In today’s match Cobras will face Knights. With 2 wins, 1 lose & 1 no result Knights are placed at 3rd in table after 3 matches while with just 1 win in 4 games Cobras are placed second last in table just above Warriors. The Cobras have had a poor start this season and so there is going to be pressure on them. This will be a mandatory win for Cobras to move forward in this tournament. Otherwise their chances will be reduced. The Knights have lost four of their previous five matches played against the Cobras. This is a good sign for Cobras but they have to come back very strongly in today’s game against Knights.
Newlands Cape town
Partly cloudy no chance of rain
The wicket is expected to have something in it for both the batsmen and the bowlers. Pitch will support fast bowlers than spinners and batsmen could get good number of runs on this pitch.
Team News : Cobras
Same unchanged squad has been named for this match. The Knights have lost four of their previous five matches played against the Cobras in previous seasons. The Cobras have big names in their side but they have failed. Team will look on Amla, Bavuma and Duminy , atleast two from this three must play a good innings in today’s match. Amla has been in good form of late and he is going to be the key man. If any one these players lays a strong platform then the rest can make it into a big total on board. Philander is a good player and the team wants him to pick few early wickets. A part from Philander, Dane Paterson is another good bowler and could also trouble the bowlers with his pace.
Team News : Knights
13 members squad has been announced and De Bruyn will lead it. The team’s batting is completely dependent on Miller and skipper De Bruyn. The rest of the players also must lay a solid foundation for the team then only they could win this. Fast bowler Shadley van Schalkwyk has been amongst the wickets and he together with Marchant de Lange will be the main threats for the Cobras. Du Plooy, Kruger are really batsmen and played well in domestic matches. All players must perform in unit.
Cobras Probable XI
Knights Probable XI
Prediction : Though Cobras have an extraordinary squad with excellent bowlers they are still finding it hard to win matches. They have very good record also against Knights in head to head matches. Backing both teams and thinking Cobras will come strongly it’s 50 – 50 game.