Preview : Cobras vs Dolphins

CSA T20 Challenge , Cape Cobras vs Hollywoodbets Dolphins , Cape Town
Clash of two of the biggest teams in South African domestic circle. Cape Cobras are going to host Hollywoodbets Dolphins at Newlands, Cape Town. While Dolphins are placed 4th at points table with 1 win from 3 games and Cobras are struggling at 5th on points table with 1 win from 4 games. This could be a great chance for Cobra’s to climb up the table at their home ground where they won their last and only game.


Scoring Pattern (International Matches)
There is only 1 t20 domestic match played at Newlands this season in which Cobra’s managed to score 163 runs.
In past 5 International T20 matches at Newlands scoring Pattern has been (most recent first ) :
178-134-165-176-146. Which is an average of 159.8


Points table : 

Watch out for
Kieron Pollard the muscular West Indian  superstar of t20 leagues all across the world is featuring for Cobra’s this season. He will be our player to watch out for as he can bat , ball and fly(in the field ) . His contribution for Cobra’s will be the key if they want a 2nd win in this tournament.

Imran Tahir ever so happy and excited Imran Tahir is part of Dolphin’s squad he hasn’t had a good previous outings justifying his reputation with picking up just 2 wickets in 3 games for Dolphin’s this season. Dolphin’s are lucky to have him in their squad as he is free from International duties this summer. His contribution will be key for Dolphin’s .


Team News

Cape Cobras

With Hashim Amla , JP Duminy , Dane Vilas , Vernon Philander are on International duty facing Australia there is less on top quality batsmen in line up but good for youngsters like Tshiki and Smith getting chance up the order.

Squad (from) : Richard Levi, Wayne Parnell, Kieron Pollard(c), George Linde, Keegan Petersen(w), Aviwe Mgijima, Jason Smith, Dane Paterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Nkululeko Serame, Cebo Tshiki, Omphile Ramela, Lizaad Williams, Jean-Paul Duminy, Justin Ontong, Andrew Puttick, Beuran Hendricks, Zubayr Hamza, Vernon Philander, Tshepo Moreki, Stiaan van Zyl, Dane Piedt, Dane Vilas, Hashim Amla



There is big blow for Dolphin’s with Kevin Pietersen unavailable due to commentary commitments for test between Australia & South Africa and Andile Phehlukwayo ruled out due to injury they have to manage with youngsters available.

Squad (From) : Cameron Delport, Morne van Wyk(w/c), Kevin Pietersen, Kyle Nipper, Robbie Frylinck, Khaya Zondo, Prenelan Subrayen, Cody Chetty, Mbasa Gqadushe, Imran Tahir, Mthokozisi Shezi, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Tshepang Dithole, Sibonelo Makhanya, Keshav Maharaj, Imraan Khan, Divan van Wyk, Daryn Smit, Daryn Miles Dupavillon, Craig Alexander, Andile Phehlukwayo, Calvin Savage, Rabian Engelbrecht


Pitch & conditions
Historically it has been a pacy and bouncy pitch which assists shot making for batsmen and there is a bit of movement for bowlers with the new ball as well. Rain is predicted early in the morning but it will hopefully get clear by the time match is scheduled to begin.


Live Coverage

India : Sony ESPN & Sony ESPN hd


Preview by : Himanshu Chandnani


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