Kimberley, March 17, Sunday at 01:30 PM IST
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins and VKB Knights will be squaring off against each other for the second time in this season at Diamond Oval, Kimberley on Sunday noon. With just a couple of games remaining for the semi-final round, both the sides will be playing their remaining games as playoff games.
With four wins and three defeats, Dolphins are placed third in the ladder with 16 points and have three more games remaining ahead of the play-off round. Dolphins started their campaign with three consecutive wins but seem to have lost the rhythm. In the last two encounters, they have faced 8 wickets defeat against Cape Cobras and 70 runs defeat against Titans. Dolphins need to bounce back in their next challenge at Kimberley to secure a playoff spot.
On the other side, Titans will have to consider each of the remaining games as playoff games. In seven outings, they have managed just a single win so far. The 5 wickets win over Warriors in the last encounter was their first win of the season and now they need to win the remaining three games with great margins to stay alive in the contest.
When both the teams last met at Durban, Hollywoodbets Dolphins clinched 22 runs win over Knights under the DLS method. Put into bat first, Knights gave 258 run target to Dolphins on the back of Rudi Second’s 76-ball 74 runs and Ryan McLaren’s 47 of 55 deliveries.
Dolphins run chase was powered by Sarel Erwee’s fifty and Morne van Wyk’s 41. Dolphins were 139-3 in 27 overs when they were declared as winners by 22 runs under the DLS method.
Dolphins – L, L, W, L, W
Knights – W, NR, L, L, L
Dane Vilas (wk), Prenelan Subrayen, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Senuran Muthusamy, Sarel Erwee, Marques Ackerman, Sibonelo Makhanya, Keshav Maharaj (c), Eathan Bosch, Kerwin Mungroo, Okuhle Cele
Keegan Petersen, Ottniel Baartman, Patrick Kruger, Andries Gous (wk), Grant Mokoena, Petrus van Biljon (c), Rudi Second, Ryan McLaren, Eddie Leie, Mbulelo Budaza, Marchant de Lange
This DOL vs KTS Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
In the last game played at Kimberley, a total of 20 wickets fell in a day. Although, it was rain-affected games, but expect something similar to take place tomorrow. So, all-rounders and bowlers can be fruitful at this venue.
Khaya Zondo missed the last game due to back strain and is expected to feature against Knights
THIS DOL VS KTS DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.