Having kickstarted their SA20 2024 campaign with a pulsating win over MI Cape Town, Durban’s Super Giants will look to sustain the momentum when they face defending champions Sunrisers Eastern Cape at the St George's Park in Gqeberha on Saturday.
The nature of their victory against MICT will provide the Keshav Maharaj-led DSG a lot of confidence heading into the clash against the reigning champions.
Chasing a challenging target of 208 at home, DSG suffered a torrid start but recovered in style, riding on a brilliant 85 by Heinrich Klaasen. Keemo Paul also impressed with the ball.
SEC, meanwhile, are yet to play a single ball in SA20 2024 after their Wednesday’s season opener vs Joburg Super Kings was washed out due to rain.
While there are question marks over South African Test captain Temba Bavuma’s fitness heading into the contest, the Sunrisers, captained by Aiden Markram, have a strong squad at their disposal with the likes of Dawid Malan, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen and Simon Harmer in it.
The reigning champions do boast of a fiery pace attack but DSG, coached by former South Africa legend Lance Klusener, are well-equipped to meet the challenge with a strong batting line-up of their own.
The depth in DSG’s batting roster was on show in the match vs MI Cape Town. Despite being reduced to 12/2 inside three overs with Quinton de Kock and Wiaan Mulder getting out early, the Super Giants persevered and managed to chase down a daunting total.
Durban’s Super Giants vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape head-to-head record
DSG will be out looking for their maiden victory over SEC in the SA20. Last season, the Super Giants lost their away fixture in Gqeberha but had the upper hand at Kingsmead before rain played spoilsport.