The 25th match of the SA20 2023 will take place on the 3rd of February between Durban Super Giants and Sunrisers Eastern Cape at the Kingsmead, Durban.
Durban Super Giants Form Guide:
Durban Super Giants are currently placed at the bottom most position on points table, however, they had a good win in their last outing against MI Cape Town which suggests the SA20 odds on this match will be one to watch to get a good price.
The top run scorer for Durban Super Giants in the tournament is Heinrich Klaasen with 259 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Durban Super Giants in the tournament is Dwaine Pretorius and with 8 scalps under his belt.
Durban Super Giants have won their previous match against MI Cape Town by 5 wickets.
MI Cape Town batted first and they posted a total of 165 for 5 in 20 overs. Tim David and Rassie van der Dussen played exceptionally well and smashed 33 and 43 runs respectively. On the back of their phenomenal batting performances, MI Cape Town were able to cross the 160 run mark and reach 165 in 20 overs of play.
During the chase, Ben McDermott lost his wicket early on. Quinton de Kock then took the responsibility of taking his team over the line. He smashed 63 runs off just 41 balls to instill hope for a successful chase. Matthew Breetzke provided the finishing punch as he scored 48 not out to take his team home with 5 wickets in hand.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape Form Guide:
Sunrisers Eastern Cape are placed at the 2nd position on points table.
The top run scorer for Sunrisers Eastern Cape in the tournament is Aiden Markram with 200 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Sunrisers Eastern Cape in the tournament is Roelof van der Merve with 14 scalps under his belt.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape have lost their previous match against Paarl Royals by 5 wickets.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape batted first and they posted a small total of 130 for 7 in 20 overs. Adam Rossington and Jordan Hermann lost their wickets early on. JJ Smuts played a phenomenal knock of 65 in 49 balls. Wickets kept falling at the other end but he held one end strong. Once he was dismissed, Sunrisers Eastern Cape lost momentum and as a result, they were restricted to a low total of 130 in 20 overs of play.
During the chase, although Paarl Royals lost Jason Roy and Wihan Lubbe early on, they looked in total control of the chase with Jos Buttler firing. Buttler made 51 off 39 balls and almost sealed the chase for Paarl Royals. David Miller, who smashed 37 not out in 23 balls to take Paarl Royals home in the 19th over with 5 wickets in hand.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Durban Super Giants
Quinton de Kock, Kyle Abbott, Matthew Breetzke, Johnson Charles, Simon Harmer, Jason Holder, Christian Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Mayers, Wiaan Mulder, Keemo Paul, Dwaine Pretorius, Reece Topley, Prenelan Subrayen, Dilshan Madushanka, Jun Dala
Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Aiden Markram, Tom Abell, Marques Ackerman, Ottniel Baartman, Brydon Carse, Mason Crane, Jordan Cox, Junaid Dawood, Sarel Erwee, James Fuller, Aya Gqamane, Marco Jansen, Jordan Hermann, Sisanda Magala, Tristan Stubbs, Adam Rossington, Jon- Jon Smuts, Roelof van der Merwe
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* – PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Who will win?-Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Aiden Markram (Sunrisers Eastern Cape), Matthew Breetzke (Durban Super Giants)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Roelof van der Merve (Sunrisers Eastern Cape), Dwaine Pretorius (Durban Super Giants)
Most Sixes – Aiden Markram (Sunrisers Eastern Cape), Matthew Breetzke (Durban Super Giants)
Player of the Match– Aiden Markram (Sunrisers Eastern Cape)
Team Scores Batting first – Sunrisers Eastern Cape 155+, Durban Super Giants 145+
Match Handicap: Sunrisers Eastern Cape
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.