As the top two spots have been secured by Titans and Cape Cobras, Knights and Dolphins will face each other to secure the third spot in the CSA T20 Challenge 2017 points table. While Dolphins are currently placed third, Knights are at the fifth spot, below Lions. At present, three teams, Dolphins, Lions, and Knights are competing for the third and fourth place.
As the month-long tournament is heading fast towards its conclusion, a lot of ups and downs in the points table are expected to happen in these last league matches. The semifinals are beginning from December 13. Their previous match at Durban was abandoned due to rain on November 17th. Both the teams would like to make the best of this last opportunity.
Knights- 8 matches – 2 won – 4 lost – 2 NR – 12 points
Dolphins- 8 matches – 1 won – 3 lost – 4 NR – 12 points
Series- CSA T20 Challenge 2017
Venue- Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Date and Time- December 08, 09:30 PM
Mangaung Oval is home ground to the Knights. It is a tricky wicket. The pitch initially supports bowlers and later on favors batsmen that can dominate opponents with a 160-170 total. More depends on the type of bowling in first few over.
Avg 1st inn score-181
Avg 2nd inn score-172
Highest Total-195/4 (20 Ov) by RSA vs Ban
Highest Chased-169/3 (15.5 Ov) by RSA vs ZIM
Lowest Defended-195/4 (20 Ov) by RSA vs Ban
KTS Probable 11-
Theunis de Bruyn (c), Rudi Second (wk), Keegan Petersen, David Miller, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Ryan McLaren, Aubrey Swanepoel, Eddie Leie, Mbulelo Budaza, Grant Mokoena, Duanne Olivier
DOL Probable 11-
Khaya Zondo (c), Morne van Wyk, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Mthokozisi Shezi, Dane Vilas (wk), Sibonelo Makhanya, Imran Tahir, Sarel Erwee, Robbie Frylinck
Please note: This is a very important game for both the teams. Management can make any changes at the last moment. The KTS Vs DOL match preview provided here is based on our research and understanding. Please choose your won playing 11.
Theunis de Bruyn
Shadley van Schalkwyk
Morne van Wyk
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