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Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Durban Heat, Mzansi Super League 2019, Today Match Prediction

St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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8.22 Star

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Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

vs

Durban Heat odds

NMBG- 1.60
DH- 2.20

Toss Winner - Durban Heat won the toss and chose to bat first

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants beat Durban Heat by 5 wickets

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants aim to extend their lead in MSL!

  • The previous game between Durban Heat and Tshwane Spartans was abandoned due to heavy showers.
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Giants completed a hard-fought win over Cape Town Blitz in a game played on Wednesday.
  • Captain JJ Smuts and Marco Marais was the standout performer for the side in the previous game played against Cape Town Blitz.

Expect Nelson Mandela Bay to continue their winning streak in MSL!

Tournament: Mzansi Super League 2019 | Format: T20 | Venue: St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa | Toss: To Bowl

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Name
NMBG
CTB
PLR
TWS
DBH
JZS
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
4
3
0
0
1
15
2.284
5
3
2
0
0
13
-0.11
4
2
1
0
1
11
1.911
4
1
0
0
3
10
0.56
4
0
1
0
3
6
-0.5
5
0
5
0
0
0
-2.405

Host Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the league table when they face Durban Heat in the 14th game of Mzansi Super League played at Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Captain JJ Smuts will be hoping that the side can continue their good form in this home fixture. In the previous game, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants registered a five-wicket win over Cape Town Blitz to claim top spot in the points table.

On the other hand, Durban Heat will be desperate to register their first win of the competition. The side was once again left frustrated as their previous game was abandoned due to rain. Captain Dane Vilas will be hoping that the side can put in a decent show in this game.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Preview

The franchise is currently placed at the top of the league table with 15 points to their name. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants beat Cape Town Blitz by five wickets, courtesy splendid performances from JJ Smuts, Marco Marais and Imran Tahir. The biggest disappointment has been the form of Jason Roy, who has failed to produce runs for the side so far in this competition. In four games played, Roy has scored 32 runs at an average of 10.66. His opening partner, Matthew Breetzke, has not fared any better and is averaging 11.50 with the bat so far this season.

The team management will be hoping that opening a pair of JJ Smuts and Matthew Breetzke can deliver decent scores for the side in this home fixture. In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of JJ Smuts, Ben Dunk and Heino Kuhn to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Captain JJ Smuts has been an in-form player for the side so far in this competition. He has accumulated 105 runs at an average of 52.50 with one half-century to his name. JJ Smuts was the standout performer for the side in the previous game played against Cape Town Blitz. He will be keen to continue his excellent form with the bat in this home fixture.

In the previous game, wicket-keeper Ben Dunk scored 28 off 13 balls with the help of three fours and one six, whereas Marco Marais smashed unbeaten 40 runs off 20 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes. In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Chris Morris, Junior Dala and Imran Tahir to produce crucial breakthroughs. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir was the pick of the bowlers for the side in the previous game. Chris Morris and Junior Dala also picked up crucial wickets for the side against Cape Town Blitz.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Predicted Playing XI:

JJ Smuts (captain), Ben Dunk (wk), Chris Morris, Junior Dala, Heino Kuhn, Jason Roy, Imran Tahir, Matthew Breetzke, Marco Marais, Nandre Burger, Onke Nyaku

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

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Smuts
73
51
8
2
143.14
M Marais
40
20
4
2
200
B Dunk
28
18
3
1
155.56
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
C Morris
4.0
0
33
2
8.25
J Dala
4.0
0
52
2
13
I Tahir
4.0
0
26
2
6.5

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Actual Playing XI:

Ben Dunk, Junior Dala, Onke Nyaku, Heino Kuhn, Jason Roy, Nandre Burger, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts, Imran Tahir

Durban Heat Preview

Dane Vilas-led unit will be looking to register their first win of the tournament. The side is currently lying at the bottom of the league table with six points to their name. The previous game between Tshwane Spartans and Durban Heat ended in a no-result due to heavy rains at Centurion. In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Dane Vilas, Alex Hales and David Miller to do the bulk of the scoring.

The experienced players like Alex Hales, Dane Vilas and David Miller have struggled to produce decent scores for the side in this competition. In the previous game, Wesley Marshall and Alex Hales perished for single-digit scores to see Durban in deep trouble in the initial Powerplay overs. Alex Hales will need to adjust to the conditions and produce a decent score for the side in this home fixture.

David Miller certainly needs to bat higher in the batting department. The left-hander needs to spend time in the middle to produce a decent score for the franchise in this game. In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Andile Phehlukwayo, Kyle Abbott and Keshav Maharaj to pick up wickets in this contest.

Durban Heat Predicted Playing XI:

Wesley Marshall, Alex Hales, Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas (captain & wk), David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Marco Jansen, Kyle Abbott, Malusi Siboto

Durban Heat Key Players From Previous Game Of Mzansi Super League 2019

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
D Vilas
14
6
0
2
233.33
A Hales
7
5
1
0
140
W B Marshall
0
1
0
0
0
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
K Abbott
3.0
0
33
1
11
A Phehlukwayo
3.0
0
32
1
10.67
M Siboto
3.0
0
25
1
8.33

Durban Heat Actual Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Wesley B Marshall, Shaun von Berg, RS Bopara, MP Siboto, David Miller, KY Abbott, DJ Vilas, Keshav Maharaj, Wihan Lubbe, Andile Phehlukwayo

Weather Conditions

The wicket will provide some lateral movement for the quick bowlers. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is going to be clear skies with a gentle breeze.

Venue Details

St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth is going to host 14th game of MSL between Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Durban Heat. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have won all their home fixtures so far this season. Durban Heat

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be keen to bowl first on this wicket. Batting second looks a better option for both the teams.

Based on the current form, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will start as favorites to win this game against Durban Heat. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have an advantage over Durban Heat as they are playing in their home conditions. Captain JJ Smuts has delivered splendid performances for the side so far this season.

Expect Nelson Mandela Bay to continue their winning streak in MSL!

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