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Durban's Super Giants (Source: Twitter)
Durban's Super Giants will be facing off against the table toppers Pretoria Capitals in the upcoming 28th match of the SA20 League 2023. This highly anticipated match will be held at the SuperSport Park, Centurion on February 5.
Having lost just 2 games in the inaugural season of the SA20 League, the Capitals are sitting comfortably on the top of the points table with six wins in its eight encounters. The team has a good blend of players and a great leader to guide the team in Wayne Parnell. The Wayne Parnell-led team will be riding high on confidence after their close 1 wicket win over MI Cape Town. With that win, they also booked their semi-final berth.
Skipper Parnell looked in discomfort at the end of the match and his participation remains doubtful for their next home game against the Super Giants.
It has been an entirely different tale for the Super Giants who are second last in the points table at the moment. The Quinton de Kock-led unit started the tournament in fine fashion with an eight-wicket victory in their season opener. However, they have struggled to put up consistent performances since then, bagging only three victories in their nine games. Despite having world-class players in their ranks, they've struggled to win games.
With a poor net run rate, there is almost no chance of the Super Giants qualifying for the playoffs. The odds are against them and de Kock would love to defy the odds and beat the capitals in their backyard.
- Date & Time: February 5, 9:00 PM IST
- Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
- Live Telecast & Streaming: Sports18 and JioCinema
Pitch Report: We can have a high-scoring thriller in our hands as it's been a venue where the batters have enjoyed the most. It is only in the early overs of the powerplay that the batters need to be careful of the new ball and once they’re settled they can launch an all-out attack. Winning the toss and opting to bat first should be the way to go for teams.
Predicted Playing XIs:
Durban Super Giants: Quinton de Kock (C), Ben McDermott, Matthew Breetzke, Keemo Paul, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Wiaan Mulder, Dwaine Pretorius, David Willey, Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Reece Topley
Pretoria Capitals: Philip Salt (wk), Kusal Mendis, Theunis de Bruyn, Rilee Rossouw, Shane Dadswell, James Neesham, Wayne Parnell (C), Senuran Muthusamy, Eathan Bosch, Anrich Nortje, Joshua Little
We expect this fixture to be fairly close with both teams having some quality players in their ranks. However, the home advantage makes the Capitals slight favourites in the game.
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