Defending champions Sunrisers Eastern Cape have qualified for the finals of SA20 yet again and will now face a strong challenge from Durban Super Giants at the summit clash. The Keshav Maharaj-led side suffered a defeat against Sunrisers in Qualifier 1, which forced them to play Qualifier 2 against Joburg Super Kings. However, it ended up being too easy for Durban as they won the match by 69 runs.
Sunrisers, on the other hand, will back themselves as they have the experience of handling pressure situations. In Qualifier 1, their pacers, particularly Marco Jansen and Ottniel Baartman decimated Durban batters, as they picked up four wickets each. Among batters, Dawid Malan and Markram looked to be in good touch but there is a lot of room for improvement.
SEC vs DSG Match Details:
|Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Durban Super Giants, SA20 2024
|Newlands, Cape Town
|Date & Time
|Saturday, February 10, 9:00 PM (IST)
|Live Broadcast and Streaming Details
|JioCinema app and Website and Sports 18
Newlands Stadium Pitch Report and Conditions:
The surface at Newlands typically assists the bowlers. It will be a good contest between bat and bowl as anything over 165 runs on the board can decide the fate of the game. Batting first will be ideal as putting runs on the board first on a final can prove to be decisive.
SEC vs DSG Head-to-Head Record:
|Sunrisers Eastern Cape won
|Durban Super Giants won
SEC vs DSG Probable Playing XI
Sunrisers Eastern Cape:
Jordan Hermann, Dawid Malan, Tom Abell, Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs (wk), Patrick Kruger, Liam Dawson, Marco Jansen, Simon Harmer, Ottniel Baartman, Daniel Worrall
Durban Super Giants:
Matthew Breetzke, Quinton de Kock (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Heinrich Klaasen, JJ Smuts, Dwaine Pretorius, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj (c), Reece Topley, Junior Dala, Naveen-ul-Haq
Probable Top Performers
Probable Best Batter: Heinrich Klaasen
South Africa international Heinrich Klaasen played a blistering knock of 74 runs off 30 deliveries in Qualifier 2 against Joburg Super Kings. In 12 matches so far, the 32-year-old has scored 447 runs at a jaw-dropping strike rate of 208.87. On the night of the finals, he will aim to repeat the same and help his team win its maiden SA20 title.
Probable Best Bowler: Marco Jansen
Marco Jansen is in remarkable form at the moment. In nine matches so far, the 23-year-old has notched 15 wickets and is currently the third-leading wicket-taker of the series. If he manages to keep up with his form, Super Giants might have a rough night in Cape Town.
Today’s Match Prediction: Durban Super Giants to win the Match
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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