NWD vs KTS Today Match Prediction, 7th Match, CSA T20 Challenge 2022, Cricket Betting Tips, 10th February 2022

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NWD vs KTS Today Match Prediction
  • Match- North West Dragons vs Knights
  • Date- 10th February 2022
  • Match Format- T20
  • Venue- St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
  • Time- 1:30 PM IST
  • Weather Forecast- Sunny, 20-25 ° C

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NWD vs KTS Today Match Prediction, 7th Match, CSA T20 Challenge 2022, 10th February 2022

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North West Dragons

North West Dragons will lock horns with Knights in the 7th match of the CSA T20 Challenge 2022 as St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth will host this fixture. They are currently placed at the 3rd spot on the points table, backed by a recent win against Highveld Lions in their last fixture. Dragons defeated the Lions by 11 runs.

Batting first, Dragons posted 136 runs on board losing six of their wickets. As their whole top order departed at a streak of low scores Duan Jansen and Pongolo, both remained unbeaten to put up a 59 run partnership for the 7th wicket.

In the chase, Mitchell Van Buuren remained the highest scorer for the Lions scoring an unbeaten 65 off 56. But the lack of support from other players cost them the match as Buuren’s efforts went in vain. Johannes Diseko and Caleb Seleka bagged two scalps each while Nono Pongolo chipped one.

Top Batsmen for North West Dragons

  • Nicky van den Bergh- 865 runs in 45 Matches, 128.91 Strike Rate
  • Heino Kuhn- 2471 Runs in 135 Matches, 126.20 Strike Rate

Top Bowlers for North West Dragons

  • Caleb Saleka– 2 Wickets in 1 Match, 5.80 Economy
  • Johannes Diseko- 2 Wicket in 1 Match, 4.20 Economy

Knights

Knights, on the other hand, lost their first match to Dolphins by 8 wickets and are currently placed at the 7th spot on the points table. Batting first, Knights posted a total of 128 runs as
Raynard van Tonder scored 38 off 35 while Farhaan Behardien amassed 36 off 29.

In the chase, Dolphins successfully chased down the total by the end of 18 overs losing their two wickets. Keegan Petersen high scored for Dolphins with 45 off 37 while David Miller remained unbeaten to take them across the winning line. Alfred Mothoa and Patrick Botha bagged a single scalp each for the Dragons.

Top Batsmen for Knights

  • Raynard van Tonder– 129 Runs in 3 Matches, 127.72 Strike Rate
  • Pite van Bijon- 154 Runs in 5 Matches, 117.55 Strike Rate

Top Bowlers for Knights

  • Migael Pretorius– 6 Wickets in 4 Matches, 8.06 Economy
  • Alfred Mothoa- 4 Wickets in 5 Matches, 7.47 Economy

Weather Report

Clear skies will greet both the teams as they come to meet on Thursday in Port Elizabeth. The temperature will hover around 20-25 °C and there are no chances of a downpour.

  • Precipitation: 1%
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Wind: 16 km/h

Venue Stats

T20 Stats- Domestic

VenuePort Elizabeth
Total matches35
Matches won batting first16
Matches won bowling first18
Tie1
Average 1st Inns scores153
Average 2nd Inns scores141
Highest total recordedWarriors 189/10
Lowest total recordedDolphins 82/9

Pitch Report

The pitch at St George’s Park is a bowler-friendly surface. The pacers will get some extra zip off the surface and they will enjoy bowling here. Once set, the batters can play their strokes freely.

NWD vs KTS Probable Playing 11

North West Dragons Playing 11

Wesley Marshall, Heino Kuhn, Dwaine Pretorius, Nicky van den Bergh (c & wk), Senuran Muthusamy, Lesego Senokwane, Nono Pongolo, Duan Jansen, Caleb Seleka, Johannes Diseko, Chad Classen

WK- Nicky van den Bergh

BAT- Heino Kuhn, Lesego Senokwane, Wesley Marshall

AR- Senuran Muthusamy, Dwaine Pretorius, Nono Pongolo

BOW- Caleb Saleka, Duan Jansen, Johannes Diseko, Chad Classen

Knights Playing 11

Farhaan Behardien, Patrick Botha, Patrick Kruger, Gregory Mahlokwana, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Pite van Biljon (c), Raynard van Tonder, Jacques Snyman, Migael Pretorius, Alfred Mothoa, Nealan van Heerden

WK- Mangaliso Mosehle

BAT-  Pite van Biljon, Raynard van Tonder, Patrick Kruger, Farhaan Behardien

AR- Patrick Botha, Jacques Snyman, Migael Pretorius

BOW- Gregory Mahlokwana, Alfred Mothoa, Nealan van Heerden

NWD vs KTS, Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction

Knights are expected to win this match against North West Dragons.

Though they lost their last match against the Dolphins, they have an immaculately well-balanced side that is expected to make a comeback in this fixture. They will bank upon the likes of Raynard van Tonder and Pite van Biljon to emerge on top against the Dragons.

On the other hand, the North West Dragons won recently against the Lions in a low-scoring game. They have potent bowlers as their key strength but need to work on the performance of their batting department.

Top Batsman for North West Dragons- Nicky van den Bergh

He brings experience to the team after playing 49 T20s he has hammered 865 runs at a strike rate of 129. Bergh will be looking to lead his side from the front as their skipper and will be heading into this contest looking to score big.

Top Batsman for Knight- Raynard van Tonder

Raynard van Tonder remained the highest scorer for Knights in the last fixture against the Dolphins with 38 off 35. He is a reliable batsman of the opening duo for the Knights. Tonder amassed 129 runs in 3 matches last season with an average of 64.50. He is expected to contribute to some big scores this season as well.

Top Bowler for North West Dragons- Dwaine Pretorius

With experience by his side, Dwaine Pretorius will bowl some precision deliveries and will pose a threat to the Lions batters. The all-rounder has already played 120 T20 matches in which he has amassed 1920 runs and scalped 107 wickets.

Top Bowler for Knights- Alfred Mothoa

Mothoa bowled a decent economical spell in the last match against Dolphins, giving 5 runs per over. He bagged a major scalp as well in the same match. He bagged 4 scalps in 5 matches last season and will be looking to improve his figures this season.