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The final two group matches of the CSA T20 Challenge 2021 (also called the Betway T20 Challenge 2021) are all that remain. While the top two of the tournament have already been settled, there is a tight fight going on for the final two positions.
This is why this match is going to be more important for the Cape Cobras than it is for the Lions. The two teams have had a contrasting time in the tournament so far. The Lions have lost just one match and won all the others while the Cape Cobras have won just a single match and lost the others.
Importantly, though, for the Cape Cobras, their win came in the most recent match that they played and would have given them some confidence going into this important contest.
Cape Cobras vs Lions CSA T20 Challenge 2021 is going to be played at Kingsmead, Durban on the 26th of February 2021.
The Cape Cobras finally managed to put together a complete performance in which their batting and bowling both pulled together. The star of the match was George Linde who smashed a quick-fire 48 and then picked up four wickets with the ball.
The Cape Cobras have had a couple of close performances where they were in winning positions but ended up losing. Batsmen like Zubayr Hamza, Kule Verrayne, and Christiaan Jonker have put in some good performances but the team has somehow found a way to lose.
It is still a pretty dangerous opponent to come across, though, especially considering its batting strength. This is where the match can be won by the Cape Cobras and they must hope that their leading batsmen have a good day.
George Linde leads a bowling attack that is pretty inexperienced and inconsistent. At least on the basis of what we have seen in this tournament. Imran Manack and Onke Nyaku picked up two wickets each and did not go for too many runs.
They will need to put in another strong performance if the Cape Cobras have to get past the Lions.
Tony de Zorzi, Zubayr Hamza, Kyle Verreynne, JF Smith, Christiaan Jonker, George Linde, Onke Nyaku, Corbin Bosch, Imran Manack, TL Moreki, Ziyaad Abrahams.
The Lions had an uncharacteristically poor match in their previous outing and ended up losing to the Dolphins quite easily. That was the only match that the Lions have lost so far and we think they would be keen to get back to winning ways very quickly.
Their batting lineup is far too strong to lose faith after just one poor match. Ryan Rickelton, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, and Rassie van der Dussen form a strong top-order. They also have Bjorn Fortuin and Dwaine Pretorius to get the big hits down the order.
The depth and talent in this lineup are a bit beyond what the Cape Cobras possess.
The real difference, though, is in the bowling. Kagiso Rabada is considered to be one of the best bowlers in the world in every format of the game. He is going to lead the attack alongside Aaron Phangiso, Beuran Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, and Bjorn Fortuin.
Dwaine Pretorius is good enough to play as an all-rounder for South Africa and we are sure that he is good enough to do the job for the Lions as well.
The Lions have a far more experienced and talented bowling attack and that gives them a huge edge in this contest.
Ryan Rickelton, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, RVD Dussen, Wiaan Mulder, Ruan Haasbroek, Delano Potgieter, Bjorn Fortuin, MP Siboto, Aaron Phangiso, Lutho Sipamla.
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first. The pitch at Durban does not change much during the 20 overs and most teams prefer chasing in the T20 format. Winning the toss is not a huge advantage here.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
There are some thunderstorms predicted early on match day but hopefully, they will pass and allow for a full match to be played. The pitch has been quite good for batting with some nice even carry, a bit of bounce, and not too much pace in it. It is not a typical Durban wicket where the pace is usually a lot more but that could be because of the amount of cricket being played on it.
A score of around 170 should be seen as par batting first.
We are going to be back the Lions in this contest. Their bowling lineup is just too strong for the Cape Cobras. The likes of Kagiso Rabada and Beuran Hendricks should be able to counter the talented batsmen in the Cape Cobras lineup.
Bet on the Lions to win.
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Lions Top Bowler - Beuran Hendricks ($4.00) (Betway)
We love the form that Hendricks has been in and his left-arm angle is going to make it difficult for the batsmen. He benefits from having Kagiso Rabada in the side as well because the batsmen tend to go after him a bit more. Hendricks has been swinging the ball back into the right-handers and that is a sign that he is bowling well.
Individual bets are always high-risk so we suggest you pair it up with something a bit safer like our next recommendation.
A Fifty Score in the Match - Yes ($1.25) (10Cric)
The scores in recent matches have been going up and 180 plus totals are becoming more and more common. It is next to certain that at least one of the batsmen in this match will get past fifty and get you paid. The return on this bet is not very high but it is a banker. Play it individually to build up your bankroll or play it as a part of a multiple bet for better odds.
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