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Durban Super Giants take on Pretoria Capitals in match 15 of SA20 2023 on Friday 20 January at Kingsmead, Durban. Both teams have had contrasting fortunes so far and will only look to improve as the tournament progresses.
Durban will need to pull their socks up as they sit fourth in the six-team table with two wins and as many defeats from four matches so far. They have eight points on the list at an NRR of 0.440. The Super Giants will enter the competition on the back of a 27-run win against the Pearl Royals.
Pretoria Capitals, on the other hand, have been the most consistent team in the competition so far and have succeeded in giving almost all teams a run for their money. Having registered three wins from four outings and are comfortably at the top of the table with 13 points in their tally at an outstanding NRR of 1.519. Capitals, however, will be coming into this game after a double with the Joburg Super Kings
Location: Kingsmead, Durban
Date Time: January 20, 9:00 PM IST
Telecast and Live Streaming: Sports18 and JioCinema apps
Kingsmead’s surface is very good to bat on in the first innings and the batsmen can seize their opportunities and help their team post a challenging total on the board. However, chasing the pitch becomes really difficult and hence, the captain winning the toss will not have second thoughts about batting first and putting runs on the board.
Possible XI for DUR vs PRE
Durban Super Giants
Kyle Myers, Wian Mulder, Quinton de Kock (C&WK), Heinrich Klaasen, Christian Jonker, Dwayne Pretorius, Jason Holder, Keshav Maharaj, Hardas Viljoen, Prenellan Subrian, Rhys Topley
Philip Salt (wk), Will Jacks, Riley Rossouw, Theunis De Bruyne, Shane Dadswell, James Neesham, Ethan Bosh, Wayne Parnell (c), Miguel Pretorius, Adil Rashid, Unrich Nortje
Possible best performer for DUR vs. PRE
Best possible batter: Phil Salt
Pretoria Capitals will once again rely on opener Phil Salt to get them off to a quick start as he did in the last encounter against Joburg Super Kings. Salt single-handedly took the match away from the Super Kings with an explosive 30-ball unbeaten 52. The Durban bowlers will have to somehow find a way to get the Englishman out early.
Possible Best Bowler: James Neesham
While Proteas pacer Henrich Nortje returned to form with three wickets in the last match, it was New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham who stole the show with a match-winning three and finished with 3/7 from him. Won the player of the match award after bowling three overs at an outstanding economy rate of 2.33.
Today’s Match Prediction – Pretoria Capitals will win the match