As the fight for the vacancies in the South African World Cup squad intensifies with each passing day, the Momentum One Day Cup 2019 sees two formidable sides in Warriors and Dolphins face each other with a place in the final on the offering.
Both teams welcome the likes of Lutho Sipalma and Andile Phehlukwayo to their camps and would rearing to have a go at the Titans and contend for bragging rights in the Final. With a must-watch game promising to unfold at the Kingsmead, here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team.
Squads to choose from
Sarel Erwee, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Marques Ackerman, Dane Vilas, Khaya Zondo (C), Sibz Makhanya, Senuran Muthusamy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Eathan Bosch, Okuhle Cele, Prenelan Subrayen, Lwandiswa Zuma, Daryn Dupavillon
JJ Smuts(C), Gihahn Cloete, Lesiba Ngoepe, Lutho Sipamla, Andrew Birch, Sisanda Magala, O Nyaku, Yaseen Vallie, Sinethemba Qeshile, J de Klerk, Marco Marais, S Langa, Thomas Kaber
Playing XI Updates
Andile Phehlukwayo returns to the Dolphins set up who have momentum on their side with good performances in the last games. With Sarel Erwee and Vaughn van Jaarsveld in good nick, Dolphins look fairly settled in all departments with the arrival of Phehlukwayo. Okuhle Cele has been their standout bowler of late and will be expected to come up with another good performance on Thursday.
Possible XI: Erwee, Jaarsveld, Ackerman, Vilas(WK), Zondo(C), Phehlukwayo, Muthusamy, Maharaj, Cele, Subrayen and Makhanya/Bosch.
Sinethemba Qeshile and Lutho Sipamla, who featured in the recently concluded T20 series against the Sri Lankans. After a mid-season crisis, the Warriors were just about able to sneak into the semi-finals but would be fairly confident of their chances come Thursday.
Possible XI: Cloete, Breetzke, Smuts(C), Qeshile(WK), Ngoepe, Marais, Vallie, Birch, Sipamla, Magala and Nyaku/de Klerk.
Dolphins vs Warriors, Momentum One Day Cup 2019, Semi-final 2
28th March 2019, 5:00 PM IST
The previous match in Durban saw the Titans score exactly 300 against the Dolphins, indicating a good surface with help on offer for the bowlers as well. Pace and bounce offered by the wicket should keep the pacers interested throughout the game.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: With Dane Vilas and Sinethemba Qeshile available for this match, it should be the experienced Vilas who should get the nod over the latter with the former South African Test keeper due for a big one against the Warriors.
Batsmen: Sarel Erwee and Matthew Breetzke are the in-form batsmen for their respective sides, making them must have players for this contest. The likes of Marco Marais and Vaughn van Jaarsveld are also good choices with their ability to strike boundaries at will and could prove to be handy.
All-rounders: JJ Smuts is one of the most consistent players in the South African circuit and is an invaluable asset to the fantasy team. Along with him, Andile Phehlukwayo and Senuran Muthusamy are viable options as well.
Bowlers: Two of Lutho Sipamla, Andrew Birch and Sisanda Magala is a must while Keshav Maharaj or Okuhle Cele could prove to be a worthwhile option if chosen for this match.
Captain: JJ Smuts with his all-round abilities and big match experience is the perfect captaincy material. He is the best possible option for captain along with the likes of Dane Vilas and Andile Phehlukwayo.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Dane Vilas(WK), Sarel Erwee, Matthew Breetzke, Marco Marais, Yaseen Vallie, JJ Smuts, Andile Phehlukwayo, Senuran Muthusamy, Okuhle Cele, Lutho Sipamla and Andrew Birch. Captain: JJ Smuts
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Dane Vilas (WK), Matthew Breetzke, Sarel Erwee, Marques Ackerman, Yaseen Vallie, JJ Smuts, Senuran Muthusamy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Okuhle Cele, Lutho Sipamla and Sisanda Magala. Captain: Andile PhehlukwayoPublished 27 Mar 2019, 23:50 IST