Venue: Port Elizabeth
Time: 10:30 IST
Pitch & Conditions:
Traditionally known for its slowness & low bounce, batting will not be easy here. Spinners have always had success & should be the same in MSL T20 as well.
Mandela Bay Giants:
Smuts (C), Duckett, Kuhn, Jonker, Second (wk), Morris, McLaren, Magala/Marais, Phangiso, Tahir.
*Marais who had two consecutive tons in Africa T20 cup had a poor start in MSLT20 in the first two games & can be dropped today to accommodate Magala.
*Bay Giants can also promote Rudi Second who played well in the last game. As mentioned earlier, he used to be an opener for Knights & can be asked to open anytime if their opening combinations doesn’t work well.
Amla, Wyk (wk), Klassen, Miller, Zondo, Albie (C), Philander/Mavuta, Maharaj, De Lange, Bokako, Abbott.
*Durban should be unchanged after their last win. Only change they can make is to include their overseas recruit Mavuta.
(Alternatives: Wyk, Second)
Batsmen: Duckett, Kuhn, Amla, Miller (vc), Jonker.
Allrounders: Morris, Smuts (C)
(Alternatives: Albie, McLaren)
Bowlers: Maharaj, Tahir, De Lange
Other captain’s choices:
Tahir, Klaseen, Morris, Amla
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