SWD vs LIO Dream11 Prediction: In the Match 5 of the CSA T20 Cup 2021-22 season, the South Western Districts will be taking on the Highveld Lions at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on 26 September (Sunday). This will be the first match of the exciting double header Sunday in the CSA T20 Cup and also the third match for both these teams in this ongoing edition of the competition.
Both these sides have faced quite different results in the ongoing edition of the tournament. The South Western Districts have got off to a wonderful start to their campaign as they won both of their first two matches this season against the Northern Cape Heat and Western Province. On the other end, Highveld Lions won an exciting game against Northern Cape Heat in a Super Over encounter, but they lost their first match.
This will be the 5th 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 sides are coming into this match after registering brilliant victories in their last outings and therefore, it will be very much important for the South Western Districts and the Highveld Lions to build on this winning momentum.
Fixture Name: Match 5, South Western Districts vs Highveld Lions
Competition: CSA T20 Cup
Date: 26 September
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SWD (recent last): W W W L L
LIO (recent last): W L W W W
Ground: Diamond Oval, Kimberley
Pitch Report: The wicket at the Diamond Oval in the last match had some grass and it’s felt like a hard wicket with dryness and such wickets have good help for the spinners and batsmen too can get good runs. However, batting first will be the perfect decision after winning the toss. The average first innings total will once again be around the 150-160 mark.
The Highveld Lions are coming into this game after an amazing victory in their previous match and therefore, it will be a calculative move to pick more LIO players in your dream fantasy cricket teams. It will be excellent conditions for batting and thus, pack your teams with as many as batsmen. The likes of Ryan Rickelton, Yaseen Valli, Jean du Plessis and Malusi Siboto are the must picks for this game.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Yaseen Valli, Jean du Plessis, Ryan Rickelton
BATSMEN: Mitchell van Buuren, Andre Malan, Dominic Hendricks
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sisanda Magala, Onke Nyaku
BOWLERS: Herschell America, Malusi Siboto, Lutho Sipamla
The Highveld Lions will start as the favourites to win this match as they are coming into this game after a brilliant win and are also the defending champions. However, the South Western Districts are also high on confidence as they have registered impressive victories in their opening two games. Therefore, it is expected to be an exciting game between two quality teams.
For the South Western Districts, it will be really important to extent their impressive form both with the bat and ball further in this tournament as well. The likes of Yaseen Valli, Jean du Plessis and Heath Richards will once again have to take the responsibility in the batting department. The trio of Herschell America, Onke Nyaku and Travis Ackerman will be their crucial bowlers.
For the South Western Districts, opening batsman Yaseen Valli showed excellent form in the first match of the tournament. Yaseen played a fine innings of 60 runs off 49 balls that included 5 fours and 1 six against the Northern Cape Heat at the same venue. This was also his first half-century in the shortest format of the game and does not have a lot of experience of playing T20 cricket.
South Western Districts captain Jean du Plessis looked in a brilliant touch against the Northern Cape Heat in the previous outing. He smashed a remarkable knock of 69 runs off just 39 balls that consistent of 5 fours and 3 sixes. Jean du Plessis has scored more than 300 runs in his short T20 career comprising of as many as 12 matches. He will once again be a key player to watch out for in this game.
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SWD Playing 11 (likely)
Jean du Plessis
The Highveld Lions will want to continue their excellent batting and bowling performances from the second game against Northern Cape Heat. 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 has got excellent starts in the first two matches this season. He has an excellent record in the shortest format of the game and is a consistent performer in limited-overs cricket. Hendricks has scored nearly 800 T20 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 opening game 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 SWD 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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