Momentum One Day Cup 2019: Match 12, Lions vs Titans: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - February 27th, 2019
With the league table taking shape, the Momentum One Day Cup action continues with heavyweights Titans taking on the Lions on Wednesday. While the Titans welcome South African Test openers, Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram back into the side, the Lions would be hopeful of their international stars to come to the party as both teams eye a crucial win to stay in touch with the league leaders, Dolphins.
With both teams stacked with international talent and expertise, this is sure to be a cracker of a match between two of the most successful teams in the history of the competition.
Squads to choose from
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, Delano Potgieter
Heinrich Klaasen, Tony de Zorzi, Jonathan Vandiar, Henry Davids, Heino Kuhn, Chris Morris, Grant Thomson, Farhaan Behardien, Tshepo Moreki, Junior Dala, Shaun von Berg, Eldred Hawken, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Theunis de Bruyn
Playing XI Updates
No changes are expected from the Lions unless the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Wiaan Mulder are permitted to play the match. They have three South African regulars in Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen and Dwaine Pretorius in their ranks and should be confident of their chances come Wednesday. Malusi Siboto and Nono Pongolo hold key, with their variations bound come into play against a good Titans batting unit.
Possible XI: Reeza, Rickelton, Dussen(C), Rapulana, Van Bergh(WK), Pretorius, Potgieter, Fortuin, Pongolo, Siboto and Phangiso
The Titans would want to make their matches in a hand count, starting with a win on Wednesday. Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar are set to play for the Titans at the expense of Tony de Zorzi and Heino Kuhn. With Behardien and Morris in the middle order, Titans are well-placed to accelerate in the death overs. Tabraiz Shamsi and Shaun von Berg will be key in the middle overs against the likes of Dussen and Pretorius, which could make for an interesting sub-plot.
Possible XI: Markram, Elgar, De Bruyn, Davids/De Zorzi, Klassen(C&WK), Behardien, Morris, Von Berg, Dala, Ngidi and Shamsi
Lions vs Titans, Momentum One Day Cup 2019, Match 12
27th February 2019, 5:00 PM IST
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: With uncertainty over Mosehle's inclusion, Heinrich Klaasen is the preferred choice. His glovework behind the stumps has been impressive along with his ability to rotate the strike effectively in the middle orders, making him a key selection.
Batsmen: Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn and Ryan Rickelton are the ideal set of players to have in the fantasy side. Hendricks already has a hundred to his name this season and would like to sign off on a high, before he leaves for national duty.
All-rounders: With two great options available, Chris Morris is the ideal choice for the fantasy team with his pin-point accuracy and pinch hitting abilities. Dwaine Pretorius had a great match against the Cobras and is a viable option as well.
Bowlers: One of Tabraiz Shamsi and Lungi Ngidi would suffice alongside the likes of Bjorn Fortuin and Shaun von Berg. One of Nono Pongolo or Nandre Burger might also be a great option to have, considering their knack of taking wickets.
Captain: Reeza Hendricks has been in great form over the past few months and is one of the prime contenders for captaincy, alongside Dussen and Markram. Markram had an indifferent series against SL and would be itching to score some runs against a good Lions attack to boost his World Cup chances.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn, Ryan Rickelton, Chris Morris, Nono Pongolo, Bjorn Fortuin, Shaun von Berg and Lungi Ngidi. Captain: Reeza Hendricks
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn, Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Nandre Burger, Shaun von Berg and Aaron Phangiso. Captain: Aiden Markram.Published 26 Feb 2019, 22:06 IST