The SA20 League, 2024 promises another thrilling encounter as Sunrisers Eastern Cape (SUNE) take on the formidable Durban’s Super Giants (DSG) in Match 5 at St George’s Park, Gqeberha. The match is scheduled for 13th January 2024, with kick-off at 09:00 PM IST.

SUNE vs DSG (Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Durban’s Super Giants), Match 5 – Match Information:

  • Date: 13th January, 2024
  • Time: 09:00 PM IST
  • Venue: St George’s Park, Gqeberha

Preview: Durban’s Super Giants have already made their mark, securing the top position on the points table with a convincing win in their previous match. In contrast, Sunrisers Eastern Cape are entering the season with a mixed record, winning two out of their last four games. This will be their first match of the SA20 League, 2024.

Recent Performances: Sunrisers Eastern Cape, in their last four games, have shown resilience by winning two and losing two. Durban’s Super Giants, on the other hand, secured victory against MI Cape Town in their previous encounter with a notable performance by Heinrich Klaasen, who amassed 131 fantasy points.

Head to Head: In the two matches played between SUNE and DSG, Sunrisers Eastern Cape emerged victorious in both encounters. Roelof van der Merwe and Wiaan Mulder were the top fantasy point earners for their respective teams in their last clash during the SA20 League, 2023.

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions at St George’s Park, Gqeberha: St George’s Park offers a balanced pitch, with an average 1st innings score of 139 runs in the last 20 matches. The weather forecast predicts a temperature of around 21°C with 91% humidity and 3.73 m/s winds. The venue is known to assist both batsmen and bowlers, providing an engaging contest between bat and ball.

Pace or Spin? The pitch at St George’s Park is suitable for both pacers and spinners, providing an even platform for a competitive match.

SUNE vs DSG, Head-to-Head: Sunrisers Eastern Cape has a perfect record against Durban’s Super Giants, winning both encounters. Notably, all-rounders from DSG have contributed significantly to their fantasy points.

Dream11 Prediction – Top Picks:

Top Batsmen and Wicket-Keepers:

  • Heinrich Klaasen: The dynamic wicket-keeper batsman has an average of 46 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, making him a top pick.
  • Adam Rossington: A consistent performer, Rossington has an average of 45 match fantasy points and can be a reliable choice.
  • Quinton de Kock: The explosive wicket-keeper batter has the potential to provide quick runs for your Dream11 team.

Top Bowlers:

  • Reece Topley: The left-arm fast-medium bowler has an impressive average of 47 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
  • Ottniel Baartman: A right-arm medium-fast bowler, Baartman has been consistent with an average of 52 match fantasy points.
  • Junior Dala: A punt player with an average of 28 match fantasy points, Dala can be a strategic addition to your fantasy team.

Top All-Rounders:

  • Dwaine Pretorius: An all-rounder averaging 46 match fantasy points, Pretorius is a valuable addition to your team.
  • Aiden Markram: The top-order batter and occasional bowler have an average of 42 match fantasy points, making him a good-to-have player.
  • Wiaan Mulder: A consistent performer with an average of 42 match fantasy points, Mulder adds depth to the team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:

  • Dwaine Pretorius (C): The all-rounder is in good form and can contribute with both bat and ball.
  • Heinrich Klaasen (VC): The explosive wicket-keeper batsman is a reliable choice for vice-captain.

SUNE vs DSG Squad Information: Durban’s Super Giants (DSG) Squad: JJ Smuts, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Quinton de Kock, Prenelan Subrayen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Junior Dala, Kyle Mayers, Reece Topley, Heinrich Klaasen, Jason Smith, Nicholas Pooran, Keemo Paul, Tony de Zorzi, Wiaan Mulder, Matthew Breetzke, Naveen-ul-Haq, Bryce Parsons, Noor Ahmad.

Sunrisers Eastern Cape (SUNE) Squad: Liam Dawson, Dawid Malan, Temba Bavuma, Simon Harmer, Ayabulela Gqamane, Sarel Erwee, Adam Rossington, Patrick Kruger, Craig Overton, Daniel Worrall, Tom Abell, Aiden Markram, Ottniel Baartman, Brydon Carse, Beyers Swanepoel, Marco Jansen, Tristan Stubbs, Andile Simelane, Jordan Hermann, Caleb Seleka.

SUNE vs DSG Dream11 Team Today:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Heinrich Klaasen, Adam Rossington, Quinton de Kock
  • Batters: Jordan Hermann, Kyle Mayers
  • All-Rounders: Dwaine Pretorius, Aiden Markram
  • Bowlers: Reece Topley, Ottniel Baartman, Junior Dala, Caleb Seleka

Captain: Dwaine Pretorius Vice-Captain: Heinrich Klaasen

As cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the clash at St George’s Park, fantasy team managers have an exciting array of players to choose from. The battle promises to be intense, and the outcome will have a significant impact on the teams’ standings in the SA20 League, 2024.

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