Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions: CSA T20 Challenge 2021- Imperial Lions vs Warriors- Match 3
The 3rd match of the CSA T20 Challenge 2021 will be played between Imperial Lions and Warriors at the Kingsmead Stadium, Durban.
Imperial Lions topped the points table after the group stage and were dominant throughout the competition. Imperial Lions went on to win the Finals against Warriors and were crowned as the 2019 CSA T20 Challenge winners. They batted first in the final game and posted a commanding total of 203 for 4 in 20 overs. Temba Bavuma played a brilliant knock of 104 in just 63 deliveries. In reply, Warriors looked in the game for most part of the innings, thanks to the innings of 121 by Jon Jon Smuts. However, a late collapse meant that Warriors could only reach 192 before being bowled out. As a result, Imperial Lions won the final match by a margin of 11 runs.
Top Run Getter for Imperial Lions last season:
Rassie van der Dussen was the leading run getter for Imperial Lions with 348 runs to his name in 9 innings.
Top Wicket taker for Imperial Lions last season:
Bjorn Fortuin was the leading wicket taker for Imperial Lions last season with 15 wickets to his tally in 10 matches. He was the highest wicket taker of the tournament.
Warriors Performance last season:
Warriors finished at the number 2 spot on points table with 25 points after the league matches. They defeated Cape Cobras in the Semi-Finals to enter the Final game of the tournament. Bowling first against Imperial Lions, Warriors conceded 203 runs in 20 overs bowled and were set a target of 204 to be achieved. JJ Smuts played very well for his 121 runs off 60 deliveries but eventually, Warriors fell short by 11 runs to lose the match.
Top Run Getter for Warriors last season
Matthew Breetzke was the top run getter for Warriors last season with 220 runs to his name in 9 innings played.
Top Wicket taker for Warriors last season:
Andrew Birch was the top wicket taker for Warriors last season with 12 wickets to his tally.
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? – Warriors
Who will win? – Imperial Lions
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Temba Bavuma (Imperial Lions), Jon Jon Smuts (Warriors)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Bjorn Fortuin(Imperial Lions), Anrich Nortje (Warriors)
Most Sixes – Temba Bavuma (Imperial Lions), Jon Jon Smuts (Warriors)
Player of the Match- Bjorn Fortuin (Imperial Lions)
Team Scores Batting first – Imperial Lions 160+, Warriors 145+
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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