Hollywoodbets Dolphins vs Imperial Lions, Final Match, CSA T20 Challenge 2021
Dolphins will take on Lions in the summit clash of the CSA T20 series. The match will be played at the Kingsmead, Durban, and will begin at 2:30 PM local time.
Lions and Dolphins were the two best teams in the league stages. Dolphins won all their matches, while Lions only loss came against Dolphins. On paper, the Lions are by far a better team, but we’d say both teams are on par in terms of performance. Dolphins have played better than most of us expected. Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Khaya Zondo, David Miller, all are in top form.
The bowling does not have big names, but they’ve done well, especially Keshav Maharaj. Coming to Lions, if we take out their performance against Dolphins, they’ve been unstoppable, but that was expected, looking at the strength in their team. Batting, bowling, everything looks top quality. The match is expected to be a close game, no doubt, but the Lions are the defending champions, and they have that experience of playing in crunch games. They played a knock-out game yesterday as well and won comfortably. For us, they are marginal favorites.
DOL vs LIO Live Streaming
Star India, Fox Sports (Australia), and Willow TV will broadcast the series in different parts of the world.
Live Streaming: You can watch the live stream of the match on the Hotstar app.
DOL vs LIO Live Score
Live Cricket Score: You can watch the live score of the match on Cricket Highlights: DOL vs LIO Final Match, CSA T20 2021
The wicket is on the slower side and timing the ball won’t be easy. Spin bowlers will enjoy bowling on this surface.
The slowness of the wicket might force the captains to bat first.
The weather looks perfect for the day with lots of sunshine.
Hollywoodbets Dolphins Team News & Playing 11
DOL Team News
Dolphins rested Keegan Petersen and Senuran Muthuswami, both of them are expected to be back for the final of the CSA T20 Challenge 2021
DOL Key Players
- David Miller – Miller is looking in prime form after two decent performances in the last two games. He backed up his 50 against Lions with a 49 against Titans. If he gets going, he’ll be very difficult to stop.
- Khaya Zondo – Khaya Zondo has played well throughout the tournament. The last few matches haven’t been that great but that happens in this format. He’s another batsman Lions need to vary of.
- Keshav Maharaj – Maharaj is really enjoying the Durban surface. He’s been magnificent and picked up wickets in every game. He’s expected to continue his good run.
DOL Team Form
Dolphins have been very good in the tournament and have won all their games in the league stages.
Hollywoodbets Dolphins Predicted Playing 11
Keegan Petersen, Sarel Erwee, Senuran Muthusamy, David Miller, Khaya Zondo, Mangaliso Mosehle, Robbie Frylink, Prenelan Subrayen, Keshav Maharaj, Daryn Dupavillon, Kerwin Mungroo.
Imperial Lions Team News & Playing 11
LIO Team News
We are pretty sure that the Lions are going to play the same 11 they fielded against the Warriors unless there is an injury.
LIO Key Players
- Reeza Hendricks – He’s having a fine tournament. He stroked a 50 against Cobras then backed it up with a quickfire 30 in the last match. We’ll back him to come good in the next game.
- Temba Bavuma – Temba Bavuma has batted beautifully for the Lions. He’s been rock solid for them. He played a top knock of 48 in the last game and is expected to play well in the final.
- Sisanda Magala – Spinners are very dangerous on this wicket thus we think Magala will have a bigger role to play than Rabada, Hendricks, and Fortuin.
LIO Team Form
Apart from a hiccup against Dolphins, the Lions have been too class in the tournament.
Imperial Lions Predicted Playing 11
Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton, Rasssie Van Der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Delano Potgieter, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Aaron Phangiso.
Hollywoodbets Dolphins vs Imperial Lions Team Form in Last Five Matches
- DOL: W W W W L
- LIO: W W L W W
DOL vs LIO Head to Head
Lions have dominated Dolphins in the CSA T20 league, winning 12 and losing 10 matches. However, Dolphins got the better of them in the last game.
DOL vs LIO Head to Head Stats in T20
|Matches Played||DOL Won||LIO Won||Tie||No Result|
Who will win Today Hollywoodbets Dolphins vs Imperial Lions?
The defending champions, the Lions have been dominating the tournament. They are a top team and even though they lost their last match to Dolphins, they are slight favorites to win the match.
- Dolphins defeated Lions in the league matches and will take confidence from the win. However, Lions have tasted great success against Dolphins of late.
- Lions have a far better batting lineup than Dolphins. Reeza Hendricks and Bavuma are in fine form.
- Lions have by far the best bowling lineup and will be very hard to tackle for the Dolphins.
Hollywoodbets Dolphins vs Imperial Lions Top Team Batsmen
David Miller, Khaya Zondo, and Sarel Erwee are the three top players for the Dolphins. Zondo was in fine form in the first two matches while Miller is an X factor and has looked good in the last two matches. Sarel Erwee has also performed well in the last game.
For Lions, we will back Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma and Van Der Dussen. Reeza Hendricks played a brilliant knock of 75 against Cobras and looked good in the last game as well while Bavuma has been very consistent. Van Der Dussen is a destructive batsman and can be dangerous in this crunch game.
Hollywoodbets Dolphins vs Imperial Lions Top Team Bowlers
Keshav Maharaj, Robert Frylink, and S Muthuswami are the top bowlers from Dolphins. Maharaj and Muthuswami will enjoy bowling on this Durban wicket while Frylink has been very consistent with the ball.
Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, and Sisanda Magala are the three top bowlers. All of them have been bowling magnificently. Magala will be a real threat on this surface.
Hollywoodbets Dolphins vs Imperial Lions Match Prediction
With plenty of international stars in their tank, the Lions look like a real force. They have been outstanding in the tournament. Imperial Lions are favorites to win against Hollywoodbets Dolphins.
DOL vs LIO Dream11 Team Prediction
David Miller, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen
Robbie Frylinck, Wiaan Mulder, Prenalen Subrayen
Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin
Captain – Vice Captain
Reeza Hendricks (C), Rassie van der Dussen (VC)