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Cape Town Blitz continued their superb run in the competition with a hard-fought win against Durban Heat. They now stand at the top of the table with and another couple of wins should be enough for them to qualify to the next round. They'll be up against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in their next game, who, too won their opening encounter by a reasonably good margin. With both teams looking in reasonably solid touch, it promises to a thriller of a game.
The Blitz are so far undefeated in the competition so far and will be oozing with confidence going into the next game. They've managed to bounce back from wobbly kind of situations in both the matches and the experience of which should help them should they encounter any nervy situation again.
The Blitz have had an inspiring knock being played in each of the matches they've played. In the first match against Tshwane Spartans, it was Mohammad Nawaz's heroics that saw them home. Then, in their second match, against Durham Giants, Asif Ali's unbelievable knock of 80 which consumed just 33 deliveries won them the game.
However, the heroes of both their games will be away to play T10 which leaves a big void to fill for the players on the bench. Additionally, the absence of Dawid Malan at the top is another setback for them. However, the return of Quinton de Kock will be a relief for them which otherwise appeared to be a depleted side.
Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Asif Ali, Farhaan Behardien, Hussain Talat, Ferisco Adams, Andile Phehlukwayo, MP Siboto, Dane Piedt, DW Steyn, George Linde.
Similar to the Blitz, the Bay Giants come into the match with a good run of form as they produced a superb win against Jozi Stars on Saturday. Having already buoyed with the confidence from the win, the addition of Imran Tahir and Chris Morris will add to the strength and balance of the side.
Ben Duckett, the T20 veteran who plays in different T20 leagues across the globe, has been in fantastic touch and played a match-winning knock of 75 in Giants' opening encounter. However, lack of contribution from their other batsmen will be a cause of concern for their management and think-tank.
Their bowling did fairly well in the last match where they wrapped Jozi stars up for just 127. The inclusion of Imran Tahir and Chris Morris will further strengthen their bowling. Also considering the impact the wrist spinners are creating in the shortest format of the game, it won't be surprising if Dyllan Matthews is included at the expense of slow-left-arm Aaron Phangiso.
JJT Smuts, RS Second, Ben Duckett, Christiaan Jonker, Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Ryan McLaren, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir, Aaron Phangiso, Junior Dala.
There are quite a lot of similarities in both the sides. Both the Giants and the Blitz are coming off superb wins. They both have a couple of Proteas joining them back which will boost the balance of both the sides. However, Cape Town Blitz will be without a couple of their key players which will make their batting a little vulnerable. The Giants have anyway done well in their first game and with the addition of Morris and Tahir, they look well settled to hand Blitz their first defeat of the tournament.