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Standard Bank Pro20 Fixtures 2009 – the Kaboom Tour

The warriors kicked off with a massive victory against the titans and the Kaboom award if there is suck an award must have gone to Davey Jacobs who hit 6 sixes of which 5 were in a row!!!!  

January 2009

21 Chevrolet Warriors vs Nashua Titans – Warriors won by 81 runs

23 Nashua Cape Cobras vs Chevrolet Warriors Pro20 Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town 6pm
23 Gestetner Diamond Eagles v Nashua Dolphins Pro20 OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein 6pm
25 bizhub Highveld Lions vs Gestetner Diamond Eagles Pro20 Liberty Life Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 2.30pm
25 Nashua Titans vs Nashua Dolphins Pro20 SuperSport Park, Centurion 2.30pm
28 Gestetner Diamond Eagles vs Nashua Cape Cobras Pro20 De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley 6pm
30 Nashua Dolphins vs Nashua Cape Cobras Pro20 Sahara Stadium Kindsmead, Durban 6pm
30 bizhub Highveld Lions vs Nashua Titans Pro20 Liberty Life Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 6pm

February 2009

1 Nashua Cape Cobras vs Nashua Titans Pro20 Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town 2.30pm
1 Chevrolet Warriors vs Nashua Dolphins Pro20 Buffalo Park, East London 2.30pm
4 bizhub Highveld Lions vs Nashua Cape Cobras Pro20 Senwes Park, Potchefstroom 6pm
6 Chevrolet Warriors vs bizhub Highveld Lions Pro20 Sahara Oval St George’s, Port Elizabeth 6pm
6 Nashua Titans vs Gestetner Diamond Eagles Pro20 SuperSport Park, Centurion 6pm
8 Nashua Dolphins vs bizhub Highveld Lions Pro20 Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban 2.30pm
8 Gestetner Diamond Eagles vs Chevrolet Warriors Pro20 OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein 2.30pm
13 SF Round 1 vs SF Round 1 Pro20 TBA 6pm
14 SF Round 1 vs SF Round 1 Pro20 (Reserve Day) 2.30pm
15 SF Round 2 vs SF Round 2 Pro20 TBA 2.30pm
16 SF Round 2 vs SF Round 2 Pro20 (Reserve Day) 6pm
18 SF Round 3 vs SF Round 3 Pro20 TBA – if required 6pm
19 SF Round 3 vs SF Round 3 Pro20 (Reserve Day) 6pm
20 Final vs Final Pro20 TBA 6pm
21 Final vs Final Pro20 (Reserve Day) 2.30pm

Standard Bank Pro20 Fixtures

March 2008

25 Chevrolet Warriors v Zimbabwe Pro 20 Sahara Oval St George`s, Port Elizabeth 18:00
26 Gestetner Diamond Eagles v Zimbabwe Pro 20 OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein 18:00
26 Nashua Cape Cobras v Nashua Dolphins Pro 20 Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town 18:00
27 bizhub Highveld Lions v Zimbabwe Pro 20 Liberty Life Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 18:00
28 Nashua Dolphins v Gestetner Diamond Eagles Pro 20 Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban 18:00
28 Nashua Titans v Chevrolet Warriors Pro 20 Willowmoore Park, Benoni 18:00
30 Gestetner Diamond Eagles v Nashua Titans Pro 20 De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley 14:30
30 bizhub Highveld Lions v Chevrolet Warriors Pro 20 Sedgars Park, Potchefstroom 14:30

April 2008

2 Nashua Titans v Nashua Cape Cobras Pro 20 SuperSport Park, Centurion 18:00
2 Nashua Dolphins v Zimbabwe Pro 20 Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban 18:00
4 Chevrolet Warriors v Nashua Cape Cobras Pro 20 Buffalo Park, East London 18:00
4 Gestetner Diamond Eagles v bizhub Highveld Lions Pro 20 OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein 18:00
6 Nashua Cape Cobras v bizhub Highveld Lions Pro 20 Boland Park, Paarl 14:30
6 Nashua Dolphins v Chevrolet Warriors Pro 20 Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban 14:30
9 Nashua Dolphins v Nashua Titans Pro 20 Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban 18:00
9 Nashua Cape Cobras v Zimbabwe Pro 20 Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town 18:00
11 Nashua Titans v Zimbabwe Pro 20 SuperSport Park, Centurion 18:00
11 Nashua Cape Cobras v Gestetner Diamond Eagles Pro 20 Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town 18:00
11 bizhub Highveld Lions v Nashua Dolphins Pro 20 Liberty Life Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 18:00
13 Chevrolet Warriors v Gestetner Diamond Eagles Pro 20 Sahara Oval St George`s, Port Elizabeth 14:30
13 Nashua Titans v bizhub Highveld Lions Pro 20 SuperSport Park, Centurion 14:30
18 Semifinal 1 18:00
19 Reserve Day   
20 Semifinal 2 14:30
21 Reserve Day  
25 Final 18:00
26 Reserve Day Final

Preview of the West-Indies Tour

The West Indians have recently been in South Africa, participating in the inaugural World Twenty20 Championships. In the warm up games they beat Kenya and New Zealand and looked set for their third straight win in the 20 over format in the opening match asainst South Africa as Gayle smashed 10 sixes in his 117 off 57 balls to help them reach 205. The South African side managed to reach the score fairly easily and it got worse for the Windies as Bangladesh knocked them out of the tournament.

The return to Africa could not have started off any worse, as Zimbabwe beat them by 30 runs in the first ODI. Ray Mali must have been smiling after the first match – for the uninformed Ray Mali declared Zimbabwe will be cricketing champions of the world in three years !!(see more here)  Natural order in the hierarchy of cricket was restored for the remainder of the series, as the Windies won the following three matches whilst the last game was rained out.

On the 14th of December, the West Indies face the Makhaya Ntini Invitational XI which includes: Makhaya Ntini (capt), Paul Adams, Mark Boucher, Herschelle Gibbs, Tyron Henderson, Jacques Kallis, Mfuneko Ngam, Yanda Pangabantu, Shaun Pollock, Jonty Rhodes, Pieter Strydom

On Sunday the 16th the Twenty20 match takes place at St Georges for the first time. The SA squad is: Morne van Wyk, Herschelle Gibbs, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Gulam Bodi, Shaun Pollock (captain), Vernon Philander, Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Dale Steyn, Makhaya Ntini.

Greame Smith has been ruled out with a mysterious illness and thus Morne van Wyk is in the squad.

On the 19th of December the warm up game against SA A gets underway with Neil McKenzie captaining the side. The rest of the side is: Morne van Wyk (wk), Justin Ontong, JP Duminy, Gulam Bodi, Vernon Philander, Monde Zondeki, Johan Botha, Freidel de Wet, Charl Langeveldt, Robin Peterson (12th man)

Boeta Dippenaar was unavailable as he is writing exams

The West-Indies tour squad: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Pedro Collins, Fidel Edwards, Daren Ganga, Rawl Lewis, Runako Morton, Brenton Parchment, Daren Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor.
 

Previews of Australia vs Sri-Lanka, Pakistan vs Bangladesh and South Africa vs India

The last day of the group stages features two key matches out of the three on offer. The first match of the day at 10 am (8:00am GMT) is the decider between Australia and Sri-Lanka, the winner will join Pakistan in the semi-finals. It is hard to call a winner in this game, as Australia are without a doubt the best side in the world in the longer versions of the game, however they have struggled to adjust to the shortest version, twenty20.

There is no doubt they have the players that can impact on this game, however they haven’t seemed to adjust to this format quickly enough. I think Sri-Lanka will win it in a tightly contested game. The key man for Australia will be Symonds, a brutal innings from him could change the game.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh: There is nothing to lose for Bangladesh who started off by thrashing the West Indians, and struggling from there. They have some classy players, but are no match for the powerful Pakistanis.

South Africa vs India: The final match could cause some calculator work to be used if India beat SA. South Africa will qualify as the number one side even if they lose to India provided it is nail bitingly close. However if South Africa get trounced by India, they could find the net run rate counting against them and fail to qualify. It is an unlikely situation, especially as India just need a win to qualify regardless of by how much it is.

I have worked out that if India score 210 and SA fail to make 195 they will be knocked out. At the moment they have the best NRR however the matches are so close it is easy for them to relinquish this position.

I predict South Africa to win this game but it will be their toughest game of the tournament so far as there is added pressure on them. The conditions will be very interesting and more than likely favouring the side batting first. This toss is a vital one to win.

5 Games to go

Pakistan and New Zealand are through to the semi-finals, England and Bangladesh are out, Australia have to beat Sri-Lanka to qualify.

Today SA face NZ, tomorrow they take on India. India have to beat England today in order to give themselves a chance of qualifying. The winner of this group will face Australia or Sri-Lanka, depending on the outcome of tomorrows game. Pakistan face bangladesh and surely must win tomorrow?

Pakistan and South Africa have looked like the danger sides thus far in the tournament and If SA win their last two game these sides will contest the final if they win the semi’s, which will be deserved and an absolute cracker!!!!