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Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Durban Super Giants SAT20 Tips: Sunrisers underrated again

Dawid Malan
Malan has been boosted

Ed Hawkins previews the final of the tournament from cape Town on Saturday with the holders considered the best tip...


Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Durban Super Giants
Saturday 9 February, 15:30
TV: Live on Sky Sports

Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Durban Super Giants team news

Sunrisers will decide between Tom Abell and Temba Bavuma for the No 3 slot in all likelihood. Their backers would probably prefer the former, or Aiden Markram to get in as quickly as possible.

They are well-stocked with six bowling options, including class spin in the form of Liam Dawson and Simon Harmer.

Probable XI: Hermann, Malan, Abell, Markram, Stubbs, kruger, Jansen, Dawson, Harmer, Worrall, Baartman

Naveen-ul-Haq was not included in Afghanistan's ODI squad to play Sri Lanka so he remains available for Durban.

The Super Giants booked their final spot with a Heinrich Klaasen special. Why they persist in batting him at No 5 (sometimes No 6) is a mystery. At the very least he should be in at No 4 to do as much damage as possible.

Probable XI: Breetzke, De Kock, Smuts, Rajapaksa, Klaasen, Mulder, D Pretorius, Maharaj, Dala, Naveen, Topley

Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Durban Super Giants pitch report

In the five games played which were unaffected by rain, two busted the 165 mark on first innings. Pitches have slowed noticeably in the tournament and Duran's struggle to 157 against Cape Town on this surface earlier in the tournament is indicative. Shorting their runs against a crack Sunrisers unit makes sense.

Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Durban Super Giants match odds

The 1.794/5 on Durban suggests we should get at least 2.1011/10 Sunrisers. The holders should be favourites for this one.

We have them down as the better team by dint of finishing top of the ladder, boasting a better bat-ball balance than Durban and beating them in two of the three head-to-heads this term.

Indeed, Sunrisers razed this Durban batting for 106 in the qualifier. They should be jollies.

Back Sunrisers 2.1011/10

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Sunrisers Eastern Cape v Durban Super Giants player bets

There are some prices which stick out on the top bat markets. Marco Jansen looks toppy at 19/120.00. It's a 4% swing in our favour on win rate in this tournament. Dawid Malan has been boosted to 10/34.33. Heinrich Klaasen won last time out and the 16/54.20 will prove popular, likewise the 12/113.00 that he finishes as top match bat.


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