The Warriors look to continue their tryst for a top-two finish as they face bottom side, Warriors in the Momentum One Day Cup 2019 on Friday. While the Warriors have tailed off after a promising start to the season, they have a formidable bowling unit to bank upon against a hapless Knights side, still looking for their first win of the season.
With both teams looking for a win to enhance their morale and chances of climbing up the table, an entertaining match is on the cards on Friday.
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, Glenton Stuurman
Petrus van Biljon, Mbulelo Budaza, Andries Gous, Ryan McLaren, Patrick Kruger, Grant Mokoena, Tshepo Ntuli, Keegan Petersen, Rudi Second, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Jacques Snyman, Thandolwethu Mnyaka, Romano Terblanche, Eddie Leie, Marchant de Lange, Ottniel Baartman
Playing XI Updates
No changes are expected of the Warriors after they were robbed of a win by Junior Dala's incredible cameo towards the end. They will be hoping for their in-form batsmen, Gihahn Cloete, and Sinethemba Qeshile to put in another noteworthy performance as they seek a crucial win to keep up with the Titans and Dolphins.
Possible XI: Cloete, Breetzke, Smuts(C), Qeshile(WK), Ackermann, Vallie, Marais, Stuurman, Birch, Magala, Sipamla
After a rain-curtailed match earlier in the week, Knights wouldn't be making any changes with their pace attack holding key to their fortunes. Rudi Second's return to form should hold him in good stead with the keeper crucial against a formidable Warriors bowling unit.
Possible XI: Mokoena, Gous, Biljon(C), Petersen, Second(WK), McLaren, Kruger, Baartman, Lange, Ntuli and Leie.
Warriors vs Knights, Momentum One Day Cup 2019, Match 22
15th March 2019, 5:00 PM IST
Buffalo Park, East London
Run-scoring is on the cards for both sets of players with 300 being scored in the previous match held here. Pacers should get some help with the overcast conditions while rain could have a say in the match
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: Sinethemba Qeshile is one of the most in-form players in the country at this moment with 265 runs to his name in just five innings, batting in the middle order. He should be backed to score some runs on a pitch where he can bide his time
Batsmen: Gihahn Cloete and Keegan Petersen are the preferred batsmen with Warriors' opener in good form as well. The likes of Pete van Biljon and Breetzke are also good options with their classic strokeplay bound to come in handy on what is a good wicket in East London.
All-rounders: JJ Smuts, Colin Ackermann, and Ryan McLaren are the ideal set of all-rounders to have in the side with all of them in good form over the last few games. Smuts and McLaren have ample experience playing for South Africa and should be backed to come good on Friday.
Bowlers: Two of Birch, Sipamla, and Magala are must-haves in the side while De Lange and Leie are also great selections from the Knights side. All of them are in good wicket-taking form and should prove to be worthwhile options.
Captain: JJ Smuts is the obvious choice for captain with his skill-set bound to bring a huge number of points. Along with him, the likes of Gihahn Cloete and Ryan McLaren are also viable options to choose as captain.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Sinethemba Qeshile(WK), Gihahn Cloete, Keegan Petersen, Pite van Biljon, Jon Jon Smuts, Colin Ackermann, Ryan McLaren, Andrew Birch, Lutho Sipamla, Eddie Leie and Marchant de Lange. Captain: JJ Smuts
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Sinethemba Qeshile(WK), Gihahn Cloete, Keegan Petersen, Grant Mokoena, Jon Jon Smuts, Colin Ackermann, Ryan McLaren, Sisanda Magala, Lutho Sipamla, Eddie Leie and Marchant de Lange. Captain: Gihahn CloetePublished 15 Mar 2019, 09:00 IST