Match Details of CC vs HL Dream11 Fantasy Contest:
Cape Cobras vs Highveld Lions
4th Match, Momentum One Day Cup
Boland Park, Paarl
7th February, 2020
5.00 PM IST
CC vs HL Dream11 Fantasy Preview and Prediction:
The second round of the 2020 Momentum One Day Cup will see Cape Cobras taking on Highveld Lions on Friday at the Boland Park in Paarl. Both, Highveld Lions and Cape Cobras registered impressive victories to start off the tournament. In fact, Lions even bagged a bonus point from their victory against the Titans.
It was Titans who won the toss and asked Lions to bat on a superb centurion track. However the decision didn’t go well as Lions opener Ryan Rickelton came up with 89-ball 92 while Rassie van der Dussen also contributed with a half-century. With other useful contributions, Lions eventually registered an impressive 305 before getting all-out with two balls to spare.
In return, Titans’ chase went nowhere as several batsman failed to convert their starts with left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks causing maximum damage with his 4-wicket haul. Hendricks was also well supported by the duo of Eldred Hawken and Aaron Phangiso as they combined to pick up five scalps. This ensured a 73-run victory for the Lions to start off the tournament.
Meanwhile, Cape Cobras brought down Warriors by a margin of 31-runs in a rain-affected game. Current Proteas Test opener Pieter Malan was at his very best as he struck a majestic hundred. With all-rounders Jason Smith and George Linde also contributing 76 and 31 runs respectively, Cobras posted an impressive 274-6 off 49 overs with one over being reduced to rain.
Chasing such a challenging target, only Rudi Second stood up for Warriors with a quick-fire fifty as Makhaya Ntini’s son Thando Ntini starred with a four-wicket haul. Eventually, Warriors were bowled out for 245 to hand over a victory for Cobras.
Given the fact that Highveld Lions have lost so many key players due to international duty, Cape Cobras will definitely go into the match as favourites.
A beautiful sunny day has been forecast for Friday. There is absolutely chance for any rain intervention while a maximum temperature of 30-degree celsius can be expected.
The Boland Park ground in Paarl generally favours the batsmen and this was even seen during the Mzansi Super League. However, the seamers will pose a threat throughout the match while the role of spin bowlers could be limited in the first half of the game. Last year, teams batting first scored 276 runs in both the Momentum One Day Cup matches at this ground.
Probable Playing XIs
Ryan Rickelton, Stephen Cook, Dominic Hendricks, Wihan Lubbe, Mangaliso Mosehle/Kagiso Rapulana, Nicky van den Bergh (WK), Dwaine Pretorius, Malusi Siboto, Eldred Hawken, Craig Alexander, Aaron Phangiso (C)
Pieter Malan, Hanno Cotze (WK), Zubayr Hamza, Simon Khomari, Jason Smith, Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Rory Kleinveldt, Dane Piedt (C), Dane Paterson, Thando Ntini
CC vs HL Dream11 Fantasy Top Picks
Ryan Rickelton- This young wicket-keeper has been talked about for a while and he showed exactly why he is so highly rated with a 92-run knock in the first game. With several stars like Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma missing out due to international duty, the responsibility will be on Rickelton’s shoulders to score a lot of runs once again.
Aaron Phangiso: Skipper Aaron Phangiso has always been a clever operator and he will be once again looking to strangle the opposition batters on Friday. In the first match against Titans, Phangiso bowled superbly to pick up three wickets.
Pieter Malan- Following a century in the first game, opening batsman Pieter Malan would be surely be high on confidence. Even last year, Malan had a good record in the Momentum One Day Cup with 310 runs.
George Linde- Another impressive performer from the last game, left-arm spinning all-rounder George Linde is a really good utility player. Linde had a very good outing against the Warriors with 31 runs and two wickets.
CC vs HL Dream11 Fantasy Captaincy Choices
- Pieter Malan
- George Linde
- Ryan Rickelton
CC vs HL Dream11 Fantasy Points Projection:
Ryan Rickelton, Points: 70-80, Grade A
Pieter Malan, Points: 90-100, Grade A+
Zubayr Hamza, Points: 60-70, Grade A
Dominic Hendricks, Points: 60-70, Grade A
George Linde, Points: 80-90, Grade A
Wihan Lubbe, Points: 50-60, Grade B
Jason Smith, Points: 60-70, Grade A
Rory Kleinveldt, Points: 50-60, Grade B
Eldred Hawken, Points: 50-60, Grade B
Thando Ntini, Points: 60-70, Grade A
Aaron Phangiso, Points; 60-70, Grade A
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