We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable Playing XIs for Joburg & Eastern Cape
Joburg: Faf du Plessis (c), Reeza Hendricks, Leus du Plooy, Sibonelo Makhanya, Matthew Wade (wk), Donavon Ferreira, Romario Shepherd, Gerald Coetzee, Kyle Simmonds, Lizaad Williams, Maheesh Theekshana
Eastern Cape: Adam Rossington (wk), Temba Bavuma, Jordan Hermann, Aiden Markram (c), JJ Smuts, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Roelof van der Merwe, Brydon Carse, James Fuller
Pitch Report for Joburg vs Eastern Cape, Semi-final, South Africa T20 League 2023
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 213
2nd innings average score: 143
Wickets per innings: 8
Type: Good for batting
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 67%
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Fantasy Tips of The Day
Faf du Plessis has excellent stats for this contest. His scores against Eastern Cape in the league stages read 92 and 37, and he has a fifty to his name in the only game he played at the SuperSport Park this season.
Gerald Coetzee’s best figures (4 for 24) of the season came against Eastern Cape. He ripped through the tail with his raw pace. Overall, he has provided a bonus for a three-for thrice.
Sisanda Magala has gone wicketless only once this season, overall managing 11 wickets.
Leus du Plooy has been an all-or-nothing player, but whenever he got a good start, he converted it into big scores such as 75*, 47*, and 81*.
Aiden Markram has been one the most popular picks for captaincy and vice-captaincy this season. After all, he has done it all: 240 runs, 10 wickets, and 5 catches.
Roelof van der Merwe (14 wickets) made it to the Ultimate Team in six of seven games. No one from both teams matches his strike rate of 11.1 with the ball.
In the last three games at the venue, three fifties and a hundred have come from the top three batters. The middle order could not add much to the solid foundation. Meanwhile, pacers bagged 40 of 47 wickets, leaving very little for spinners.