Lions vs Knights CSA T20 Match Prediction

  • Feb 23, 2021
  • 18:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Kingsmead Cricket Ground - Durban, South Africa
2021-02-23 18:00:00
Lions LIO Lions
Knights KNG Knights
110/3 in 18.1
106/10 in 20.0
Lions beat Knights by 7 wickets

Betting Tips

  • Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin, Lutho Sipamla, Lions have a strong bowling unit.
  • The batting for Lions is also better than the Knights with Hendricks, Bavuma, Dussen in their kitty
  • Knights have a vulnerable batting order and are too dependent on Pite van Biljon

Our Pick Lions are favorites to win

Posted On 23rd February 2021 10:28:11
Posted by Kavin

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Most Sixes in Match -

Most Sixes in Match - Lions


Lions Total Runs 1st to 6th Over -

Lions Total Runs 1st to 6th Over - Over 50.5


Highest Opening Partnership -

Highest Opening Partnership - Knights


A Fifty Score in the Match -

A Fifty Score in the Match - YES


Rassie Van Der Dussen Total Runs

Rassie Van Der Dussen Total Runs Over 27.5


1st Wicket Method of Fall -

1st Wicket Method of Fall - Caught



Lions vs Knights, CSA T20 Challenge 2021

Imperial Lions will take on Knights in the 10th match of the CSA T-20 series. The match will be played at the Kinsmead, Durban and is set to get underway at 10:00 Am local time.

Lions have started the tournament on a positive note with two back to back wins. They have probably the best bunch of players among all teams and getting past them won't be easy. Their bowling is their strength with plenty of international stars at their disposal. Rabada, Hendricks, Magala, Phangiso and Fortuin will be very hard to tackle for any opposition. The batting too looks pretty solid on paper. However, part from Van Der Dussen and Bavuma, none of the batsmen have performed well. They'd need some improvement in this domain. 

For Knights, they pulled off a top win against Cape Cobras but whether or not they can replicate their performance against a strong Lions is yet to be seen. The batting still is an issue. Even in the last game, apart from Biljon and Tinder, none of the batsmen performed. Against a quality Lions bowling, things will be more challenging. We think Knight are going to have a hard time against Lions. 

LIO vs KNG Live Streaming 

Star India, Fox Sports (Australia) and Willow TV will broadcast the series in different parts of the world. 

Live Streaming: You can live stream the match on Hotstar app. 

Pitch Report

 The wicket is slightly on the slower side and timing the ball won't be easy. A score around 160 can be challenging.

Toss Prediction

Toss will be crucial as batting first looks a great option. The wicket is on the slower side thus chasing can be slightly difficult.

Weather Report

Some thunderstorm are expected on the match day which may cause some hindrance in the match

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Lions vs Knights, CSA T20 Challenge 2021.

Lions Team News & Playing 11

LIO Team News

There is no news about any injury to the players. So we'll assume that the core of the team will be the same. They might tweak a player here and there. 

LIO Key Players

  • Rassie Van Der Dussen - Van Der Dussen is highly regarded as a dangerous batsmen. He can decimate any bowling line up on his day and is in very good form in the tournament. He has got starts in both matches and just need to stay a little longer on the wicket.
  • Temba Bavuma - Temba Bavuma is another player that has done well in this tournament. He stroked a solid half century in the first match and I one of their key batsmen. We expect him to continue his good run
  • Beuran Hendricks - Hendricks bowled a sensational spell against titans in CSA T20 Challenge 2021 and ended with figures of 2-7 in 3 overs. He'll be a challenge for the Knights. 

LIO Team Form

Lions have started the tournament with two back to back wins over Warriors and Titans. 

Lions Predicted Playing 11

Ryan Rickelton(WK), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie Van Der DussenVan, Dwaine Pretorius, Delano Potgieter, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla, Sisanda Magala

Knights Team News & Playing 11

KNG Team News

Knights might want to stick with their winning combination or they make swap few players to give them some rest as they'll be playing back to back games.

KNG Key Players 

  • Pite van Biljon - He's their best batsman and batted well in both the previous matches. We expect him to have a good game.
  • Farhaan Behradeen - He hasn't fired in the two matches they have played is a very capable batsman. He can't be counted out completely. If he gets going, Knights will have a very good score. 
  • Shaun Von Berg - He's been their best bowler In the two matches and we'll back him to continue his good run.

KNG Team Form

After losing the initial two matches, Knight defeated Cobras in their previous match.

Knights Predicted Playing 11

Patrick Kruger, Jacques Snyman, Pite van Biljon (c), Farhaan Behradeen, Ferisco Adams, Migael Pretorius, Wandile Makwetu(WK), Grant Mokoena, Alfred Mothoa, Raynard van Tonder, Shaun Von Berg

Lions vs Knights Team Form in Last Five Matches



LIO vs KNG Head to Head

Both teams have been very competitive against each other. Lions defeated the Knights in their previous meetings. They are a very strong team and are likely to dominate them again.

LIO vs KNG Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played LIO Won KNG Won  Tie No Result
19 9 10 0 0

Lions vs Knights Betting Odds

Lions have a very good set of players are the favourites to win.

Who will win Lions vs Knights?

Lions are favourites in most betting platforms and it's no surprise considering the strength of their team. They are far superior to their opposition. 

Odds to Win The Match

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Lions vs Knights Top Team Batsmen

Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma and Van Der Dussen are three top picks for best batsmen. Hendricks was in good form against Pakistan while Bavuma stroked a 50 in the 1st game. Dussen has been their most consistent batsmen in the two matches 

For Warriors, we'll back Pite van Biljon, their top performer in two games, Patrick Kruger, who can be destructive at the top, Farhaan Behradeen, who's a top quality batter and can single handedly win the games.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Reeza Hendrics (LIO)3.753.753.743.75
Van Der Dussen (LIO)5.003.605.005.00
Temba Bavuma (LIO)4.504.004.504.50
Pite van Biljon (KNG)4.504.005.005.00
Pat Kruger (KNG)5.004.335.005.00
F Behradeen (KNG)6.505.06.506.50

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Lions vs Knights Top Team Bowlers

Kagiso Rabada is a world class bowler and is the best bet for Lions along with Beuran Hendricks, and Bjorn Fortuin, who're  pretty experienced campaigners in this format

Lions will depend on Shaun Von Berg who bowled well in both the previous games along with Migael Pretorius and Jacques Snyman, who are very capable bowlers

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Kagiso Rabada (LIO)3.203.503.243.25
Beuran Hendrics (LIO)4.354.334.324.33
Bjorn Fortuin (LIO) 4.355.004.324.33
Michael Pretorius (KNG)3.754.503.743.75
Shaun Von Berg (KNG)4.004.754.004.00
J Snyman (KNG)5.507.005.505.50

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Lions vs Knights Prediction

With plenty of international stars at their disposal, Lions look a real force In front of a vulnerable Knights team. A strong batting backed by quality bowling makes them favourites.

Final Verdict

Lions are favorites to win against Knights. Back Lions to beat Knights at 1.40

LIO vs KNG Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Ryan Rickelton at 8.5 is a good pick. He's a top order batsmen and can tonk the ball long and big. 

  • Batsmen

    Rassie van Der Dussen at 10, Reeza Hendricks at 9.5, Pite van Biljon at 9.5 and Temba Bavuma at 9.0 form a strong batting. Dussen has batted well in both the matches while Hendricks stroked a quick fire 39 in the last match. Bavuma registered a solid half century in the first game while Pite van Biljon is the best batsmen for Knights

  • All rounder

    Patrick Kruger and Dwaine Pretorius at 9.0 and 8.5 respectively will be our all rounders. Kruger is a top order batsman and can be destructive on his day. Pretorius will enjoy bowling on this wicket.

  • Bowlers

    Kagiso Rabada and Shaun Von Berg at 9.5 and 9.0, Beuran Hendricks at 8.5 and Migael Pretorius at 8.0 will complete are team. Rabada and Hendricks have been brilliant in the two matches  while Migael Pretorius has also bowled well.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Van Der Dussen will be our skipper while Dwaine Pretorious can be backed as his deputy.

LIO vs KNG Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Rassie van Der Dussen(C), Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks, Pite van Biljon

  • All Rounder:Patrick Kruger,  Dwaine Pretorius(VC)

  • Wicket Keeper:Ryan Rickelton

  • Bowler:Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Shaun Von Berg, Migael Pretorius

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