27th Match Preview: Cape Town Blitz vs. Durban Heat
27th Match Preview: Cape Town Blitz vs. Durban Heat

Cape Town Blitz are ready to face Durban Heat in the 27th match of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) in Cape Town on Sunday. The game is of significant importance for the home team as they would look to strengthen their top position on the league table.

In their last match, Blitz register a comprehensive six-wicket win against Paarl Rocks, courtesy of a brilliant knock from wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock. In the batting department, the team is heavily relying on in-form De Kock and young Janneman Malan to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be once again on veteran pacer Dale Steyn to provide timely breakthroughs.

On the other hand, Heat will come into the contest having no pressure, which means they can be a tricky opponent to face. In their last match, Heat lost a close encounter by one wicket against Jozi Stars at Kingsmead on Friday. In the batting department, the team is relying on Khaya Zondo, Morne van Wyk and Sarel Erwee to score bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will on the likes of Kyle Abbott and Rashid Khan to provide timely breakthroughs. In the team's previous encounter, it was the Blitz who came out on top by three wickets, thanks to Asif Ali's quick-fire 80 off just 33 balls.

Key Players:


Quinton de Kock – 10.5 Cr

First in the list of key players features Cape Town Blitz's Quinton de Kock. The wicketkeeper-batsman is having a great time with the bat in the ongoing tournament and is franchises leading and tournament second-highest run-getter with 321 runs in 6 matches at an outstanding average of 53.50. In the Blitz's last match, the 25-year-old played a match-winning knock of 93 off 47 balls with the help of 12 fours and three sixes. Therefore, De Kock, who is valued at 10.5 Cr, is the player to have in your team for the Sunday's match. De Kock has played 148 T20 matches, where he has 4,303 runs at an average of 32.59 and strike-rate of 136.55.

Dale Steyn – 9 Cr

Second in the list of key players features Cape Town Blitz's Dale Steyn. The right-arm pacer is having a good time with the ball as he already has 10 wickets to his name in seven matches. Valued at 9 Cr, Steyn is the player to have in your team as he looked in great rhythm and is capable of turning the game upside down in the matter of few deliveries. Steyn has played 195 T20s, where he has 222 wickets to his name at an average of 21.76 and strike-rate of 6.68.

Kyle Abbott – 9 Cr

Last in the list features Durban Heat's Kyle Abbott. The right-arm pacer is having a good tournament with the ball and is a franchises leading wicket-tacker in the tournament. In the Heat's last match, Abbott had figures of two for 17 in four overs, which shows that he is great form and is the player you can back to produce the goods. Abbott, who is valued at 9 Cr, has played 126 T20s, where he has 123 wickets to his name.

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