We have another double header in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge on Sunday with four sides looking to enhance their chances of being around in the postseason. Port Elizabeth is the venue for both matches with the day bigger for some than others.
It would take a near miracle for the Titans not to make it into the semi-finals but they can confirm their place on Sunday. The other three sides in action are all descending towards the last chance saloon but can give their hopes a big boost with a Sunday victory.
Titans vs Knights
The opening match of the double header sees the side who look a country mile clear of the rest in the Titans taking on the Knights in what could be an explosive battle. It is one the Knights need to win in their quest to make the semi-final but we’re yet to see the side who can match the Titans.
I don’t see the Knights doing it here either. It is all well and good having David Miller to provide brutal innings but the problem is that the Titans have half a dozen players who are capable of doing that and they have much the better bowling attack which is more likely to get Miller out too.
The Titans are far too short to back to win the match but this is not a ground in which sixes come regularly. The two sides met in Kimberley earlier in the season and produced 13 sixes on a much smaller ground than this on a better batting deck. While taking on the big hitters the two sides have is never easy history on this ground suggests we will not see 14 sixes in this one.
Warriors vs Dolphins
The bottom two in the table meet in the second match of the day when the Warriors take on the Dolphins. A Warriors defeat here would all but end their chances of making the play-offs while the Dophins would seriously enhance their hopes if they can find a win.
The Dolphins are odds on for this match which is interesting because they’ve not won since the opening match of the season and even that was in a heavily rain affected match. That said the Warriors haven’t really looked like winning recently which probably makes the odds about right.
Most of the lines and odds around this match are quite cramped and probably about right on reflection so I’ll sit this second one out and hope the first one is as low scoring or devoid of big hits as I think it will be.
WON – Back Titans vs Knights – Under 14 sixes for a 4/10 stake at 1.83 with Bet365