ES vs NWD Dream11 Prediction: In the Match 24 of the CSA T20 Cup 2021, the Eastern Storm will be taking on the North West Dragons at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on 10 October (Sunday). This will be the second game in the entertaining double header day in the ongoing edition of the tournament and also just the third match for both these teams this season.
Both these sides are coming into this game after witnessing different results in their previous outings. The Eastern Storm started off their campaign in this ongoing tournament on a superb note having registered a convincing 8-wicket win over South Africa Under 19 and then they lost their second game to Dolphins. On the other hand, the North West Dragons have been in fabulous form as they have managed to win both of their games so far.
This is the final match of the Pool C in this CSA T20 Cup 2021 season that comprises of four teams namely Dolphins, North West Dragons, Eastern Storm and South Africa Under 19. It will be really important for both these sides to play with the best of their abilities from the opening stages of this competition. They also have some really talented players in their respective line-ups.
Fixture Name: Match 24, Eastern Storm vs North West Districts
Competition: CSA T20 Cup
Date: 10 October
Time: 6 PM IST
Ground: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Pitch Report: The Mangaung Oval will once again offer a batting-friendly pitch as seen in the previous two games. A belter of a wicket is expected for this game and things will be difficult for the bowlers. The dew factor will come into play as the game progresses and thus, it will be a safe option to win the toss and opt to bowl first. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
It will be a good move to pick a mixed combination of both Eastern Storm and North West Districts players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. It will be a good decision to include more of batters and bowlers to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Matthew Arnold, Grant Thomson, Danie Rossouw and Senuran Muthusamy remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Danie Rossouw
BATTERS: Grant Thomson, Jurie Snyman, Eben Botha, Lesego Senokwane
ALL-ROUNDERS: Matthew Arnold, Senuran Muthusamy, Shaylen Pillay
BOWLERS: Khwezi Gumede, Tumelo Tlhokwe, Eldred Hawken
The North West Districts will surely have the upper hand in this match due to their players being much more experienced as compared to the opposition. Therefore, the North West Districts are likely to win this game. On the other hand, it will also be a big chance for the Eastern Storm to continue their superb form as they did in the first game and would be keen to register their second win in the ongoing edition of the tournament.
For the Eastern Storm, it will be really important to perform well both in the batting as well as bowling department right from their starting matches in this CSA T20 Cup 2021 season. The likes of Grant Thomson, Matthew Arnold, Danie Rossouw and Gionne Koopman will be their mainstays in the batting department. On the other hand, the trio of Clayton August, Khwezi Gumede and Armand Erasmus will form part of the bowling attack.
Eastern Storm’s all-rounder Matthew Arnold has performed decently well both in the batting as well as bowling departments so far in the shortest format of the game. He has scored as many as 334 runs while playing in 27 matches at an impressive strike-rate of 122.34. Matthew Arnold has also smashed two fifty-plus scores. He has taken 33 wickets at an economy of 7.13 in T20 cricket.
For the Eastern Storm, Grant Thomson will be a key player to watch out for in this ongoing competition. He has fine capabilities to deliver immensely well both with the bat and ball. Grant Thomson has smashed more than 900 runs in the Twenty20 format at a brilliant strike-rate of 127.62. He has also picked up 21 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 7.49.
ES Playing 11 (likely)
For the North West Dragons, it will be really important to grab the momentum right from the start of this CSA T20 Cup 2021 season both in the batting as well as bowling department. The trio of Eben Botha, Senuran Muthusamy and Wesley Marshall will have to take that extra responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, the likes of Eldred Hawken, Lwandiswa Zuma and Caleb Seleka will be playing a significant role with the ball.
For the North West Dragons, Senuran Muthusamy will be a key performer in the ongoing edition of the tournament due to his amazing abilities both with the bat and ball. He has taken a total of 10 wickets in the last 4 competitive matches. Muthusamy has notched up more than 500 runs in the shortest format of the game that includes as many as three fifty-plus scores. He has also taken 24 wickets at an economy of 6.02.
North West Dragons opening batter Eben Botha looked in a fine touch in the opening encounter against Dolphins. He contributed with an amazing cameo knock of 41 runs off only 17 balls that included 6 fours and 2 sixes. This was his first-ever T20 match, however, he has played a decent amount of first-class and List A games. Eben Botha has a brilliant List A record with an average of nearly 45.
NWD Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the CSA T20 Cup 2021-22 Live score and streaming on Cricket South Africa’s official YouTube Channel and the FanCode app. 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 and Fancode. There will a great experience of entertainment. There will be some really talented players in action in this ES vs NWD 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 and FanCode app.
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