The 17th match of Momentum One-Day Cup will be contested at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg between Highveld Lions and Cape Cobras. Both teams are really struggling to get going as the Cape Cobras have 2 wins from 5 games so far and holding the 5th spot while Lions with only a solitary win to their name from 6 matches are currently placed at the fourth position.
This would be the second meeting between these two sides in this edition, their last meeting took place on 24th February at the Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn where Cape Cobras emerged victorious by 21 runs.
It was a high-scoring contest where Cape Cobras had the last laugh as they won the encounter quite comprehensively by 21 runs. Batting first, the Cape Cobras went on to get a huge total of 298 runs on the board courtesy Zubayr Hamza’s 88 and scores of 46 and 44 from Janneman and Pieter Malan respectively.
The chase was definitely going to take something out of the batsmen and they started on the right note with a second-wicket stand of 49 runs between Reeza Hendricks and Kagiso Rapulana. Stability in the chase was missing for the Lions and the George Linde and Dane Paterson dented their chase even more by scalping 3 wickets each and eventually, Lions were bundled out for 277 in 49.4 overs.
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
07th March, Thursday at 05:00 PM IST
Head-to-head (last five fixtures)
Cape Cobras – 4, Lions – 1
CC Playing 11
Wicket-keeper – K Verreynne
Batsmen – Janneman Malan, Pieter Malan, David Bedingham, Zubayr Hamza
All-rounder – JP Duminy (c), George Linde, Rory Klienveldt
Bowlers – Dane Paterson, A Mgijima, Akhona Mnyaka
HL Playing 11
Wicket-keeper – N v d Bergh
Batsmen – Temba Bavuma, Ryan Rickelton, D Hendricks
All-rounder – Kagiso Rapulana, D Pretorius
Bowlers – N Burger, B Fortuin, M Siboto, Aaron Phangiso, N Pongolo
Cape Cobras squad:
JP Duminy (C), Pieter Malan, Tladi Bokako, Dane Piedt, Kyle Verreynne, Zubayr Hamza, Janneman Malan, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Rory Kleinveldt, George Linde, David Bedingham, Aviwe Mgijima, Akhona Mnyaka, Dane Paterson.
Temba Bavuma (C), Nandré Burger, Bjorn Fortuin, Dominic Hendricks, Wihan Lubbe, Mangaliso Mosehle, Aaron Phangiso, Nono Pongolo, Delano Potgieter, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rapulana, Ryan Rickelton, Malusi Siboto, Nicky van den Bergh.
Cape Cobras fantasy picks:
The likes of JP Duminy, Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza and Janneman Malan will be the reliable batting picks for Cape Cobras.
All-rounder George Linde has been exceptional so far with both bat and ball and a lot will depend on he performs. In the bowling department, the impetus would be on Dane Paterson and Dane Piedt who have been scalping wickets at will thus far.
Lions fantasy picks:
With the departure of Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen, their batting unit now revolves around the likes of D Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton and skipper Temba Bavuma who already has a ton to his name.
Kagiso Rapulana the all-rounder has got 114 runs to his name and is a big aid with the ball as well. Dwaine Pretorius who was dropped in the second ODI against Sri Lanka is available for selection. The bowling unit of Lions will be led by left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso who has 5 scalps to his name along with B Fortuin who has 4 and N Burger who has 5 to his name.
Note: This CC vs HL Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis CC vs HL team news. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update of the CC vs HL Dream11 Prediction.