Knights have lost both of their matches by big margins as a result of which they are placed at the bottom of the Momentum One Day Cup 2020 points table. Knights are yet to open their account and have a net run rate of -1.565.
They will face the challenge of Dolphins who are placed at the second spot with two wins and one loss from three games. Dolphin have nine points and a net run rate of + 0.735.
Dolphins' wicketkeeper-batsman Grant Roelofsen is currently the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament with 237 runs from 3 innings at an average of 118.50. He has scored his runs at a strike rate close to 110 with one century and one half-century. The gloveman has the best of 147*. Sarel Erwee, Vaughn van Jaarsveld and Khaya Zondo have also played one good knock each.
Imran Tahir is expected to pick the most wickets for the team and already has 5 scalps from three matches with an economy of 5.82 and the best of 4/33. Among the pacers, Kerwin Mungroo has picked up 6 wickets from three games and has the best of 3/28
Knights' skipper Wandile Makwetu has scored the most runs for them at an average of 32 and is expected to be their top-scorer again.
Shaun von Berg has picked up five wickets for the team from 2 innings while Shadley van Schalkwyk and Tshepo Ntuli have also chipped in with four wickets from two matches each.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Dolphins - Sarel Erwee, Grant Roelofsen (wk), Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Marques Ackerman, Khaya Zondo, Senuran Muthusamy, Robbie Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj (c), Imran Tahir, Kerwin Mungroo, Okuhle Cele
Knights - Raynard van Tonder, Jacques Snyman, Keegan Petersen, Andries Gous, Obus Pienaar, Wandile Makwetu (c & wk), Shaun von Berg, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Ottniel Baartman, Mbulelo Budaza, Tshepo Ntuli
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Dolphins
Who will win? – Dolphins
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Wandile Makwetu (Knights), Grant Roelofsen (Dolphins)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shaun von Berg (Knights), Imran Tahir (Dolphins)
Most Sixes – Wandile Makwetu (Knights), Grant Roelofsen (Dolphins)
Player of the Match – Grant Roelofsen
Team Scores Batting first – Knights 275+, Dolphins 290+
Match Handicap Dolphins
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.