We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pretoria: Philip Salt (wk), Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Theunis de Bruyn, Shane Dadswell/Cameron Delport, James Neesham, Senuran Muthusamy, Wayne Parnell (c), Eathan Bosch, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje
Eastern Cape: JJ Smuts, Sarel Erwee, Jordan Cox/Adam Rossington (wk), Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Tom Abell, Marco Jansen, James Fuller, Sisanda Magala, Mason Crane, Ottniel Baartman
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
Given the high altitude, the ball tends to fly at this venue. Shorter square boundaries could further aid swift run-making.
First innings average score: 172
Second innings average score: 151
Batting first: 61%
Batting second: 39%
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Aiden Markram loves playing at Centurion. He has accumulated 400 runs at 44 including 4 fifties in the format.
When these two teams last met, openers Philip Salt and JJ Smuts each registered a half-century and were the captain and vice-captain of the Ultimate Team respectively.
Along with Salt, Wayne Parnell, Anrich Nortje, and James Neesham were also a part of the Ultimate Team for Pretoria in the previous game.
For Eastern Cape, Tristan Stubbs and Aiden Markram joined Smuts in the Ultimate Team.
Rilee Rossouw has managed only 131 runs at 16 in his last 8 competitive T20 innings. In this period, he has been dismissed for a single-digit score on 4 occasions.
Overall, 48 boundaries were clobbered between the two teams at Gqeberha. Given the lightning outfield and altitude at Centurion, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see the count go up significantly.
As compared to Pretoria, Eastern Cape appear to be a bit undercooked bowling at the death. Inexperience could hurt them.