East London, March 01, Friday at 05:00 PM IST
After securing their maiden win in the last encounter against Titans, Highveld Lions would be looking to gain some momentum when they face off Warriors in their next clash at Buffalo Park, East London on Friday evening. The clash is set to begin at 05:00 PM IST.
Prior to the clash with Titans on Wednesday, Lions were winless in the tournament and were placed at the bottom. After winning the toss, Lions opted to bowl first and got a hefty target of 310 runs to chase down. The run-chase was powered by skipper Temba Bavuma's unbeaten 117 well complimented by Reeza Hendricks (95) at the top and Rassie van der Dussen (46*) in the middle. Lions chased down the target with 8 wickets in hand and 18 balls to spare.
Earlier, Dean Elgar (137) and skipper Heinrich Klassen (82) guided Titan to 309-7 after being reduced to 27-3 in the tenth over. The 8 wickets massive win helped the Lions to grab the fourth position in the ladder, while the Titans slipped to the fifth spot.
Warriors are sitting at the top of the table with three wins and one no result in a total of four outings. They started their campaign with 3 wickets win over Cape Cobras and secured 14 runs win over Knights and 8 wickets win over Dolphins in the last two encounters. Their second encounter against Lions ended in a no result due to rain playing the spoilsport.
Warriors would be hoping to continue their winning streak and retain the top spot when they take on Lions tomorrow at East London.
Warriors- W, W, NR, W
Highveld Lions- W, L, NR, NR, L
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The probable WAR vs HL playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper- Sinethemba Qeshile
Batsmen- Gihahn Cloete, Matthew Breetzke, Lesiba Ngoepe
All-rounder- JJ Smuts (c), Colin Ackermann, Onke Nyaku
Bowlers- Anrich Nortje, Andrew Birch, Sisanda Magala, Lutho Sipamla
Highveld Lions –
Wicketkeeper- Nicky van den Bergh
Batsmen- Temba Bavuma (c), R Rickelton
All-rounder- Kagiso Rapulana, D Potgieter
Bowlers- Nandre Burger, Bjorn Fortuin, Aaron Phangiso, Malusi Siboto
Delano Potgieter, Craig Alexander, Ryan Rickelton, Nandre Burger, Bjorn Fortuin, Mangaliso Mosehle, Nono Pongolo, Kagiso Rapulana, A Phangiso, M Siboto and Nicky Van Den Bergh,T Bavuma
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Warriors fantasy picks-
G Cloete with 209 runs in 4 innings is the top scorer from the side
M Breetzke has scored 117 runs in 4 innings and is another key contributor with the bat
Sisanda Magala, L Simpala and Andrew Birch will be the key in bowling
S Magala – 6 wickets || L Simpala – 4 wickets || A Birch – 4 wickets
Lions fantasy picks-
Reeza Hendricks, R van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius and Wian Mulder are highly risky for today clash
With 3 scalps apiece, BC Fortuin and N Burger will be the key in bowling
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