CSA T20 Challenge

In Match 38 of the CSA T20 Challenge, North West will face Dolphins at University Oval, Potchefstroom. The match kicks off at 14:00 local time on Sunday, 7th April, 2024.

University Oval, Potchefstroom Pitch Report: The pitch at University Oval promises an exciting contest between bat and ball. With good pace and bounce, batsmen will have the opportunity to play their shots freely. A par score around 170 is expected.

North West Team Preview:

  • Team News: North West’s campaign has been hampered by weather disruptions, having completed only two out of five fixtures. While they won one and lost one, their last game against KZN-Inland was abandoned without a ball bowled.
  • Batting: Despite inconsistency, Lesiba Ngoepe has been impressive with attacking innings towards the end of recent matches, adding strength to North West’s top six.
  • Bowling: Leg-spinner Caleb Seleka has been impactful, but the bowlers have struggled to contain opposition batsmen. Pace bowler Duan Jansen will aim to generate bounce and maintain a good speed in this game.
  • Form: North West has won only two games in the tournament, with none coming from their last three matches.

North West Predicted Playing 11: Meeka-eel Prince, Rubin Hermann (wk), Raynard van Tonder, Wihan Lubbe, Lesiba Ngoepe, Senuran Muthusamy (c), Ruan de Swardt, Migael Pretorius, Caleb Seleka, Kerwin Mungroo, Irvin Modimokoane

Dolphins Team Preview:

  • Team News: Dolphins, currently fourth in the table, have struggled for form lately, losing two of their last three matches. Their last game against Lions was reduced to a 9-over aside game, resulting in a loss.
  • Batting: The Dolphins’ opening pair of Bryce Parsons and Grant Roelofsen enters the game in strong form, aiming for stability and quick runs.
  • Bowling: While bowlers Andile Phehlukwayo, JJ Smuts, and Okuhle Cele have shown promise, consistent wicket-taker Ottniel Baartman will be crucial for the Dolphins.
  • Form: Dolphins aim to bounce back after recent losses and secure a victory.

Dolphins Predicted Playing 11: Bryce Parsons, Grant Roelofsen (wk), JJ Smuts, Marques Ackerman, Khaya Zondo, Jason Smith, Andile Phehlukwayo, Eathan Bosch, Prenelan Subrayen (c), Ottniel Baartman, Okuhle Cele

Prediction: With both teams experiencing inconsistent form, Dolphins seem better prepared and in better form. North West’s struggles with game time could work against them. We predict a victory for Dolphins in this fixture.

Prediction: Dolphins to beat North West

By Suraj Mahto

Suraj Kumar Mahto is currently working as a freelance content writer and is always interested in a challenge. Reach out to t20cricketprediction@gmail.com to connect!