About the Match
The fourth match of the Champions League T20 will see the Dolphins take on Perth Scorchers at Mohali on 20th Sep. Both teams are reigning champions of T20 leagues in their respective domestic circuits and are here to continue with their winning momentum. It will be a tough contest as both sides have match-winners, who can produce results with bat and ball; with the competition set to get tougher in the coming weeks, they will do their best to get an upper hand right at the start of the tournament.
The ruling champions of Ram Slam T20 challenge, the Dolphins are a capable side featuring players like Delport, Chetty, Daryn Smit, Kyle Abbott and Jaarsveld, who are led by their captain Morne van Wyk. Their bowling is in top shape and they have a good mix of all-rounders who can chip in with both bat and ball for the cause of the team. While most of them are new to the sub-continent conditions, they are very familiar with this format of the game and can be a formidable force to reckon with. The players need to keep a positive attitude and give their best here against teams like Scorchers, who have a stronger and more experienced bowling attack. The batsmen must realize the importance of a good total so that their bowlers can defend the target with ease; they must play as a tight unit and refrain from giving away too many runs if fielding first. The key to success would be to build solid foundations whether batting first or while chasing; they need to withstand the challenges thrown by the likes of Nathan Coulter-Nile and Behrendorff.
The team boasts of a well-balanced side of batsmen and bowlers; Adam Voges is quite experienced in leading a T20 side and with their Big Bash win last season, they are ready to conquer the champion’s league too. With Nathan Coulter-Nile on their side, they have the required fire-power to demolish the opponent’s batting line-up with ease; he will have good support from others like Jason Behrendorff, Brad Hogg, Yasir Arafat, Joel Paris and Michael Beer. The batting line-up opens with top order players like Mitchell Marsh and Craig Simmons, who have been in good knick with the bat, and will be further strengthened with the likes of Hogg, Voges, Cameron Bancroft and other all-rounders. Their confidence is high at the moment and they will come out all guns blazing to dominate the opponents throughout the contest; they just need to keep a cool head above their shoulders and execute the strategy to perfection on Saturday.
Both teams have tasted success in the domestic tournaments and have good players on their side, who can deliver when it matters the most. While the Dolphins have the necessary weaponry to take on the might of the Scorchers, they will need some more time to get adjusted to the conditions. The Scorchers on the other hand have players who are more accustomed to playing here and are looking better placed to win their first match.
Perth Scorchers, 1.66 @ Bet365