In the upcoming clash of the 2024 SA20 season, MI Cape Town and Durban’s Super Giants will lock horns in the 16th match. As of now, Durban and Cape Town hold the second and fourth positions, respectively, on the six-team points table.
Durban’s Super Giants have a dominant record against MI Cape Town in the SA20, winning all three encounters. Cape Town is yet to secure a victory against Durban in this tournament.
Live Streaming and Broadcast
Indian fans can catch the live action on the JioCinema app, while the Sports18 television channel will broadcast the 2024 SA20 matches in India.
MI Cape Town: MI Cape Town has displayed a pattern of alternating victories and defeats in the current SA20 season. Opener Ryan Rickelton has been exceptional, registering four consecutive half-centuries. Wrist-spinner Thomas Kaber has emerged as a valuable find for the team, earning captain Kieron Pollard’s backing. With impressive bowling performances, Kaber, along with fast bowlers Olly Stone and Kagiso Rabada, has played a key role.
Durban’s Super Giants: Durban’s Super Giants began the tournament with three consecutive wins but faced setbacks in their recent matches against Pretoria Capitals and Sunrisers. Proteas batter Tony de Zorzi might make his debut, possibly replacing Jon-Jon Smuts. Reece Topley, the top wicket-taker for Durban, leads their pace attack, well-supported by Keshav Maharaj and Dwaine Pretorius.
Playing XIs: The playing XIs for both teams are yet to be announced.
With the previous two matches at Newlands in Cape Town being won by the teams that chose to bowl first, it’s likely that the captain winning the toss will opt to field first.
Pitch and Conditions
After initial criticism, Newlands has witnessed two competitive, high-scoring SA20 matches, indicating favorable batting conditions. No rain is forecast, ensuring a full and exciting fixture.
MI Cape Town appears to be in a stronger position compared to Durban. Having avoided consecutive defeats, they hold an advantage. Stay tuned for an intense encounter between these two SA20 contenders.