SEC vs JSK Dream11 Prediction, SA20 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 1 of SA20 2024

The cricketing fervor is set to ignite once again as the Sunrisers Eastern Cape (SUNE) gear up to face the Joburg Super Kings (JSK) in the opening match of the SA20 2024. The showdown is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 10, at the iconic St George’s Park, promising an exhilarating start to the season.

Teams:Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Joburg Super Kings
Match:1st Match
Date:10 Jan 2024, Wed
Time:9:00 PM IST
Venue:St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
BROADCAST:Sports18 Network


Stadium:St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Humidity:94% (Humidity)

Recap of Last Season’s Encounters

In the inaugural season of SA20, these two powerhouses clashed three times, with the Super Kings emerging victorious in both league-stage encounters. However, the Eastern Cape turned the tables in the semi-final, where Aiden Markram’s scintillating century propelled them to a 14-run triumph. The Eastern Cape eventually secured the championship by defeating Pretoria Capitals in the final.

Probable Playing XI

Sunrisers Eastern CapeJoburg Super Kings
AM Rossington (wk)F du Plessis (C)
DJ MalanRR Hendricks
Jordan HermannJL du Plooy
AK Markram (C)Ronan Hermann (wk)
T StubbsD Ferreira
LA DawsonD Wiese
M JansenN Burger
TB AbellRomario Shepherd
OEG BaartmanG Coetzee
SR HarmerLB Williams
A GqamaneImran Tahir

Please note that this is a probable playing XI and actual lineups may vary based on team management decisions, player form, and other factors.

Check: Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Joburg Super Kings Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s SEC vs JSK 1st T20 SA20 2024

Player Performances to Watch

Captains Leading the Charge

  • Gerald Coetzee (JSK | BOWL): Coetzee, the leading wicket-taker for Super Kings last season, will aim to continue his stellar performance. With 17 wickets in nine matches at an average of 13.52, he is a vital pick for fantasy teams.
  • Aiden Markram (SUNE | BAT): The Player of the Tournament in the previous season, Markram, scored 366 runs in 12 matches at an impressive average of 33.27. His ability to anchor the innings makes him a captaincy material.

All-Round Brilliance

  • Romario Shepherd (JSK | ALL): Shepherd showcased his prowess with both bat and ball last season, making him a valuable asset. With eight wickets and impactful runs, he can significantly contribute to fantasy points.
  • Liam Dawson (SUNE | ALL): Set to make his SA20 debut, Dawson’s recent performance in the BBL suggests his potential as an all-rounder. With two wickets and 31 runs, he’s a promising budget pick.

Consistent Contributors

  • Reeza Hendricks (JSK | BAT): As the third-highest run-scorer for Super Kings last season, Hendricks amassed 239 runs in 10 innings. His stability in the batting lineup makes him a reliable fantasy option.
  • Lizaad Williams (JSK | BOWL): Williams, with five wickets in just three matches last season, displayed his bowling prowess. An economy of 7.77 and a strike rate of 10.80 make him a potential match-winner.

Fantasy Team Predictions

Head to Head:

  • Wicketkeeper: Tristan Stubbs
  • Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Reeza Hendricks
  • All-Rounders: Liam Dawson, Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, David Wiese, Romario Shepherd
  • Bowlers: Gerald Coetzee, Imran Tahir, Lizaad Williams

Mega League:

  • Wicketkeeper: Adam Rossington
  • Batsmen: Leus du Plooy, Reeza Hendricks
  • All-Rounders: Liam Dawson, Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, David Wiese, Romario Shepherd
  • Bowlers: Gerald Coetzee, Imran Tahir, Lizaad Williams

Players to Avoid

  • Temba Bavuma (SUNE | BAT): Considering his recent injury, Bavuma may not feature in the playing XI.
  • Ottniel Baartman (SUNE | BOWL): Having not played a T20 game since SA20 2023, Baartman might be a risky inclusion in fantasy teams.

Pitch Report and Toss Strategy

The St George’s Park pitch is expected to offer a balanced contest, with an average first innings total of 145 runs in the last five matches. Teams winning the toss may opt to chase, taking advantage of the conditions.

As the cricketing enthusiasts await the clash between Sunrisers Eastern Cape and Joburg Super Kings, the SA20 2024 season promises a thrilling ride for fantasy cricket aficionados. Get ready for the excitement as the battle unfolds at St George’s Park on Wednesday!

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