Cobras, Tridents in pursuit of first points, will take on each other today, Friday, in Match 12 of the Oppo CLT20 2014 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali at 4 PM IST after lengthy breaks in their last fixtures.
The Cape Cobras played two matches so far but have suffered a 33-run defeat in their rain-curtailed opening game at the hands of the Hobart Hurricanes, who outclassed them in a high-scoring tie on September 21. The South African team knows that it cannot afford to lose any more games, as they need at least two wins to join the semi-final stage.
Where to Watch/ Live streaming Information:
Match 2 of the CLT20 2014 will begin at 8 pm IST (3.30 pm BST, 10.30 am ET) with live coverage on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 (in Hindi) and Star Sports HD1 in India while the live telecast will be available in Pakistan on PTV.
For cricket fans in the US, ESPN will provide live telecast while the option for live streaming is available HERE. Those in Canada can watch the match on Sportsnet or online HERE. Middle East and North Africa viewers can click HERE, while the match will be available live online in South Africa and Sub Saharan region HERE. Rest of the world fans can access the game online HERE.
List of TV Channels worldwide:
1. SKY TV – New Zealand
2. Star Cricket — Southeast Asia
3. Astro – Malaysia
4. Star Sports – South Asia
5. Gazi TV – Bangladesh
6. PTV – Pakistan
7. OSN – Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region
8. Supersport – Sub Saharan Africa
9. Eurosport – UK & Europe
10. ESPN – USA, Caribbean & South America
11. Sportsnet – Canada
12. www.starsports.com – Rest of the World
For live score, visit www.starsports.com.
The Barbados Tridents, who have played only one match so far, are better placed with an impressive dubut win against the host team Kings XI Punjab.
In their two matches, the Cape Cobras have had poor individual innings with no player scoring even a half-century. Unless they score a win today, the team from South Africa will cannot carry on further. It has some good batsmen capable of getting a big score in Richard Levi and Hashim Amla. Levi is known for his strokes to demolish any bowling attacks, Amla has been a run-chaser throughout and can accumulate them without much effort.
Charl Langeveldt is known for his bowling teasers to keep the tab on the Barbados Tridents batsmen today. Vernon Philander, known for his stump-to-stump line, that yielded him rewards in the other formats, and Robin Peterson are supposed to show their prowess today.
The Barbados Tridents have good players who can be at home with bat and ball, and may replicate what they did in their last outing. Dilshan Munaweera and Raymon Reifer should chase runs to finish the match in their favour.
Bowlers Jason Holder and Ravi Rampaul are capable of running through sides and can turn in a much-improved bowling today. The leg-spinner Jeevan Mendis too is a key element in the Tridents’ plans as the Cape Cobras are not comfortable with quality spin bowling.
So far, 5 of the 6 T20 matches played at Mohali this year have been won by teams chasing, giving Tridents an edge, while no South African cricketer has scored more centuries in T20 cricket than the Cape Cobras opener Richard Levi, who has scored centuries for 3 different T20 outfits: 117 for South Africa against New Zealand, 113 for Cape Cobras against the Knights and 110 for Northamptonshire against Gloucestershire.
Barbados Tridents are the favourites to win, going by their consistency and zeal to win points now to join the semi-final club.
The Cape Cobras and Barbados Tridents will stau put in Mohali for their respective next fixtures on September 28. Cape Cobras will take on hosts Kings XI Punjab, while Barbados Tridents clash with be the Hobart Hurricanes’ final group stage opponent next.
Barbados Tridents: Rayad Emrit (C), Shane Dowrich, Jeevan Mendis, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter, Neil McKenzie, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, William Perkins (W), James Franklin, Elton Chigumbura, and Dilshan Munaweera.
Cape Cobras: Justin Ontong (C), Hashim Amla, Justin Kemp, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, Richard Levi, Aviwe Mgijima, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Zakhele Qwabe, Omphile Ramela, Stiaan van Zyl, Dane Vilas (W), and Sybrand Engelbrecht.