The 17th fixture of Momentum One Day Cup 219 will witness Cape Cobras and Highveld Lions locking horns for the second time in this edition. Both the sides will meet at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on Thursday evening. The clash is scheduled to begin at 05:00 PM IST. Placed in the second half of the point table, both the sides desperately need a win to keep going in the tournament.
Placed fourth in the ladder, Lions have managed 8 points from one win, three defeat and two no results in six encounters. On the other side, Cape Cobras are placed just beneath Lions at the fifth position. They have collected 8 points from two wins and three defeats in a total of five encounters. Having played a game lesser, Cobras have better opportunities to fancy their chances in the next round.
Both the sides last met at Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn on February 24. Having opted to bat first after winning the toss, Cape Cobras finished at 298-5 in fifty overs with the fifties from Zubayr Hamza (88*) and George Linde (57 of 55). Malan brother – Pieter Malan (46 of 57) and Janeman Malan (44 of 42) were also amongst the runs for Cobras.
In reply, Lions were bowled out for 277 runs in 49.4 overs, falling short by 21 runs. kagiso Rapulana (46) and Dwaine Pretorius (75) were the top scorers for the side but couldn’t help the side cross the line. George Linde (3-39) and Dane Paterson (3-58) were the picks of bowlers for Cobras.
Matches Played – 31
Lions Win – 08
Cobras Win – 19
No Result – 04
Where – New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
When – March 07, Thursday at 05:00 PM IST
Cape Cobras Team News:
Highveld Lions Team News:
Janneman Malan, Akhona Mnyaka, Jean-Paul Duminy (c), Dane Paterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Zubayr Hamza, Tladi Bokako, Kyle Verreynne (wk), P Malan
JP Duminy (Captain), Dane Paterson, Tladi Bokako, George Linde, Pieter Malan (Vice Captain), David Bedingham, Zubayr Hamza, Rory Kleinveldt, Janneman Malan, Aviwe Mgijima, Akhona Mnyaka, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Dane Piedt, Kyle Verreynne
Nono Pongolo, Nandre Burger, Aaron Phangiso, Bjorn Fortuin, Temba Bavuma (c), Malusi Siboto, Dominic Hendricks, Nicky van den Bergh (wk), Kagiso Rapulana, Ryan Rickelton, Delano Potgieter/D Pretorius
Nono Pongolo, Temba Bavuma (capt), Kagiso Rapulana, Nandré Burger, Bjorn Fortuin, Wihan Lubbe, Mangaliso Mosehle, Aaron Phangiso, Delano Potgieter, Dwaine Pretorius, Ryan Rickelton, Malusi Siboto, Dominic Hendricks, Nicky van den Bergh
Fantasy picks from Cape Cobras-
Kyle Verreynne is back in the squad and ready to keep the wickets. In 4 innings, he has scored 260 runs and is the leading run-getter for the side
Zubayr Hamza and George Linde with 181 runs and 185 runs respectively in 4 innings are the other two key contributors with the bat
Malan brothers at the top- Pieter Malan (122) and Janeman Malan (172 runs) at the top will be crucial for giving a good start
In bowling, George Linde and A Mnyaka will be the key. Both share 6 wickets apiece
Dane Paterson with 8 scalps is the leading wicket-taker for the side
Fantasy picks from Highveld Lions –
Reeza Hendricks and R van der Dussen are unavailable
Kagiso Rapulana and Temba Bavuma will be the key in the batting line up
Aaron Phangiso and N Burger share 5 wickets each
BC Fortuin has 4 wickets in his bag
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