South Africa’s T20 cricket league SA20 has reached its business end and we are just a few matches away to figure out the teams who will be cementing their position for the next round.
Sunday will be a double-header day and in the first game, we will witness JSK taking on SEC at Wanderers Stadium. And if you go by the bookmakers' odds then SEC are better placed to win this encounter.
With a net run rate of -0.923 and three losses, the Joburg Super Kings are sitting in the fourth position in the point table. They are in a must-win situation so that they can see themselves in the next round of SA20.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape has done really well for themselves. The franchise is currently settled at the second spot in the SA20 League point table with a net run rate of +0.508.
Our team of experts predicts that Sunrisers Eastern Cape won’t find any difficulty in winning this tie.
The betting tip is...
Aiden Markram to hit above fifty in this tie.
Joburg Super Kings started their SA20 campaign with a win but the team lost track and witnessed two consecutive losses after that. The players have shown inconsistency in the tournament and that has affected the overall outcome. Reeza Hendricks is struggling to give a good start to the team. Faf du Plessis has taken the right decision to open the innings for his team and things look positive after that decision. Bowlers are still struggling to break partnerships at an early stage.
The team management is expected to go with the same combination of players to bring changes in the outcome.
Predicted Lineup: Faf du Plessis (c), Reeza Hendricks, Neil Brand, Sibonelo Makhanya, Leus du Plooy, Donavon Ferreira (wk), Romario Shepherd, Aaron Phangiso, Gerald Coetzee, Alzarri Joseph, Maheesh Theekshana
Sunrisers Eastern Cape witnessed two consecutive losses against Pretoria Capitals at the beginning of SA20. However, the outcome has not affected the morale of the team and they have been on the winning track since then. Adam Rossington and Jordan Hermann have a solid equation as the opening pair. Skipper Aiden Markram handled the middle-order responsibility in a positive manner. Roelof van der Merwe is their star bowler and the team has high expectations from him.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape have a winning combination of players in the team and they won’t bring any changes in the playing XI
Predicted Lineup: Adam Rossington (wk), Jordan Hermann, Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Sarel Erwee, JJ Smuts, Marco Jansen, James Fuller, Roelof van der Merwe, Brydon Carse, Sisanda Magala
Joburg Super Kings are struggling with the problem of inconsistency among the players. We predict a win for Sunrisers Eastern Cape on Sunday.