ECI vs WAR Dream11 Prediction: In the Match 18 of the CSA T20 Cup 2021 season, the Eastern Cape Iinyathi will be locking horns with the Warriors at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on 6 October (Wednesday). This will be the second game in the entertaining double header day in the ongoing edition of the tournament and also just the third match for both these teams.
Both these sides are coming into this game after witnessing similar fortunes unfold so far in the ongoing edition of the competition. The Eastern Cape Iinyathi started off their campaign on a brilliant note with an amazing 8-wicket victory over the Limpopo Impalas but then they lost their most recent game by 18 runs against Rocks. On the other hand, Warriors have also won one match and lost one game so far this season.
This is the sixth 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 18, Eastern Cape Iinyathi vs Warriors
Competition: CSA T20 Cup
Date: 6 October
Time: 6 PM IST
Ground: Diamond Oval, Kimberley
Pitch Report: The wicket at the Diamond Oval will once again offer a batting-friendly pitch as seen in the previous two games. A belter of a wicket is expected for this game and things will be difficult for the bowlers. The dew factor will come into play as the game progresses and thus, chasing will be easier. Thus, bowling first will be the perfect decision after winning the toss. The average first innings total will remain around the 150-160 mark.
It will be a good move to pick a mixed combination of both Eastern Cape Iinyathi and Warriors 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 Matthew Breetzke, Wihan Lubbe, JJ Smuts and Mncedisi Malika remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Mncedisi Malika
BATTERS: Matthew Breetzke, Wihan Lubbe, Lesiba Ngoepe
ALL-ROUNDERS: Jason Niemand, JJ Smuts, Clayton Bosch
BOWLERS: Thandolwethu Mnyaka, Gideon Peters, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Glenton Stuurman
The Warriors will surely have the upper hand in this match due to their amazing collective performance in their opening win against the Limpopo Impalas. Warriors 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
For the Warriors, it will be really important to come up with a better effort both with the bat and ball from the start of the ongoing tournament. They have some really talented players in the squad who will be quite excited to give their very best. The likes of JJ Smuts, Lesiba Ngoepe and Matthew Breetzke will have to take the responsibility in the batting department and all of them have to perform well on regular basis. The trio of Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Glenton Stuurman and Tiaan van Vuuren will be their crucial bowlers.
For the Warriors, all-rounder JJ Smuts played a fine innings of 47 runs off 35 balls in the last match that comprised of 4 fours and 2 sixes. JJ Smuts has performed impressively well especially with the bat in the Twenty20 format over the years. He has scored more than 3000 runs that includes 17 fifties and 3 centuries. Smuts has also picked up 86 wickets at an economy of 6.89.
Warriors’ Wihan Lubbe can contribute excellently well both in the batting as well bowling department. He has done well in a short T20 career as an all-rounder in just 50 T20 matches. Wihan has scored nearly 1000 runs at a strike-rate of 137.27. He has smashed four half-centuries and one hundred in the shorter form of the game. He also has the ability to deliver with the ball picking 16 wickets at an economy of less than 7.
WAR Playing 11 (likely)
Tiaan van Vuuren
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 WAR 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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