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Warriors vs Cape Cobras Semi Final Match Prediction

  • May 01, 2019
  • 20:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Buffalo Park - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2019-05-01 20:00:00
Warriors WAR Warriors
Cape Cobras COB Cape Cobras

Betting Tips

  • Cape Cobras have a superior head-to-head count against the Warriors in the twenty-over format with 18 wins from 28 matches.
  • The Warriors, however, will gain plenty of confidence having registered a 10-run win over the Cobras earlier in the season at Port Elizabeth.
  • The Warriors have won five of the last seven completed matches that they have played at the Buffalo Park.
Warriors

Our Pick Warriors are favorites to win

Who Will Win WAR vs COB Semi-Final, CSA T20 Challenge 2019?

The second semi-final of the CSA T20 Challenge 2019 will see the Warriors take on Cape Cobras. The match will be played on May 1 at the Buffalo Park in East London. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 4:30 PM local time.

WAR vs COB, 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 Warriors vs Cape Cobras 2nd semi-final, CSA T20 Challenge 2019...

Warriors vs Cape Cobras

Warriors Team News & Playing 11

The Warriors had a perfect outing with the ball last time, restricting the Knights to 96/7 in the 20 overs, and would be hoping that their bowlers are able to deliver something similar in this big game. Andrew Birch was the wrecker-in-chief with incredible figures of 4-10 from four overs. The pacer has been the most impressive of all the bowlers in this line-up and holds the key for the Warriors with the new ball. Lutho Sipamla and Sisanda Magala have done a fairly good job with the ball and they too can cause a few problems for the Cobras. In terms of batting, the Warriors bank mainly on Gihahn Cloete, Marco Marais and Matthew Breetzke to score the big runs for them. Cloete is the team's leading run-getter with 196 runs followed closely by Marais with 195 runs at an average of 48.75 and a strike-rate of over 170. Marais had struck a 36-ball 75 in the reverse encounter and he will be expected to contribute heavily once again.

Warriors Predicted Playing 11

Matthew Breetzke, Gihahn Cloete, JJ Smuts (c), Sinethemba Qeshile (wk), Marco Marais, Onke Nyaku, Thomas Kaber, Andrew Birch, Sisanda Magala, Jade de Klerk, Lutho Sipamla

Cape Cobras Team News & Playing 11

The Cobras were underwhelming with the bat in their previous game against the Dolphins and they will be counting on the likes of Janneman Malan, Kyle Verreynne, JP Duminy and David Bedingham to make sizeable contributions on Wednesday. Malan is the third-highest run-scorer in the season with 221 runs. The opener has been striking it well and it will be crucial that he along with his partner Verreynne get the Cobras off to a good start in this semi-final match of CSA T20 Challenge 2019. Duminy has scored 30 runs in his two outings but the team will need more from him if they are to challenge the in-form Lions. Vernon Philander, Rory Kleinveldt and Tladi Bokako are all amongst the top five bowlers of the tournament with 10 wickets apiece from 9 matches, and the team's bowling relies heavily on this pace troika. Philander notched up a five-fer while Bokako took three wickets in the reverse encounter. Kleinveldt was the pick of the lot in the last game against the Dolphins and the skipper will look to make a few early strikes in the powerplay.

Cape Cobras Predicted Playing 11

Janneman Malan, Kyle Verreynne, David Bedingham (wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Jason Smith, Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Vernon Philander, Rory Kleinveldt (c), Tladi Bokako, Nkululeko Serame

Warriors vs Cape Cobras Team Form in Last Five Matches

WAR : W L W NR W

COB : L L W NR L

WAR vs COB Head to Head

Warriors and Cape Cobras have faced each other 28 times in the South African domestic twenty20 tournaments with the latter leading the scoreline 18-10.

Both the teams have won twice each in their last four head-to-head meetings and once each in the two matches between them this season.

The Warriors secured a ten-run victory when they last faced the Cobras - in the 16th match of the ongoing season at Port Elizabeth. The Warriors, after being put into bat first, posted a challenging total of 189 on the board. The Cobras, in their chase, kept losing wickets at regular intervals and could manage only 179 in their 20 overs.

Matches Played LIO Won DOL Won Tie No Result
28 10 18 0 0

Warriors vs Cape Cobras Betting Odds

Betway is offering odds of 1.83 on both Warriors and Cape Cobras to win this semi-final match of the CSA T20 Challenge 2019 while Bet365 have both these teams up at 1.90.

Warriors vs Cape Cobras Prediction

Cape Cobras certainly have the upper hand in terms of head-to-head record. The Warriors, however, are carrying momentum with them having won their last match while the Cobras are coming on the back of two successive defeats. Home advantage is another point that goes in favor of the Warriors and they have fared very well at this ground of late, winning five of their last seven completed matches here. The Warriors got the better of the Cobras in their most recent face-off and we expect the home team to emerge victorious again and book their spot in the final.

Final Verdict

Warriors to beat Cape Cobras at 1.83 with Betway and 1.90 with Bet365.

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