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DSG vs PC, Match 15, SA20 2022/23 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Durban’s Super Giants vs Pretoria Capitals, (DSG vs PC, Match 15, SA20 2022/23)

Date: January 20, 2022 – 9 PM IST

Venue: Kingsmead, Durban

We’re halfway into the SA20 and the race for the semi finals is starting to heat up. It will be Pretoria Capitals and Durban’s Super Giants battling it out in match no. 15 at Kingsmead in Durban on Friday, January 20th. 

Durban’s Super Giants have played four games so far, winning two and losing two. In the most recent fixture, the Quinton de Kock-led side fell 10 runs short of the target versus Paarl Royals away from home.

Prenelan Subrayen picked 1 for 24 off his four overs but other bowlers couldn’t keep a lid on run-scoring as the Royals posted 169/7. Chasing the target, Durban lost 4 for 47 in eight overs and were way behind the game. Heinrich Klaasen fought till the end with 56* off 39 but the required rate proved to be too steep.

Pretoria Capitals have been in incredible form, winning three out of four matches so far. They’re coming off a dominant victory over Joburg Super Kings on Wednesday, where they claimed a bonus point as well.

Anrich Nortje snared 3 for 12 in four overs while Jimmy Neesham claimed 3 for 7 off his three overs as the Capitals skittled out Joburg for just 122. Will Jacks then smashed 34 off 16 with Phil Salt going on to score an unbeaten 52 off 30. Pretoria chased down the target in just 13 overs to bag the bonus point.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for DSG vs PC, Match 15, SA20 2022/23

Durban’s Kingsmead has generally been a balanced venue over the years with help for bowlers and batters alike. The average batting first score at this ground reads 155. However, the two matches played here in SA20 have been high-scoring, with first innings scores of 190 and 216.

The weather in Durban is likely to be cloudy on Friday evening. There’s a couple of showers expected in the afternoon with a 40% chance of precipitation.

Durban’s Super Giants – Expected XI and Team News

Durban’s Super Giants have a pretty settled unit and they’re unlikely to make any changes. Wiaan Mulder opens alongside Kyle Mayers, with Quinton de Kock moving down to maintain left-right batting combination. Reece Topley, Jason Holder and Hardus Viljoen form the pace bowling attack.

Probable XI – Wiaan Mulder, Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock (c/wk), Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Christiaan Jonker, Jason Holder, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Hardus Viljoen, Reece Topley

Pretoria Capitals – Expected XI and Team News

Pretoria Capitals have Phil Salt and Will Jacks in great form, followed by Theunis de Bruyn, Rilee Rossouw, James Neesham and Wayne Parnell. The bowling attack comprises Anrich Nortje, Parnell, Adil Rashid, Eathan Bosch and Neesham.

Probable XI – Philip Salt (wk), Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Theunis de Bruyn, Shane Dadswell, James Neesham, Eathan Bosch, Wayne Parnell (c), Migael Pretorius, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje

Best Captaincy Picks for the DSG vs PC match

Phil Salt: Wicketkeeper Batter, Pretoria Capitals

The English batter has been in outstanding form in the ongoing competition, scoring 159 runs at an average of 80 while striking at 169. He has nearly 4000 runs in T20 cricket at 26 average and 151 strike rate. Salt has smashed two fifties in SA20 and is a top C/VC option.

Anrich Nortje: Bowler, Pretoria Capitals

One of the fastest bowlers in the world, Anrich Nortje has been superb for Pretoria in this tournament. He has picked eight wickets in four games at an exceptional economy of 5.81. Nortje is coming off 3 for 12 and is a good C/VC candidate. 

Heinrich Klaasen: Batter, Durban’s Super Giants

Heinrich Klaasen is the highest run-getter in the tournament, scoring 162 runs in four innings at a strike rate of 160 while being dismissed twice. Klaasen has smashed two fifties in the tournament and can be a great captaincy choice.

Top Differential Picks

Wiaan Mulder: All-rounder, Durban’s Super Giants

Wiaan Mulder has been promoted to open the innings and the all-rounder has looked in decent touch. He has scored 111 runs in four innings at an average of 28. Mulder is picked by 31% of the MPL teams and can be a good differential.

Keshav Maharaj: Bowler, Durban’s Super Giants  

Keshav Maharaj has only picked two wickets in four games but could come in handy against Pretoria’s batting line-up. The left arm spinner has 107 wickets in the shorter format at 6.75 economy. Picked by 40% of the teams, Maharaj can be a good differential.

MPL Fantasy XI

MUMBAI, INDIA – DECEMBER 11: Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur (C) of India celebrate the victory during the T20 International series between India and Australia at Dr DY Patil Cricket Stadium on December 11, 2022 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Getty Images)

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

Viacom18 has bagged the rights of South Africa’s SA20 League broadcast in India. You can watch the Durban’s Super Giants vs Pretoria Capitals match on Sports18 at 9 PM on Friday. You can also catch the action live on online streaming platform Jio Cinema.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.


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