Johannesburg, May 01, Wednesday at 03:30 PM IST
Powered by Ryan Rickelton's 47-balls 74, Highveld Lions secured the top spot in the CSA T20 Challenge table after knocking out the reigning champions Multiply Titans out of the competition by a 4 wicket win on Sunday. They will now square off at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg against Dolphins in the first semi-final to be played tomorrow noon.
With 28 points coming off five wins and two defeats in ten outings, Highveld Lions have managed the top spot in the ladder. Three of their encounters have ended in no result due to rain playing spoilsport. They have managed tow back to back wins over Cape Cobras and Titans and a hat-trick of win will secure them a spot in the final.
When last time both the teams met in Durban, Lions turned out to be victorious by 18 runs. Can they make it a double over Dolphins to grab the final spot?
Dolphins, on the other hand, have finished fourth in the table with 21 points coming off three wins and three defeats in ten encounters. They two have won their last two encounters against Warriors and Cape Cobras and the third win on the trot will book a place for them in the final.
The match will start at 03:30 PM IST at noon.
Lions – W, W, L, NR, NR
Dolphins – W, W, NR, NR, L
Johannesburg is amongst one of the truest wickets in South Africa. The average first innings score at the venue is 164. So, a total of 175-190 can be easily expected in the first innings.
Avg 1st inn score: 164
Avg 2nd inn score: 151
Highest Total: 236/6 (19.2 Ov) by WI vs RSA
Lowest Total: 105/10 (19.4 Ov) by SLW vs RSAW
Highest Chased: 236/6 (19.2 Ov) by WI vs RSA
Lowest Defended: 153/7 (20 Ov) by RSA vs PAK
The probable HL vs DOL playing 11 is listed below.
Highveld Lions –
Nono Pongolo, Bjorn Fortuin, Wiaan Mulder, Migael Pretorius, Aaron Phangiso, Lizaad Williams, Temba Bavuma (c), Dwaine Pretorius, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton (wk)
Sibonelo Makhanya, Daryn Dupavillon, Morne van Wyk (wk), Cody Chetty, Keshav Maharaj, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Robbie Frylinck, Prenelan Subrayen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Khaya Zondo (c), Senuran Muthusamy
Highveld Lions -Not announced yet
Dolphins -Sarel Erwee, Morné van Wyk, Cody Chetty, Khaya Zondo (c), Marques Ackerman, Andile Phehlukwayo, Rob Frylinck, Sibz Makhanya, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Daryn Dupavillon, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Mthokozisi Shezi, Senuran Muthusamy.
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Highveld Lions fantasy picks –
Ryan Rickelton, R v der Dussen, T Bavuma and R Hendricks are the top run-scorer for the side
R Van der Dussen and R Rickelton are in good touch and have amassed 200+ runs in the tournament so far
With 11 scalps, BC Fortuin is the leading wicket-taker for the side
A Phangiso, W Mulder and M Siboto are the other crucial bowlers in the side
Dolphins fantasy picks-
With 144 runs in 6 innings, M van Wyk is the leading run scorer for the side
C Chetty, V v Jaarsveld, R Frylinck and Khaya Zondo are amongst the runs for the side
P Subrayen has bagged 9 wickets in total while R Frylinck has 8 scalps in his bag
D Dupavillon – 6 wickets & K Maharaj – 5 wickets are the other two key bowlers in the side
Wicket-keeper – R Rickleton
Batsmen – V v Jaarsveld, C Chetty, T Bavuma, R v der Dussen, R Hendricks
All-rounders – D Pretorius, W Mulder
Bowlers – R Frylinck, P Subrayen, B Fortuin
Captain choices: R Rickleton, R v der Dussen, R Hendricks, R v der Dussen
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