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Western Province vs Lions Predictions - Rickelton to unravel Province’s attack

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  • Western Province vs Lions tips for Wednesday’s CSA T20 Challenge group clash (06:00 PM SAST).
  • Lions’ Ryan Rickelton has scored 75, 34, 24, 22* & 23 in his last 7 innings.
  • Can Western Province claim just their second win in their last six games in the CSA T20 Challenge?
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Ryan Rickelton hits through leg against the West Indies. (credit: Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Western Province vs Lions Predictions


The two sides sit second and third on the table, but both have had patchy form over the past five matches after both having strong starts to the season. Province have lost three of their last five games, while the Lions have won three of their last five.

  • Lions’ Ryan Rickelton (200 runs) is 6th in the CSA T20 Challenge runs list.
  • Lions’ Wiaan Mulder has scored 48, 36* & 43 in his last 4 innings.
  • Western Province’s Eddie Moore has scored 55, 101 & 23 in his last 3 innings.
  • Western Province’s Jonathan Bird has scored 40, 61* & 42 in his last 5 innings.

Head-to-Head


Both sides have won two of the last four meetings between the sides, although the Lions have won the last two matches. The last match ended in a tie, which the Lions won on a Super Over. 

Western Province Form


After sharing a tie with the Titans and beating KZN-Inland, Province were brought back to earth with a bump by a heavy defeat to the Warriors.

Province battled to reach 142/7 off their 20 overs, with George Linde top-scoring with 30 off 25 balls.

The Warriors raced to the win off 16.3 overs for the loss of just one wicket. Juan James (0/16, econ 5.33) was the only Province bowler to go for less than eight runs per over. 

Western Province Team News


Western Province need a more consistent performance from their batters and might look to bring in a new batter or two against this strong Lions side.

Lions Form


After a shock defeat to KZN-Inland in a rain-reduced match and a two-run loss to the Warriors, the Lions bounced back by thumping Boland by nine wickets. 

The Lions squeezed the Boland batters, restricting them to 116/8 off their 20 overs. The Lions attack all bowled well, but Nqabayomzi Peter (3/14, econ 3.50) and Bjorn Fortuin (2/15, econ 3.75) were both exceptional with the ball.

Reeza Hendricks (53*) and Evan Jones (43* off 27 balls) powered the Lions to a nine-wicket win with 16 balls in hand.

Lions Team News


Lions are in good form and are unlikely to make any changes to their team.

Verdict

I am backing the Lions to win. I am also backing Ryan Rickelton to top score for the Lions.

Eddie Moore is a good bet to top score for Western Province.
    
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