ECI vs ROC Dream11 Prediction: The 16th match of the CSA T20 Cup 2021 season is scheduled to be played between the Eastern Cape Iinyathi and the Rocks at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on 5 October (Tuesday). This will be the second game in the entertaining double header day in the ongoing edition of the tournament and also just the second match for both these teams.
Both these sides are coming into this game very much high on confidence after having registered brilliant wins in their respective previous outings. The Eastern Cape Iinyathi started off their CSA T20 Cup 2021 campaign on a fine note as they registered a comprehensive 8-wicket win against Limpopo Impalas in their opening match this season. On the other hand, Rocks too started off things in the best of manners with an amazing 17-run victory over the Warriors.
This is the fourth match in the Pool D of the CSA T20 Cup 2021 season that comprises of teams like Rocks, Warriors, Eastern Cape Iinyathi and Limpopo Impalas. It will be really crucial for both these sides to play with the best of their abilities from the opening stages of this competition. They also have some really talented players in their respective line-ups.
Fixture Name: Match 16, Eastern Cape Iinyathi vs Rocks
Competition: CSA T20 Cup
Date: 5 October
Time: 6 PM IST
Ground: Diamond Oval, Kimberley
Pitch Report: The wicket at the Diamond Oval has offered terrific batting conditions so far in this tournament and the track is expected to behave in the similar manner for this game as well. There will be a lot of dew in the second innings and thus, the team winning the toss should look to bowl first. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 160-170 mark.
It will be a good move to pick a mixed combination of both Eastern Cape Iinyathi and Rocks players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is an afternoon game, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and bowlers to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Pieter Malan, Janneman Malan, Clyde Fortuin and Marco Marais remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Mncedisi Malika, Clyde Fortuin
BATSMEN: Marco Marais, Christiaan Jonker, Pieter Malan, Janneman Malan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Jason Niemand, Ferisco Adams
BOWLERS: Thandolwethu Mnyaka, Ziyaad Abrahams, Gideon Peters
The Rocks will surely have the upper hand in this match due to their amazing collective performance in their opening win against the Warriors. Rocks performed really well both in the batting and bowling departments. On the other hand, the Eastern Cape Iinyathi can also put up a strong fight in this exciting contest as they too won their first match against Limpopo Impalas.
For the Eastern Cape Iinyathi, it will be really important to perform well once again both in the batting as well as bowling departments just like they did in the previous win of the competition. The likes of Joshua Van Heerden, Marco Marais, Mncedisi Malika and Jason Niemand will be the main clogs in the batting department this season as well. On the other hand, Thandolwethu Mnyaka, Nqaba Peter and Phaphama Fojela will form part of the bowling attack.
For the Eastern Cape Iinyathi, Marco Marais looked in a fabulous touch during the opening match for his team. The opening batsman smashed a brilliant knock of 65 runs off just 35 balls that included a total of 7 sixes and 2 fours. Marco Marais is quite an experienced batter in the shortest format of the game. The right hander has scored a total of 1527 runs at an excellent strike-rate of 143.78. He has smacked 9 half-centuries and 2 hundreds in T20 cricket
Eastern Cape Iinyathi will once again depend a lot of Joshua Van Heerden to come good in the batting department. He remained unbeaten to help Eastern Cape register their first win of the season. He has been in an excellent form in the longest format of the game during the last few games. Joshua also played a brilliant unbeaten innings of 61 runs during the previous edition of the tournament. In just 9 innings, he has smashed 174 runs at an average of 24.
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ECI Playing 11 (likely)
Joshua van Heerden
The Rocks will surely be hoping to come up with an improved performance both in the batting as well as bowling departments this year in the CSA T20 Challenge. They have some experienced campaigners like Janneman Malan and Pieter Malan in the batting department alongside Christiaan Jonker and Clyde Fortuin. On the other hand, the trio of Ferisco Adams, Ziyaad Abrahams and Siyabonga Mahima will be the key with the ball.
For the Rocks, opening batsman Janneman Malan will surely be a key player to watch out for due to his brilliant performance at the international level in the recent few months. Malan is quite an experienced performer in the South African domestic circuit and has played the game in some challenging conditions. He has racked up seven fifties and two centuries in his T20 career so far at an impressive strike-rate of 135.89.
Rocks’ middle-order batter Clyde Fortuin delivered a remarkable match-winning performance against the Warriors. He composed a sensational unbeaten innings of 104 runs off just 63 balls that included 11 fours and 4 sixes. Fortuin has scored 2 fifties and one century in the shorter form of the game and has played just 45 T20 matches. The right-handed batter has scored nearly 600 runs in T20 cricket and will be looking to give his best here as well.
ROC Playing 11 (likely)
Shaun von Berg
Watch the CSA T20 Cup 2021-22 Live score and streaming on Cricket South Africa’s official YouTube Channel and the FanCode app. All the player stats, details, analysis and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on Cricket South Africa’s official YouTube channel and Fancode. There will a great experience of entertainment. There will be some really talented players in action in this ECI vs ROC match.
The 2021-22 edition of the CSA T20 Cup will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights were not up for grabs as it is a domestic limited-overs tournament played in South Africa and the live streaming will be available only at the online platform which is the Cricket South Africa’s official YouTube channel and FanCode app.
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