MI Cape Town. (Photo Source: Twitter/MICapetown)
Following a brief hiatus, the exciting SA20 returns with the action set to resume with the 23rd fixture between Durban’s Super Giants (DUR) and MI Cape Town (CT). It is the clash of the bottom dwellers, as both sides are meandering at the bottom of the points table. While the home side are placed firmly in the last position with just two wins in the tournament, MI Cape Town are still in the hunt for a top-half finish.
The Super Giants head into the contest on the back of four successive losses, with their playoff hopes almost done and dusted. Meanwhile, Rashid Khan’s Cape Town are just four points adrift of the top three and will hope to string a series of victories to ensure their playoff position.
DUR vs CT Match Details
Durban’s Super Giants vs MI Cape Town, Match 23, SA20 2023
Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
Date & Time: February 2, 9:00 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Zee Network and ZEE5
DUR vs CT Pitch Report
Barring the previous encounter at this venue, the surface in Durban has usually been a batting paradise, producing high-scoring affairs regularly. The team winning the toss will be inclined to bat first at this venue to put pressure on the opposition with a daunting total on the board.
DUR vs CT Predicted Playing XIs
Durban’s Super Giants (DUR):
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
MI Cape Town (CT):
Ryan Rickelton, Dewald Brevis, Grant Roelofsen (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Sam Curran, George Linde, Delano Potgieter, Rashid Khan (c), Odean Smith, Duan Jansen, Kagiso Rabada
DUR vs CT Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
The experienced wicketkeeper-batter has rediscovered his form in the ongoing SA20 tournament and will be itching to get back to the field. He has amassed 259 runs in the seven outings so far and sits pretty in fourth place in the run-scoring charts for the inaugural edition of the tournament.
Probable best bowler
Cape Town skipper Rashid Khan has not been able to maintain his usual high standards in the competition so far, managing just eight wickets in seven matches. Despite a lackluster showing in the competition, the mercurial Afghan cricketer is still a threat to the batters with his deceptive bowling skills.
Today’s Match Prediction: Team MI Cape Town to win the match
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Disclaimer: This 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.