|Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2014/15|
ScheduleSunday, 7 December 2014 at 12:30 GMT / 12:30 UK / 18:00 IST
VenueNew Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Cape Cobras kept on dominating the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, 2014-15 while defeating Warriors in their last pool match by a hefty margin of nine wickets and have registered their berth in the final. An interesting game between two mighty teams of the event, Knights v Lions, ended without any result because of the weather. The former was sent into bat and they smashed 7-186 runs in the allotted 20 overs but the innings of the Lions could not move beyond 2.2 overs in which they scored 22 runs without losing any wicket. The semi-final of the tournament will be played between the above two sides that will produce a lot of thrill.
Chris Gayle, Neil McKenzie, Rassie van der Dussen, Jean Symes are the prolific batsmen of Lions while the return of Quinton de Kock will provide extra strength to their batting. Eddie Leie, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Chris Morris are their supreme bowlers who have protected their targets excellently.
Rilee Rossouw powered 64 for Knights vs. Lions in the previous match and Rudi Second scored useful 31 runs. Reeza Hendricks, Gerhardt Abrahams are enjoying their batting with plenty of runs whereas Andre Russell has proved himself as a top class all-rounder during the event. Shadley van Schalkwyk, Malusi Siboto and Dillon du Preez are their in-form bowlers.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 @ 12:30 GMT, 14:30 local at New Wanderes Stadium, Johannesburg.
A threatening weather which will carry rain and thunderstorm with the temperatures around 14-25ᵒC.
The winner will prefer to chase the set target.
Nothing wrong with the wicket but rain and clouds will make a lot of difference as far as batting is concerned.
Lions – (From) Neil McKenzie (C), Chris Gayle, Quniton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Jean Symes, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Eddie Leie, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Hardus Viljoen, Pumelela Matshikwe.
Knights – Werner Coetsee (C), Gerhardt Abrahams, Rudi Second, Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Tumelo Bodibe, Andre Russell, Obus Pienaar, Malusi Siboto, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Dillon du Preez.
Lions will be the favourites to reach the final.