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Lions vs Dolphins Semi Final Match Prediction

  • May 01, 2019
  • 15:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Wanderers Stadium - Johannesburg, South Africa
2019-05-01 15:30:00
Lions LIO Lions
Dolphins DOL Dolphins

Betting Tips

  • The Lions have beaten the Dolphins in their last three completed head-to-head encounters, including the one at Durban earlier this season.
  • The Lions have the benefit of playing at their home ground. However, they faced a five-run loss to Cape Cobras here at the start of the season.
  • The Dolphins have a slightly better bowling attack than that of the Lions who rely heavily on Bjorn Fortuin to take wickets for them.
Lions

Our Pick Lions are favorites to win

Who Will Win LIO vs DOL Semi-Final, CSA T20 Challenge 2019?

The Dolphins defeated Cape Cobras in their final league-stage game and have set-up a semi-final clash against the Lions. The first semi-final of the CSA T20 Challenge 2019 will be played on May 1 at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Live telecast of the match is scheduled to begin at 12 PM local time.

LIO vs DOL, CSA T20 Challenge 2019: Where to Watch/Live Streaming

TV channels: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sky Sports Cricket, SuperSport, Sky Sport NZ

Live Streaming: Bet365, SuperSport Live

Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for Lions vs Dolphins 1st semi-final, CSA T20 Challenge 2019...

Lions vs Dolphins

Lions Team News & Playing 11

The Lions arguably have one of the best batting line-ups in the CSA T20 Challenge 2019. The onus will be on the likes of Ryan Rickelton, Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen to set the tone of the innings. Rickelton is the second-highest run-scorer this season with 243 runs. The opener is coming off a 47-ball 74 against the Titans and he will be expected to go all guns blazing on Wednesday. Wiaan Mulder along with van der Dussen who is averaging 41.20 are the key figures for the Lions in the middle-order. Bjorn Fortuin is the team's biggest hope when it comes to bowling. The left-arm spinner is leading the tournament's wickets charts with 11 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 5.29. Aaron Phangiso is another bowler in this line-up who has done a decent job with the ball - 7 wickets in 6 matches at an economy of 6.42. Lizaad Williams took a three-wicket haul last time and the Lions will expect him to provide the early breakthroughs in the powerplay.

Lions Predicted Playing 11

Ryan Rickelton (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Wiaan Mulder, Dwaine Pretorius, Nono Pongolo, Migael Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, Aaron Phangiso, Lizaad Williams

Dolphins Team News & Playing 11

The top three - Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Morne van Wyk and Cody Chetty - form the backbone of the Dolphins' batting and it will be crucial that at least one of them scores big and bat deep into the innings. van Jaarsveld has scored the most runs for his side this year. The opener has scores of 112* and 48 in the two games he has played so far and he will look to continue his good form. van Wyk had smashed 44 off 26 balls in the reverse fixture and he will be expected to play a similar knock here. Prenelan Subrayen, Robbie Frylinck and Keshav Maharaj are the major threats in this bowling group. While Subrayen has taken 9 wickets in 7 matches at an economy of 5.50, Frylinck has 8 wickets in 6 matches at 8.92. Maharaj may not have too many wickets to show for his efforts but his tight bowling has put pressure on the oppositions, and that is exactly what he will be looking to do against the Lions.

Dolphins Predicted Playing 11

Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Morne van Wyk (wk), Cody Chetty, Khaya Zondo (c), Andile Phehlukwayo, Senuran Muthusamy, Sibonelo Makhanya, Robbie Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Daryn Dupavillon

Lions vs Dolphins Team Form in Last Five Matches

LIO : W W L NR NR

DOL : W W NR NR L

LIO vs DOL Head to Head

Lions and Dolphins have played 21 matches against each other in the South African domestic twenty20 tournaments with the scoreline 11-9 in favor of the Lions. One of the matches had to be abandoned due to rain.

The Lions have won the last three completed matches they have played against the Dolphins in the CSA T20 Challenge.

The two teams have so far faced each other twice this season. While the Lions emerged victorious by 18 runs in the first of those encounters at Durban, the second one at Potchefstroom had to be called-off without a ball being bowled due to wet outfield.

Matches Played LIO Won DOL Won Tie No Result
21 11 9 0 1

Lions vs Dolphins Betting Odds

The Lions walk into this semi-final match as the bookmakers' favorites to win at 1.57 with Betway and Bet365. Dolphins find themselves as the underdogs at a higher price of 2.25 with Betway and 2.37 with Bet365.

Lions vs Dolphins Prediction

Both the teams are coming into this match on the back of two consecutive victories. The Dolphins downed Cape Cobras in their last match and managed to break into the top four while the Lions beat the Titans in their last match to finish as league leaders. The Lions have the upper hand when it comes to recent head-to-head count as they have defeated the Dolphins on the previous three occasions. They also have the home advantage in their favor and having won the reverse encounter at the Kingsmead will give them a psychological boost as well. Although the Dolphins have a few match-winners in their side and have started to show signs of good form, we are backing the consistent Lions to win this match and seal their place in the final.

Final Verdict

Lions to beat Dolphins at 1.57 with Betway and Bet365.

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