DOL vs ROC Match Prediction & Betting Tips, CSA T20 Challenge 2022
Dolphins will take on Rocks at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. The second semi-final of the CSA T20 Challenge gets underway at 18:00 local time on Wednesday, November 2nd.
After a strong finish to the group stage, Dolphins will be looking forward to taking on Rocks in this semi-final on Wednesday evening. Dolphins finished in second place in the table with 20 points on the board after four wins from seven games.
Grant Roelofsen is the second highest run scorer in the tournament and he has plenty of good memories of batting on this surface over the last couple of weeks. He is the only player to have hit three scores over fifty and made 29 not out in the win over Western Province on Saturday.
Dolphins’ bowlers had an excellent team performance in their last match on this pitch on Saturday. All five of their bowlers took wickets with Eathan Bosch the only player to take just one. Ottniel Baartman took 2-16 and is the joint top wicket taker in the tournament.
Dolphins ended the group stage with three wins and a no-result over their last four matches.
The defending champions qualified for the semi-finals after finishing in third place with 18 points. They confirmed their place in the last four via a no-result against Lions on Tuesday. In spite of missing some key players in the T20 World Cup, their side has performed very well at Senwes Park throughout the competition.
Opener Janneman Malan and keeper-batter Clyde Fortuin have been Rocks’ best batters across this tournament. Malan hit two early half-centuries whereas Fortuin has looked comfortable on this pitch in every game and hit 57 against North West on Saturday.
With a strike-rate of 9.4 across this campaign, right arm fast bowler Bamanye Xenxe has been one of the best bowlers at getting the most out of this surface. He will relish going head to head with Ottniel Baartman in this semi-final.
Rocks have lost only one of their last five matches in the CSA T20 Challenge.
DOL vs ROC Pitch Report
The match will be played at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. It is a hard and fast pitch here and we expect any moisture on the surface to have dried away by the time of this evening match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Dolphins vs Rocks, CSA T20 Challenge 2022
Dolphins Predicted Playing 11
Grant Roelofsen (wk), Bryce Parsons, JJ Smuts, Tshepang Dithole, Khaya Zondo, Jason Smith, Andile Simelane, Eathan Bosch, Prenelan Subrayen (c), Ottniel Baartman, Daryn Dupavillon
Rocks Predicted Playing 11
Janneman Malan (c), Leus du Plooy, Valintine Kitime, Clyde Fortuin (wk), Farhaan Behardien, Michael Copeland, Ferisco Adams, Hardus Viljoen, Bamanye Xenxe, Shaun von Berg, Imran Manack
Dolphins vs Rocks Prediction
This should be a brilliant contest between two teams who are both in strong form. There are excellent bowlers in good form on show and we do not expect Rocks to give up their title easily. However, we predict that Dolphins’ bowlers will have the upperhand on Rocks’ batters and are backing Dolphins to win.
Dolphins are favorites to beat Rocks