshile and Wihan Lubbe combined and collected 30 runs for the 4th wicket partnership. They did well to take their team out of troubled waters. In the end, Warriors got bowled out for a competitive total of 157.
Chasing 157, Imperial Lions experienced a few hiccups early on as they lost Reeza Hendricks and Ryan Rickelton cheaply bringing the score down to 19 for 2 in the 3rd over. Thereafter, Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dudden stitched together a wonderful partnership of 64 runs for the 3rd wicket to steady the ship. Bavuma was dismissed for 40 runs but Rassie van der Dussen continued carting the bowlers to all parts of the ground and ensured he did not lose his wicket until the very end. Eventually, Lions chased the total in the 20th over with 4 wickets in hand.
Current Form Momentum Multiply Titans:
Momentum Multiply Titans have won both the games played currently stand at the 2nd position on points table.
In their last match against Cape Cobras, Titans won the toss and decided to have a bat first. Dean Elgar provided a stunning start to the team by scoring 31 off just 26 deliveries. Sibonelo Makahnya capitalized on this start very well and smashed 47 off 33 deliveries. His innings was a treat to watch and included 3 massive sixes. The lower order could not pose any threat in the death overs and Titans reached a total of 148 for 6 in overs.
Defending 148, Titans bowled superbly as they picked up early wickets and did not allow the batsmen to free up their arms. Chris Morris in particular was very economical giving away just 21 runs in 4 overs and picked up 2 wickets. For Cape Cobras, George Linde was the top run getter with an innings of 37 runs in 21 balls. However, he was not able to take his team over the line as Cobras were bowled out for 132, losing the match by 16 runs. Lungi Ngidi was the top wicket taker for Titans picking up 3 wickets in the match.
Leading Run Getters:
Dean Elgar is the leading run getter for Titans with 68 runs to his name in 2 matches so far.
Rassie van der Dussen is the leading run scorer for Imperial Lions with 64 runs to his name in 1 match.
Leading Wicket Takers:
Lungi Ngidi is the leading wicket taker for Titans with 5 wickets in 2 matches.
Sisanda Magala is the leading wicket taker for Lions with 4 wickets in 1 match.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Momentum Multiply Titans: Heinrich Klaasen (capt), Theunis de Bruyn, Grant Thomson, Henry Davids, Chris Morris, Sibonelo Makhanya, Dayyaan Galiem, Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Junior Dala, Okuhle Cele, Simon Harmer, Tabraiz Shamsi, Gregory Mahlokwana, Lungi Ngidi, Lizaad Williams
Imperial Lions: Temba Bavuma (capt), Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Delano Potgieter, Beuran Hendricks, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla, Bjorn Fortuin, Ryan Rickelton, Sisanda Magala, Malusi Siboto, Eldred Hawken, Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen, Aaron Phangiso, Ruan Haanbroek
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Imperial Lions
Who will win? – Imperial Lions
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Aiden Markram (Momentum Multiply Titans), Temba Bavuma (Imperial Lions)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Kagiso Rabada (Imperial Lions)
Most Sixes – Aiden Markram (Momentum Multiply Titans), Temba Bavuma (Imperial Lions)
Player of the Match- Kagiso Rabada (Imperial Lions)
Team Scores Batting first – Momentum Multiply Titans 140+, Imperial Lions 155+
Match Handicap- Imperial 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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