Venue: Super Sport Park, Centurian.
Pitch & conditions:
Should be more batting friendly than the ones at Port Elizabeth & Durban & can expect a good total.
Expected Playing 11:
Cloete (wk), Zorzi, Bruyn, ABD, Elgar/Raza, Frylinck, Williams, Mendis, Hawken/Birch, Bosch, Sipamla.
*Spartans benched Raza for Elgar in the last game, if they want they can bring Raza back but Elgar didn’t faced a single ball in the last game due to rain. So, it doesn’t make any sense to again bench Elgar without facing a ball, considering they’ll be playing at Super Sport park again.
*Corbin Bosch, who replaced injured Ngidi in the squad bowled well in the last game & will retain his place. Hawken would expect to get another game but he can be replaced by Birch.
Reeza, Dussen, Vilas (C & wk), Biljon, Pretorious, Christian, Rickelton/Harmer, Rabada, Olivier, Leie, Hendricks.
*Pretorious was surprisingly, not selected in the last game. He’s expected to play today & can replace Harmer or Rickelton.
(Vilas should be a better but risky pick. So, if you pick Vilas, you can consider Zorzi for a Jozi batsman)
Batsmen: ABD (C), Bruyn, Reeza (VC-1), Dussen (VC-2),
Allrounders: Mendis, Frylinck, Christian/Pretorious.
Bowlers: Sipamla, Rabada, Beuran.
Grand league suggestions:
ABD had two consecutive bad outings, last one was an umpiring bluner though. But he has a terrific record at Super Sport park playing for Titans & should be a must pick.
Due to Ngidi’s injury, Zorzi is now expected to play every game & will again open today with Cloete. He’s been impressive for Titans in the Momentum cup & also has a T20 ton in UAE a month back.