Titans are looking very very dangerous with 4 wins and a match being washed out due to rain.They are standing on top of the tree comfortably after 5 matches. With 2 wins and 3 loses in 5 matches Lions are standing at 4th position in points table. The positive point for Lions in this match is they will be playing on home ground and they already defeated Cobras at the same venue in this season. They also must remind they failed to beat Titans in their previous 5 encounters.
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
thunderstorms & heavy rain is predicted.
This is an excellent batting surface but not for bowlers. Fast bowlers can get some early movement.
Team News : Titans
What to speak about Titans, they are very good in all areas. De Villiers is in red hot form and it will be very hard for Lions to stop him once again. In this match Titans has given rest to De Cock, Aiden Markram and Steyn. Morkel is not fully fit and he needs to attend for a fitness test. If Morkel doesn’t play then Wiese may get a chance. They have a number of quality players and all of them are match winners.
Team News : Lions
The batting strength for the lions reside mainly in their top order with Reeza Hendricks being the key. He is the currently leading run scorer of the tournament. A part from openers, the middle order has not impressed and they need to improve in that area. Once again Rabada who is in good form will be a threat for Titans and skipper Phangiso is impressing with his spin deliveries on any kind of surface.