Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions: CSA T20 Challenge 2021- Imperial Lions vs VKB Knights- Match 10
The 10th match of the CSA T20 Challenge 2021 will be played between Imperial Lions and VKB Knights at the Kingsmead Stadium, Durban.
Current Form Imperial Lions:
Imperial Lions have been in terrific touch and they have won both of the two matches played so far in the tournament. Currently, they occupy the number 2 spot on points table.
In their last game against Momentum Multiply Titans, Imperial Lions won the toss and elected to bat first. Reeza Hendricks provided a strong start to the Lions as he struck 39 runs in 28 deliveries. Temba Bavuma could not impress much as he was dismissed for a paltry 13. In the middle overs, it was completely a Rassie van der Dussen show. Despite the wickets falling on the other end, he did not throw his wicket away and carefully attacked the bowlers to maximum reward. As he reached 37 in 24 balls, rain arrived. Lions could not restart their innings again and their final score was 124 for 4 in 16.2 overs.
The revised target for Titans was 131 in 15 overs. Titans lost their top 3 batters for a total of 41 runs. With the run rate reaching skies, Titans could never really find themselves in the game. Beuran Hendricks simply ripped through the batting order of Titans and picked up 2 wickets at a commendable economy rate. Junior Dala played a good hand with the bat in the death overs but it was not enough as Titans ended their innings with a total of 112 for 8, losing the match by 18 runs.
Current Form VKB Knights:
VKB Knights have won 1 out of their 3 matches played and currently stand at the 4th position on points table.
They have registered a thrilling victory over Cape Cobras in their last completed fixture. Bowling first, VKB Knights conceded 167 runs in 20 overs. Zubayr Hamza was the top run scorer for Cape Cobras making 77 runs in 49 balls. Kyle Verreynne played a great hand with 45 runs to his name. The Hamza-Verreynne partnership of 88 runs for the 3rd wicket set up the team for a big total. In the end, they reached a commanding total of 167 in 20 overs.
Chasing 167, VKB Knights got off to a flier and by the time their first wicket fell, the score was already 40 runs in 3.2 overs. The partnership of 63 runs between Pite van Biljon and Raynard van Tonder for the 3rd wicket almost sealed the game in the favour of Knights. However, the dismissal of Pite van Biljon triggered an unbelievable collapse and Knights went from 119 for 2 to 152 for 7 in no time. With 16 runs needed in 3 balls, there was an impossible task ahead of Knight’s Migael Pretorius. He smashed the first 2 balls for sixes and missed out on the third one. But guess what, the third ball was a no ball and he got another opportunity to seal the game. He did not make any mistake and smashed the free hit ball to the boundary to win the match for his team by 3 wickets.
Top Run Getters:
Pite van Biljon is the leading run getter for VKB Knights with 134 runs in 3 matches at an astonishing average of 67.
Rassie van der Dussen is the leading run getter for Imperial Lions with 101 runs in 2 matches so far.
Top Wicket Takers:
Migael Pretorius is the leading wicket taker for VKB Knights with 5 wickets in 3 games so far.
Sisanda Magala is the leading wicket taker for Imperial Lions with 5 wickets to his tally in 2 matches so far.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
VKB Knights: Pite van Biljon (capt), Mbulelo Budaza, Jacques Snyman, Andries Gouws, Gerald Coetzee, Patrick Kruger, Shaun von Berg, Grant Mokoena, Farhaan Berhardien, Alfred Mothoa, Ferisco Adams, Wandile Makwetu, Raynard van Tonder, Matthew Kleinveldt, Jonathan Vandiar, Migael Pretorius.
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? – VKB Knights
Who will win? – Imperial Lions
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Pite Van Biljon (VKB Knights), Rassie van der Dussen (Imperial Lions)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Migael Pretorius (VKB Knights), Kagiso Rabada (Imperial Lions)
Most Sixes – Pite Van Biljon (VKB Knights), Rassie van der Dussen (Imperial Lions)
Player of the Match- Rassie van der Dussen (Imperial Lions)
Team Scores Batting first – VKB Knights 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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