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|Quinton de Kock||9||15||1||0||60.00|
|PJ van Biljon||22||10||1||2||220.00|
|Rassie van der Dussen||42||39||2||2||107.69|
Cape Town Blitz continued to maintain their supremacy in the points table with a massive win over Tshawane Spartans in their last match of the series. Their win was scripted by their most experienced batsman, Quinton de Kock, who struck his fourth century in T20s, on a night where every batsman struggled to get going. Up next, they take on Jozi Stars, who too won their last game comprehensively. The match is scheduled to be played on 4th December at Cape Town. Both the teams are comfortably placed in the top-four and will be looking to close in on the top spot. The Blitz are already in the semis and Stars, too, will have a very strong point if they manage to score a win in this.
For Cape Town Blitz, it was all about Quinton de Kock in their last match as he scored a match-winning century on a tricky batting surface where even the likes of AB de Villiers and Dean Elgar struggled to get going. The win not only kept the Blitz on the top of the ladder, but also got them a BONUS point. Although the Blitz somehow got the big win, there are plenty of issues which will be of huge concern for the team management.
The failure of everyone except Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan will be an issue the think tank will be closely pondering upon. As much as the match was won by the batting of Quintin de Kock, the bowling of Mohammad Nawaz played a crucial role in restricting star-studded Spartans lineup to a reasonable total. Nandre Burger played a superb support role as he picked up 3 for 19 in his four overs. Mohammad Nawaz returned with the figures of 3 for 14 in four.
With the likes of Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan in fine form and a decent middle-order, it isn't really surprising to see them at the top of the points table. Along with some powerful hitters in the middle, although having a lean patch, they have superb battery of bowlers who can destroy any batting lineup on their day. Overall, as has been the case in the tournament thus far, it will be difficult to get past Blitz for the Stars as well.
Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Dawid Malan, Kyle Verreynne, Farhaan Behardien, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Andile Phehlukwayo, DW Steyn, MP Siboto, Nandre Burger.
Stars had a relatively silent start to the tournament, but they've picked themselves nicely in the last couple of matches and they now find themselves well placed among the top-four teams. The story for them will get even better if they're able to beat Blitz in the next match and they have a superb chance to do so with Hendricks in fine form and Chris Gayle back into their side.
By a big margin, there hasn't been any batsman better than Reeza Hendricks in the competition so far. He's smashed two back to back centuries in the last two matches the Stars have played. He was the lone warrior with the bat as he scored the majority of runs from the team's total. The return of Chris Gayle to the top will certainly strengthen their batting order and the pressure will be on opponents' bowlers right from the word go.
Along with the superb performance from Reeza Hendricks, their last win was made possible due to some brilliant bowling by Kagiso Rabada and Dwaine Pretorious. Pretorious was the pick of the bowlers as he returned with the figures of 3 for 17. Kagiso Rabada also contributed with two important wickets and he bowled miserly. The Stars put on an impressive performance in their last two matches and will be keen to carry on. With the kind of batting order they have, it's going to be a big test for Blitz' bowling lineup.
Chris Gayle, Reeza Hendricks, RVD Dussen, DJ Vilas, DT Christian, PJ van Biljon, SR Harmer, Nono Pongolo, Kagiso Rabada, B Hendricks, Duanne Olivier.
While the match up between these two teams would have been a mismatch had they met earlier in the tournament, it is not being considered as a battle of the Aces. Both the teams are coming on the back of a fine win and will be looking to steal the deal with the momentum they have. With Rabada back in form and Hendricks in fine form, it's going to be tough to stop the Stars from prevailing in this encounter.