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Cape Town Blitz vs Tshwane Spartans, free match prediction 01 Dec 2019

01 Dec 2019 | 17:30 | Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town Blitz eye a strong comeback against Tshwane Spartans!

  • Cape Town Blitz suffered defeat at the hands of Durban Heat in a game played on Thursday
  • Tshwane Spartans registered a comfortable win over Paarl Rocks in a game played on Friday
  • AB De Villiers and Roelof van der Merwe were standout performers for Tshwane Spartans in the previous game played against Paarl Rocks

Expect Tshwane Spartans to register a comfortable win at Newlands!

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

Mzansi Super League 2019

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Paarl Rocks 7 4 2 0 1 19 0.9
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 7 4 2 0 1 19 0.721
Tshwane Spartans 6 3 0 0 3 18 1.244
Durban Heat 7 2 2 0 3 14 0.064
Cape Town Blitz 7 3 4 0 0 13 -0.129
Jozi Stars 6 0 6 0 0 0 -2.405
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
19 0.9 7 4 2 0 1
19 0.721 7 4 2 0 1
18 1.244 6 3 0 0 3
14 0.064 7 2 2 0 3
13 -0.129 7 3 4 0 0
0 -2.405 6 0 6 0 0
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ctb vs tshs Match Prediction & Analysis

Host Cape Town Blitz will be looking to make a strong comeback when they take on Tshwane Spartans in the 22nd match of Mzansi Super League at Newlands Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Cape Town Blitz will be keen to get back to winning ways after losing their previous game to Durban Heat. Captain Quinton de Kock will be hoping that the bowling unit can deliver a clinical performance in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Tshwane Spartans registered a comprehensive win over Paarl Rocks, courtesy splendid performances from AB De Villiers, Roelof van der Merwe and Morne Morkel. Captain Heinrich Klaasen will be hoping that the side can deliver a good performance against Cape Town Blitz.

Teams Preview

Cape Town Blitz Preview

Quinton de Kock-led unit will be looking to deliver a strong show with the bat and ball in this home fixture. Cape Town Blitz will need to win this game in order to keep their playoff hopes alive in the competition.

In the previous game, Cape Town Blitz delivered an excellent batting performance and scored 181 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Opening batsman Janneman Malan was once again star performer for the side. He played well and scored 75 runs off 42 balls with the help of two fours and seven sixes. Malan will be looking to do well for the side in this home fixture. David Bedingham delivered fantastic batting performance for the side in the previous game. He put on a 101-run partnership with Janneman Malan to see Cape Town score at a brisk rate. Bedingham scored 44 runs off 33 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes.

Liam Livingstone once again provided quick runs for the side at the back end of the innings. He chipped in with 27 runs off 17 balls with the help of three fours. Vernon Philander also smashed a quick-fire cameo to see Cape Town Blitz post a competitive score on the board.

In the bowling department, the likes of Wahab Riaz, Dale Steyn, and Vernon Philander will need to pick up wickets for the side in this game. Dale Steyn was the most successful bowler for the side in the previous game and finished with figures of 2 for 25 in his four overs. The rest of the attack looked ordinary and conceded a lot of runs.

Cape Town Blitz Predicted Playing XI:

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

Tshwane Spartans Preview

The franchise will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the league table when they face Cape Town Blitz at Newlands on Sunday. Tshwane Spartans are currently placed at the top of the league table with 19 points to their name in 6 matches.

In the previous, bowlers delivered a spectacular performance to dismiss Paarl Rocks for 126 runs in 19.4 overs. Tom Curran, Lutho Sipamla, Morne Morkel and Lungi Ngidi bowled well and picked up crucial wickets for the side. Roelof van der Merwe also chipped in with a splendid performance and claimed three wickets in his four overs. The team management will be hoping that the likes of Curran, Morkel, and Ngidi can continue their excellent form in this game as well.

Chasing 127 runs to win, Dean Elgar and Theunis De Bruyn perished for low scores to see Spartans get off to a shaky start. AB De Villiers certainly rose to the occasion with the bat and delivered a splendid batting performance for Tshwane Spartans. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 69 not out off 37 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes. He will be looking to continue his excellent form in this game as well. De Villiers was well supported by Captain Heinrich Klaasen, who chipped in with unbeaten 36 runs off 20 balls with the help of two sixes and one four.

Tshwane Spartans Predicted Playing XI:

Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, Roelof van der Merwe, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen (c & wk), Petrus van Biljon, Wiaan Mulder, Tom Curran, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared at Newlands Cricket Ground will be excellent for batting. The spinners might some assistance off the pitch. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is expected to be sunny with a moderate breeze.

Venue Details

Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town is going to host the MSL game between Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans. Cape Town Blitz have managed to win both their game against Tshwane Spartans played last year.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be looking to put a competitive score on the board. Average score at the venue is around 170 to 180 runs.

CTB vs TSHS Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Tshwane Spartans will fancy their chances of beating Cape Town Blitz in this contest. The side has a much superior bowling unit in comparison to Cape Town, who have relied heavily on Dale Steyn to make crucial breakthroughs.

Expect Tshwane Spartans to register a comfortable win at Newlands!

Author: Shoaib Z.