We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Eastern Cape: JJ Smuts, Sarel Erwee, Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Jordan Cox/Adam Rossington (wk), Tom Abell, Roelef van der Merwe, Marco Jansen, Brydon Carse, Junaid Dawood, Sisanda Magala
Pretoria: Philip Salt (wk), Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Cameron Delport, Theunis de Bruyn, Wayne Parnell (c), James Neesham, Migael Pretorius, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje, Shaun von Berg/Daryn Dupavillon
Venue: St George’s Park, Gqeberha
Normally, the pitch at Port Elizabeth tends to play on the slower side. The square boundaries aren’t very big.
First innings average score: 131
Second innings average score: 117
Batting first: 67%
Batting second: 33%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Looking at the composition of both sides, Pretoria appear to be more balanced and formidable in every department.
Pretoria’s bowlersMigael Pretorius and Daryn Dupavillon will also carry plenty of experience after spending quality time in the Caribbean T20 League.
From his early days, JJ Smuts has played plenty of cricket at Gqeberha. Besides bagging 27 wickets in the T20s, he has added 801 runs at the venue.
Tristan Stubbs loves playing at Gqeberha. In only 7 outings, he has accumulated 293 runs at 49 including 3 half-centuries. Furthermore, when he last batted at the venue in a first-class game, he smashed 144.