After unfavourable starts to their campaign in CSA T20 openers, Lions and Knights would be looking for first points in the competition. Lions would consider themselves unlucky after the could not finish the game against Cobras, losing by a meagre margin of 5 runs.
Knights, on the other hand, suffered a loss in their first game of the tournament. Their second game against Warriors was washed out due to rain without a ball being bowled. Both the sides would want to play their best cricket looking to open their account.
Where and when:
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
12 April at 9:30 PM IST
Head-to-head (last 5 T20s)
Lions – 1, Knights – 2, No result – 2
Knights have released their squad for the fixture.
Lions’ squad has not been out yet.
HL Playing 11
Wicket-keeper – Ryan Rickelton
Batsmen – Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma
All-rounder – Wihan Lubbe, Dwaine Pretorius, Wiaan Mulder
Bowlers – Bjorn Fortuin, Aaron Phangiso, Malusi Siboto, Beuran Hendricks
KTS Playing 11
Wicket-keeper – Andries Gous
Batsmen – Grant Mokoena, Petrus van Biljon
All-rounder – Patrick Kruger, Ryan McLaren
Bowlers -Eddie Leie, Thandolwethu Mnyaka, Shadley van Schalkwyk
Lions T20 squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen – Vice Captain, Nandre Burger, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Dominic Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Wihan Lubbe, Mangaliso Mosehle, Wiaan Mulder, Aaron Phangiso, Nono Pongolo, Delano Potgieter, Dwaine Pretorius, Migael Pretorius, Kagiso Rapulana, Ryan Rickelton, Malusi Siboto and Nicky van den Bergh.
Knights T20 squad: Andries Gous, Patrick Kruger, Raynard van Tonder, Pite van Biljon, Grant Mokoena, Ryan Mclaren, Gerald Coetsee, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Ottniel Baartman, Thandolwethu Mnyaka, Eddie Leie, Marco Jansen and Tshepo Ntuli
Lions fantasy picks: Rickelton and Bavuma were brilliant with the bat in the side’s first game and the onus will be on the two once again to lead the charge. Fortuin and Mulder picked two wickets in the last and would come out confident here.
Knights fantasy picks: Mokoena will be the man to watch out for with the bat for Knights. With the ball, SC van Schalkwyk returned with 2/23 in the first outing and can repeat the performance here.
Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update of the HL vs KTS Dream11 Prediction.