- Match: LIO vs NWD
- Date- February 8, 2022
- Match Format- T20, Match 3, CSA T20 Challenge 2022
- Venue- St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
- Time- 01:30 PM IST
- Weather Forecast- Sunny, 26°C
LIO vs NWD, Today Match Prediction, Match 3, CSA T20 Challenge 2022
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Lions are one of the most successful teams in this top-tier South African tournament. They have won this trophy for 4 times and have finished 2 times in 2nd position. Lions are winning this trophy for the last two editions and will be aiming for a hat-trick this season. Last season they finished the group as table toppers with 5 wins in 5 matches and beat Dolphins in the final.
Top Batsmen of Lions from last match
|Reeza Hendricks||39 Runs||97.50|
|Wiaan Mulder||24 Runs||104.34|
|Temba Bavuma||22 Runs||84.61|
Top Bowlers of Lions from last match
|Kagiso Rabada||3 Wickets||3.00|
|Sisanda Magala||2 Wickets||4.75|
|Bjorn Fortuin||1 Wicket||4.75|
North West Dragons
North West Dragons are playing in theirs first CSA T20 Challenge campaign and have young but potentially quality squad this season. Their recent record in 4-Day Franchise Series has been very poor but they reached the semi-finals of CSA Provisional T20 Cup last year.
Top Batsmen of North West Dragons from last match
|Lesego Senokwane||40 Runs||129.03|
|Eben Botha||41 Runs||120.58|
|Duan Jansen||27 Runs||128.57|
Top Bowlers of North West Dragons from last match
|Duan Jansen||2 Wickets||4.75|
|Caleb Seleka||2 Wickets||6.25|
|Lwandiswa Zum||1 Wicket||9.75|
|Match Venue||St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth|
|Matches won batting first||3|
|Matches won bowling first||3|
|Average 1st Inns scores||173|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||161|
|Highest score||Bay Giants 192/4|
|Lowest Score||Bay Giants 135/10|
|Below Score 150:||03|
|Score between 150 and 199:||09|
|Score above 200:||00|
The temperature is expected to hover around 26°C on the match-day with 57% humidity and 17 km/h wind speed. There are 3% chance of precipitation during the game.
- Rain: 3%
- Humidity: 57%
- Wind speed: 17 km/h.
- Temperature: 3 Degree Celsius
St George’s Park pitch is balanced for both batsmen and bowlers. This season, all the matches are to be played on the same pitch so we can expect wickets in the later stages of the match.
LIO vs NWD Last Five Matches Stats
|North West Dragons||L||L||D||L||L|
LIO vs NWD Match 3, CSA T20 Challenge – Today Match Prediction
Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 and Squad for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.
Joshua Richards, Kagiso Rapulana, Mitchell Van Buuren, Shane Dadswell, Ruan Haasbrook, Dominic Hendricks, Tshepo Ntuli, Malusi Siboto, Tladi Bokako, Aya Myoli, Codi Yusuf, Sisanda Magala, Juan Landsberg, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks. Head coach: Wandile Gwavu..
LIO Playing 11
Joshua Richards, Reeza Hendricks, Shane Dadswell, Dominic Hendricks, Kagiso Rapulana, Tshepo Ntuli, Malusi Siboto (c), Tladi Bokako, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Ayavuya Myoli.
Nicky van den Bergh, Lesego Senokwane, Wesley Marshall, Dwaine Pretorius, Senuran Muthusamy, Heino Kuhn, Delano Potgieter, Nono Pongolo, Duan Jansen, Johannes Diseko, Chad Classen, Lwandiswa Zuma, Eldred Hawken, Taheer Isaacs, Caleb Seleka, Ndumiso Mvelase.
NWD Playing 11
Wesley Marshall, Lesego Senokwane, Senuran Muthusamy, Dwaine Pretorius, Delano Potgieter, Nicky van den Bergh (c), Heino Kuhn, Duan Jansen, Caleb Seleka, Chad Classen, Nono Pongolo.
Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:
Lions are expected to win against North West Dragons
Lions are defending champions and have won this tournament three times. Last season they had quality international players like Bavuma, Van der Dussen, and Rabada at their disposal but all of them are on national duty. But still Lions are favorites to win again this year with the likes of Reeza Hendricks and Sisanda Magala are available this season.
North West Dragons will be lacking experience in their new squad. They are playing for the first time in CSA T20 Challenge and will be captained by domestic star Nicky van den Bergh.
LIO vs NWD Top Players
|Player||Statistics (Last Year)|
|R Hendricks||257 Runs|
|T Bavuma||216 Runs|
|H van der Dussen||167 Runs|
|S Magala||13 Wickets|
|K Rabada||09 Wickets|
|B Hendricks||07 Wickets|
Popular Betting Odds For LIO vs NWD Match 3, CSA T20 Challenge, Cricket Betting Tips
Top Batsman from Lions– Reeza Hendricks
The veteran South African opener ended last year as highest run-scorer. Reeza Hendricks scored 257 runs in 7 matches with an average of 36.71 and a strike rate of 118.43 last season.
Top Batsman from North West Dragons– Nicky Van Den Bergh
Wicket-keeper batsman will be leading North West Dragons in their first campaign in CSA T20 Challenge. Experienced middle-order Bergh has scored 865 runs in 49 domestic T20 matches with an average of 22.76 and strike rate of 128.91.
Top Bowler from Lions– Sisanda Magala
The experienced right-arm pacer was sensational last year where he ended season as highest-wickets taker. Magala took 13 wickets in 6 matches with an average of 12.84 and an economy rate of 7.64 last year.