ES vs DOL Dream11 Prediction: In the Match 22 of the CSA T20 Cup 2021 season, the Eastern Storm will be crossing swords with the Dolphins on 9 October (Saturday) at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein. 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 this season.
Both these sides are coming into this game after facing quite similar results in their previous outings. The Eastern Storm started off their CSA T20 Cup 2021 campaign in a brilliant manner as they registered a sensational 8-wicket victory against South Africa Under 19 team in their first match. On the other hand, the Dolphins defeated North West Dragons in their opening match this season.
This is the fourth match of the Pool C in this CSA T20 Cup 2021 season that comprises of four teams namely Dolphins, North West Dragons, Eastern Storm and South Africa Under 19. It will be really important 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 22, Eastern Storm vs Dolphins
Competition: CSA T20 Cup
Date: 9 October
Time: 6 PM IST
Ground: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Pitch Report: The Mangaung 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, it will be a safe option to win the toss and opt to bowl first. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
It will be a good move to pick a mixed combination of both Eastern Storm and Dolphins players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. 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 Arnold, Jason Smith and Grant Thomson and Sarel Erwee remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Grant Roelofsen, Danie Rossouw
BATTERS: Grant Thomson, Sarel Erwee, Jurie Snyman
ALL-ROUNDERS: Matthew Arnold, Jason Smith, Prenelan Subrayen
BOWLERS: Khwezi Gumede, Ottneil Baartman, Daryn Dupavillon
The Eastern Storm will surely have the upper hand in this match due to their players being much more experienced as compared to the opposition. Therefore, the Eastern Storm are likely to win this game. On the other hand, it will also be a big chance for the Dolphins to continue their superb form as they did in the previous game and would be keen to register their second win in the ongoing edition of the tournament.
For the Eastern Storm, it will be really important to perform well both in the batting as well as bowling department right from their starting matches in this CSA T20 Cup 2021 season. The likes of Grant Thomson, Matthew Arnold, Danie Rossouw and Gionne Koopman will be their mainstays in the batting department. On the other hand, the trio of Clayton August, Khwezi Gumede and Armand Erasmus will form part of the bowling attack.
Eastern Storm’s all-rounder Matthew Arnold has performed decently well both in the batting as well as bowling departments so far in the shortest format of the game. He has scored as many as 334 runs while playing in 27 matches at an impressive strike-rate of 122.34. Matthew Arnold has also smashed two fifty-plus scores. He has taken 33 wickets at an economy of 7.13 in T20 cricket.
For the Eastern Storm, Grant Thomson will be a key player to watch out for in this ongoing competition. He has fine capabilities to deliver immensely well both with the bat and ball. Grant Thomson has smashed more than 900 runs in the Twenty20 format at a brilliant strike-rate of 127.62. He has also picked up 21 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 7.49.
ES Playing 11 (likely)
The Dolphins will surely be hoping to continue their brilliant work both in the batting as well as bowling departments as they did in the last edition of the tournament. The likes of Sarel Erwee, Khaya Zondo, Keegan Peterson and Jason Smith will once again have to play significant role in the batting department. On the other hand, the trio of Daryn Dupavillon, Kerwin Mungroo and Khaya Zondo will form part of the bowling attack.
Dolphins opening batter Sarel Erwee has performed impressively well in the domestic circuit across different formats whenever he has had that opportunity. The left-hander is very much high on confidence after scoring an excellent hundred in his last competitive game. Sarel has smashed more than 1300 runs in his T20 career at a strike-rate of 123.51. He has also notched up 8 half-centuries and 1 hundred in the shorter format.
For the Dolphins, all-rounder Jason Smith has performed really well both in the batting as well as bowling department across different formats of the game. He has been in an amazing form in the recent while having scored a total of 140 runs and also picked up as many as 5 wickets in the last 5 matches. Jason Smith has scored more than 700 runs while playing in 38 T20 matches and also taken 19 wickets at an economy of 8.85.
DOL Playing 11 (Likely)
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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 ES vs DOL 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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