TIT vs KTS Match Prediction & Betting Tips, CSA T20 Challenge 2022
Titans will take on Knights at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. The first semi-final of the CSA T20 Challenge gets underway at 14:30 local time on Wednesday, November 2nd.
After losing only one game across their seven matches in the group stage, Titans come into this semi-final high on confidence after finishing top of the table with 26 points. Their batters will be looking forward to batting on this surface after posting 271-3 on Monday.
Both of Titans’ opening batters will have good memories of this venue and the opposition after they put on 179 from 14.3 overs against Knights on Monday. Jiveshan Pillay hit 52 runs from 45 balls and Dewald Brevis 162 runs from 57 balls. Brevis in particular will be looking forward to facing the same bowlers in this match.
With runs to play with in Monday’s game, Titans’ bowlers took nine wickets but also conceded 230 runs across the 20 overs. Left-arm spinner Neil Brand took 3-28 and got plenty of turn from the surface. Fellow spinner Aaron Phangiso dismissed two of the top four but they may find the pitch is less receptive to turn in this game after rain on Tuesday.
Titans have been excellent all competition with only one defeat from their seven games.
Although Knights qualified for the semi-final stage, they won only one of their final five games in the group stage and their bowlers had a very tough time against Titans in the last meeting. They have had three no-results and so their players should be fresher than Titans ahead of this game.
Knights produced a very poor batting display in their defeat to North West, who began the game bottom of the table, on Tuesday. Migael Pretorius top scored with 36 from number nine as the team was dismissed for 132. However, Gihahn Cloete hit 51 on this pitch against Titans’ bowlers on Monday.
After conceding 271-3 to Titans on Monday, Knights conceded 154-6 against lowly North West on Tuesday. Gerald Coetzee, who took 1-42 against Titans recorded figures of 2-24 against North West. We expect Coetzee to get movement from the pitch to add to his pace in this match.
Knights have lost two games in two days and are low on confidence with both bat and ball.
TIT vs KTS Pitch Report
The match will be played at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. Although the surface has been good for scoring runs on, whenever there has been rain over the previous 24 hours, like before this game, there is more assistance for the pace bowlers.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Titans vs Knights, CSA T20 Challenge 2022
Titans Predicted Playing 11
Dewald Brevis, Jiveshan Pillay, Theunis de Bruyn, Sibonelo Makhanya (c), Neil Brand, Donavon Ferreira (wk), Dayyaan Galiem, Ayabulela Gqamane, Simon Harmer, Junior Dala, Aaron Phangiso
Knights Predicted Playing 11
Gihahn Cloete (wk), Jacques Snyman, Raynard van Tonder, Aubrey Swanepoel (c), Patrick Kruger, Pite van Biljon, Orapeleng Motlhoaring, Migael Pretorius, Gerald Coetzee, Mbulelo Budaza, Isaac Dikgale
Titans vs Knights Prediction
Although this is a new game, Knights will have not forgotten about the batting display from Titans against them on Monday. Knights looked to still be shocked in Tuesday’s game and we expect Titans’ batters to dominate them again in this match. We are predicting a victory for Titans.
Titans are favorites to beat Knights