RS vs KN Match Preview
The top run-getter for Boland during the season in CSA 4-Day Franchise Series has been S van Zyl. The batter has scored 372 runs in 4 outings for Boland with an average of 62.00. He has hit one hundred and three fifties during his efforts in the competition. His top score in the tournament has been 106 runs not out. C Fortuin has also done an equally commendable job for Rocks scoring 366 runs from 5 matches with an average of 52.28. He has hit a couple of fifties this season. S von Berg and JN Malan have also contributed during the season scoring 248 and 240 runs respectively.
The best bowler for Boland during the season has been A Cloete. In the 3 games he has played so far, he has picked up 11 scalps with one fifer to his credit. His best bowling effort in the competition has been 5 wickets for 27 runs in an inning. He is bowling with a strike rate of 48.6. S von Berg is another bowler that is doing a decent job for Boland. He has picked up 10 victims from 5 games with one fifer in the process. B Xenxe has also picked up 7 wickets in the competition with an average of 27.14 from 4 matches.
Despite a win in their last encounter, the Knights have had an ordinary season. Their top batter for the season has been R van Tonder with 237 runs from 3 matches at an average of 39.50. He has hit one hundred and one fifty so far in the tournament. The top run-getter for the Knights, however, has been PJ van Biljon who has scored 261 runs from 5 games with an average of 32.62. He has managed to hit a couple of half-centuries during the season so far. The only century scored by Knights batters has come from R van Tonder who hit 117 runs in an inning.
The top-most bowler for the Knights has been G Coetzee. In the 4 games he has played this season, Coetzee has picked up 11 scalps at an average of 34.36. His best figures in an inning have been 6 for 98. N van Heerden has also picked up 10 victims from 4 games with an average of 29.20 with one fifer. PE Kruger and N Mpungose have been the late drafts for Knights and have succeeded in picking up 7 and 8 wickets apiece from 4 and 3 games respectively. Both these players are bowling with a good average at the moment.
We are likely to get clear and sunny conditions during this match. You can expect to get temperatures in the region of 30 to 35 degrees during this game. There are not many chances of rain coming down during the game. There is a bit of a chance of getting a cloud cover on Tuesday which will assist the fast bowlers. It is expected that you will get relative humidity in the region of 60% to 75%.
Boland Park is a picturesque cricket ground. Although it can host other kinds of sports, the ground is essentially used for cricket. The first international game played at the venue was between India and Zimbabwe in 1997. It has seen several international and domestic games played since then. Although it is a batting-friendly track, the South African side routed the Sri Lankan side on this track in 2012 by bowling them out for 43 runs in an ODI.
Knights have more points in their kitty at the moment.
Knights have succeeded in recording a win in the competition. Boland has gone winless so far. As a result, Knights have more points viz. 50.28 in the tournament.
Achille Cloete has a good strike rate for Boland with the ball.
Cloete has picked up 14 victims from his last 4 games with a strike rate of 48.
There are no injury updates available thus far. So, we are expecting the entire team to be available for selection for this match.
RS vs KN Probable 11
RS Playing 11
- Pieter Malan
- Stiaan van Zyl
- Clyde Fortuin (C)
- Janneman Malan
- Michael Copeland
- Shaun von Berg
- Hlomla Hanabe
- Hardus Viljoen
- Imran Manack
- Bamanye Xenxe
- Khwezi Gumede
KN Playing 11
- Isaac Dikgale
- Patrick Kruger
- Raynard van Tonder
- Pite van Biljon
- Gihahn Cloete (Wk)
- Patrick Botha (C)
- Aubrey Swanepoel
- Migael Pretorius
- Nealan van Heerden
- Nhlakanipho Mpungose
- Monde Maqunqu
Both these teams have not done too well in this year's CSA 4-Day Franchise Division 1 competition. Knights and Rocks are currently positioned in the 6th and 7th positions in the points table. Knights have 50.28 points while Boland has 46.58 points. However, Boland is playing at home and this is a major advantage for any team. We will bet with Boland Rocks to win this game.
Clyde Fortuin: Clyde Fortuin has been one of the leading batters for Boland Rocks during the season. In his last 9 games for Boland, he has scored 482 runs with an average of 37.07.
Achille Cloete: Achille Cloete is the leading bowler for Boland having picked up 14 wickets in his last 4 appearances for Boland.
Raynard van Tonder: Tonder is a leading Knights batter. He has scored 295 runs in his last 5 appearances for the Knights and looks good for more.
Shaun von Berg: Another leading bowler for Boland has been Shaun von Berg with 29 scalps from 9 matches. You can bet on him to become the top bowler for Boland in this game as well.
RS vs KN Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: G. Cloete , C. Fortuin
Batters: S. van Zyl, P. van Biljon, J. Malan (C)
All-rounders: S. von Berg, A. Swanepoel (VC)
Bowlers: G. Coetzee, A. Cloete, N. van Heerden, B. Xenxe