TTN vs DOL Match Preview

Titans have managed to win their last two games by a margin of 41 and 38 runs respectively. Both these victories came against the Knights. This means the Titans are looking quite strong before the final. They managed to top the tables in the group stages and will be pretty confident of taking the title in the competition. The Dolphins made a poor start to the competition. They lost 2 out of their first 3 games in CSA T20 Challenge for the 2022-23 season. But they have been pretty much unstoppable since then. After losing the Titans in one of the group-stage games, the Dolphins will be looking to exact revenge in this match.

It was no surprise to anybody to see the Titans' side taking to the field with an unchanged team for the semi-final against the Knights. They had achieved a resounding 41 runs win over the same opposition in the league stage game. The Titans outfit does not have any injury worries at the moment and there will not be any changes to the side for this game. Another significant fact to keep in mind is that the Titans' side has lost just one match from their last 8 games in the CSA T20 Challenge for 2022-23.

Ahead of their 20-run semi-final win against Rocks, the Dolphins make one change to their team on Wednesday. Thando Ntini was brought into the side for the final match of the league stages. He was left out for the semi-final as the Dolphins management thought Andile Simelane would be a better alternative because of his better batting capabilities. The Dolphins cricket team is on a bit of a roll at the moment. they are going into this final with 4 victories in a row. They are unbeaten in the last five matches of the CSA T20 Challenge for 2022-23.

Weather Report

There are some thunderstorms expected during the game and we will get temperatures of close to 26 degrees.

Pitch Report

The Senwes Park venue in Potchefstroom has been used as the only venue for all the games during the CSA T20 Challenge for this year. In one of the recent games played at the ground, we saw both teams score in the excess of 200 runs each. As far as the semi-finals are concerned one of the teams failed to chase a mediocre total of 147 runs. These results have been pretty varying but we expect the team batting first to post a total of 170 runs to feel safe in this all-important match. The wicket on offer at the venue is a balanced surface and it offers help to both batsmen and bowlers. We have seen some terrific batting performances so far and have also seen the bowlers dominating the proceedings entirely.

Notable stats

Head-to-head between the two sides in favor of the Titans.

If you look at the head-to-head between these two teams in their last five matches you will find that Titans is leading 3-2. Nothing much in it as a result.

Dewald Bevis is doing a great job with the bat.

Dewald Brevis is the in-from batter for the Titans. Even though he did not do too well in the last few matches, he is averaging 36.80 in his last 10 appearances for the Titans and he is scoring these runs with a strike rate of 165.02.

Team News

There are no injury problems reported from the Titans team for this game. So, they are likely to into this match with an unchanged side that played in the semi-final. The Dolphins don’t seem to have injury issues either.

TTN vs DOL Probable 11

TTN Playing 11

  • Dewald Brevis
  • Jiveshan Pillay
  • Donavon Ferreira (Wk)
  • Dayyaan Galiem
  • Theunis de Bruyn
  • Sibonelo Makhanya (C)
  • Neil Brand
  • Ayabulela Gqamane
  • Simon Harmer
  • Aaron Phangiso
  • Junior Dala

DOL Playing 11

  • Grant Roelofsen (Wk)
  • Keegan Petersen
  • JJ Smuts
  • Tshepang Dithole
  • Khaya Zondo
  • Jason Smith
  • Eathan Bosch
  • Prenelan Subrayen (C)
  • Ottniel Baartman
  • Daryn Dupavillon
  • Andile Simelane
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The Titans cricket team has won the CSA T20 Challenge title as many as 6 times. This also means that they are more accustomed to winning and have more experience in playing big games such as finals. The Dolphins were probably the only meaningful opponents for the Titans in this competition. They have won 4 matches in a row and have a bowling attack that looks good but the Dolphins pose a much tougher challenge than other sides. There is a lot of variety in the Titans' bowling attack and if the key players return to form, they will be clear favorites to win this match and lift the title. So, we will bet with the Titans to win the match.

Top Picks

Dewald Brevis: Dewald Brevis caught everyone's eyes as the opener hit a brilliant inning against the Knights a couple of matches ago. The international cap doesn’t seem to be too far away for this player.

Neil Brand: Neil Brand is an all-rounder for the Titans and is a left-arm spinner. He did not make a good start to the competition picking up just 3 wickets from his first 4 matches. However, he has had more success on the dry wicket in his last couple of appearances.

Grant Roelofsen: Grant Roelofsen is the leading run-getter in the competition. None of the other batters playing in the competition have scored more runs than him in CSA T20 Challenge for 2022-23. He has also been responsible for effecting a couple of stumpings and has held onto a couple of catches in the semi-final at the same venue.

Prenelan Subrayen: The Dolphins captain has had a terrific tournament and has picked up wickets in almost all the matches except the opening encounter at the same venue. He has picked up 12 wickets in the competition at an average of 13.33 from his 8 matches.

TTN vs DOL Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: G. Roelofsen

Batters: T. de Bruyn, K. Petersen, J. Pillay, D. Brevis (C)

All-rounders: J. Smuts (VC), N. Brand

Bowlers: A. Phangiso, P. Subrayen, E. Bosch, O. Baartman

TTN vs DOL Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction