The second game of the day and the 20th match of the competition will witness Cape Cobras and Knights going head-to-head at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein. As the tournament is has reached into tits last week of the league stages, it is becoming more and more essential for teams to deliver and make it big in the time left.
Knights who haven’t won a single game so far would be eyeing to win their remaining games in the competition to possess themselves a chance of finishing among the top 4. A loss here will definitely put a full-stop to their campaign for this year.
Meanwhile, there is no big concern for Cape Cobras as they are perfectly placed at the second spot in the points table with 4 wins and 2 loss from 6 games. They are one luck side as none of there matches have been abandoned or washed-out due to rain.
The previous meeting between the two sides in this season took place at the Newlands in Cape Town where the home side Cape Cobras escaped with a narrow win by 5 runs courtesy a man of the match worthy performance from all-rounder Vernon Philander who blasted an unbeaten 30 off just 15 deliveries which included 4 sixes batting down the order.
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
22nd April, 06:00 PM IST
Knights Playing 11 –
Petrus van Biljon(c), Gerald Coetzee, Patrick Kruger, Andries Gous(w), Ryan McLaren, Raynard van Tonder, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Ottniel Baartman, Grant Mokoena, Tshepo Ntuli, Eddie Leie
Cape Cobras Playing11 –
Rory Kleinveldt(c), David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne(w), Nkululeko Serame, Jason Smith, Janneman Malan, Aviwe Mgijima, Ferisco Adams, George Linde, Tladi Bokako, Vernon Philander
Wicket-keeper: Among the two, K Verreynne will be the option to bank upon.
Batsmen: Janneman Malan, D Bedingham, G Mokoena, Rv Tonder are the reliable bets here.
All-rounders: Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander will be the all-rounder options. George Linde is a safe bet as well.
Bowlers: Rory Klienveldt, S v Schalkwyk, T Bokako, G Coetzee are considerable picks in this facet.