November 9, 2017
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Warriors Vs Knights -1st Match -fantasy Cricket Match Preview

By Avtar Singh

CSA T20 Challenge, 2017

The first ever season of the South African T20 Global League 2017 starts tomorrow. A total of eight teams will participate in the tournament and final will be held on 16th December. The CSA T20 Challenge 2017-18 will kick start with the first match between Warriors and Knights in St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.

When and where:

Series- CSA T20 Challenge, 2017

Venue- St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth

Date and Time- Nov 10, 06:00 PM Local

Pitch Conditions:

This is a good batting wicket with a quick outfield. The bowlers might get some help from the pitch. Overall, it will be a high-scoring match.

Venue Stats: T20

Total matches-2

Matches won batting first-1

Matches won bowling first-1

Average 1st Inns scores-118

Average 2nd Inns scores-103

Highest total recorded-179/6 (20 Ov) by RSA Vs NZ

Highest score chased-60/5 (9.5 Ov) by WI Vs RSA

Lowest score defended-179/6 (20 Ov) by RSA Vs NZ

Team News:


  • All the eye will be on JJ Smuts and Colin Ingram. The team majorly depends on these two in terms of scoring run.
  • It will be good to watch Andrew Birch and Sisanda Magala do the job with the ball. They were highly impressive in last season.
  • JJ Smuts will lead the Warriors.


  • Knights batting will be much dependent on David Miller. Currently, he is in excellent form.
  • In terms of bowling, Merchant de Lange will have all the eyes.
  • Knights will play under the captaincy of Theunis de Bruyn.



Jon-Jon Smuts (capt), Andrew Birch, Colin Ingram, Colin Ackermann,  Ayabulela Gqamane, Simon Harmer, Gihahn Cloete, Christiaan Jonker, Sisanda Magala, Jerry Nqolo, Solomzi Nqweni, Anrich Nortje, Kelly Smuts, Basheer Walters.


Theunis de Bruyn (c), David Miller, Andries Gous (w/k), Patrick Kruger, Ryan McLaren, Marchant de Lange, Eddie Leie, Grant Mokoena, Keegan Petersen, Tshepo Ntuli, Aubrey Swanepoel, Duanne Olivier, Shadley Van Schalkwyk

Warriors Probable Playing 11:

JJ Smuts(c), Colin Ingram, Colin Ackermann, Andrew Birch, Gihan  Cloete(wk), Kelly Smuts, Solo Nqwen, Christiaan Jonker, Simon Harmer, Sisanda Magala, Deen Walters

Knights Probable Playing 11:

Thuenis de Bruyn(c), David Miller, Keegan Petersen, Patrick Kruger, Andrew Gous(wk), Marchant de Lange, Eddie Lee, Ryan Mclaren, Shadley Van Schalkwyk, Duanne Olivier, Tshepo Ntuli/Aubrey Swanepoel

Key Players:

JJ Smuts

Andrew Birch

David Miller

Colin Ackermann

Theunis de Bruyn

Ryan Mclaren

Warriors Vs Knights Match Prediction:

Note: You can watch the live broadcast of the match on following TV Channels-


  • Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD
  • Live Streaming: Sonyliv

South Africa-

  • Supersport.
  • Live streaming: Supersport Live


  • Willow TV
  • Live streaming: YouTube

Avtar Singh

SEO Expert, Avtar loves cricket and everything about it. He is a fitness freak and enjoys poker with his friends in free time.

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