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CSA T20 Challenge 2022 – Warriors vs Lions – 22nd Match Prediction

In the 22nd game of the CSA T20 Challenge 2022, the Warriors would face the defending champion Lions. Both teams are in the bottom half of the points table, so this game will be crucial for them. The Warriors were defeated by the Rocks in their most recent game, while the Lions were defeated by the Titans.

The Warriors have lost four games in a row, so this is a critical game for the team, and they must make a strong comeback. Their bowlers have appeared to be out of shape, and this is something the team needs to work on. The Lions, despite having a strong batting lineup, have performed poorly.

The game between the two teams will take place on February 19th, 2022 at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.

Match Details to Note

Match: Warriors vs Lions, 22nd Match, CSA T20 Challenge 2022

Date: February 19, 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 6:00 PM IST

Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth

Warriors vs Lions Team Previews

Warriors (Match Odds – 1.95)

Sinethemba Qeshile’s team has had a difficult time. They started the tournament well with a victory, but have since lost four games in a row. The team’s last game against the Rocks saw them lose from a winning position by three wickets due to a poor bowling effort. To remain in contention for a playoff spot, the team must regain its form.

At the top, Matthew Breetzke and Wihan Lubbe are doing well, and the team would benefit from a strong start from them. JJ Smuts is an experienced player who would have to compete for runs with the in-form Tristan Stubbs and Lesiba Ngoepe. Qeshile and Diego Rosier add batting power to the side, and they must perform well here because the bowling attack hasn’t complemented their batting strength.

Smuts has been effective with the ball, but the rest of the attack was annihilated in the previous game. Tiaan van Vuuren and Tsepo Ndwandwa must make the most of the situation following their poor performance in the previous game. The team will be looking for good spells from Akhona Mnyaka, Lizo Makhosi, and Wihan Lubbe, who bowled well in the previous game.

Warriors Squad

Edward Moore, Kabelo Sekhukhune, Lesiba Ngoepe, Matthew Breetzke, Tristan Stubbs, Alindile Mhletywa, Diego Rosier, JJ Smuts, Kyle Jacobs, Wihan Lubbe, Rudi Second, Sinethemba Qeshile (c & wk), Glenton Stuurman, Marco Jansen, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Tiaan van Vuuren, Tsepo Ndwandwa

Predicted XI: Sinethemba Qeshile (c & wk), Wihan Lubbe, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts, Tristan Stubbs, Lesiba Ngoepe, Diego Rosier, Tiaan van Vuuren, Akhona Mnyaka, Tsepo Ndwandwa, Lizo Makhosi

Lions (Match Odds – 1.85)

Malusi Siboto’s team needs to get its act together in order to defend their title. The defending champions haven’t lived up to their reputation in the tournament, having suffered a 7-wicket defeat to the Titans. To remain in contention for a spot in the next round, the team would need to win this game.

Reeza Hendricks and Kagiso Rapulana batted well in the previous game, and the team expects them to do so again here. In this game, Shane Dadswell, Joshua Richards, and Mitchell Van Buuren will need to form important partnerships in the middle order. Sisanda Magala performed admirably in the previous game, and he would need to add quick runs with Dominic Hendricks and Bjorn Fortuin.

Bjorn Fortuin and Malusi Siboto have looked good with the ball, but the rest of the attack has struggled in recent games. In this game, Codi Yusuf, Reeza Hendricks, and Magala will need to bowl better lines. The side would also expect Ayavuya Myoli to perform well in the supporting role and exploit the Warriors’ batting weakness.

Lions Squad

Dominic Hendricks, Joshua Richards, Mitchell van Buuren, Shane Dadswell, Codi Yusuf, Kagiso Rapulana, Louren Steenkamp, Sisanda Magala, Ruan Haasbroek (Wk), Ryan Rickelton, Ayavuya Myoli, Carmi le Roux, Lutho Sipamla, Malusi Siboto (c), Tladi Bokako, Tshepo Ntuli

Predicted XI: Malusi Siboto (c), Reeza Hendricks, Kagiso Rapulana, Shane Dadswell, Joshua Richards, Mitchell Van Buuren, Dominic Hendricks (wk), Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Codi Yusuf, Ayavuya Myoli

Warriors vs Lions Toss Prediction

Only six games have been played, and only six have been won by teams that batted first. The wicket is difficult to bat on early in the game but becomes easier as the game progresses. The team that wins the toss here will almost certainly bowl first.

To Win the Toss – Warriors – 1.85

To Win the Toss – Lions – 1.85

Pitch and Weather Conditions

St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth has a fast surface and a good record for fast bowlers. At this venue, the ball also comes onto the bat nicely, and batsmen can play their strokes freely. Spinners get little from the surface and have found it difficult to bowl here.

On February 19, the skies over Port Elizabeth will be slightly overcast, making batting conditions difficult. The pitch is lively, and bowlers are getting good returns from it. In this game, the team batting first would like to score 170 runs.

Warriors vs Lions Match Prediction

Both teams have won one of the five games they have played, and there will be equal pressure on both camps to win this game. Warriors’ bowlers appear rusty, and they can’t afford to bowl poorly in this game. The Lions have a more experienced batting lineup and a strong top order, which would put them slightly ahead of the Warriors.

Lions is the favourite to beat Warriors at the odds of 1.85.

  • With Reeza Hendricks, Kagiso Rapulana, and Joshua Richards on the side, the Lions’ batting is strong.
  • Warriors come here with four consecutive losses and a lack of confidence.
  • Warriors’ bowlers have failed to defend big scores in the last two games, which is concerning.

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