Dolphins will aim to make a comeback in the CSA T20 Challenge 2019 when they take on Warriors at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on April 17. The 14th match of the tournament will start at 9:30 PM IST.
Dolphins haven’t had the best starts to the tournament as they are lying at the fifth position on the points table with six points to their name. They have played four matches, won one and lost two while another one was called off due to rain. They lost their previous match against Cape Cobras by just eight runs.
Warriors are just about in the top four with eight points to their name. They have played four matches, won one, lost one while two of their matches have been called off due to the rain. In fact, their last fixture was also called off due to rain. They batted first against Lions and managed to score 155 for 5 in 18.4 overs when the rain arrived and played spoilsport.
DOL vs WAR Squads
Dolphins: Sarel Erwee, Morne van Wyk(w), Cody Chetty, Khaya Zondo(c), Marques Ackerman, Sibonelo Makhanya, Robbie Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Lwandiswa Zuma, Daryn Dupavillon, Mthokozisi Shezi, Senuran Muthusamy, Eathan Bosch, Kerwin Mungroo
Warriors: Gihahn Cloete, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts(c), Sinethemba Qeshile(w), Lesiba Ngoepe, Marco Marais, Onke Nyaku, Andrew Birch, Jade de Klerk, Lutho Sipamla, Sisanda Magala, Christiaan Jonker, Clyde Fortuin, Yaseen Vallie, Thomas Kaber
DOL vs WAR Team News
Dolphins: The fact that they suffered a very close loss in the previous match won’t be playing on the minds of the team management. They are unlikely to change their XI until and unless there is an injury.
Predicted 11: Sarel Erwee, Morne van Wyk(w), Cody Chetty, Khaya Zondo(c), Marques Ackerman, Sibonelo Makhanya, Robbie Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Lwandiswa Zuma, Daryn Dupavillon
Warriors: The Warriors will aim to continue with the same XI even for this match against the Dolphins. There is no update of any injury within the side.
Predicted 11: Gihahn Cloete, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts(c), Marco Marais, Sinethemba Qeshile(w), Lesiba Ngoepe, Onke Nyaku, Andrew Birch, Jade de Klerk, Lutho Sipamla, Sisanda Magala
DOL vs WAR pitch report
Average 1st innings score in Durban in this tournament: 146
Average 2nd innings score in Durban in this tournament: 138
The wicket in Durban has been slow and have assisted the spinners during the middle overs. Quality pacers have also enjoyed bowling on this turf. It is likely to continue that way itself and a score of 150 could be challenging for the other team to chase.
Morne van Wyk of Dolphins hasn’t been in the best of forms but he scored a 40+ score couple of matches ago. He has a lot of experience of playing T20 and especially on the surface in Durban. He is a good choice as the captain.
G Cloete of WAR is a fantastic opening batsman with a match-winning score of 40+ earlier this tournament. He is a good choice as the vice-captain.
Khaya Zondo of Dolphins had scored a good fifty in his side’s previous match, so he seems to be in form. M Ackerman has been good with the bat for Dolphins as well. C Chetty is also good batsmen.
JJ Smuts is the captain and the probably the most important of Warriors who have the ability to turn the match around his side’s favour any moment.
S Makhanya is a fine all-rounder from the Dolphins’ squad.
Andrew Birch and L Sipamla are two quality bowlers from the Warriors’ side who can do the damage with the ball on this wicket in Durban.
Keshav Maharaj has been bowling economical spells for the Dolphins in this tournament. These are his figures in his last three outings: 0-16, 1-16 and 1-20. He has bowled four overs in each match. P Subrayen has picked five wickets in his three innings of bowling so far at a very economical rate.