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ILT20 and SAT20 Tips: Top-bat plays at 11/2 and 10/3

Phil Salt
Salt should be in line for runs

Ed nHawkins previews Tuesday's contests between Desert Vipers v MI Emirates and Durban Super Giants v Pretoria Capitals...


Desert Vipers v MI Emirates
Tuesday 30 January, 14:30
TV: Live on Zee

Desert Vipers v MI Emirates best bets

Vipers, last year's runners-up, are struggling. Their hopes of going one better this year look forlorn following defeat by Knight Riders (twice) and Sharjah.

We've said before that we're just not keen on the balance with Wanindu Hasaranga batting at No 4. Even so, a bowling attack comprising Shaeen Afridi and Matheesha Pathirana should be doing better.

Emirates are top of the tree with four wins and one defeat. They've thumped the opposition in their last three.

But as ever the toss is crucial in Dubai and you'd only want to be on Emirates at a probable 1.804/5 if they were chasing.

Top-bat bettors were also frustrated that Alex Hales, who we've followed closely, was subbed-in meaning that he was voided on the market. Of course he went on to win.

Sportsbook have yet to price topo runscorer markets but a potential wager is Nic Pooran boosted to 4/15.00 for Emirates.


Durban Super Giants v Pretoria Capitals
Tuesday 30
January, 15:30
TV: Live on Sky Sports

Durban Super Giants v Pretoria Capitals best bets

Durban have already qualified for the play-offs so there is a possibility they take their foot off the gas against Capitals.

Still, Capitals know their big games are still to come. They have two matches against MI Cape Town in what is a mini play-off for the last four.

We are beyond irritated with Durban's use of Heinrich Klaasen. The best white-ball hitter in the world batted at No 6 last time. It's a lesson in how to waste resources and there would be some justice if such a braindead tactic were to cost them the title.

Thankfully, Sportsbook have priced Klaasen relatively fairly. The 11/26.50 is worth an interest. There's a small chance he gets bumped up at least one spot if Durban decide to drop the struggling Tony de Zorzi. For Capitals Phil Salt is due on win rates and he has been boosted to 10/34.33.

Back Heinrich Klaasen top Durban bat @ 11/26.50

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Back Phil Salt top Pretoria bat @ 10/34.33

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