DSG vs MCT Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 02, 2023

DSG vs MCT Match Prediction - Feb 02, 2023

After a hiatus of more than a week, the SA 20 League is back in action this Thursday as the bottom two teams, the Durban Super Giants and the MI Cape Town face each other at Kingsmead.

The Super Giants had defeated the MI Cape Town by 5 wickets earlier this season. But going by their current form, the prospects of a repeat performance appear to be pretty bleak at the moment. Nevertheless, we should have an exciting contest on our hands. 


DSG vs MCT Team Previews

Durban Super Giants

The Super Giants have been very underwhelming with their performance in this inaugural season of the SA20 League. After winning the opening two matches, the Super Giants have lost each of their last 4 matches and sit at the bottom of the points table. They will now have to win each of their 3 upcoming matches to keep the playoff hopes alive.

Heinrich Klaasen has by far been the best batsman in the Super Giants squad, scoring 259 runs at an average of 51.80. However, the other big names, including Quinton de Kock, Kyle Mayers, and Wiaan Mulder have lacked consistency. Jason Holder holds the reputation of being one of the best finishers in the T20 format but he too has failed to produce a match-winning performance.

The bowling too has been pretty average with seamers Reece Topley and Dwaine Pretorius picking up 13 wickets between them. Out of the spinners, Prenelan Subrayen has been the most effective with 6 wickets. Keshav Maharaj has been going through a lean patch with just 3 wickets in 7 matches.

Simon Harmer and Hardus Viljoen have been very expensive. 


Durban Super Giants Playing 11

Ben McDermott, Quinton de Kock, Matthew Breetzke, Wiaan Mulder, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, David Willey, Keemo Paul, Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Reece Topley.

MI Cape Town

It has been a rollercoaster ride for the Cape Town team as they have swung wildly between the highs and lows throughout this season. They have won 3 of the 7 matches played so far and are 5th on the points table, trailing the 4th placed Joburg Super Kings by 3 points. With just 3 matches remaining for them, the MI Cape Town will need to win this one to gain a foothold in the top 4.

The batting has been a big disappointment for Cape Town this season. Dewald Brevis, Ryan Rickelton, and Rassie van der Dussen haven’t been consistent enough despite getting some good starts. Grant Roelofsen has done a decent job lower down the order while the two all-rounders, Sam Curran and Rashid Khan have failed to get going with the bat.

Albeit, Rashid Khan has been his usual self with the ball, picking up 8 wickets so far. The seamers too have done a decent job, with Jofra Archer picking up 8 wickets and Kagiso Rabada, as well as Odean Smith, picking up 7 wickets each. The team has brought in a couple of replacements in the form of fast-bowler Harry Brookes as well as Tim David, who has the reputation of being a big-hitting batsman.

However, only time will tell if they will be able to lift the performance of their team. 


MI Cape Town Playing 11

Dewald Brevis, Grant Roelofsen, Rassie van der Dussen, Delano Potgieter, Timothy David, George Linde, Duan Jansen, Rashid Khan, Odean Smith, Beuran Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada.

DSG vs MCT Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will be looking to bat first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The wicket at Kingsmead Ground is a balanced one, offering plenty of opportunities to the seamers. The winds coming off the sea help them get a good swing, making it a bit difficult for the batsmen to score quickly. That said, the average first-inning score here is around 150.

The weather is expected to be cloudy with occasional showers. The temperature is expected to be between 23-27 degrees Celsius with plenty of humidity. 


DSG vs MCT Betting Tips

Both teams are lying at the bottom of the points table and are fighting for survival in these last few matches. We however feel that the MI Cape Town hold a slight edge as they have a slightly stronger batting line-up compared to that of the Super Giants, who are heavily reliant on Klaasen for a good performance.

Bet on the MI Cape Town to win the match. 

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    Top Batsman for Durban Super Giants

    Heinrich Klaasen (6.00)


Klaasen is in excellent form this season, scoring an average of 51.80 so far in 7 matches. He has scored 3 half-centuries so far and has emerged as the top batsman in 4 of the 7 games. Given the poor form of other batsmen around him, we feel Klaasen will once again emerge as the top-scorer for his team.

Today Match Prediction

MI Cape Town To Win the Match, 1.74

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Who will win DSG vs MCT

Durban Super Giants 61.69% (95)
MI Cape Town 38.31% (59)
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