CC vs KTS Dream11 Prediction
It will be Cape Cobras who will lock horns against the Knights in the 23rd match of the Momentum Cup and the Cobras will have their work cut out especially after losing 3 games on a bounce. They have to start winning consistently from now on or else it will be too steep a slope to climb for them after the three back to back losses. They have some exceptional talents at their disposal and the likes of Zubayr Hamza and Pieter Malan will look to come good in an important clash for the Cobras. Their bowling unit also looks strong on paper and has to rise to the occasion.
Meanwhile, the Knights had defeated the Cobras in the previous clash quite convincingly and will look to get momentum from the fact. They will look to build on the victory and come out all guns blazing against the same oppositions. There are quite a few top-notch players at their disposal who should look to give them the momentum and register another victory against the Cobras who have been found wanting in the last few matches.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The surface at the Recreational Ground in Oudtshoorn has always produced sporting wickets in the past and it will be no different in the 23rd match of the competition. The pitch is expected to get slow as the game progresses. Hence it will be a tricky decision for either captains to decide whether they want to bat or field.
Probable Playing XI
Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza (c), Hannah Kotze(wk), Jonathan Bird, George Linde, Jason Smith, Rory Kleinveldt, Aviwe Mgijima, Thando Ntini, Dane Paterson, Akhona Mnyaka
Andries Gous, Jacques Snyman, Keegan Petersen, Grant Mokoena, Patrick Kruger, Wandile Makwetu (wk), Pite van Biljon, Shaun von Berg, Ottniel Baartman, Mbulelo Budaza, Marco Jansen
Momentum ODD Cup
Cape Cobras vs Knights
Venue: Recreational Ground in Oudtshoorn
Date and Time: 7th March, 1:30 PM IST
5 must-have players in the dream XI team
Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza, Andries Gous, Dane Paterson, Keegan Petersen
Dream XI Wicket-keepers
Hannah Kotze and Wandile Makwetu will be the two wicket-keepers in our dream XI team. Kotze and Makwetu are integral members for their respective teams. Makwetu has scored quite consistently and will be a vital member of the dream XI team. He scored an unbeaten 47 against Titans and will look to carry on his good work.
Meanwhile, Kotze also looked in great touch in the previous game and will be looking for much of the same in the next game.
Dream XI Batsmen
Pieter Malan, Keegan Petersen and Zubayr Hamza will be the first three batsmen in our dream XI team. Malan recently made his debut for the Proteas and has looked in good touch. He is a fine striker of the ball but has been short of runs in the last few matches. However, he will be aiming a big knock against the Knights after getting dismissed for a duck against the same oppositions in the previous clash.
Keegan Petersen has looked in good touch in the recent past and will look to continue the good run. Petersen scored a few runs in the last few matches and will look to continue the good work. On the other hand, Hamza will be one of the most vital players and will look to lead from the front. He scored a career-best 156 against Lions and smashed 64 in the previous game against the Knights. Hence he is a must pick in the dream XI team.
The last name in this category will be Andres Gous who has also looked in a great run. He scored a magical unbeaten 163 against Titans in the previous clash. He is a must in any dream XI team at this moment given his form in the recent past.
Dream XI All-rounders
Jacques Sinman and George Linde will be the two all-rounders in the dream XI team. Both players have been in great touch with both bat and ball and will look to continue the good work. Sinaman scored a magical century against the Cobras when the two teams met the last time around.
George Linde has also been in good form with both bat and the ball and will look to continue the exceptional work for the next few games.
Dream XI Bowlers
Shaun Von Berg, Rory Kleinveldt and Mbuleo Budaza will be the three bowlers in our dream XI team.
Captain and Vice-captain
Zubayr Hamza will be the captain while Jacques Sinman will be the vice-captain of the day.
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.