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DSG vs MICT Live Score, SA20 2024 Match 16 Prediction

DSG vs MICT Live Score, SA20 2024 Match 16 Prediction

DSG vs MICT Live Score: The SA20 2024 has reached halfway & there comes another enthralling clash as second-placed Durban Giants will lock horns with MI Cape Town. After losing their last two encounters, Super Giants are in a grind mode. Even the MI batters are not confident at the moment as they were sent to bat on a slow track at Paarl. And were struggling to score runs on a slow track. Both MI & Super Giants have a major task to accomplish. MI Cape Town will have to win at least three matches in the second half of the tournament to increase the chances of qualifying for the playoffs.

Durban Super Giants have faced MI Cape Town twice in last season where they never had trouble in chasing the target set by MI Cape Town. In their previous encounter 10 days ago, they successfully defended their total to clinch a close 11-run win in a rain-affected game.

Teams Preview

MI Cape Town Preview

DSG vs MICT Live Score, SA20 2024 Match 16 Prediction
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MI Cape Town has had a somewhat mediocre campaign so far, securing two wins out of five matches. Although they suffered a narrow loss against the current table-toppers, Paarl Royals, they showcased resilience with a convincing victory in their following game. However, their batting struggled on a slow track at Boland Park, where they were bowled out for 103 runs in pursuit of 160.

The team will rely on the swashbuckling opener Ryan Rickleton and captain Rassie Van Der Dussen to provide stability in the batting department. The bowling unit, led by Mason Clarke, Matt Rowe, and Oscar Jackson, will be crucial in delivering breakthroughs.

Predicted Playing XIs and Key Players

MI Cape Town Predicted Playing XI:

Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton (wk), Dewald Brevis, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Kieron Pollard (c), Connor Esterhuizen, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Thomas Kaber, Olly Stone.

  • MI Cape Town:

Connor Esterhuizen, Liam Livingstone, and Nuwan Thushara.

Durban Super Giants Preview

DSG vs MICT Live Score, SA20 2024 Match 16 Prediction
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Durban Super Giants started the tournament strongly with three consecutive wins, but two successive losses have affected their momentum. The upset loss to the bottom-ranked Capitals and the home defeat against Eastern Cape pose challenges for the Super Giants. The bowlers struggled to contain Capitals, allowing them to reach a total of over 200, and the subsequent loss to Eastern Cape exposed vulnerabilities in both batting and bowling.

The team will look to batsmen like Matthew Breetzke, Quinton de Kock, and Wiaan Mulder to lead the charge. The bowling unit, featuring Marcus Stoinis, Keshav Maharaj, and Reece Topley, needs to regroup and execute their skills effectively.

Durban’s Super Giants Predicted Playing XI:

Matthew Breetzke, Quinton de Kock (wk), Heinrich Klaasen, JJ Smuts, Marcus Stoinis, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj (c), Wiaan Mulder, Naveen-ul-Haq, Reece Topley, Noor Ahmad.

Key Players from Previous Game:

Wiaan Mulder, Matthew Breetzke, and Marcus Stoinis.

Pitch and Weather Conditions

The Newlands Stadium in Cape Town has traditionally favored chasing, and with the forecast predicting clear weather, the conditions look promising for an exciting encounter. The wicket tends to become a good batting strip as the tournament progresses.

Winning Prediction

While both teams aim for strong performances in the second half, Durban’s Super Giants are expected to regain their rhythm and pose a formidable challenge for MI Cape Town. Considering recent performances, we are backing Durban’s Super Giants as the winners of this contest. Cricket fans can anticipate an intense battle between the two sides as they vie for victory in this crucial matchup.

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