HL vs WAR Fantasy Prediction: Highveld Lions vs Warriors – 20 February 2021 (Durban). Jon Jon Smuts and Wihan Lubbe are the best fantasy picks of this game.
Lions will take on Warriors in the league match of the CSA T20 Challenge Competition. The Premier T20 competition is finally getting underway in South Africa.
The Warriors will rely on Jon Jon Smuts and Lubbe in batting, whereas Nortje is their key bowler. Lions, on the other hand, have some international players in their ranks. This game is going to be an entertaining one.
Pitch Report – The average batting score at this venue in T20I games is is 152 runs.
Total Games Played: 14; Bat 1st Won: 7; Bat 2nd Won: 6; N/R: 1
Note:- The stats mentioned are prior to the Super Smash.
Match Details :
Time:- 1:30 PM IST, Live on Fancode Stadium:- Kingsmead, Durban
Probable XI for both sides:-
Highveld Lions – Ryan Rickelton, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Wiaan Mulder, Delano Potgieter, Dwaine Pretorius, Aaron Phangiso, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks.
Warriors – Marco Marais, Jon Jon Smuts, Wihan Lubbe, Sinethemba Qeshile, Gihahn Cloete, Lesiba Ngoepe, Jade de Klerk, Anrich Nortje, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Stefan Tait.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Jon Jon Smuts, Wihan Lubbe, Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton, and Kagiso Rabada.
Note:- The Stats mentioned are of Momentum ODD Cup 2020 games, or stated otherwise.
HL vs WAR Team Wicket-Keeper
R Rickelton (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Rickelton scored 511 runs in the Momentum ODD cup last season, whereas his average was 51.10. He is expected to open the innings in this game.
HL vs WAR Team Batsmen
R van der Dussen (Price 10), Reeza Hendricks (Price 9.5), and Temba Bavuma (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Lions. All three of them are regulars of the South African International team, and they are the best picks in this category.
HL vs WAR Team All-Rounders
J Smuts (Price 10) and W Lubbe (Price 9) will be our all-rounders from the Warriors. Smuts scored 162 runs in the Momentum ODD Cup this season at an average of 40.50, whereas he also scalped six wickets in bowling. Lubbe scored 119 runs with the bat, whereas he scalped three wickets in bowling. Both of them are quality all-rounders.
D Pretorius (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounder from the Lions. Pretorius scalped ten wickets at an average of 10.50 in the last T20I series against Pakistan, whereas he is a clean hitter of the ball.
HL vs WAR Team Bowlers
K Rabada (Price 9.5) and A Phangiso (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Lions. Rabada scalped 30 wickets in IPL 2020, whereas Phangiso scalped 17 in the last season’s Momentum ODD cup. Both of them are wicket-takers.
A Nortje (Price 9.5) and S Tait (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Warriors. Nortje scalped 22 wickets in IPL 2020, whereas Tait scalped 12 in the last season’s Momentum ODD cup. Both of them are brilliant pacers.
Match Prediction: Highveld Lions are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Jon Jon Smuts and Kagiso Rabada
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Wihan Lubbe and Anrich Nortje
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Fantasy Team 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.