Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions: CSA T20 Challenge 2021- Warriors vs VKB Knights- Match 13
The 13th match of the CSA T20 Challenge 2021 will be played between Warriors and VKB Knights at the Kingsmead Stadium, Durban.
Current Form Warriors:
Warriors have won 1 game out of the 3 matches played and are currently placed at the number 4 position on points table.
In their last game against Momentum Multiply Titans, Warriors won the toss and elected to have a bat first. The top 4 batsmen of Warriors went back to the pavilion for a total of 33 on the board. Warriors were in troubled waters when Wihan Lubbe and Tristan Stubbs rescued them with a stand of 54 runs for the 5th wicket. Lubbe got out after scoring 35 valuable runs. Post that it was simply a Ayabulela Gqamane show as he smashed 37 off just 17 deliveries that included 2 massive sixes. On the back of these phenomenal knocks, Warriors reached a fighting total of 157 for 9 in 20 overs.
Chasing 159, Titans got off to a terrible start as they lost the 2 early wickets by the 6th over in the form of Dean Elgar and Henry Davids. Aiden Markram played well for his innings of 31 but there was no real momentum into the innings and hence the required run rate kept jumping up. After Markram got out, Titans could never keep up with the pace of the game. Heinrich Klaasen gave in a fight with his innings of 22 runs but it was not enough as Titans were restricted to 114 for 9 in 20 overs, losing the match by 43 runs.
Current Form VKB Knights:
Knights have won 1 out of their 4 completed games. In their last match played against Imperial Lions, Knights won the toss and elected to have a bat first. Beuran Hendricks and Sisanda Magala ripped through the top order of Knights and reduced them to 40 for 5 in the 10th over. Farhaan Behardien played a beautiful knock of a run a ball 28 to ensure his team gets past 100 run mark. Ferisco Adams played a cameo of 23 off 14 deliveries to take the team’s total to 106. Sisanda Magala was the top wicket taker with 5 scalps.
Imperial Lions experienced a very shaky start while chasing the total as they lost 2 wickets for just 6 runs. Post that period, Tenda Bavuma and Reeza Hendricks patiently took the team closer to the target. They collected 93 runs for the 3rd wicket partnership and it sealed the match in favour of the Lions. Bavuma made an unbeaten 53 in 47 balls to take his team home in the 19th over with 7 wickets in hand.
Top Run Scorers:
Pite van Biljon is the leading run scorer for VKB Knights with 149 runs to his name in 4 innings.
Sinethemba Queshile is the leading run scorer for Warriors with 94 runs in 4 matches so far.
Top Wicket Takers:
Migael Pretorius is the leading wicket taker for VKB Knights with 5 wickets in 3 matches.
Ayabulela Gqamane is the leading wicket taker for Warriors with 5 wickets in 4 matches.
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.
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.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Warriors
Who will win? – VKB Knights
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Pite Van Biljon (VKB Knights), JJ Smuts (Warriors)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Migael Pretorius (VKB Knights), Anrich Nortje (Warriors)
Most Sixes – Pite Van Biljon (VKB Knights), JJ Smuts (Warriors)
Player of the Match- Pite van Biljon (VKB Knights)
Team Scores Batting first – VKB Knights 150+, Warriors 135+
Match Handicap- VKB Knights
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