Kingsmead, Durban, November 28 at 10:30 PM IST
In a riveting contest, Durban Heat will be hosting the Paarl rocks in their own backyard for the 14th match of the tournament. The two sides have been sailing on the same ship as both have played 3 won 1 and lost 2 so far.
Paarl Rocks were boosted in the last game when they got the services of their regular skipper Faf du Plessis who kicked-off his Mzansi Super League campaign with a complacent 54. His innings helped his side to gain their first points on the points table this season as they defeated the Cape Town Blitz comprehensively by 5 wickets.
Durban Heat, on the other hand, lost their previous game to the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants by 9 wickets which saw a one-way traffic commanded by JJ Smuts and Marco Marais. Batting first, Durban Heat could only manage 127 runs on the board which turned out to be a comfortable chase for the Bay Giants as they wrapped up the game with 15 balls in hand.
Durban Heat’s Probable XI: Morne van Wyk, Heinrich Klaasen, Hashim Amla, Khaya Zondo, David Miller, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Marchant de Lange. (Doubt: Albie Morkel, Tladi Bokako)
Durban Heat squad: Albie Morkel (c), Morne van Wyk, Tladi Bokako, Khaya Zondo, Hashim Amla, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Kyle Abbott, Vernon Philander, Okuhle Cele, Sarel Erwee, Marchant de Lange, Brandon Mavuta, Prenelan Subrayen, Temba Bavuma, Keshav Maharaj.
Paarl Rocks Probable XI: Mangaliso Mosehle, Aiden Markram, Henry Davids, Michael Klinger, Faf du Plessis, Vaughan van Jaarsveld, David Weise, Dane Paterson, Tshepo, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Paarl Rocks Squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Dwayne Bravo, Henry Davids, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Michael Klinger, Bjorn Fortuin, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), David Wiese, Aiden Markram, Grant Thomson, Patrick Kruger, Dane Paterson, Tshepo Moreki, Cameron Delport, Kerwin Mungroo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Eathan Bosch.
Team 1: A well-balanced squad with the top players from both sides
Team 2 & 3: Unorthodox team; If Albie Morkel gets to play
Team 4: A team dominated by Durban Heat
Team 5: A team dominated by Paarl Rocks