DUR VS NMG: Batting has been the main concern for Heat throughout the tournament. In six games, Durban Heat has managed just one win so far. Their only win came against Tshwane Spartans in the second encounter where they clinched 10 runs win under the DLS method. With just four more games remaining, Heat would be hoping to register a couple of wins and salvage their pride. They have been boosted with the return of Rashid Khan. The Afghanistan spinner was taking part in the T10 League in Dubai and has re-joined the squad.
When last time both the teams met at Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela registered a massive 9 wickets win over Durban Heat. Put into bat, Heat posted 127-6 on the scoreboard with the help of the twenties from Khaya Zondo (26), Albie Morkel (28), Vernon Philander (26) and Keshav Maharaj (22*). Junior Dala and Chris Morris returned with 2 wickets each for Bay Giants.
DUR VS NMG TEAM NEWS
- Jason Roy has re-joined the NMG squad. He might get a game.
- Christian Jonker can make way for Jason Roy
- Durban Heat gets boosted by Rashid Khan’s arrival. Afghanistan spinner was taking part in T10 League.
- T Bokako is expected to make way for Rashid Khan
- Hashim Amla was dropped due to poor form. He might remain at the bench
Time: 10:30 PM IST
DUR VS NMG PLAYING 11
DUR Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Morne van Wyk
Batsmen –David Miller, Khaya Zondo, Sarel Erwee, Heinrich Klaasen
All-rounder – Albie Morkel (c), Vernon Philander, Rashid Khan
Bowlers – Kyle Abbott, Keshav Maharaj, Brandon Mavuta, (Doubt: Tladi Bokako)
NMG Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Rudi Second
Batsmen – Heino Kuhn, Ben Duckett, Christiaan Jonker/Jason Roy, Marco Marais
All-rounder – JJ Smuts (c), Chris Morris
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Junior Dala, Sisanda Magala, Aaron Phangiso