Match Details:

Date: February 3, 2023
Time: 9:00 PM IST
Venue:  Kingsmead, Durban
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Second placed Sunrisers Eastern Cape will square off with Durban Super Giants on February 3 (Friday) at Kingsmead in Durban. Both the teams had a contrasting outing in the tournament as Cape Town has registered four wins in eight games and is currently sitting at the second spot in the points table. While Giants are at the bottom with just two wins in seven games. Both the teams will be eager to notch victory in the next game for different reasons, as Cape Town will look for the top-spot, while Cape Town has their relevance at stake. Let's look at the prediction for the match and understand which team has the better chance to win this game.

Pitch Report:

The surface at Kingsmead Stadium is really good for batting and the average 1st inning total has been 175. We can expect fireworks from the batters, with them scoring runs in the middle-overs. On winning the toss, captain must aim to bat first and defend the total.

Team Analysis:

Quinton de Kock-led Durban Super Giants were outplayed by Faf du Plessis in the previous fixture as the latter smashed brilliant 113 off 58 deliveries. Despite posting 178 on board, Giants bowlers failed miserably as they conceded 157 runs for the first wicket. 

However, Heinrich Klaasen came at Giants' rescue in the first innings as his 65 off 48 helped the side to post competitive score on board. Jason Holder too came in handy with his crucial 28 in 12 balls knock. Giants' bowlers need to pull up socks if they want to advance in the next round.

Meanwhile, Sunrisers Eastern Cape were stunned by Paarl Royals as the latter outplayed their opponents across department to ensure much-needed win at this stage of the competition. Eastern Cape could only add 130 runs on board followed by letting the Royals chase the target with lot of ease. JJ Smuts' 65 was the only takeaway for Sunrisers Eastern Cape.

Probable playing XI:

Sunrisers Eastern Cape:

Adam Rossington (wk), Jordan Hermann, Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Sarel Erwee, JJ Smuts, Marco Jansen, James Fuller, Roelof van der Merwe, Brydon Carse, Sisanda Magala

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

Match Prediction:

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There is little doubt over Sunrisers Eastern Cape being the favorites against Durban Super Giants and considering their past performance, we are putting our bet on Eastern Cape.

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