Who Will Win Warriors vs Knights, Momentum Cup 2019?
After facing back-to-back defeats against the Titans, the Warriors will look to return to winning ways when they face-off against the Knights who are still searching for their first win of the season. This 22nd fixture of the Momentum One Day Cup 2019 will be played on March 15 at the Buffalo Park in East London. Live telecast of the match is scheduled to begin at 1:30 PM local time.
WAR vs KNG, Momentum Cup 2019: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: SuperSport
Live Streaming: Bet365, SuperSport (Website and App)
The Warriors have a pretty strong batting line-up with Gihahn Cloete, JJ Smuts, Matthew Breetzke and Sinethemba Qeshile in the side. Cloete and Qeshile have been the most impressive with the bat this season and the team will be expecting at least one of them to score big in this match. Breetzke looked promising in his run-a-ball 42 last time against the Titans and he too has the potential to play the big innings. The Warriors do not have too many big names in their bowling line-up but the likes of Andrew Birch, Lutho Sipamla and Sisanda Magala have done reasonably well. Sipamla is currently the tournament's best bowler with 12 wickets in 7 matches at a healthy economy of 5.88. Birch returned outstanding figures 3-28 from 10 overs in the reverse encounter and he could have the Knights in trouble once again. The Knights will also be wary of JJ Smuts who has taken eight wickets at an economy of 4.97.
Warriors Predicted Playing 11
Gihahn Cloete (wk), Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts (c), Colin Ackermann, Sinethemba Qeshile, Marco Marais, Yaseen Vallie, Andrew Birch, Sisanda Magala, Lutho Sipamla, Glenton Stuurman
Knights Team News & Playing 11
The Knights have had a disappointing season so far, especially with the bat and they will be hoping that the likes of Keegan Petersen, Andries Gous, Rudi Second and Patrick Kruger are able to fire for them in this match. Petersen is amongst the tournament's top-five batsmen with 286 runs and has hit a century and a couple of fifties. He is averaging over 95 and had scored 88 in last month's reverse encounter. Rudi Second smashed 74 in the last game against the Dolphins and the Knights will be expecting another good performance from him. In terms of bowling, the team relies heavily on Marchant de Lange who has been their most successful bowler this season. The fast bowler has taken nine wickets in four games and is coming on the back of a three-wicket haul against the Dolphins. Ryan McLaren and Eddie Leie have failed to impress and it will be crucial for the Knights that these two start delivering some good performances with the ball.
Knights Predicted Playing 11
Grant Mokoena, Andries Gous, Keegan Petersen, Petrus van Biljon (c), Rudi Second (wk), Patrick Kruger, Ryan McLaren, Marchant de Lange, Eddie Leie, Ottniel Baartman, Tshepo Ntuli
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
WAR : L L W W W
KNG : NR L L L NR
Warriors vs Knights Betting Odds
The Warriors walk into this match as the bookmakers' favorites to win and they are being offered at odds of 1.50 on Betway, 1.53 on Bet365 and 1.46 on Betrally. The Knights begin as the underdogs for this game at a higher price of 2.35 on Betrally and 2.50 on both Betway and Bet365.
Warriors vs Knights Prediction
Rain has been playing spoilsport in this year's Momentum One Day Cup and a lot of games have been affected by it. The forecast for this game does not look too good with plenty of rain expected throughout the day which means there is a good chance of this game being washed out. But if play does happen at all, we expect the Warriors to prevail over the hapless Knights who have not been able to secure a single win from six matches. The Knights do have some reputed names in their bowling line-up but they have failed to click together as a unit. The Warriors, on the other hand, have performed far better and so wagering on them would be the safer option here.
Back Warriors to beat Knights at 1.50 with Betway, 1.53 with Bet365 and 1.46 with Betrally.