Date: February 2, 2023
Time: 9:00 PM IST
Venue: Kingmead, Durban
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The 23rd match of the SA20 League will bring yet another opportunity for Durban Super Giants and MI Cape Town to bounce back. Inconsistency has been a major issue with the two teams. Both teams are coming to this game after a poor outing in their previous fixtures.
The surface at Kingsmead has been a good sporting wicket and we can expect good competition between the two teams. The average first-inning total at this surface is 151 and if the team batting first is able to score above 165 or 170, the chase won’t be so easy for the team batting second.
MI Cape Town has roped in prolific all-rounder Tim David as a replacement for Liam Livingstone, who could not take part in the competition due to injury. Meanwhile, the likes of Dewald Brevis, Ryan Rickelton, Sam Curran, and Rassi van der Dussenn have made important contributions for the side and team management would be hoping for a collective performance from their top batters.
Meanwhile, Durban Super Giants haven't enjoyed great service from their batters and inconsistency has cost them heavily. Heinrich Klaasen (65) and Jason Holder (28 off 12) came in handy in the previous game but they need to put up a collective show to win a game.
Probable playing XI:
MI Cape Town:
Ryan Rickelton, Dewald Brevis, Grant Roelofsen (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Sam Curran, George Linde, Delano Potgieter, Rashid Khan (c), Odean Smith, Jofra Archer, Kagiso Rabada
Durban Super Giants:
Kyle Mayers, Matthew Breetzke, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Wiaan Mulder, Heinrich Klaasen, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Simon Harmer, Hardus Viljoen, Keshav Maharaj, Reece Topley
Rashid Khan-led MI Cape Town has a better chance to win the game as they have a more balanced side in comparison to Durban Super Giants.
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