Durban, December 07 Friday at 05:30 PM IST
As the Mzansi Super League, 2018 is cruising fast towards its business end, Jozi Stars and Durban Heat will be seen locking horns for the second time on Friday at Kingsmead, Durban.
Placed at the bottom of the league table, Durban Heat are already out of the race to advance to the next level. In seven encounters, Heat have secured just one win against Tshwane Spartans under the DLS method and have faced 5 defeats in total. Their last encounter with Nelson Mandela Bay Giants ended in a no result after the rain came into play.
Jozi Stars are placed third in the league table with 20 points coming off four wins out of seven encounters. They are on a three-match winning streak and are just one point behind Nelson Mandela Bay Giants (21 points) who are sitting at the second spot. Stars would be eyeing the second spot when they take on Durban Heat tomorrow.
When last time both the teams met at Johannesburg, Jozi Stars turned out to be the winner by 53 runs. Put into bat, Stars posted 230-3 with the help of unbeaten century from Reeza Hendricks.
In response, Jozi Stars were bowled out for 177 runs with Morne van Wyk (66 of 33) being the top contributor with the bat. Kagiso Rabada took 4 wickets while D Olivier and Nono Pongolo shared two wickets each.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup for Durban Heat vs Jozi Stars match.
Durban Heat Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Morne van Wyk
Batsmen – David Miller, Khaya Zondo, Temba Bavuma, Sarel Erwee
All-rounder – Rashid Khan, Albie Morkel (c), Vernon Philander
Bowlers – Marchant de Lange, Kyle Abbott, Keshav Maharaj
Jozi Stars Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper –Dane Vilas (c)
Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Petrus van Biljon,
All-rounder – Daniel Christian, Simon Harmer, Nono Pongolo
Bowlers – Beuran Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier
Durban Heat- Hashim Amla, David Miller, Albie Morkel (c), Sarel Erwee, Morne van Wyk, Vernon Philander, Marchant de Lange, Prenelan Subrayen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Abbott, Keshav Maharaj, Khaya Zondo, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Brandon Mavuta, Tladi Bokako, Rashid Khan, Okuhle Cele
Jozi Stars- Chris Gayle, Calvin Savage , Petrus van Biljon, Daniel Christian, Dane Vilas (c & wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Simon Harmer, Rassie van der Dussen, Eddie Leie, Duanne Olivier, Nono Pongolo, Shimane Alfred Mothoa, Ryan Rickelton, Kagiso Rabada, Sinethemba Qeshile
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Both the wicketkeepers are good options. You can choose any one from Dane Vilas and P V Biljoen.
Fantasy picks in batting – Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Khaya Zondo and David Miller
After two consecutive hundreds, Reeza Hendricks struck a beautiful fifty in the last game. He is the strength of Jozi Stars batting line up.
Heinrich Klassen was dropped from last game. He is a doubtful starter.
Fantasy picks in all-rounder- Rashid Khan, Dan Christian, Albie Morkel and V Philander
Daniel Christian took four wickets along with scoring 22 runs in the last game
You can also consider Nono Pongolo and Simon Harmer. Pongolo returned with two wickets.
Fantasy pick in bowling- Kyle Abbott, Keshav Maharaj, D Olivier and Kagiso Rabada.
Duanne Olivier bagged three wickets in the last game against Cape Town Blitz.
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