Knights vs Cape Cobras CSA T20 Match Prediction

  • Feb 22, 2021
  • 13:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Kingsmead Cricket Ground - Durban, South Africa
2021-02-22 13:30:00
Knights KNG Knights
Cape Cobras COB Cape Cobras

Betting Tips

  • Knights and Cape Cobras will both look for their first win of the CSA T20 Challenge when they meet in Durban.
  • Both teams have started with two defeats, with the Knights bowled out for just 116 in losing to Titans before a four-wicket loss to Dolphins.
  • Cape Cobras lost to Dolphins first up, despite Siyabonga Mahima‚Äôs hat-trick, and were then bowled out for 132 in losing to Titans.
Cape Cobras

Our Pick Cape Cobras are favourites to win

Posted On 22nd February 2021 04:54:26
Posted by Kavin

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A Fifty Score in the Match -

A Fifty Score in the Match - YES


Highest Score 1st 6 Overs -

Highest Score 1st 6 Overs - Cape Cobras


Knights Total 6's

Knights Total 6's Over 4.5


Most Sixes in Match -

Most Sixes in Match - Cape Cobras


Highest Opening Partnership -

Highest Opening Partnership - Knights


Total Run Outs

Total Run Outs Over 1.5



Knights vs Cape Cobras, CSA T20 Challenge

After two defeats from two each, to the same two opponents, Knights and Cape Cobras meet each other in the 2021 CSA T20 Challenge as they bid to end their poor starts to the tournament. The two teams meet at Durban’s Kingsmead Cricket Ground on February 22 and the live action starts at 10:00 local time.

Knights folded for just 116 in their opening loss to Titans and then failed to defend 144/5 in a four-wicket loss to Dolphins last time out. One big positive at least, however, was the fact Pite van Biljon hammered 72* from 54 balls in the Knights innings.

Siyabonga Mahima took a hat-trick on his way to 4-18 when Cape Cobras met Dolphins first up, but – chasing 156 to win – the Cobras only managed 141/7 in a 14-run loss. Last time out, meanwhile, George Linde’s all-round performance was their highlight in an otherwise disappointing 16-run defeat to Titans.

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KNG vs COB Toss Prediction

Cape Cobras have been asked to field first on both occasions so far and may choose to bat first this time. Knights have won both tosses so they are due to lose this one.

Weather Report

Durban looks set to be cloudy on Monday morning, but the rain should stay away.

Pitch Condition

If anything, the balanced Kingsmead wicket has leaned slightly towards the bowlers so far.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Knights vs Cape Cobras, CSA T20 Challenge.

Knights Team News & Playing 11

KNG Team News

Mbulelo Budaza sat out of the match last time out, with Wandile Makwetu replacing him and taking the wicket-keeper’s gloves from Andries Gous as a result. Knights need more runs up the order and could tweak the batting line-up.

KNG Key Players

  • Pite van Biljon: Hammered four sixes on his way to the 72* from 54 balls that underpinned the Knights’ innings last time out.
  • Jacques Snyman: After not taking his chance for South Africa against Pakistan, the opener needs to end his poor run of batting form if he is to get into T20 World Cup consideration.
  • Migael Pretorius: Took 3-26 and 1-26 in the first two games, as well as hitting 38* from 23 balls with the bat last time out to lift Knights to a respectable score.

KNG Team Form

Knights’ batting has fallen short so far, having been bowled out for 116 in their opening loss to Titans and then slumped to 69/5 in 14.1 overs last time out. Pite van Biljon hit 72* from 54 balls to lead a recovery to 144/5, but they suffered a four-wicket defeat with 11 balls to spare.

Knights Predicted Playing 11

Patrick Kruger, Jacques Snyman, Andries Gous, Pite van Biljon (c), Farhaan Behardien, Ferisco Adams, Migael Pretorius, Wandile Makwetu (wk), Alfred Mothoa, Grant Mokoena, Shaun von Berg

Cape Cobras Team News & Playing 11

COB Team News

Personnel-wise, Cape Cobras have been unchanged so far but they may look to make some changes after their two losses that extend beyond just swapping the batting order around. Janneman Malan has now undergone his week of isolation after the South Africa T20i series in Pakistan and could be free to feature in CSA T20 Challenge and Nandre Burger is another option to bring in.

COB Key Players

  • Siyabonga Mahima: Started the tournament by taking a hat-trick against Dolphins and now has five wickets in two matches.
  • George Linde: The spin-bowling all-rounder took 2-23 and hit 37 with the bat last time out to prove his importance with ball and bat.
  • Tony de Zorzi: Until Malan returns, he must hold the fort at the top of the batting order, and he has scored 39 and 23 in his two matches so far.

COB Team Form

Cape Cobras started with a defeat to Dolphins, despite Siyabonga Mahima claming 4-18 from three overs to restrict the opposition to 155/8. Cape Cobras only managed 141/7 in reply. Last time out, they were bowled out for 132 chasing 149 to beat Titans.

Cape Cobras Predicted Playing 11

Janneman Malan, Tony de Zorzi (c), Kyle Verreynne (wk), Christian Jonker, Jason Smith, George Linde, Nandre Burger, Calvin Savage, Corbin Bosch, Imran Manack, Siyabonga Mahima

Knights vs Cape Cobras Team Form in Last Five Matches



KNG vs COB Head to Head

Cape Cobras have won the last four completed matches between these two teams and have 16 wins overall compared to Knights’ seven. In fact, Cape Cobras have won ten of the last 11 completed T20 matches between the two, though this is their first meeting in a 20-over game since April 2019.

KNG vs COB Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played KNG Won COB Won  Tie No Result
24 7 16 0 1

Knights vs Cape Cobras Betting Odds

Despite both being in losing form, Cape Cobras are favourites to win this game.

Who will win Knights vs Cape Cobras?

Cape Cobras are favourites to beat Knights with Bet365. Knights are big outsiders.

Though both teams have lost two from two so far, Cape Cobras have quality to bring in and also have a dominant record in this fixture.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Cape Cobras1.591.721.6681.66

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Knights vs Cape Cobras Top Team Batsmen

Jacques Snyman needs runs at the top of the order, but he is favourite to be Knights’ top team batsman, whereas Pite van Biljon – who top-scored last time out – is second-favourite at the same price as Andries Gous.

If Cape Cobras have Janneman Malan available, he is favourite to be their top team batsman. Tony de Zorzi is next on the list and important up the order, whole Kyle Verreynne is another short-priced option. Top-scorer last time out, Christiaan Jonker, is further down the list.

Pite van Biljon would be a shorter price if he batted higher up the order but, given the Knights could change things around anyway, he may well be worth backing over out-of-form opener Jacques Snyman.

Janneman Malan is a key player if he returns, but if he does not then Tony de Zorzi has made solid starts to both matches already.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsmanbetway1xbetbet365
Jacques Snyman (KNG)4.254.324.33
Pite van Biljon (KNG)4.254.504.50
Andries Gous (KNG)4.504.504.50
Janneman Malan (COB)3.503.503.50
Tony de Zorzi (COB)
Kyle Verreynne (COB)3.604.504.50

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Knights vs Cape Cobras Top Team Bowlers

Migael Pretorius has already been in wicket-taking form for Knights and he is favourite to be their top team bowler in this match. For Cape Cobras, George Linde found some good wicket-taking form last time out, so he is now favourite to be top team bowler ahead of Nandre Burger, Corbin Bosch and Siyabonga Mahima.

Migael Pretorius is unsurprisingly favourite to be Knights’ top team bowler given his wicket-taking form already. He is well worth backing with Bet365.

George Linde is a key man for Cape Cobras, meanwhile and – despite Siyabonga Mahima’s fine bowling in the first game – Linde could be the best pick to be top team bowler for the second consecutive match.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlersbetway1xbetbet365
Migael Pretorius (K)4.333.743.75
Shaun von Berg (K)4.504.004.00
Feresco Adams (K)4.505.505.50
George Linde (CC)3.753.743.75
Nandre Burger (CC)
Siyabonga Mahima (CC)4.504.504.50

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Knights vs Cape Cobras Prediction

Cape Cobras have an excellent record in this fixture, and quality to bring in, as they look to end their losing start to the tournament.

Final Verdict

Cape Cobras are favorites to win against Knights. Back Cape Cobras to beat Knights at 1.66.

KNG vs COB Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Kyle Verreynne is the most expensive of the wicket-keeping options and his reputation justifies that even if his form does not at the moment. Andries Gous is cheaper, but the Knights’ top order have all lacked form so far.

  • Batsmen

    Janneman Malan would be a gamble because he might not play, but the South Africa opener is worth selecting if he does come into the Cape Cobras team. He will be the key man at the top of the order. Pite van Biljon is 9.5 credits but proved his form last time out, while Tony de Zorzi is nine credits and has made a solid start to the tournament if not spectacular. Christiaan Jonker is 8.5 credits and also found some form already.

  • All rounder

    George Linde found form with bat and ball last time out which makes him a key all-round pick and a captain contender. Knights’ duo Feresco Adams and Patrick Kruger still have more to give – Adams found some form last time out though and Kruger bats up the order.

  • Bowlers

    The bowling department is where you can save some credits. Migael Pretorius is in excellent form and costs just 8.5 credits. He batted well last time out too. Corbin Bosch and Siyabonga Mahima come in at just eight credits, meanwhile, and the latter has five wickets to his name already.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Having found all-round form last time out, George Linde is now an option with bat and ball and a good captain pick. Migael Pretorius has been consistent so far and added runs to his wickets last time out too, so he would be a good vice-captain.

KNG vs COB Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Janneman Malan, Pite van Biljon, Tony de Zorzi, Christiaan Jonker

  • All Rounder:George Linde (c), Feresco Adams, Patrick Kruger

  • Wicket Keeper:Kyle Verreynne

  • Bowler:Migael Pretorius (vc), Corbin Bosch, Siyabonga Mahima

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