Durban Heat and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will clash in the 22nd match of the inaugural Mzansi Super League (MSL) in Durban on Wednesday. The game is of greater significance for the home side who are now looking a likely candidate to miss out on the playoffs.
In their previous game, Heat registered a nine-wicket humiliation against Paarl Rocks on Sunday. In the batting department, the team management is desperate to see the return of form of veteran middle-order batsman David Miller, whom they were depending to provide the team with big finish. In the bowling department, the onus will be once again on the pace duo of Kyle Abbott and Vernon Philander to provide timely breakthroughs.
On the other hand, the Giants are in great position to qualify for the playoffs as they are placed third position in the league table after managing to win four out of seven matches, with one game washed out. However, in their previous game, just like the Heat, Giants also faced an 81-run thrashing against Jozi Stars on Sunday in Port Elizabeth. In the batting department, there is no standout performer for the side till now in the tournament, whereas in the bowling department, Sisada Magala and Chris Morris are doing a great job for the team.
Ben Duckett – 9 Cr
First in the list of key players features Nelson Mandela Bay Giants wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Duckett. The 24-year-old is in decent form with the bat and is the leading run-scorer