Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions: CSA T20 Challenge 2021- Imperial Lions vs Warriors- Match 16
The 16th match of the CSA T20 Challenge 2021 will be played between Imperial Lions and Warriors at the Kingsmead Stadium, Durban.
Current Form Imperial Lions:
Imperial Lions have won 4 games out of the 5 matches played and have deservingly qualified for the Playoffs.
In their last game against Cape Cobras, Lions lost the toss and were asked to field first. Bjorn Fortuin provided an early breakthrough in the form of Tony de Zorzi who was dismissed for a golden duck. Kyle Verreynne showcased some power packed stroke making at number 3 but his stay was cut short by Simpala. When Zubayr Hamza too got retired hurt due to hamstring injury, Lions looked in troubled waters. Christiaan Jonker and Corbin Bosch then played vital knocks of 44 and 32 respectively to take the team’s total to 144 for 6 in 20 overs.
Chasing 144, Reeza Hendricks took Lions off to a flier as he smashed 75 off 59 deliveries. Tenda Bavuma also played a captain’s innings of 29 runs. Rassie van der Dussen took some time to get going for his 8 runs. Wiaan Mulder came in at number 5 and raced to 25 off 10 deliveries to take his team home by 7 wickets with 3 balls to spare.
Current Form Warriors:
Warriors have won 2 out of the 5 matches played and they find themselves lucky enough to enter the playoffs.
In their last match against VKB Knights, Warriors lost the toss and they were asked to have a bat first. The top 3 of Warriors batted superbly and provided a brilliant start. JJ Smuts made 33 off 21 balls while Lesiba Ngoepe scored 41 off 30 deliveries. The middle order could not fire enough as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Anrich Nortje provided 2 meaty blows towards the end of the innings to propel the total to 157 for 8 in 20 overs.
Chasing 157, Knights lost Patrick Kruger early on in the innings to a dramatic run out dismissal. Matthew Kleinveldt also lost his wicket at an important juncture and departed after scoring 12. Raynad van Tonder on the other hand looked like he was batting on an entirely different surface as he carted the bowlers to all directions of the ground. He held one end strong but was losing his partners in regular succession making his job more difficult. He made an unbeaten 81 off 57 deliveries but it was not enough as Knights were bowled out for 143, losing the match by 14 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Warriors: Sinethemba Qeshile (capt), Gihahn Cloete, Jon-Jon Smuts, Wihan Lubbe, Lesiba Nqoepe, Marco Marais, Ayabulela Gqamane, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Anrich Nortje, Tshepo Ntuli, Mthiwekaya Nabe, Stefan Tait, Lizo Makosi, Triston Stubbs, Jade de Klerk
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) – Reeza Hendricks (Imperial Lions), Jon Jon Smuts (Warriors)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sisanda Magala (Imperial Lions), Anrich Nortje (Warriors)
Most Sixes – Wiaan Mulder (Imperial Lions), Jon Jon Smuts (Warriors)
Player of the Match- Reeza Hendricks (Imperial Lions)
Team Scores Batting first – Imperial Lions 150+, Warriors 140+
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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