Momentum One Day Cup 2019, Match 14, Warriors vs Lions: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - March 1st, 2019
As we approach the halfway stage of Momentum One Day Cup 2019, the Warriors sit at the top of the table with their pace quartet of Sipalma, Nortje, Birch and Magala in red-hot form.
They now face the Lions in the 14th match of the tournament as they seek to sustain their momentum and seal a place in the final.
The Lions themselves head into the match on the back of a win against the Titans thanks to a brilliant innings from Temba Bavuma. The match, which is set to take place in Buffalo Park, is expected to be an absolute cracker.
Squads to choose from:
Gihahn Cloete, Sisanda Magala, Yaseen Vallie, Sinethemba Qeshile, JJ Smuts, Christiaan Jonker, Onke Nyaku, Thomas Kaber, Lutho Sipamla, Andrew Birch, Marco Marais, Sithembile Langa, Matthew Breetzke, Anrich Nortje, Ayabulela Gqamane, Basheeru-Deen Walters, Clyde Fortuin, Colin Ackermann, Lesiba Ngoepe
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, Temba Bavuma
Playing XI Updates:
Anrich Nortje's inclusion in the South African national team could see him miss out on this highly anticipated clash.
Apart from that one change, the team should remain the same, with the likes of Smuts and Ackermann who are in fine form expected to contribute. Magala was the star of the show with a fifer to his name against the Dolphins and will be expected to pick a few wickets up front along with young, Lutho Sipalma.
Possible XI: Cloete, Breetzke, Smuts (C), Ngoepe, Ackermann, Nyaku, Qeshile (WK), Magala, Sipalma, Birch, Nortje.
Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen are expected to leave for national duty. In their absence, Ryan Rickelton and Wihan Lubbe could come into the side.
Wiaan Mulder was impressive in the previous match but could miss out, paving the way for Potgieter to make his mark. The bowling unit is fairly settled with Siboto and Phangiso doing well for them in the past few matches.
Possible XI: Bavuma(C), Rickelton, Rapulana, Ramela, Bergh(WK), Potgieter, Fortuin, Lubbe, Phangiso, Siboto and Burger
Warriors vs Lions, Momentum One Day Cup 2019, Match 14
1st March 2019, 5:00 PM IST
Buffalo Park, East London
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions:
Wicket-keeper: Although Qeshile is a great pick, Nicky van den Bergh is the preferred option, with the Lions batsman batting higher up the order in the absence of van der Dussen. His glovework is also tidy, which adds value.
Batsmen: Temba Bavuma and Gihahn Cloete are must haves in the side, with their form justifying their selection. The likes of Breetzke, Ngoepe and Rickelton are also great options, with all of them capable of scoring big runs in the middle overs.
All-rounders: JJ Smuts is one the most consistent players in the South African domestic circuit, making him an invaluable asset. Along with the likes of Colin Ackermann and Kagiso Rapulana, Smuts is a must have in the fantasy team.
Bowlers: Sisanda Magala and Lutho Sipalma are in good wicket-taking form and should be backed to pick a wicket or two. Along with them, Bjorn Fortuin and Nandre Burger are the perfect bowlers to have in the side. Andrew Birch is also a viable option and could slot in for either Sipalma or Magala.
Captain: Jon-Jon Smuts was at his best against the Dolphins, putting on an all-round performance. He should be backed to continue in the same vein, while the other options include Gihahn Cloete and Temba Bavuma.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Nicky van den Bergh (WK), Gihahn Cloete, Temba Bavuma, Lesiba Ngoepe, JJ Smuts, Colin Ackermann, Kagiso Rapulana, Sisanda Magala, Lutho Sipalma, Nandre Burger and Bjorn Fortuin. Captain: JJ Smuts
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Nicky van der Bergh (WK), Matthew Breetzke, Temba Bavuma, Lesiba Ngoepe, JJ Smuts, Kagiso Rapulana, Colin Ackermann, Lutho Sipalma, Andrew Birch, Bjorn Fortuin and Malusi Siboto. Captain: Temba BavumaPublished 28 Feb 2019, 19:05 IST