Lions vs Dolphins Prediction & Tips

Lions vs Dolphins Match Prediction

Lions vs Dolphins Match Prediction & Betting Tips – CSA T20 Challenge 2024

Lions will take on Dolphins at The Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg in Match 35 of the CSA T20 Challenge. This match gets underway at 18:00 local time on Friday, 5th April, 2024.

LIONS vs DOL, The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Pitch Report

There is consistent pace and bounce on this pitch which will encourage batters on both sides to play their shots throughout this game. A par score is likely to be 170-175.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Lions vs Dolphins, CSA T20 Challenge 2024

Lions Team News & Playing 11

LIONS Team News

As the nearest challengers in the league to top of the table Warriors, Lions come into this game in second place and seven points above their opponents in fourth place. Lions are in fine form after beating Boland by 9 wickets and Western Province by 132 runs from their last two matches.

LIONS Team Batting

Dolphins’ bowlers will be aware that they face a tough assignment against a very strong Lions top order in this match. Openers Ryan Rickleton and Reeza Hendricks put on a brilliant 151 for the first wicket inside 14 overs on the way to the side posting 213/2 against third place Western Province.

LIONS Team Bowling

Lutho Sipamla and Nqabayomzi Peter will both come into this game full of confidence after the pair both produced a maiden over and took seven wickets between them against Western Province. Sipamla went wicketless in the last match against Dolphins so will be keen to make an impact in this fixture.

LIONS Team Form

Lions had been on a run of only one win from five but they are now targeting their third successive large victory.

Lions Predicted Playing 11

Ryan Rickleton (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Delano Potgieter, Zubayr Hamza, Wiaan Mulder, Evan Jones, Bjorn Fortuin (c), Tshepo Moreki, Lutho Sipamla, Nqabayomzi Peter

Dolphins Team News & Playing 11

DOL Team News

A 19 run victory for Dolphins in Match 19 on Monday over KwaZulu-Natal Inland saw Prenelan Subrayen’s side consolidate fourth place in the table. It was an important win for the side after their surprise defeat to Bland in Match 23.

DOL Team Batting

After four of their top six made scores of 6 and under in the last match, Dolphins showed they have depth to their batting line up with Marques Ackerman (54), Andile Phehlukwayo (30) and Prenelan Subrayen (28) stepping up. Dolphins will be looking to their top order to contribute in this match.

DOL Team Bowling

Ottniel Baartman and JJ Smuts went wicketless in Match 29 but both impressed with their economy rates and the opposing batters treated their bowling with respect. 18 year old Tristan Luus made his T20 debut against KwaZulu-Natal and all eyes will be on the pacer in this game after he marked his debut by taking two wickets.

DOL Team Form

Dolphins are in strong form with only one defeat from their last six games in the tournament.

Dolphins Predicted Playing 11

Bryce Parsons, Grant Roelofsen (wk), JJ Smuts, Marques Ackerman, Khaya Zondo, Jason Smith, Andile Phehlukwayo, Andile Simelane, Prenelan Subrayen (c), Ottniel Baartman, Tristan Luus

🏆 Lions vs Dolphins Prediction

Both Lions and Dolphins come into this fixture on Friday evening in strong form but it is Lions who have been playing arguably the best cricket of any side over recent games. With big wins from their last two matches, we are backing Lions to get another victory in this clash.

Lions to beat Dolphins

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