Lions will take on Warriors in the Momentum One Day Cup on Wednesday morning at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, with Lions hoping to bounce back from their defeat to Dolphins last weekend and Warriors aiming to continue their good form in recent weeks.
Lions enters into this game with a 19-run defeat against Dolphins here in City Oval, Pietermaritzburg on Saturday. Lions were faced with a huge target of 343 for victory after the Dolphins amassed 342 for six in a high-scoring opening match. Lions suffered a poor start in their chase of 342 losing the key wickets of Rickelton and Rapulana, but the team made a quick recovery for the third-wicket partnership of 121 between Hendricks and Van der Dussen. Then, Imran Tahir took an all-important wicket of Van der Dussen for 51 and Subrayen captured the wicket of Hendricks for 130 to reduce Lions to 323 for nine in their first match of Momentum One Day Cup.
Warriors heads into this contest with an impressive three-wicket win over the Cape Cobras in the opening game of Momentum One Day Cup at Boland Park in Paarl on Friday evening. The team ease to comfortable win in the opening game with the help of remarkable century from Gihahn Cloete, two invaluable half-centuries from youngsters Matthew Breetzke and crucial nine runs from Sinethemba Qeshile in the last over of the game.
Lions vs Warriors Prediction
Both teams have already met in the 2018/19 4-Day Domestic Series in Potchefstroom which ended with Lions defeating Warriors by 84 runs in the final game of the season. Lions have the advantage of playing at home in the big game, but the Warriors have a decent enough record at this venue. Considering the past performances and scoring abilities, we predict Lions will win this game here.
Lions vs Warriors Prediction : Lions to win @ 1.80 at Pinnacle Sports