Date & Time: Saturday, March 14, 17:00 IST
Venue: Buffalo Park, East London, South Africa
Cape Cobras possible XI
Pieter Malan, Tayo Walbrugh, Zubayr Hamza (c), Jonathan Bird, Jason Smith, Aviwe Mgijima, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Lizard Williams, Akhona Mnyaka, Thando Ntini/ Dane Piedt.
Warriors possible XI
Edward Moore (c), Matthew Breetzke (wk), Lesiba Ngoepe, Yaseen Vallie, Marco Marais, Once Nyaku, Jade de Klerk, Ayabulela Gqamane, Andrew Birch, Sisanda Magala, Stephan Tait
Buffalo Park in East London has proved to be sporting in the last few matches played here. It’s not one of those surfaces where batsmen can hit through the line given the two-paced nature of the surface.
He is the leading run-scorer of the season with 534 runs from 9 matches. He had a quiet time in the last two games where he has dismissed cheaply. It might be because of bowlers find a way to get him out. Now it’s time for him to get back on track and find a way to come on the top. His PPM of 79 in the tour makes him the automatic pick in the team.
He is the top run-scorer for Warriors in the season. His start at the top of the order has made life easy for the middle order which doesn’t have much experience. Adding to the runs he has scored, he has also proved to be handy with the ball in most matches.
He is not part of the first half of the tour but since his comeback, in the second he has proved to be the most consistent batsman for Warriors. In the 5 matches played in the tour, he has a PPM of 78 and an MDTA of 1.25.