After back-to-back wins in the SA20, Durban's Super Giants (DSG) will lock horns with the David Miller-led Paarl Royals at Boland Park on Tuesday. The Super Giants beat Paarl Royals by 27 runs in their previous encounter that took place on Sunday and they will be eager to get another positive result.
Currently, Quinton de Kock's Super Giants are third on the points table with eight points having won two and lost one match so far. Paarl Royals, on the other hand, are fourth in the standings with five points and have won once and lost twice this season.
In their previous outing, DSG overcame a splendid knock by Eoin Morgan to clinch their second win in SA20 2023. "I'm impressed with the way we've played and hope to only grow from here," DSG head coach Lance Klusener said after the match.
After losing their season opener against Joburg Super Kings, Durban’s Super Giants have bounced back in fine fashion. Three batters from the Super Giants’ batting unit are among the top 5 run-getters in the tournament. Skipper de Kock (146 runs) has led from the front while all-rounder Kyle Mayers (112 runs) and Heinrich Klaasen (106 runs) have also made their presence felt.
Wiaan Mulder (82 runs) is another player who has contributed for the team with the bat and the Super Giants have made the most of their powerplay overs with scores of 65, 60, and 63 runs in the three matches so far.
The Caribbean duo of Jason Holder and Keemo Paul also provide all-round options to the side and DSG will hope that they can have a big impact with both bat and ball soon.
Englishman Reece Topley has picked up five wickets this season and was part of the DSG bowling unit in their two wins. In their last encounter against Paarl Royals, Topley and Dwaine Pretorius shared five wickets between them.
Apart from batting, Mayers has also contributed with the ball by bowling economical spells and he got the all-important wicket of Dewald Brevis in the match against MI Cape Town.
The Super Giants' spin arsenal of recognized spinners comprises Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, and Akila Dananjaya. Skipper de Kock has made the most of his spin options, which has helped DSG bowl economical overs during the powerplay. Notably, Subrayen has scalped five wickets at an economy of 7.22, making him one of the best performing bowlers for the Super Giants.
Needless to say, Durban's Super Giants will have the psychological edge over Paarl Royals in their upcoming fixture at Boland Park having just gotten the better of them on Sunday. DSG are likely to remain unchanged and will hope to continue their winning streak in the tournament.
DSG’s probable playing XI
Kyle Mayers, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Wiaan Mulder, Heinrich Klaasen, Jason Holder, Dwaine Pretorius, Keemo Paul, Keshav Maharaj, Simon Harmer, Reece Topley, Prenelan Subrayen.