NCH vs LIO Dream11 Prediction: In the Match 4 of the CSA T20 Cup 2021-22 season, the Northern Cape Heat will be locking horns with the Highveld Lions at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on 25 September (Saturday). This will be the second match of the exciting double header Saturday in the CSA T20 Cup and also the second match for both these teams in this ongoing edition of the tournament.
Both these teams are coming into this game after suffering disappointing losses in their previous outings. The Northern Cape Heat got off to a poor start in their CSA T20 Cup 2021-22 campaign as they faced a 24-run defeat against South Western Districts. On the other hand, the defending champions Highveld Lions also lost their opening game against Western Province by a heartening margin of 2 runs.
This will be the second consecutive match at the same ground that is at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on a single day of the CSA T20 Cup. Both these teams are coming into this match after losing their respective first game in the ongoing competition and therefore, it will be very much important for the Northern Cape Heat and the Highveld Lions to strike back to winning ways.
Fixture Name: Match 4, National Cape Heat vs Highveld Lions
Competition: CSA T20 Cup
Date: 25 September
Time: 6 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NCH (recent last): L L L W W
LIO (recent last): L W W W L
Ground: Diamond Oval, Kimberley
Pitch Report: The surface at the Diamond Oval will have brilliant conditions for the batters. It will be a competitive pitch with an evenly poised contest between the bat and ball. The average first innings score will be around 150-160 with things getting better for batting as game progresses. However, bowling first will be a good option on this track.
The Northern Cape Heat definitely looked the better team in their opening game of the tournament and thus, it will be a great move to pick more of NCH players in your respective fantasy cricket teams. It will also be a good decision to include more of batsmen to win grand league contests. Ryan Rickelton, Sisanda Magala, Malusi Siboto and Aubrey Swanepoel will be the must pick players in this game.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Ryan Rickelton
BATSMEN: Evan Jones, Jonathan Vandiar, Qaasim Adams, Dominic Hendricks
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sisanda Magala, Aubrey Swanepoel, Ernest Kemm
BOWLERS: Malusi Siboto, Johan van-Dyk, Tshepo Ntuli
The Highveld Lions are the defending champions in the CSA T20 Cup and they are expected to win this match. Highveld Lions have some really good batsmen and bowlers part of their line-up. On the other hand, the Northern Cape Heat will also pose some difficult challenges in front of the opposition in this game. This is expected to be an entertaining and exciting T20 contest.
For the Northern Cape Heat, it will be very much crucial that they come up with consistent performances both in the batting as well as bowling department. The likes of Qaasim Adams, Jonathan Vandiar, Ernest Kemm and Aubrey Swanepoel will be eyeing to do well with the bat. The trio of Beyers Swanepoel, Andrew Rasemene and Johan van Dyk will be crucial with the ball in this game as well.
Northern Cape Heat captain Aubrey Swanepoel got a crucial start of 22 runs off 14 balls in the first match against South Western Districts. He has scored more than 1100 runs with the bat at a strike-rate of 133.53 and has also notched up as many as five half-centuries. Aubrey also has the ability to deliver with the ball as he has picked up 41 wickets at an economy of 7.08. He will now be aiming to play a big innings with the bat in this match.
For the Northern Cape Heat, Evan Jones performed impressively well both with the bat and ball in the first match against South Western Districts. He scored a vital knock of 34 runs off 22 balls that consisted of 5 fours. Jones also picked up the big wicket of Jean du Plessis who scored an excellent half-century. He has a phenomenal strike-rate of more than 175 in his short T20 career so far.
NCH Playing 11 (likely)
Johan van Dyk
The Highveld Lions will want to improve both their batting and bowling performances from the first match against Western Province. The trio of Ryan Rickelton, Dominic Hendricks and Mitchell van Buuren will have to come good in the batting department once again to pick up their first win of the CSA T20 Cup 2021-22 season. On the other side, Lutho Sipamla, Malusi Siboto and Sisanda Magala will be important with the ball in hand.
For the Highveld Lions, Dominic Hendricks scored 17 runs off 16 balls in the last game. He has an excellent record in the shortest format of the game and is a consistent performer in limited-overs cricket. Hendricks has smashed more than 700 runs at an average of 33.21. He has already notched up five crucial half-centuries in his T20 career. Thus, Hendricks will now be hoping to play a big knock in this game
Highveld Lions skipper Ryan Rickelton smashed a remarkable innings of 53 runs off 31 balls that included 4 sixes and 3 fours in the last match against Western Province. He has always done really well with the bat in the Twenty20 format and has notched up more than 900 runs at a strike-rate of nearly 125. In 45 T20 matches, Rickelton has smacked a wonderful total of 6 half-centuries.
LIO Playing 11 (likely)
Mitchell van Buuren
Watch the CSA T20 Cup 2021-22 Live score and streaming on Cricket South Africa’s official YouTube Channel. 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. There will a great experience of entertainment. There will be some really talented players in action in this NCH vs LIO 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.
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