WAR vs CC Preview:
Warriors and Cape Cobras will face each other in the 29th Match of the ongoing season. The Cobras have had a disastrous season and have lost seven matches. The Cobras have managed to win just two games and are at last spot with only eight points in nine games. The game against Warrior is a dead rubber for Cobras, who have no chance of qualifying for the playoffs.
However, the game is a crucial match for Warriors who are still into the fray for qualification to the playoff. The Warriors are currently on 3rd spot and are occupying one of the playoff spots. The format of the tournament ensures that Warriors have secured a place for semi-finals. However, a victory in this game will decide their opposition in the semi-final. A loss will see them facing Dolphins in the semi-final, whereas a win will mean that they go head to head against Lions in the semi-final.
Match: 29th Match
Momentum Cup 2020
Date: Monday, 14th March 2020
Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: Buffalo Park, East London
Head to Head:
Cobras have had a torrid season and will be facing Warriors in the last match. Ironically they started their campaign against the same team in the 3rd match of the tournament. Cape Cobra won that match against Warriors by 31 runs to ensure a bright start. However, things have been downhill since then as they lost eight of their nine games.
Strength: The name of Zubayr Hamza pretty much defines the strength of Cobras of this season. Zubayr Hamza is tandem with Pieter Malan has saved the team on various occasions from utter humiliation and is arguably the only silver lining for this season. Whereas, the strength of Warriors lies in the teamwork which the team has portrayed several times this season. The team has as many as five players to score more than 200 runs who have maintained a better average than 35. Whenever the team has found itself in danger, one or the other hands have been raised to save the team.
Weaknesses: The biggest weakness for the Cobras team this season is the visible lack of quality bowling. No bowler other than Nitni has taken more than eight wickets in the season. The lack of wickets has left the Cobras into a mix. The only visible weakness for the Warriors team on the hand is an apparent lack of match winners who can change the game single handedly.
The betting odds for the 29th match between the Warriors and Cape Cobras have favored the Warriors side. The Warriors team has already qualified for the semi-finals, whereas the Cobras are the only team to be knocked out of the tournament before the final day. They have lost eight of their past nine games, which have made their opposition favorites for the today match prediction.
Bet365: Warriors: 1.61, Cape Cobras: 2.30
Betway: Warriors: 1.57, Cape Cobras: 2.25
Edward Moore: The Warriors skipper has scored 313 runs in six matches
Stephan Tait: 12 wickets in seven games
Mathew Breetzke: 223 runs in six matches.
Zubayr Hamza: 534 runs from nine matches.
Thando Ntini: 13 wickets in eight matches.
Pieter Malan: 351 runs nine matches.
The fantasy cricket team for the game between Warriors and Cape Cobras will be an exciting one. Both the teams have some excellent individual performers who make a strong case for their selection on any fantasy cricket side. The likes of Edward Moore and Pieter Malan should be two players who should be an automatic selection in the team. Both have scored heaps of runs. Another automatic selection and probably one of the prominent captaincy choices should be Zubayr Hamza. Hamza has scored lots of runs in the tournament and makes a strong case for a multiplier in front of his name. The likes of Stephan Tait and Thando Nitni should be selected as bowling options for this match.