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We are just past the halfway mark in the CSA T20 Challenge and things are getting tighter with every passing match. The win for Cape Cobras has now allowed the opportunity to qualify for the teams placed in the half of the table and all six teams are still in with a decent chance to qualify.
The upcoming match, which is to be played between the Titans and the Warriors, will likely play a major role in determining where this competition now heads to. A win for Titans will basically mean curtains for Warriors whereas the opposite result will open the table further up. The match between the two sides is to be played at Kingsmead Oval, Durban, on 24th February 2021.
Even though Titans are coming off a loss in their recent match, they wouldn't be too worried yet. They are in a decent position to qualify for the next round and that loss could very well act as the much-needed wake-up call for their star-studded team. As it currently stands, they are at the third spot on the points table with eight points and a decent net run-rate of 0.412.
Up until their last match, the Titans appeared to be cruising, having registered two out of two wins. However, they met a belligerent Lions team, who prevailed in a rail-inflicted encounter. It was surprising to see the ever potent batting lineup fall like a pack of cards chasing a fairly modest total of 124 runs in 15 overs. None of Henry Davids, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, and Chris Morris managed to score in double-figures and that proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Earlier on the day, their bowlers did pretty well to keep the Lions to a manageable total. Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Simon Harmer, Lizaad, Williams, and Tabraiz Shamsi all bowled with decent control. On paper, the Titans have a terrific team with class oozing right through their lineup. It was surprising to see them losing with such ease against the Lions, but it is unlikely that the same thing will happen again.
Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Henry Davids, Chris Morris, Sibonelo Makhanya, Heinrich Klaasen, Okuhle Cele, SR Harmer, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Lizaad Williams.
Warriors had been dismal with the bat prior to their last outing and the same continued to happen for them against the Cobras as well. The Warriors failed to do anything of substance in both the departments as Cobras won the match by a margin of 24 runs. As it now stands, the Warriors are placed at the bottom of the table with zero wins to their name. Given their poor net run-rate of -0.594, another loss for Warriors will mean curtains for them.
All the three matches that the Warriors have followed a similar template regardless of whether the Warriors batted first or second. Warriors batting has largely underperformed in the tournament so far and with Warriors staring at an early exit, it's high time for their batsmen to start delivering what they are capable of. Against the Cobras, their bowlers exhibited a poor show as they conceded 181 runs on a surface where the average total has averaged around 140 in recent times.
It's not that the Warriors do not have a decent team on paper. It's just that they have lacked execution and that has been the major reason for their poor show in the tournament. On paper, they have the likes of JJ Smuts, Marco Marais, Gihahn Cloete, Sine Queshile, Wihan Lubbe, and Anrich Nortje, who all have a decent experience of playing at this level. With everything to play for, the Warriors will need their stalwarts to step up and if that happens, the Titans will have their work cut out.
Gihahn Cloete, JJT Smuts, Sinethemba Qeshile, Wihan Lubbe, Marco Jansen, Lesiba Ngoepe, Ayabulela Gqamane, Anrich Nortje, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Lizo Makosi, Tristan Stubbs.
The two teams have arguably had contrasting runs in the tournament so far and it hasn't been surprising either. Comparing the two teams on paper, the Titans seem to be a far superior team with experience running right through their lineup. In addition to that, Warriors' experienced batsmen have struggled to score and that has cost them big time. Considering all that and the reasons stated above, betting on a Titans' should be the way to go here.
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