Durban Heat and Jozi Stars are ready to clash in the 23rd match of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) in Durban on Friday. The home side, who are already out of the tournament after suffering five defeats in seven matches, will be eager to leave their mark in the remaining fixtures and finish the competition on a high. Heat's last match against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants was washed out on Wednesday.
In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of likes of Khaya Zondo and wicketkeeper-batsman Morne van Wyk to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus is on the pace duo of Kyle Abbott and Vernon Philender to provide timely breakthroughs.
On the other hand, Stars are doing great in the tournament and are place third on the league table after managing to win four out of seven matches. In their last match, Stars registered a comfortable 50-run win against Cape Town Blitz on Tuesday. In the batting department, the team will be relying on in-form Reeza Handricks to once again produce the goods, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Simon Harmer to provide timely breakthroughs. In the team's previous clash, it was Stars who came out on top with a 53-run win, courtesy Hendricks' stunning century.
Reeza Handricks – 9 Cr
First in the list of key players features opening batsman Jozi Stars Reeza Handricks. The 29-year-old