• One Day Cup preview

    All six teams will once again do battle on Sunday to complete the second full round of fixtures of the weekend in the Momentum One Day Cup.

    The Cobras will host the Lions in a top of the table clash in Paarl. They look like the early favourites to make the final and the winner will secure their place at the summit of the leaderboard.

    The Dolphins welcome the Warriors to Pietermaritzburg. The home side has fired in the batting department, but will have to improve on the bowling front if they are going to remain unbeaten.

    The basement battle between the Titans and Knights will take place in Benoni. Both sides have been poor in their first two matches, but the Knights did show some fight on Friday night to come close to the Dolphins record score.

    Players to watch:

    The Cobras success has been built on Andrew Puttick’s runs at the top of the order. If the left-hander continues to score freely, the men from the Cape should continue their winning streak. For the Lions, Stephen Cook has got his side off to solid starts without going on to make a really big score. He will have to convert a start in Paarl if the visitors are going to spring an upset.

    The Dolphins have relied on their batsmen to get them over the line. Morne van Wyk is fresh off two unbeaten centuries and the experienced campaigner will be eager to make the most of the purple patch. Colin Ingram has fought the good fight for the Warriors. He should continue his form, but will need someone to stick with him in order to force a result.

    Reeza Hendricks scored a sparkling 181 on Friday night and will come into the match against the Titans full of confidence. If he can get the Knights off to another explosive start, they might register their first win of the competition. The Titans aren’t used to being in the bottom half of the log and will want to rectify the situation as soon as possible. Theunis de Bruyn has been striking the ball sweetly and will be confident that he can cash in against a weak bowling attack.


    The Cobras are at home for the first time in the competition and should be too strong for the traveling Lions.

    In Pietermaritzburg, the Dolphins batsmen will once again get the team home and keep the sides momentum going.

    The Titans possess too many good players to keep losing, and for this reason, they will beat the Knights.

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