Titans vs Lions CSA T20 Match Prediction

  • Feb 22, 2021
  • 18:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Kingsmead Cricket Ground - Durban, South Africa
2021-02-22 18:00:00
Titans TIT Titans
Lions LIO Lions
112/8 in 15.0
124/4 in 16.2
Lions beat Titans by 12 runs

Betting Tips

  • Titans and Lions will both look to build on winning starts when they meet in the CSA T20 Challenge.
  • Titans bowled Knights out for 116 to win the first game by six wickets, before dismissing Cape Cobras for 132 in a 16-run win last time out.
  • A strong Lions team have only played once by contrast, and Sisanda Magala's 4-37 and Rassie van der Dussen's 64 helped them beat Warriors by four wickets.

Our Pick Lions are favorites to win

Posted On 22nd February 2021 10:23:30
Posted by Kavin

Top Bets for TIT vs LIO Match

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Highest Opening Partnership - Lions


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Method of 1st Dismissal - Caught


Reeza Hendricks to score 50 Runs -

Reeza Hendricks to score 50 Runs - YES


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Most Sixes in Match - Titans


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


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Knights Total Fours - Over 12.5



Titans vs Lions, CSA T20 Challenge 2021

Titans and Lions both put their winning starts on the line when they meet in the CSA T20 Challenge at Kingsmead, Durban. The match takes place on February 22 and the live action starts at 14:30 local time. 

Titans have won two from two so far, thank to two strong bowling performances. Tabraiz Shamsi took 3-20 and Lungi Ngidi 2-19 as they bowled Knights out for 116 to win by six wickets. Ngidi then took 3-18 last time out as they bowled Cape Cobras out for 132 to win by 16 runs.

Lions boast a very strong team but have only played once so far. Sisanda Magala took four wickets and Kagiso Rabada three, before Rassie van der Dussen (64) and Temba Bavuma (40) helped chase down Warriors’ 157 all out in a four-wicket victory.

TIT vs LIO 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 

Kingsmead has definitely helped the pacemen so far, but it is not entirely a bowling wicket.

Toss Prediction

Teams have preferred batting first so far upon winning the toss and Lions could do the same this time.

Weather Report

Durban could be overcast but both teams will be hoping the forecast for a cloudy but dry day is maintained. 

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

Titans Team News & Playing 11

TIT Team News

Junior Dala came into the team last time out and bowled one good over in Titans’ win. He could maintain his place in the starting XI this time too.

TIT Key Players 

  • Lungi Ngidi: Took two wickets in the first game and three last time out, as well as bowling economically, to help Titans to two wins.
  • Chris Morris: A key international all-rounder, he followed up his 1-10 and 21* in the first game with 2-21 last time out.
  • Dean Elgar: Hit 37 in the opening game and 31 last time out to prove there is more to his game than just test-match batting.

TIT Team Form

Titans have won two from two so far, with Lungi Ngidi in excellent bowling form. His five wickets have helped them bowl Knights out for 116 and Cape Cobras for 132 in their way to back-to-back victories.

Titans Predicted Playing 11

Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Sibonelo Makhanya, Heinrich Klaasen (c, wk), Dayyan Galiem, Chris Morris, Junior Dala, Lizaad Williams, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Lions Team News & Playing 11

LIO Team News

Lions have a strong line-up on paper and it would be a surprise to see any changes after their opening win in CSA T20 Challenge.

LIO Key Players 

  • Rassie van der Dussen: The batsman started the tournament with 64 from 41 balls in Lions’ defeat of Warriors. 
  • Kagiso Rabada: Wasted no time finding his wicket-taking form as he took 3-23 to set up the opening victory.
  • Sisanda Magala: Outdid Kagiso Rabada last time out by taking four wickets, to shine in a superbly strong bowling line-up.

LIO Team Form

Lions have played just once so far and showed off their strength with a dominant defeat of Warriors. Sisanda Magala’s 4-37 and Kagiso Rabada’s 3-23 helped them bowl Warriors out for 157 and Rassie van der Dussen hit 64 to lead them to a four-wicket win.

Lions Predicted Playing 11

Ryan Rickelton (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Delano Potgieter, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala, Kagiso Rabada, Aaron Phangiso, Beuran Hendricks

Titans vs Lions Team Form in Last Five Matches



TIT vs LIO Head to Head

After Titans had previously dominated this fixture, Lions actually won each of their last two meetings when they last met in 2019. They have now each won 14 matches apiece against each other.

TIT vs LIO Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played TIT Won LIO Won  Tie No Result
28 14 14 0 0

Titans vs Lions Betting Odds

With both making winning starts, the bookmakers are split despite Lions boasting the stronger team on paper.

Who will win Titans vs Lions?

Bet365 are offering the same price on both Titans and Lions to win.

While they are the same price, Lions showed their strength first up and can claim the victory in this game. Titans have bowled well, but Lions have the batting strength. 

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Titans 1.741.951.911.90
Lions 1.951.801.901.90

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Titans vs Lions Top Team Batsmen

Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar are up the order for Titans, while Theunis de Bruyn is another top batsman. Heinrich Klaasen is higher-priced but another top batting option for them.

For Lions, Rassie van der Dussen was their top team batsman last time out, but Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton and Temba Bavuma are all shorter-priced as they feature higher up the batting order.

Rassie van der Dussen looks a great price to be Lions’ top team batsman, considering his reputation and his form in the opening game. Dean Elgar has been consistent for Titans, meanwhile, but Aiden Markram has the bigger T20 reputation.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Aiden Markram (TIT)3.503.753.743.75
Theunis de Bruyn (TIT)3.753.604.004.00
Dean Elgar (TIT)
Reeza Hendricks (LIO)3.503.753.743.75
Temba Bavuma (LIO)4.504.004.504.50
Rassie van der Dussen (LIO)5.003.755.005.00

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Titans vs Lions Top Team Bowlers

Titans’ bowlers have been in excellent form, and Tabraiz Shamsi starts as favourite to be their top team bowler – which does down the form of Lungi Ngidi, who is second on the list. Chris Morris is another key bowler who could be worth backing. For Lions, Kagiso Rabada and Sisanda Magala have already found wicket-taking form, though Bjorn Fortuin and Beuran Hendricks also form part of an excellent bowling line-up.

South Africa could have Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi leading their pace attack at the T20 World Cup and, with both already in top bowling form on a pitch that has favoured the paceman – and with overcast conditions forecast – it is hard to bet against the two of them.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Tabraiz Shamsi (TIT)
Lungi Ngidi (TIT)3.504.003.743.75
Chris Morris (TIT)4.504.004.504.50
Kagiso Rabada (LIO)3.203.503.243.25
Bjorn Fortuin (LIO)
Sisanda Magala (LIO)4.355.504.324.33

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Titans vs Lions Prediction

Lions started the tournament with a dominant win and with their team packed with international talent they can make it two from two.

Final Verdict

Lions are favorites to win against Titans. Back Lions to beat Titans at 1.90

TIT vs LIO Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Heinrich Klaasen is the more expensive wicket-keeper-batsman but it could be too much compared to saving a credit and choosing Ryan Rickelton. He will be at the top of the batting order for Lions in this game.

  • Batsmen

    Rassie van der Dussen wasted no time finding and showcasing his form with an excellent innings first up to justify his ten-credit pricetag. Dean Elgar is 9.5 credits but he has been batting consistently up the order. Temba Bavuma is nine credits but another key man in the Lions’ line-up while Aiden Markram – who is the same price for Titans – is out form.

  • All rounder

    Chris Morris is ten credits and has showed his importance with the ball but also as a lower-order batsman too. Lizaad Williams is another Titans all-rounder and at 8.5 credits he looks to be a good option too.

  • Bowlers

    Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi and Sisanda Magala have all been in wicket-taking form already and all four should be selected. With those four in, it leaves 8.5 credits and a choice of Bjorn Fortuin or Beuran Hendricks to complete your line-up. Both are just as key as Rabada and Magala to the Lions’ bowling line-up.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Chris Morris is a key all-rounder, although his bowling is more prominent than his batting. As a result, South Africa team-mates Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi – already in good bowling form – could be the top captain and vice-captain.

TIT vs LIO Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Rassie van der Dussen, Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma

  • All Rounder:Chris Morris, Lizaad Williams

  • Wicket Keeper:Ryan Rickelton

  • Bowler:Kagiso Rabada (c), Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi (vc), Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin

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