Durban Super Giants vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape Dream11 Team for, Qualifier 1, SA20 2024

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The stage is set for a high-octane clash in the first Qualifier of the SA20 2024 as the Durban Super Giants (DSG) lock horns with the Sunrisers Eastern Cape (SEC) on February 6th. Both teams have displayed exceptional talent and grit throughout the tournament, making this encounter a true nail-biter. So, how do you navigate this exciting matchup and build the perfect Dream11 team? Let’s delve into the details!

Head-to-Head & Recent Form: Durban Super Giants vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape

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  • DSG: Currently at the top of the points table, DSG boasts a dominant record with 8 wins and 2 losses. Their batting has been consistent, with Quinton de Kock and Kyle Mayers anchoring the lineup. Their bowling attack, spearheaded by Dwaine Pretorius and Keshav Maharaj, has been equally impressive.

  • SEC: Placed third in the standings, SEC has showcased exciting firepower with Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Heinrich Klaasen leading the charge. Their bowling attack, featuring Marco Jansen and Reece Topley, has delivered mixed results but holds immense potential.

Pitch Analysis: Durban Super Giants vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape


Newlands Cricket Ground T20 Average Scores:


  • First Innings: 151 runs

  • Second Innings: 138 runs

The match will be played at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban, known for its batting-friendly surface with good pace and bounce. Chasing has been the preferred option here due to the dew factor in the second half.

Team Comparison: Durban Super Giants vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape

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Durban Super Giants

Sunrisers Eastern Cape


Strong top order with de Kock & Mayers, middle order needs bolstering

Exciting openers in Rajapaksa & Klaasen, middle order consistency a concern


Balanced attack with Pretorius & Maharaj leading the way

Pace-heavy attack with Jansen & Topley, spin options limited


Consistent winners throughout the tournament

Inconsistent, but capable of high-scoring bursts

Building Your Dream11 Team: Durban Super Giants vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape

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Wicketkeeper (1):

  • Heinrich Klaasen (SEC): Explosive batsman with good form, likely to contribute with both bat and gloves.

  • Nicholas Pooran (SEC): Another strong contender, known for his big-hitting abilities.

Batsmen (3):

  • David Warner (SEC): While not part of the official squad, keep an eye on potential late inclusions. His form is red-hot.

  • Quinton de Kock (DSG): Consistent run-scorer and experienced captain.

  • Kyle Mayers (DSG): Solid middle-order batsman with good recent form.

  • JJ Smuts (DSG): All-rounder capable of providing valuable runs and handy bowling contributions.

All-rounders (2):

  • Dwaine Pretorius (DSG): Leading wicket-taker for DSG, also contributes valuable lower-order runs.

  • Keemo Paul (SEC): All-round ability with explosive batting and deceptive pace bowling.

  • Marco Jansen (SEC): Left-arm pacer with wicket-taking potential and handy batting skills.

Bowlers (4):

  • Keshav Maharaj (DSG): Experienced spinner with a proven track record in T20 cricket.

  • Reece Topley (SEC): Left-arm pacer with good variations and death-bowling expertise.

  • Lungi Ngidi (SEC): If included, his pace and accuracy can be lethal on this pitch.

  • Daniel Worrall (DSG): Experienced campaigner with the ability to take crucial wickets.

Captain and Vice-Captain:

  • Captain: Quinton de Kock (DSG) or Dwaine Pretorius (DSG) – Both offer leadership qualities and consistent performances.

  • Vice-Captain: Heinrich Klaasen (SEC) or Marco Jansen (SEC) – Their all-round abilities and recent form make them valuable choices.



  • Tom Abell (DSG): Solid backup batsman with decent form.

  • Oshane Thomas (SEC): Raw pace bowler who can provide wicket-taking breakthroughs.

Dream 11 Team






1. Who are the must-have players for my Dream11 team?

  • DSG: Quinton de Kock (consistent runs & captaincy), Dwaine Pretorius (leading wicket-taker & all-round value).

  • SEC: Heinrich Klaasen (explosive batting & wicketkeeping), Marco Jansen (all-round ability & left-arm variation).

2. Should I pick openers or middle-order batsmen?

Both options hold merit. Kingsmead’s batting-friendly pitch favors openers, but SEC’s middle-order consistency concerns might sway you towards DSG’s middle-order options like Kyle Mayers.

3. Is pace or spin bowling a better choice?

The pitch offers good bounce, favoring both pace and spin. Consider a balanced attack with pacers like Reece Topley and Keshav Maharaj, who can exploit swing and dew factor respectively.

4. Captaincy dilemma: de Kock or Pretorius?

Both are solid choices. de Kock offers consistency and leadership, while Pretorius provides all-round value. Consider recent form and personal preference.

5. Any dark horses I should consider?

  • DSG: Tom Abell (solid backup batsman with recent form).

  • SEC: Lungi Ngidi (experienced pacer with wicket-taking potential if included).

Remember, Dream11 rewards calculated risks and gut feeling. Analyze the provided insights, monitor team news, and trust your instincts to build your winning team!

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