Ram Slam action continues in Kimberley on Wednesday when the Knights host the Titans and we take a look at the game from a betting perspective.
Knights v Titans
The Knights opened their account with an away victory at the Warriors last weekend. The Warriors batted first scoring 153 and despite some early setbacks the Knights chased down the runs with few problems winning by 8 wickets and 2 overs to spare. Particularly encouraging for the Knights was the form of David Miller who hit an entertaining 62 not out.
The Titans had few problems in seeing off the Lions at Centurion on Sunday, the match was rain effected but the Titans were always in control. They got early Lions wickets and managed to keep them down to a 127 for 6 in 15 overs and some big hitting by Albie Morkel and AB de Villiers saw them home with over 3 overs to spare.
The Titans won both matches they played against the Knights last season. In Benoni they chased 186 for victory and won with just a ball to spare and in Kimberley they batted first scoring 168 and the Knights fell 10 runs shy in the chase.
Farhaan Behardien, Junior Dala, Henry Davids, Albie Morkel (capt), Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Malusi Siboto, Dale Steyn, David Wiese.
Marchantde Lange, Andries Gous, Eddie Leie, Theunis de Bruyn (capt), Patrick Kruger, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Grant Mokoena, Tshepo Ntuli, Duanne Olivier, Keegan Petersen, Aubrey Swanepoel, Shadley van Schalkwyk.
Inclusion & Exclusions:
In: Steyn Gun.
Out: David Wiese
No change expected.
Fantasycricketgeek’s players to watch out for:
(Read full analysis before picking players)
1) McLaren: Figures of 4-44-0 in the last game doesn’t really show what McLaren is capable of.
Taken by just 8% users, he is certainly a value pick for your team.
2) Siboto: Has played his early cricket at Kimberley playing for Knights & knows the conditions better than anyone else. He’s genuine wicket taker just like we suggested you for Schalkwyk in the last game.
3) Albie: Morkel is playing his 300th T20 game today, a rare & a great achievement as a player.
He got 3 wickets in the last game & scored blistering 40*(17).
But, all of his wickets were on a bad shot rather on a good bowl & he might be batting low today (probably after Markram). So, don’t just go blindly on him as captain & explore other options too.
4) Miller: Even though i’m not a fan of Miller’s consistency but surprisingly he’s very consistent at Kimberley & loves playing there, infact he hit 2 consecutive hundreds last year in Momentum Cup at Kimberley. So, drop him at your risk.
5) Aiden Markram & Henry Davids: Markram has took his game on a different level. When it comes to consistency, there’s nobody even close to him in this competition. You might see him playing at 3 today
Davids is not as consistent as Markram but an absolute match winner on his day.