Momentum One-Day Cup 2020: Match 11, Knights vs Dolphins
The 11th match of the Momentum One-Day Cup 2020 will be played online fantasy cricket between Knights and Dolphins at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.
The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (11:30 AM GMT) (5:00 PM IST).
The Knights have got off to a disastrous start in the Momentum One-Day Cup 2020 as they lost both the matches that too by big margins fantasy games. The reason for both the defeats were they batting failures as they were bundled out for 115 and 164 respectively. They will now host Dolphins against whom the Knights lost their first game of the season by a 90-run margin. Dolphins won their first two matches of this tournament before losing to Cape Cobras. The Dolphins fell only six runs short of chasing down the target against Cobras.
The Mangaung Oval is likely to remain under the clouds for the majority of the game between Knights and Dolphins.
The Mangaung Oval in the ongoing season has been quite opposite to what it was during the 2018/19 season. The venue witnessed the team batting first losing despite the totals of 323 and 282 last year. However, a change in trend was seen during the U19 CWC matches which produced low scoring fantasy leagues games. Even the first MODC game of the season here was won by the team batting first. Warriors won defending their total of 220 in the 42 over-a-side game.
Average first innings score: 303 (MODC matches in 2018/19)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 0
Probable Playing XIs:
Raynard van Tonder, Jacques Snyman, Keegan Petersen, Andries Gous, Obus Pienaar, Wandile Makwetu (C & WK), Shaun von Berg, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Mbulelo Budaza, Tshepo Ntuli, Ottniel Baartman.
Bench – Corne Dry, Grant Mokoena, Patrick Kruger.
Sarel Erwee, Grant Roelofsen (wk), Marques Ackerman, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Khaya Zondo, Sibonelo Makhanya, Prenelan Subrayen, Keshav Maharaj (C), Robbie Frylinck, Imran Tahir, Kerwin Mungroo.
Bench – Daryn Dupavillon, Senuran Muthusamy, Okuhle Cele, Keith Dudgeon.
Jacques Snyman is high on confidence after recent outings against the touring England team. He scored a quick-fire fifty in the multi-day match in December and recorded two good knocks in the One-Day warm-up matches. Imran Tahir will be effective irrespective of the pitch they are going to play on. In the home fixture against the Knights, Tahir bagged a 4-wicket haul. Grant Roelofsen seems to be in a form of his life as he scored 227 runs across three matches including an unbeaten 147. He also effected two stumpings and two claimed two catches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Sarel Erwee, Grant Roelofsen, Keegan Petersen
Vice-Captain – Jacques Snyman, Robbie Frylinck, Imran Tahir