In spite of a valiant performance in their previous game, the Cobras were undone by South African all-rounder, Andile Phehlukwayo, who left them reeling in the death. A quick turnover sees the Cobras face the Lions as they seek to keep pace with the Dolphins and Warriors, sitting pretty at the top of the table.
Lions, themselves have been undone by rain in both their home games leaving them with no wins from their three games so far. With a win crucial for both side in the context of the league table, fantasy players are set to relish the encounter between the likes of Reeza Hendricks and Dane Paterson on Sunday.
Squads to choose from
Dane Piedt, David Bedingham, Tladi Bokako, Isaac Dikgale, Jean-Paul Duminy, Zubayr Hamza, George Linde, Janneman Malan, Pieter Malan, Akhona Mnyaka, Dane Paterson, Jason Smith, Kyle Verreynne, Rory Kleinveldt, Aviwe Mgijima
Craig Alexander, Stephen Cook, Bjorn Fortuin, Dominic Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Beuran Hendricks, Wihan Lubbe, Mangaliso Mosehle, Aaron Phangiso, Dwaine Pretorius, Migael Pretorius, Omphile Ramela, Kagiso Rapulana, Ryan Rickelton, Malusi Siboto, Nicky van den Bergh, Rassie van der Dussen, Nandre Burger, Wiaan Mulder, Nono Pongolo
Playing XI Updates
JP Duminy's fitness is still in doubt with the veteran still said to experience trouble with his throwing arm while fielding. His imminent return to the side could provide a boost to the Cobras fortunes with his experience in the international circuit. Kyle Verreynne is in the form of his life with three consecutive scores over fifty so far and will again be key in the middle phase of the innings. Akhona Mnyaka has proved expensive with the ball but could be persisted with for another game.
Possible XI: J. Malan, P. Malan, Hamza, Smith, Duminy/Mgijima, Verreynne (WK), Linde, Piedt(C), Paterson, Bokako and Mnyaka.
Lions have been frustrated by rain on two occasions and will be eager to hit the ground running on Sunday. Wiaam Mulder's availability is a doubt with the conclusion of the Test series against Sri Lanka. If he is to miss out, one of Lubbe or Ramela could play for the Lions. Rassie van der Dussen and Reeza Hendricks will be key for the Highveld Lions as they seek to win their first game of the campaign.
Possible XI: R. Hendricks, Rickelton, Rapulana, Dussen (C), Mosehle(WK), Lubbe/Ramela, Pretorius, Fortuin, Pongolo, B. Hendricks and Nandre Burger.
Cape Cobras vs Lions, Momentum One Day Cup 2019, Match 10
24th February 2019, 1:30 PM IST
Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Kyle Verreynne is in pristine form, making him the obvious choice although the youngster's purple patch could come to an abrupt end with the likes of Beuran Hendricks and Dwaine Pretorius in the opposition ranks. This could only direct towards the selection of capped wicket-keeper, Mangaliso Mosehle.
Batsmen: Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen weren't in the scheme of things for the Proteas a year ago as far as the World Cup squad was concerned. Their stellar performances for Jozi Stars and the subsequent ODI series against Pakistan have all but booked their places in the squad. They are must-have players in the fantasy team along with the likes of Janneman Malan and Zubayr Hamza, both of whom made their international debuts just recently. Pieter Malan is a consistent performer for the Cobras and could slot in for either Janneman Malan or Hamza.
All-rounders: Dwaine Pretorius and Jason Smith are the ideal set of players to have in the side owing to their all-round abilities. George Linde had a productive game against the Dolphins and could also be opted for to add more options in the side.
Bowlers: Dane Paterson, Beuran Hendricks and Bjorn Fortuin have proven the worth time and again with imperative performance in the domestic circuit. Paterson and Hendricks have done well for the national side as well making them key assets for their respective teams. Beuran Hendricks could be swapped for the variations of Nono Pongolo, who picked six wickets in an MSL game last year.
Captain: Rassie van der Dussen is in great form over the last year or so with the middle order batsmen proving his credentials in major tournaments including the series against Pakistan. Along with Reeza Hendricks and Jason Smith, Dussen is one of the few dependable options to opt as captain.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Mangaliso Mosehle(WK), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Janneman Malan, Zubayr Hamza, George Linde, Dwaine Pretorius, Jason Smith, Beuran Hendricks, Dane Paterson and Bjorn Fortuin. Captain: Rassie van der Dussen
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Kyle Verreynne (WK), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Janneman Malan, Pieter Malan, George Linde, Jason Smith, Dwaine Pretorius, Dane Paterson, Nono Pongolo and Bjorn Fortuin. Captain: Jason SmithPublished 23 Feb 2019, 19:18 IST