Match: MI Cape Town vs Durban’s Super Giants, (MICT vs DSG, Match 5, SA20 2022/23)
Date: January 13, 2022 – 9 PM IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
January 13 will witness the first double-header of the SA20 with six teams having already played their first league match. MI Cape Town and Durban’s Super Giants will lock horns in the evening fixture of the Friday double-header at Newlands, Cape Town.
MI Cape Town, led by Rashid Khan, began their season on a great note as they hammered Paarl Royals by eight wickets. Jofra Archer was one of the biggest talking points of the season opener as he picked 3 for 27 in four overs on his return after 18 months of injury layoff.
Jos Buttler scored 51 off 42 while David Miller made 42 off 31 as they somehow reached 142/7. In response, Dewald Brevis and Ryan Rickelton put on a 90-run stand for the first wicket. Rickelton scored 42 off 33 while Brevis played a sublime knock of 70 not-out in 41 balls. MI Cape Town chased down the target in just 15.3 overs to claim the bonus point as well.
Quinton de Kock-led Durban’s Super Giants suffered a 16-run defeat in their opening game at the hands of Joburg Super Kings. Bowling first, they had reduced the opponents to 4 for 27 but were then taken apart by Donovan Ferreira and Romario Shepherd. Prenelan Subrayen was the pick of the bowlers with 2 for 26 in three overs.
Chasing 191, de Kock and Kyle Mayers got DSG off to a flying start with 98 runs for the first wicket in 11 overs. Mayers scored 39 off 29 while the captain smashed 78 off 52. But the required rate kept going up in the second half of the innings as they lost a few key wickets.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for MICT vs DSG, Match 5, SA20 2022/23
Newlands in Cape Town have short boundaries which favour the batters but the pitches are generally on the slower side, assisting the bowlers. The average first innings score from 63 T20 matches played at the venue reads 151. The team batting first has scored 190+ on only four instances.
The weather in Cape Town could be partly cloudy on Friday evening but there should be no threat of rain. There’s less than a 5% chance of precipitation predicted with the temperature around 18°C.
MI Cape Town – Expected XI and Team News
Jofra Archer is slated to play only two games for the side so he could be rested for this one. Kagiso Rabada will slot into the XI, having rested for the first game. Odean Smith could also come in as the fourth overseas player. There’s no update on Liam Livingstone recovery progress.
Probable XI – Ryan Rickelton (wk), Dewald Brevis, Rassie van der Dussen, Grant Roelofsen, Sam Curran, Odean Smith, George Linde, Duan Jansen, Rashid Khan (c), Kagiso Rabada, Olly Stone
Durban’s Super Giants – Expected XI and Team News
Durban’s Super Giants opted for the left hand pair of Quinton de Kock and Kyle Mayers. As a result, they were kept quiet by off-spin. They might look to split them up. They have better bowling options on the bench in Reece Topley, Junior Dala and Hardus Viljoen. One of them could replace Akila Dananjaya.
Probable XI – Quinton de Kock (c/wk), Kyle Mayers, Matthew Breetzke, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Prenelan Subrayen, Jason Holder, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Akila Dananjaya, Reece Topley
Best Captaincy Picks for the MICT vs DSG match
Dewald Brevis: Batter, MI Cape Town
The young South African sensation put on a show in the first game, blasting 70 off just 41. Dewald Brevis has done well in his short career in senior men’s T20 cricket, scoring 890 runs at an average of 30 while striking at 152. He has one hundred and two fifties to his name.
Rashid Khan: Bowler, MI Cape Town
The MICT skipper went wicketless in the last game but expect him to do well against this opposition. Rashid has 492 wickets in T20 cricket at an economy of 6.37. He has snared four or more wickets in 13 games.
Quinton de Kock: Batter, Durban’s Super Giants
Quinton de Kock scored 78 off 52 in the first game versus Joburg Super Kings. The left hand batter has a fantastic record in the shorter format, having scored over 8500 runs at an average of 33. QDK has five hundreds and 54 fifties in the format.
Top Differential Picks
Rassie van der Dussen: Batter, MI Cape Town
Rassie van der Dussen is selected by 27% of the MPL teams and can be a good differential. He has over 4200 runs in the shorter format at an average of 37 while striking at 129. RvD has three hundreds and 29 fifties to his name.
Reece Topley: Bowler, Durban’s Super Giants
Reece Topley didn’t play the previous game but if he’s included, he can offer a good differential value. The left arm pacer has 168 wickets in T20 cricket at a strike rate of 16, including five four-wicket hauls.
MPL Fantasy XI
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 MI Cape Town vs Durban’s Super Giants match on Sports18 at 9 PM on Friday. You can also catch the action live on online streaming platform Jio Cinema.
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