Western Province vs Lions Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for Match 26 of CSA T20 Challenge 2022-23

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Match Preview

Western Province vs Lions: Western Province will face the Lions in the 26th encounter of the CSA T20 Challenge 2022-23. The match will be hosted at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Monday, 31st October 2022.

Western Province is having the worst season of all. They are ranked in the bottom two on the points table. Furthermore, they could only manage one win in the entire tournament. Province last played against the Dolphins and received a crushing defeat. The batting unit collapsed completely and was all out with just 73 runs on board. The Dolphins sailed to a perfect victory within the first 10 overs. The road to the semi-finals is shut for them. 

Lions, on the other hand, are on the same page as the Western Province. They have also registered only one win out of the 5 games played. Furthermore, they too last played Dolphins and faced a massive 9-wicket defeat. The lions did well with the bat by posting a total of 163 on boards. However, things went on haywire in the chase. The Dolphins dominated the chase and were home after losing just one wicket. Also, the doors for the semi-finals are closed for them too.

Match Details for Western Province vs Lions

Series: CSA T20 Challenge 2022-23

Date: 31st October 2022 (Monday)

Time: 9:30 PM IST

Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

Pitch Report for Western Province vs Lions

The pitch will assist batters prominently. A high-scoring game is likely to take place. Pacers can make good use of the surface and find some movement initially. Hence, fielding first could be the best choice for both skippers. 

Probable Playing XI

Western Province

Gavin Kaplan, Daniel Smith, George Linde, Kyle Verreynne (captain/wicket-keeper), Abdullah Bayoumy, Mihlali Mpongwana, Lwando Tywaku, Kyle Simmonds, Tshepo Moreki, Junaid Dawood, Dane Paterson, Nandre Burger


Cameron Delport, Ryan Rickelton (wicket-keeper), Mitchell Van Buuren, Dominic Hendricks, Wiaan Mulder, Muhammad Manack, Evan Jones, Malusi Siboto (captain), Codi Yusuf, Tladi Bokako, Tetelo Maphaka, Ayavuya Myoli

Match Predictions for Western Province vs Lions

Lions are the probable winners of this game. Both teams have nothing to lose, and hence, both are expected to come out all guns blazing. Also, both would want to end the tournament on a high. Moreover, a good game of cricket is likely to play out.

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