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Warriors vs Knights Match Prediction

  • Apr 28, 2019
  • 18:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Buffalo Park - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2019-04-28 18:00:00
Warriors WAR Warriors
Knights KNG Knights

Betting Tips

  • The Warriors have beaten the Knights in their last two completed head-to-head encounters.
  • The Warriors will be playing at their home ground where they have won four of their last six completed matches.
  • The Knights have a few quality bowlers in their ranks who could put the Warriors in a spot of bother if they bowl well.
Warriors

Our Pick Warriors are favorites to win

Who Will Win Warriors vs Knights, CSA T20 Challenge 2019?

The 28th fixture of the CSA T20 Challenge 2019 will see the Warriors go up against the Knights. The Buffalo Park in East London will be the venue for this match to be played on April 28. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 2:30 PM local time.

WAR vs KNG, 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 Knights, CSA T20 Challenge 2019...

Warriors vs Knights

Warriors Team News & Playing 11

The Warriors have a strong batting line-up and they will look to the likes of Gihahn Cloete, Matthew Breetzke, Marco Marais and skipper JJ Smuts to do the job for them with the bat. Marais has shown excellent form this season. He is one of the tournament's leading run-scorers at the moment and a key component in this batting unit. Smuts been underwhelming this year and the team needs him to step up. Pacers Andrew Birch, Lutho Sipamla and Sisanda Magala form a potent Warriors bowling attack and it will be crucial that at least two of them have a good outing with the ball on Sunday. Sipamla has been the team's best bowler and he will be backed by his skipper to pick up wickets upfront with the new ball. Andrew Birch is their next best option and he will look to maintain pressure on the Knights from the other end.

Warriors Predicted Playing 11

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

Knights Team News & Playing 11

The Knights will bank on the likes of Patrick Kruger, Raynard van Tonder and Grant Mokoena to deliver the goods with the bat in this match of CSA T20 Challenge. Kruger has scored the most runs for the team this season and the onus will be on him to provide a strong start to the innings. van Tonder has chipped in with a few notable contributions and his knock is going to be crucial as well at the top of the order. In terms of bowling, the Knights will have their hopes pinned on the pace troika of Ryan McLaren, Shadley van Schalkwyk and Ottniel Baartman. McLaren has been their most successful bowler this year and he will be expected to cause a few problems for the Warriors. Shadley has been economical so far and his tight spells could result in some false shots from the batsmen.

Knights Predicted Playing 11

Patrick Kruger, Andries Gous (wk), Raynard van Tonder, Petrus van Biljon (c), Grant Mokoena, Ryan McLaren, Gerald Coetzee, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Eddie Leie, Tshepo Ntuli, Ottniel Baartman

Warriors vs Knights Team Form in Last Five Matches

WAR : W NR W NR NR

KNG : NR NR NR L NR

WAR vs KNG Head to Head

Warriors and Knights have played 28 matches against each other in the South African domestic twenty20 tournaments with the former winning 13 of those and the latter 12. Two of those encounters have ended in ties while one had to be abandoned due to rain.

Both have won two times each in their last four completed head-to-head meetings. The Warriors, however, have won the most recently played two of those.

Not a single ball could be bowled in their first clash of the ongoing season at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley and the match had to be called off due to rain.

Warriors vs Knights Head-to-Head

  Matches Played  Won  Lost Tie No Result

Warriors

28 13 12 2 1
Knights 28 12 13 2 1

 

Warriors vs Knights Prediction

The Warriors and Knights have had a contrasting season. While the former have been consistent, the latter have struggled to win games this year. Home advantage will give the Warriors a definite edge over the Knights and having won four of their last six completed matches at this ground will them a huge confidence boost as well. The Knights do have a few quality bowlers in their side and they might have an outside chance if they perform well with the ball. The Warriors, however, are the in-form team and it certainly won't be easy for the Knights to beat them.

Final Verdict: Back Warriors to beat Knights.

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