Cape Cobras will be pumped up with their recent success when they face Knights in the 13th match of the CSA T20 Challenge 2019. The match will be held at the beautiful PCC Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town. The match will be played on April 16 and will start at 9:30 PM IST, 6:00 PM Local.
Cape Cobras are leading the points table with 13 points to their name in this competition. They have played four matches and have won three out of them. Their last fixture was against Dolphins at home which they won by eight runs. After scoring 152 runs, Cobras’ bowling line-up showed discipline and accuracy to restrict Dolphins to 144.
Knights have had a terrible start to this tournament and are yet to claim a win. They have played four matches and lost two out of them while the other two were abandoned due to rain. One such abandoned match was their previous encounter against Titans. Batting first, Titans were off to a good start and had scored 136 runs from 17 overs when the rain came in and spoiled the entire match.
CC vs KTS Squads
Cape Cobras: Janneman Malan, Hashim Amla, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne(w), Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Vernon Philander, Rory Kleinveldt(c), Nkululeko Serame, Dane Paterson, Tladi Bokako, Dane Piedt, Ferisco Adams, Dayyaan Galiem, Zubayr Hamza, Simon Khomari, Pieter Malan, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Jason Smith, Lizaad Williams, Akhona Mnyaka
Knights: Patrick Kruger, Andries Gous(w), Raynard van Tonder, Petrus van Biljon(c), Grant Mokoena, Ryan McLaren, Gerald Coetzee, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Eddie Leie, Tshepo Ntuli, Ottniel Baartman, Mbulelo Budaza, Corne Dry, Luthando Mnyanda, Keegan Petersen, Zakhele Qwabe, Rudi Second, Aubrey Swanepoel, Thandolwethu Mnyaka
CC vs KTS Team News
Cape Cobras: There is no update of any injury within the Cobras camp which is a positive sign for them. Other than this, they are expected to carry on with the winning combination.
Predicted 11: Hashim Amla, Vernon Philander, Rory Kleinveldt (c), Dane Paterson, Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Tladi Bokako, Nkululeko Serame, Janneman Malan, David Bedingham
Knights: Even though the weather has disappointed them time and again this season, their spirits are likely to broken. If there is no injury within the side, Knights are likely to continue with the same XI.
Predicted 11: Ryan McLaren, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Eddie Leie, Petrus van Biljon (c), Grant Mokoena, Tshepo Ntuli , Patrick Kruger, Andries Gous (wk), Ottniel Baartman, Raynard van Tonder, Gerald Coetzee
CC vs KTS Pitch Report:
The Newlands pitch has had its moments in this competition but it hasn’t really been great for batting. Slightly slow in nature, the surface could challenge batsmen from both sides in this match while the bowlers could have a good time bowling on this pitch.
K Verreynne has been pivotal for the success of Cape Cobras in recent times. He was successful in MSL late last year for Cape Town Blitz and has carried his form to the other domestic competitions as well.
Hashim Amla found some runs in the previous game after being out of form for some time. J Malan scored a century a few days back in this competition and has a good T20 record. D Bedingham has been quite consistent for Cobras in this competition. KTS’ P van Biljion is a good batsman with experience and responsibility of leading the side.
Vernon Philander and G Linde are good choices from the Cobras’ bench in this category. R McLaren and P Kruger are top picks from the Knights’ team.
R Kleinveldt and Dane Paterson have been the best bowlers for Cape Cobras this year having picked up seven and four wickets respectively. S van Schalkwyk is the top bowler for Knights and has picked three wickets this year. O Baartman picked up two wickets in the previous game for Knights.