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Cape Town Blitz vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Mzansi Super League 2019, Today Match Prediction

Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town Blitz

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Nelson Mandela Bay Giants odds

CTB- 1.74
NMBG- 2

Toss Winner - Cape Town Blitz won the toss and chose to bowl first

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants beat Cape Town Blitz by 11 runs

Cape Town Blitz aims to keep playoff hopes alive against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants!

  • Wicket-keeper batsman Ben Dunk produced a blinder with the bat to help Nelson Mandela Bay Giants edge out Tshwane Spartans in a thriller.
  • Dale Steyn’s menacing new-ball spell ensured that Cape Town Blitz emerged victorious against Tshwane Spartans.
  • David Bedingham scored a splendid half-century for Cape Town Blitz in the game played against Tshwane Spartans.

Back Cape Town Blitz to register a thumping win over Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.

Tournament: Mzansi Super League 2019 | Format: T20 | Venue: Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa | Toss: To Bat

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PLR
TWS
DBH
CTB
JZS
M
Won
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NR
PTs
NRR
8
5
2
0
1
23
0.68
9
5
3
0
1
23
0.653
9
3
2
0
4
20
0.519
8
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2
0
3
18
0.182
8
4
4
0
0
17
-0.017
8
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7
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-1.898

After winning their respective fixtures, Cape Town Blitz and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will battle it out in the 26th match of Mzansi Super League at Newlands Cricket Ground on Friday.

Cape Town Blitz has won four out of their eight matches and are in the bottom half of the league table while Nelson Mandela will be looking to go the top of the table in this fixture. For Cape Town Blitz, they simply need to win this game in order to stay alive in the playoff race. The pace duo of Dale Steyn and Wahab Riaz delivered impressive performances to see Cape Town Blitz register a hard-fought win over Tshwane Spartans at Newlands. Captain Quinton de Kock will be hoping that the side can continue their winning momentum in this home fixture.

Meanwhile, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will be looking to secure their playoff berth in the competition. A win at Newlands would make them the first side to qualify for the playoff this season.

Cape Town Blitz Preview

Excellent innings from David Bedingham helped Cape Town Blitz post 157 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 53 runs off 40 deliveries with the help of five fours and one six. Bedingham put on a 65-run partnership with Janneman Malan to stabilize the innings for Cape Town Blitz.

Opening batsman Janneman Malan played a supporting role to Bedingham and scored 36 runs off 28 balls with the help of one four and two sixes. The middle-order for Cape Town Blitz failed to produce any sort of runs, but Vernon Philander and Wahab Riaz to help the side push their second beyond the 150-run mark.

Defending 158 runs on the board, pace duo of Dale Steyn and Wahab Riaz picked up wickets with the new-ball to see Cape Town take control of the game. Veteran pacer Dale Steyn came back and dismissed AB De Villiers to end Spartan’s hopes for a possible win. Steyn is currently leading wicket-taker in the competition with 15 wickets at an average of 15.13. Left-arm quick Wahab Riaz delivered excellent performance and finished with figures of 2 for 18 in three overs.

Cape Town Blitz Predicted Playing XI:

Quinton de Kock (captain & wk), Aviwe Mgijima, Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Nawaz, Liam Livingstone, Sisanda Magala, Anrich Nortje, Janneman Malan, David Bedingham

Cape Town Blitz Key Players From Previous Game Of Mzansi Super League 2019

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
D Bedingham
53
40
5
1
132.5
J Malan
36
28
1
2
128.57
V Philander
21
17
0
1
123.53
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
D Steyn
4.0
0
10
3
2.5
W Riaz
3.0
0
18
2
6
L Livingstone
2.0
0
18
1
9

Cape Town Blitz Actual Playing XI:

Ayabulela Gqamane, Vernon Philander, SSB Magala, Anrich Nortje, Quinton de Kock, Liam Livingstone, David Bedingham, George Linde, Mohammad Nawaz, Janneman Malan, Wahab Riaz

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Preview

The confidence will be quite high for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants after pulling off a heist over Tshwane Spartans at Port Elizabeth. With this result, the side is currently placed second in the league table with 23 points to their name. Chasing 189 runs to win, the side got off to poor start and lost their first three wickets in the initial Powerplay overs. With the side in deep trouble at 28 for 3, Wicket-keeper Ben Dunk and Ryan Doeschate put on a decent partnership to stabilize the innings. Dunk added 78 runs with Doeschate to keep the home side in the hunt to win the game.

Ben Dunk produced blistering innings for the side against Tshwane Spartans. He put on an unbeaten 86-run partnership with Marco Marais to see Nelson Mandela Bay Giants complete the chase in the final over of the innings. Dunk finished the innings with the top-score of 99 not out off 54 balls with the help of 10 fours and four sixes.

The franchise will be hoping that Dunk can continue his excellent form at Newlands. All-rounder Ryan Doeschate delivered a crucial inning of 33 runs off 27 balls with the help of one four and one six. Marco Marais has enhanced his reputation with the bat in this year’s competition. He once again delivered the goods for the side and scored unbeaten 38 runs off 22 balls with the help of five boundaries.

The bowling has been a cause of concern for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in this year’s competition. Besides Imran Tahir and Chris Morris, the rest of the bowling attack has looked fairly ordinary and conceded a lot of runs in this year’s competition. Imran Tahir was the pick of the bowlers against Tshwane Spartans and finished with figures of 2 for 28 in his four overs. The pace trio of Beuran Hendricks, Chris Morris and Junior Dala claimed one wicket each against Spartans.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Predicted Playing XI:

Ben Dunk (wk), Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts (c), Heino Kuhn, Ryan ten Doeschate, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala, Akhona Mnyaka, Imran Tahir

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Key Players From Previous Game Of Mzansi Super League 2019

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
B Dunk
99
54
10
4
183.33
M Marais
38
22
5
0
172.73
R ten Doeschate
33
27
1
1
122.22
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
I Tahir
4.0
0
28
2
7
B Hendricks
3.0
0
37
1
12.33
C Morris
4.0
0
30
1
7.5

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Actual Playing XI:

Ben Dunk, Heino Kuhn, Akhona Mnyaka, Nandre Burger, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Matthew Breetzke, RN ten Doeschate, JJ Smuts, B Hendricks, Imran Tahir

Weather Conditions

The surface at Newlands Cricket Ground will certainly provide an interesting battle between bat and ball. The quick bowlers will get swing and seam movement with the new-ball. The weather conditions for the game are expected to be sunny with light winds.

Venue Details

Cape Town Blitz will take heart from the fact that they managed to register a win over Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at this venue last season. In the previous meeting between the two teams this season, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants beat Cape Town Blitz at Port Elizabeth.

Toss: To Bat

The team winning the toss would be keen to bat first and post a decent total on the board. The last couple of matches have been won by the side batting first

Cape Town Blitz will be favorites to win this game as they are playing in home conditions. That being said, the form of Janneman Malan and David Bedingham has allowed Cape Town to post competitive scores on the board this season. With Dale Steyn in excellent form with the new-ball, Cape Town Blitz will be a tough side to beat at Newlands.

For Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, the bowling unit needs to raise their game and deliver the goods in this game.

Back Cape Town Blitz to register a thumping win over Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.

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Author: Shoaib Z.