SA20 League 2024, Final: SEC vs DSG Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Feb 9 2024 267 Views


SA20 League 2024
Final: SEC vs DSG



Sunrisers Eastern Cape will cross swords with Durban Super Giants for the grand finale of the SA 20, 2024. The game is scheduled to be played at the Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday, February 10. 

The Sunrisers topped the league chart in the group stage with seven wins, two losses and one match ending in no result, collecting 33 points in total. Later on, they faced Durban Super Giants in Qualifier 1, where a 51-run win paved their way straight to the finals.

The defending champions led by Aiden Markram will try hard to defend their title. SEC had impressed so far with their batting and bowling prowess. Just another satisfying performance and they are going to add a second title to their cabinet. 

On the other side, Super Giants had also played an impressive game in their league stage winning seven games and losing just three in 10 games, racking up a total of 32 points. In the playoffs stage, they lost against Markram and Co.  Yet later managed a strong comeback against Joburg, winning by 69 runs in the second qualifier to meet SEC again in the finals. 

The Keshav Maharaj-led side will be missing the services of Marcus Stoinis and Noor Ahmed, who will be unavailable due to their national duties. 

Now, the Giants have a good chance to turn the table and avenge their loss and clinch the prestigious silverware. 


Match Details

Match: SEC vs DSG, Final, SA20, 2024

Date: February 10, 2024 

Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town


Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch at Newlands usually assists the bowlers. It will be a good contest between batters and bowlers as any score over 165 runs on the board can determine the fortune of the game. The skipper winning the toss will choose to bat first and score as many runs as possible to restrict the run chase later. 

It is expected that the weather for the SEC vs DSG, match at Newlands, Cape Town, will be mostly windy and sunny. Humidity will be at 49 per cent and with a wind speed of 29 kmph, the temperature is expected to be around 19 degrees Celsius.


SEC vs DSG Squads

SEC: Aiden Markram (c), Temba Bavuma, Sarel Erwee, Jordan Hermann, Dawid Malan, Adam Rossington, Tristan Stubbs, Tom Abell, Brydon Carse, Liam Dawson, Ayabulela Gqamane, Marco Jansen, Andile Simelane, Beyers Swanepoel, Ottniel Baartman, Simon Harmer, Caleb Seleka, Patrick Kruger, Daniel Worrall

DSG: Matthew Breetzke, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Nicholas Pooran, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jason Smith, Kyle Mayers, Wiaan Mulder, Bryce Parsons, Keemo Paul, Dwaine Pretorius, Prenelan Subrayen, Keshav Maharaj (c), Junior Dala, Reece Topley, JJ Smuts, Tony de Zorzi, Richard Gleeson, Marcus Stoinis, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq


SEC vs DSG Probable Playing XIs

SEC: Jordan Hermann, Dawid Malan, Tom Abell, Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs (wk), Patrick Kruger, Liam Dawson, Marco Jansen, Simon Harmer, Ottniel Baartman, Daniel Worrall

DSG: Matthew Breetzke, Quinton de Kock (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Heinrich Klaasen, JJ Smuts, Dwaine Pretorius, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj (c), Reece Topley, Junior Dala, Naveen-ul-Haq


Match Prediction

The defending champions will drive confidence from their recent win against Durban Super Giants in the first Qualifier. Keshav Maharaj and his men are expected to put up a tough fight but we expect DSG to come at the top overcoming all hurdles and clinching their second SA20 title. 


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