Alex played a swashbuckling knock of 97* runs in the previous match and will be an important player to watch out against Jozi Stars.
The 27th match of the 2019-20 Mzansi Super League will be played between Jozi Stars and Durban Heat at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
The match starts at 04:00 PM IST (10:30 AM GMT / 12:30 PM LOCAL). This match can be viewed on Sony Liv and Fan Code in India.
Jozi Stars have already been ruled out from MSL 2019 with just two points so far to their name. In their total eight outings, they have failed to win a single match. However, they will look to win their first game of this season against Heat. With the likes of Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen, they hold the power to defeat any team on their good days. But, they need to come up with a strong team effort if they want to outclass the in-form Durban Heat.
It will be a must-win game for Heat because they are still in contention to qualify for the semi-finals. In batting, they have Alex Hales, who played a swashbuckling knock of unbeaten 97 runs off 55 balls. Heat would be expecting him to replicate his good form in the upcoming game as well. One place in which they still need to work hard is their bowling ahead of the clash against Jozi Stars.
There are slight chances of rain but it will not affect the length of the match. However, the temperature is expected to deviate between 13 and 15 Degree Celsius according to Accuweather.
The track of New Wanderers Stadium is expected to go in favour of batsmen for both the sides. However, the fast bowlers might get some help from the wicket in the first few overs, but they will have to bowl in the right areas if they want to dismiss the batters. The team winning the toss is expected to field because the teams have found it easy to chase the target at this venue.
Average first innings total: 165 (Completed T20 matches in MSL 2019)
Record of chasing team: Won – 2, Lost – 2
(Will be updated when there is an update)
Wesley Marshall, Alex Hales, Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas (C & WK), David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Malusi Siboto, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Daryn Dupavillion
Bench: Prenelan Subrayen, Khaya Zondo, Shaun von Berg, Marco Jansen, Sarel Erwee
Ryan Rickelton, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Shoaib Malik, Daniel Christian, Sinethemba Qeshile (WK), Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier, Lizaad Williams.
Bench – Simon Harmer, Dane Paterson, Nono Pongolo, Eathan Bosch, Gerald Coetzee, Jacques Snyman, Delano Potgieter.
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