LIO vs ROC Match Prediction & Betting Tips, CSA T20 Challenge 2022
Lions will take on Rocks at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. Match 28 of the CSA T20 Challenge gets underway at 18:00 local time on Tuesday, November 1st.
With two wins from their six games so far in the tournament, Lions must win this game by a decent margin to give themselves a chance of going above Rocks on net-run-rate. Lions picked up their second victory of the competition against Western Province on Monday evening.
Lions posted 160-8 against Western Province with Dominic Hendricks (31), Mitchell Van Buuren (40) and Wiaan Mulder (52) providing the majority of the runs. Only Grant Roelofsen and Dewald Brevis have scored more runs than Mulder’s 206 in the tournament.
Defending 160 on Monday, the Lions bowlers put in an excellent performance and restricted Western Province to 128-9 from their 20 overs.Tladi Bokako, Malusi Siboto and Codi Yusuf all took two wickets with Glen Adams getting one dismissal.
Lions have lost only one of their last four games in the competition.
The CSA T20 Challenge Champions from the February tournament are ending the group stage in strong form and come into this match with 16 points and four wins from their opening six games. They beat North West in their last fixture.
Rocks hit 134-5 on Saturday to reach their target with five wickets and 11 balls remaining against North West. Opener Janneman Malan hit 34 but it was keeper-batter Clyde Fortuin who top scored with 57 runs from 29 balls. Malan has scored two half-centuries in the competition.
Rocks took five wickets against North West with a wicket each for Hardus Viljoen, Imran Manack and Shaun von Berg. Fast bowler Bamanye Xenxe, the tournament’s joint top wicket taker, added another two dismissals to his tally and finished with figures of 2-32.
Rocks have won three of their last four matches in this campaign.
LIO vs ROC Pitch Report
The match will be played at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. The pitch has good pace and bounce in it with the quick bowlers capable of rushing some of the lesser batters.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Lions vs Rocks, CSA T20 Challenge 2022
Lions Predicted Playing 11
Ryan Rickelton (wk), Cameron Delport, Mitchell Van Buuren, Wiaan Mulder, Evan Jones, Malusi Siboto (c), Codi Yusuf, Dominic Hendricks, Tladi Bokako, Ayavuya Myoli, Glen Adams
Rocks Predicted Playing 11
Janneman Malan, Leus du Plooy, Christiaan Jonker, Clyde Fortuin (wk), Farhaan Behardien (c), Michael Copeland, Khwezi Gumede, Hardus Viljoen, Bamanye Xenxe, Shaun von Berg, Imran Manack
Lions vs Rocks Prediction
Lions have improved as the tournament has progressed and were dominant over Western Province in Match 26 on Monday evening. However, Rocks have plenty of quality across their team and we are backing them to win this game to confirm their place in the semi-finals.
Rocks are favorites to beat Lions