The Tshwane Spartans will travel to Johannesburg to take on the Jozi Stars as they keep their hopes of making it to the semi-finals alive. Momentum is on the side of the visitors who have won their last two matches comprehensively. The four match unbeaten streak of the hosts on the other hand was ended by the Paarl Rocks in the last match. Hence, they would look to bounce back from that in a bid to strengthen their position in the top half of the table.
The Spartans are now peaking at the right time. Even though they are placed second from bottom in the table, a string of victories can really boost their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages. The Stars, even though they are placed at second in the points table, shouldn't let complacency slip into their game.
Weather and Pitch conditions: Clear weather with little or no chance of rain. The pitch is suited for an average score of 160 runs across innings and hence should see a competitive match.
Wicket-Keeper: Gihahn Cloete (8.5 Cr)
Cloete is the League's sixth highest run getter and also Spartans' top scorer with 261 runs to his name in eight innings at an average of 32.62. Although his overall strike rate reads only 113.47, the other keeper in featuring in the match can't promise the same volume of runs as Cloete.
Batsman: Reeza Hendricks (9 Cr)
Hendricks is the second highest run getter in the tournament with 359