Durban Heat vs Tshwane Spartans, free match prediction 09 Nov 2019

09 Nov 2019 | 16:00 | Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
00/0 (0) 00.0
00/0 (0) 00.0

Durban Heat Vs Tshwane Spartans betting odds

DH

2

TSHS

1.74

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled (no toss)

Durban Heat, Tshwane Spartans lock horns in Mzansi Super League!

  • Durban Heat failed to make an impact and finished last in the inaugural edition of Mzansi Super League
  • Khaya Zondo and Kyle Abbott were key performers for Durban Heat in the inaugural edition of Mzansi Super League
  • Gihahn Cloete and Lutho Sipamla were standout performers for Tshwane Spartans in the first edition of the league played last year

Expect Tshwane Spartans to register a close win over Durban Heat!

  • 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
Cape Town Blitz 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.75
Durban Heat 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paarl Rocks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tshwane Spartans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jozi Stars 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.75
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
2 0.75 1 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 -0.75 1 0 1 0 0
Name
CTB
DBH
NMBG
PLR
TWS
JZS

Match Preview

Durban Heat will be looking to start their campaign on a positive note when they take Tshwane Spartans in the second game of Mzansi Super League (MSL) at Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban on Saturday. Wicket-keeper batsman Dane Vilas has been named as the captain of the Durban Heat for this year’s competition. He will be hoping that the side can field their best combination for this opening fixture.

On the other hand, Tshwane Spartans have named Heinrich Klaasen as the new skipper for this year’s tournament. With a plethora of international at their disposal, Tshwane will be looking to produce a strong show with the bat and ball in their opening game of the competition. In the inaugural edition played last year, Durban Heat managed to win both their round-robin games against Tshwane Spartans.

Teams Preview

Durban Heat Preview

The franchise failed to make an impact with bat and ball in the inaugural edition of Mzansi Super League played last year. The side struggled to find any sort of consistency and could only win three games out of ten players in the competition. Gary Kirsten was appointed as head coach of the franchise for this year’s competition.

Wicket-keeper Dane Vilas has been named as captain for the franchise for this season. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Alex Hales, Dane Vilas and David Miller to deliver the bulk of the runs. Dane Vilas has been in excellent form with the bat this season and scored a decent amount of runs in the Vitality T20 Blast played this year. He will be looking to deliver a notable score for Durban Heat in this opening fixture. David Miller will be looking to deliver big runs for the franchise in this year’s competition.

Last year, Miller failed to make an impact with the bat and could only score 109 runs in 7 matches at an average of 15.57. Left-hander will need to deliver runs for the side in this game. Alex Hales, Ravi Bopara and Khaya Zondo will be looking to make key contributions with the bat for Durban Heat in this year’s competition. In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Kyle Abbott, Andile Phehlukwayo and Shaun Von Berg to make crucial breakthroughs with the new ball. Keshav Maharaj will be the prominent spinner for the side in this game.

Durban Heat Predicted Playing XI:

Dane Vilas (captain), Alex Hales, Khaya Zondo, David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Sarel Erwee, Robbie Frylinck, Shaun Von Berg. Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, and Andile Phehlukwayo.

Tshwane Spartans Preview

The franchise also failed to go the distance in the inaugural edition of the league played last year. Spartans failed to qualify for the playoffs and managed to secure only four games out of ten players in the tournament. Newly appointed Heinrich Klaasen will be hoping that the side can produce a decent show in this opening game of the competition. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of AB De Villiers, Dean Elgar and Wiann Mulder to deliver the bulk of the runs.

AB De Villiers produced decent numbers with the bat for the side in the inaugural edition of the league. In 10 matches, De Villiers accumulated 282 runs at an average of 31.33 with two half-centuries to his name. The team management will be hoping that De Villiers can deliver big runs for the side in this game. Besides De Villiers, opening batsman Dean Elgar also delivered decent performances for the side in the inaugural edition of Mzansi Super League.

Left-hander scored 202 runs in 8 matches at an average of 33.66 with a strike rate of 132.02. Elgar will be certainly be looking to produce a notable score for Spartans in this opening fixture. Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Theunis De Bruyn and wicket-keeper Petrus Van Biljon will need to contribute with runs for the side in this year’s competition. In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the pace trio of Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi and Lutho Sipamla to make early inroads with the new-ball. Roelof van der Merwe will be lone spin option for the side for this game.

Tshwane Spartans Predicted Playing XI:

Heinrich Klaasen(captain), Vaughn van Jaarsveld, AB De Villiers, Dean Elgar, Wiann Mulder, Tony de Zorzi, Petrus Van Biljon, Roelof van der Merwe, Morne Morkel, Lutho Sipamla, Lungi Ngidi.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game might be on the slower side. The batsmen will have to work hard for their runs on this wicket. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Saturday is going to be thick clouds with light winds.

Venue Details

Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban is going to second game of Mzansi Super League between Durban Heat and Tshwane Spartans. Durban Heat will take heart from the fact they have won both their games against Tshwane Spartans last year.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a modest score. The average score at this venue is 140 runs.

Winning Prediction

After analyzing both the squads, Tshwane Spartans will be favorites to their opening game against Durban Heat. Tshwane Spartans certainly a lot of international cricketers in their ranks. AB De Villiers, Dean Elgar and Morne Morkel are quality cricketers who will be looking to make an impact in this fixture.

Expect Tshwane Spartans to register a close win over Durban Heat!

Author: Shoaib Z.