The Giants will be playing at their home ground at the St Georges Park where they easily defeated Durban Heat on Friday.
Ben Duckett has led the batting charts for the Giants. He would also have fond memories of the 45-ball 75 that he scored in the reverse fixture. Openers Marco Marais and JJ Smuts have also been among runs and would like to continue their from.
Chris Morris and Junior Dala will share the new ball. Both these bowlers have serious pace and can put the opposition batsmen on the back foot. Imran Tahir will continue with his spinning duties.
For the Jozi Stars, Ryan Rickelton and Reeza Hendricks will come out to open the innings while and in-form Rassie van der Dussen will be at number three. Reeza Hendricks came back to form with a half-century against Tshwane Spartans. Skipper Dane Vilas has also made some small but useful contributions.
In the bowling department, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius and Beuran Hendricks would lead the charge with pace while Simon Harmer is their most effective spinner. Daniel Christian would continue to contribute with both bat and ball.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
NB Bay Giants- Marco Marais, JJ Smuts (c), Ben Duckett, Wihan Lubbe, Christiaan Jonker, Rudi Second (wk), Chris Morris, Sisanda Magala, Carmi le Roux, Imran Tahir, Junior Dala
Jozi Stars- Ryan Rickelton, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Dane Vilas (c)(wk), Petrus van Biljon, Daniel Christian, Simon Harmer, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Eddie Leie
Who will win? – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ben Duckett (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants), Reeza Hendricks (Jozi Stars)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Junior Dala (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants), Simon Harmer (Jozi Stars)
Most Sixes – Ben Duckett (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants), Reeza Hendricks (Jozi Stars)
Team Scores Batting First – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 160+, Jozi Stars 140+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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