The 3rd match of Cricket South Africa T20 Challenge will see the Highveld Lions contesting against Cape Cobras at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. This will be the first match for these two teams in this edition of CSA T20 challenge.
Cape Cobras were among the top 4 teams in the last season of the tournament as they finished on the third position with 5 wins and 4 loss from 10 encounters. Meanwhile, Highveld Lions were unable to finish among the top 4 as they were on the fifth spot on the points table with 2 wins and 4 loss to their name.
Highveld Lions will look to start well this season and would be eyeing a top 4 finish this time around. Cape Cobras, on the other hand, will look to overpower their last year show and go one step ahead of what they achieved last time around.
Where – New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
When – April 07, Sunday at 06:00 PM IST
Total Matches- 8
Average 1st inn score- 164
Average 2nd inn score- 151
Highest total recorded- 236/6 (19.2 Overs) by WI vs RSA
Lowest total recorded- 105/10 (19.4 Overs) by SLW vs RSAW
Highest score chased- 236/6 (19.2 Overs) by WI vs RSA
Lowest total defended- 153/7 (20 Overs) by RSA vs PAK
K Verreynne, S Khomari, Hashim Amla, Janeman Malan, David Bedingham, Hashim Amla, Janeman Malan, George Linde, Vernon Philander, Jason Smith, Tladi Bokako
David Bedingham, Lizaad Williams, Hashim Amla, Kyle Verreynne, Tladi Bokako, Simon Khomari, Janeman Malan, Kleinveldt, George Linde, Aviwe Mgijima, Mnyaka, Vernon Philander, Jason Smith, Dane Paterson
Temba Bavuma(c), Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton, Wihan Lubbe, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Wiaan Mulder, Beuran Hendricks, Bjorn Fortuin, Nono Pongolo, Malusi Siboto
Temba Bavuma(c), Malusi Siboto, Nandre Burger, Bjorn Fortuin, Dominic Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Beuran Hendricks, Kagiso Rapulana, Ryan Rickelton, Migael Pretorius, Nono Pongolo, Delano Potgieter, Wihan Lubbe, Aaron Phangiso, Rassie van der Dussen, Nicky van den Bergh, Dwaine Pretorius, Mangaliso Mosehle, Wiaan Mulder.
Players to watch out:
The Cape Cobras finished among the top 4 in the last edition of Ram Slam T20 and are a stronger side on papers especially with the return of Hashim Amla. Among others. Pieter Malan and Janneman Malan are also fruitful options in the batting unit.
Dane Paterson and Dane Piedt will lead the bowling attack along with Vernon Philander in the mix. All-rounder George Linde is also a dependable option.
From the Lions, the impetus of scoring runs would be on the shoulders of international names like Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen.
Willem Mulder and Dwaine Pretorius will be the dependable options among the all-rounders. Malusi Siboto and Beuran Hendricks will lead the bowling charge.
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