We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Durban: Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Heinrich Klaasen, Wiaan Mulder, Dwaine Pretorius, Keemo Paul, Jason Holder, Keshav Maharaj, Hardus Viljoen, Prenelan Subrayen, Reece Topley
Tabraiz Shamsi’s legs were heavily strapped in the last game. He could miss this match.
Paarl: Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Wihan Lubbe, David Miller (c), Dane Vilas, Eoin Morgan, Ferisco Adams, Evan Jones, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi/Imran Manack
Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
As we saw in the first game, run-making could be challenging, especially in the first 10 overs. The conditions are likely to favour the spinners.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Only Kyle Mayers and Prenelan Subrayen from Durban made the Ultimate Team on both occasions.
In Paarl’s previous game, Bjorn Fortuin and Evan Jones were the captain and vice-captain of the Ultimate Team respectively.
David Miller has impressive numbers at Durban. In 45 games, he has amassed 1050 runs at 44, including the highest score of 93*.
After the completion of the powerplay in the first innings, 20 sixes were hit by the batters from both sides.
6 out of 11 wickets belonged to the spinners in the opening game at Durban.
Although Bjorn Fortuin was the chief destroyer of Joburg in the powerplay, he may not open the bowling against southpaws, Quinton de Kock and Kyle Mayers. Bowling into them could spell doom for Paarl.
Meanwhile, Keshav Maharaj could be given the new ball against the dangerous opening duo of Jos Buttler and Jason Roy. His ability to bowl teasing lines and lengths could draw false strokes from the English pair.