Durban Heat vs Cape Town Blitz, free match prediction 17 Nov 2019

17 Nov 2019 | 13:30 | Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
164/7 in 20.0 8.20
174/6 in 20.0 8.70 winner

Durban Heat Vs Cape Town Blitz betting odds

DH

1.62

CTB

2.15

Cape Town Blitz beat Durban Heat by 10 runs

Durban at the mercy of rain-gods!

  • Cape Town Blitz has 9 points from 3 matches with 2 wins over Jozi Stars so far
  • Durban heat has 4 points from 2 abandoned matches at this venue so far
  • Blitz and Heat have 1-1 head to head record against each other

Cape Town Blitz will win the match if weather permits!

  • Tournament: Mzansi Super League 2019
  • Format: t20
  • Venue: Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
  • Toss: To Bowl

Mzansi Super League 2019

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 3 2 0 0 1 11 3.22
Cape Town Blitz 3 2 1 0 0 9 -0.233
Paarl Rocks 2 1 0 0 1 7 4.3
Durban Heat 2 0 0 0 2 4 0
Tshwane Spartans 2 0 0 0 2 4 0
Jozi Stars 4 0 4 0 0 0 -2.54
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
11 3.22 3 2 0 0 1
9 -0.233 3 2 1 0 0
7 4.3 2 1 0 0 1
4 0 2 0 0 0 2
4 0 2 0 0 0 2
0 -2.54 4 0 4 0 0
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Match Preview

The rain has made its presence in this year`s MSL matches and already three out of 7 matches have ended as No-result. Both matches at Durban have been washed away even without toss and the last match played here was abandoned very early with poor playing conditions. Durban Heat will be disappointed as they are yet to step into the field and will hope they could get some important game time soon. Cape Town Blitz is currently on top of the table with 2 wins out of their 3 matches. They will look to add more points to their name in this match.

Teams Preview

Durban Heat Preview

Durban Heat is lead by the experienced veteran Dane Vilas who led Jozi Stars to victory in the first season. They also have star T20 players such as Alex Hales, David Miller, and Ravi Bopara in their squad. South African players such as Khaya Zondo, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sarel Erwee, and Shaun Von Berg will have a huge role to play this season. They have a vast number of all-rounders in the team who can bat and ball but the question is their effectiveness of those players in the middle.

Keshav Maharaj and Kyle Abbott are the only full-time bowlers in the squad and they have good experience of playing for different teams. Prenelan Subrayen and Shaun Von Berg will join together to form an excellent spin trio in the squad. They are very thin inexperienced pace bowling resources with the likes of Malusi Siboto, Daryn Dupavillon, and Marco Jenson.

Key Players:

David Miller – Miller has been a pale shadow of himself for the last few seasons and he will look to regain his touch with the bat in this season. Miller is a destructive batsman who can take away the match single-handedly once he is set.
Andile Phehlukwayo – Phehlukwayo is one of the permanent members of the South African limited-overs team. His presence will provide excellent balance to the team as he can bat and bowl well consistently.

Durban Heat Predicted Playing XI:

Dane Vilas (C & Wk), Alex Hales, David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Khaya Zondo, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sarel Erwee, Shaun Von Berg, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Malusi Siboto

Durban Heat Actual Playing XI:

Alex Hales, P Subrayen, Wihan Lubbe, RS Bopara, MP Siboto, Keshav Maharaj, KY Abbott, DJ Vilas, David Miller, Sarel Erwee, Andile Phehlukwayo

Cape Town Blitz Preview

Cape Town Blitz has produced two good batting performances that sandwich a poor showing against Paarl Rocks. Liam Livingstone was the top scorer in the last match with 65 runs with 5 maximums and 2 boundaries. Skipper Quinton De Kock set the tone of the match with his quickfire 21-ball 41 in the powerplay. Wahab Riaz played some might hoick and slogs to take team score to a competitive 170 runs.

Blitz bowling unit came to the party the last match with each of six bowlers claiming at least a wicket. Sisanda Magala took 3 wickets with Anrich Nortje, Dale Steyn, and Wahab Riaz picking up 2, 1 & 1 wicket respectively. Sinners Gregory and George Linde gave runs at 9 RPO but picked a wicket each and contributed to their bowling unit. They bowled out Jozi Stars for a paltry 126 runs to claim a bonus point in the previous match.

Key Players:

Liam Livingstone – Livingstone has scores of 21, 5 & 65 in the three matches so far. He has already hit 8 sixes so far and his ability to hit sixes with ease will disrupt the bowler`s confidence.
Wahab Riaz – Wahab Riaz made an impact straight away in his first match with both bat and ball. He scored 29 runs off 13 balls and had bowling figures of 2-0-13-1. He will be a vital member of the team going forward this season.

Cape Town Blitz Predicted Playing XI:

Dale Steyn, Wahab Riaz, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Asif Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sisanda Magala, George Linde, Anrich Nortje, Marques Ackerman, Gregory Mahlokwana, Janneman Malan

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
L Livingstone 65 41 3 5 158.54
Q de Kock 41 21 4 3 195.24
S Magala 4 3 0 0 133.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Magala 2.0 0 17 3 8.5
A Nortje 3.2 0 18 2 5.4
D Steyn 4.0 0 33 1 8.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Magala 2.0 0 17 3 8.5
A Nortje 3.2 0 18 2 5.4
D Steyn 4.0 0 33 1 8.25

Cape Town Blitz Actual Playing XI:

Marques Ackerman, Gregory Mahlokwana, Janneman Malan, SSB Magala, Anrich Nortje, DW Steyn, Quinton de Kock, Liam Livingstone, George Linde, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The weather looks dark and gloomy with 90% chances of rain and we have slim chances of playing a match.

Venue Details

Durban pitch is expected to provide some assistance to the faster bowlers with bounce and carry. Batsmen will enjoy the pace on this wicket once they are set. The average score in this pitch will be around 160 runs.

Toss: To Bowl

Batting first and second have a close 50-50 record at this venue. Teams will look to take the safe option of chasing down the total at this venue and rain interruption too favors the same option.

Winning Prediction

Both teams have good bowling and batting strength with a number of star players, but lack of match practice may affect Durban Heat as they are yet to enter the field. The weather forecast does not look good and constant rain over the last week has made playing conditions wet. We have to wait with our fingers crossed with weather and rain permission for the match.

Cape Town Blitz will win the match if weather permits!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar