The first semi-final of CSA T20 Challenge will be played tomorrow between Highveld Lions and Dolphins at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. Lions finished at the top of the table with five wins in total after clinching two in the last two encounters. They thrashed Titans – the defending champions by 4 wickets in the last encounters and would be eyeing the final spot with a win over Dolphins.
Dolphins, on the opposite, are placed fourth in the table with three wins and three defeats in ten outings. The rest of the four encounters ended in a no result due to rain playing spoilsport. Interestingly, Dolphins have also managed wins in their last two encounters and will be eyeing for their third win in the row to book a place in the finals. The final of the tournament will be played on Sunday, May 05. The venue for which is yet to be decided.
The second semi-final of the tournament will be played in the night between the second-placed – Warriors and third-placed – Cape Cobras at Buffalo Park, East London.
Form Guide (last five fixtures, recent first)
Lions – W, W, L, NR, NR
Dolphins – W, W, NR, NR, L
1st Semi-final, CSA T20 Challenge 2019
Venue: New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Time: 1 May at 03:30 PM IST
Avg 1st inn score: 164
Avg 2nd inn score: 151
Highest Total: 236/6 (19.2 Ov) by WI vs RSA
Lowest Total: 105/10 (19.4 Ov) by SLW vs RSAW
Highest Chased: 236/6 (19.2 Ov) by WI vs RSA
Lowest Defended: 153/7 (20 Ov) by RSA vs PAK
Highveld Lions squad to face Dolphins:
Highveld Lions are yet to announce their squad for this game.
(As per the last match)
Temba Bavuma(c), Ryan Rickelton, Rassie van der Dussen, Mangaliso Mosehle, Craig Alexander, Dominic Hendricks, Wihan Lubbe, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Wiaan Mulder, Nono Pongolo, Malusi Siboto, Lizaad Williams, Reeza Hendricks, Bjorn Fortuin
Dolphins squad to face Highveld Lions:
Dolphins have announced a 14-man squad for this semi-final clash
Khaya Zondo (c), Morné van Wyk, Cody Chetty, Marques Ackerman, Daryn Dupavillon, Sibz Makhanya, Sarel Erwee, Andile Phehlukwayo, Mthokozisi Shezi, Rob Frylinck, Senuran Muthusamy, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen.
For Lions, Ryan Rickelton, R Hendricks, R v der Dussen, and T Bavuma are the key batters
200+ runs so far in the tournament, R Van der Dussen and R Rickelton will be looking to continue their good run
BC Fortuin has the most wickets for the side – 11 wickets
For Dolphins, M van Wyk, R Frylinck, and V v Jaarsveld are the top scorers
In bowling, P Subrayen is the leading wicket-taker with 9 wickets
R Frylinck – 8 wickets || D Dupavillon – 6 wickets
Wicket-keeper: Ryan Rickelton
Batsmen: Vaughan van Jaarsveld, Khaya Zondo, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen
All-rounders: Andlie Phehlukwayo, Willem Mulder, Wihaan Lubbe
Bowlers: Robbie Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, B Fortuin
Captain/vice-captain choices: Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Ryan Rickelton, Wihaan Lubbe, Willem Mulder