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 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 to beat Dolphins at 1.57 with Betway and Bet365.