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After Australia called-off their tour to South Africa, the cricket fans in the rainbow nation were left heartbroken. There's nothing like enjoying test cricket, but South African players now being available to play the domestic T20 competition will give the fans something to rejoice about. The third match of the tournament is set to be played between the Lions and the Warriors at Kingsmead Oval, Durban.
Lions had a fantastic run when the last time this competition was played, but that was two years ago. A lot has changed since then and the Lions will be wary of that. Having said that, they are coming off a fantastic run in the Momentum One Day Cup, wherein they almost won the title. Their run in the One Day competition illustrated that the limited-overs format is the one that the Lions enjoy the most.
With their Proteas' stars back, the Lions are looking a formidable team. Their bowlers played a vital role in the One Day Cup and it is likely to be the case in the shortest version of the game as well. With Kagiso Rabada leading the bowling attack, Lions' fast-bowling department is in good hands. Rabada has the likes of Beuran Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla, and Sisanda Magala to assist him. Lions' pace-bowling lineup looks threatening already. To complement the pace-attack, the Lions have Bjorn Fortuin and Aaron Phangiso, who both have plenty of experience up their sleeves. Regardless of the surface, this bowling attack is going to be difficult to deal with for any batting unit.
Lions derive their strength from the wide array of all-rounders that they have. The likes of Wiaan Mulder and Dwaine Pretorius allow the captain to play a longer batting lineup without taking anything away from the bowling. Besides, the Lions have a batting unit that is second to none. Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, and Ryan Rickelton have all proved their mettle in the previous years and will be raring to go. All in all, the Lions have a terrific team on paper and if they can perform to the strength they have on paper, they will be the team to beat in the tournament.
Ryan Rickelton, RVD Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Delano Potgieter, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Aaron Phangiso, SSB Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, B Hendricks.
Warriors struggled for consistency in the recently concluded One Day Cup and will want to kickstart their campaign with a win in their opening contest. They had a dismal run and were eliminated in the group stage in Momentum Cup, but the shortest version of the game should suit them better.
The Warriors have some T20 stars at their disposal who all can turn the game on their heads. Like the Lions, the Warriors have a decent contingent of all-rounders and a lot will depend on how JJ Smuts does for them. Apart from him, they have Gihahn Cloete, Marco Marais, and Sinethemba Qeshile available at their disposal.
On paper, the Warriors certainly appear to be a little short on fast-bowling firepower. Apart from Anrich Nortje, the Warriors do not have anyone with ample experience of playing at the highest level. Even their spin department is loaded with youngsters. Considering that, their bowling attack will certainly be vulnerable when under the pump. Overall, the Warriors appear a lot over-reliant on a few players and if those players get the necessary support from the youngsters, the Warriors will be in the game.
Gihahn Cloete, JJT Smuts, Sinethemba Qeshile, Wihan Lubbe, Marco Marais, Lesiba Ngoepe, Ayabulela Gqamane, Anrich Nortje, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Lizo Makosi.
This is a short tournament with only seventeen matches to be played in total. For that reason, each will carry massive importance and a good start in the tournament can help the team in a long way. Comparing the two sides on paper, the Lions certainly seem ahead. In addition to that, they are coming off a fantastic run in the One Day competition and have the momentum. Keeping those things into consideration, betting on a Lions' win should be the way to go here.
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