Super Giants book place in playoffs


The Durban’s Super Giants booked their place in the play-offs of the SA20 tournament with another good performance.

The Durbanites beat the Pretoria Capitals by eight runs at Kingsmead and Matthew Breetzke was together with Junior Dala (5/26) the home team’s brightest stars.

If the national selectors look at SA20 level of play to finalize their T20 World Cup squad, then Breetzke’s name should be one of the first to come up in their conversations.

The 25-year-old batsman set the ball rolling for the Super Giants against the Capitals with his great innings of 73 runs.

Breetzke is currently a short head behind Ryan Rickelton on the list of leading run-makers and he hits his 374 runs at an average of just over 41 and a strike rate of 146.66.

The alumnus of Gray High particularly caught fire in his last few innings and in addition to the brisk fifty against the Capitals, he also put the Paarl Royals under pressure with a good innings.

However, Breetzke is only one of the pieces in the Super Giants’ success puzzle.

Heinrich Klaasen (310 runs at an average of 44.28) and JJ Smuts (231 runs at an average of 33) regularly excel with the bat in hand, while bowlers such as Keshav Maharaj, Reece Topley and Noor Ahmad are also among the top wicket-takers. in the tournament count.

  • Scoring:
  1. Durban’s Super Giants: 32 points after nine games
  2. Paarl Royals: 22 points after eight games
  3. Sunrisers Eastern Cape: 19 points after seven games
  4. Joburg Super Kings: 13 points after eight games
  5. Pretoria Capitals: 10 points after eight games
  6. MI Cape Town: 9 points after eight games.