Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Tshwane Spartans, free match prediction 03 Dec 2019

03 Dec 2019 | 21:00 | St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
192/4 in 19.4 9.76 winner
188/5 in 20.0 9.40

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Vs Tshwane Spartans betting odds

NMBG

2.90

TSHS

1.36

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants beat Tshwane Spartans by 6 wickets

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Tshwane Spartans fight it out for playoff berth!

  • Nelson Mandela Bay Giants suffered defeat at the hands of Durban Heat in the game played on Saturday
  • Wicket-keeper Ben Dunk, Jason Roy ad JJ Smuts delivered credible batting performances in the previous game played against Durban Heat
  • Tshwane Spartans suffered a narrow defeat against Cape Town Blitz in a game played on Sunday

Expect Nelson Mandela Bay Giants to beat Tshwane Spartans!

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

Mzansi Super League 2019

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Paarl Rocks 8 5 2 0 1 23 0.835
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 7 4 2 0 1 19 0.721
Tshwane Spartans 7 3 1 0 3 18 0.714
Cape Town Blitz 8 4 4 0 0 17 -0.017
Durban Heat 7 2 2 0 3 14 0.064
Jozi Stars 7 0 7 0 0 0 -1.898
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
23 0.835 8 5 2 0 1
19 0.721 7 4 2 0 1
18 0.714 7 3 1 0 3
17 -0.017 8 4 4 0 0
14 0.064 7 2 2 0 3
0 -1.898 7 0 7 0 0
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Match Preview

Host Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Tshwane Spartans in the 23rd game of Mzansi Super League at Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.

With two consecutive defeats in the competition, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will be looking to deliver a clinical performance with bat and ball in this home fixture. Captain JJ Smuts will be hoping that the bowling unit can put in an improved performance in this game.

On the other hand, Tshwane Spartans will be looking to make amends for their mistakes made in the previous game. Captain Heinrich Klaasen will be hoping that the side can deliver a strong show with the bat in this game. The previous game between Tshwane Spartans and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants played at Centurion was abandoned due to heavy rains.

Teams Preview

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Preview

Despite losing their last matches in the competition, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are currently placed third in the league table with 19 points in 7 matches played. Captain JJ Smuts will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table in this home fixture.

In the previous game, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants managed to post a competitive score of 173 runs on the board, courtesy splendid performances from JJ Smuts, Jason Roy and Ben Dunk. The opening pair of Ben Dunk and Jason Roy got the side off to an excellent start and added 67 runs in the space of the first six overs. Wicket-keeper Ben Dunk continued his excellent form with the bat in the competition and smashed 34 runs off 18 balls with help of five fours and one six.

Dunk was well supported by Jason Roy, who found form with the bat in the game played against Durban Heat. England opener looked in fluent touch with the bat and scored 36 runs off 26 balls with the help of five fours. Roy will be looking to make a notable contribution to the side in this contest.

Captain JJ Smuts was the standout performer for the side in the batting department. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 54 runs off 37 balls with the help of six fours and one six. He will be looking to make a notable score in this home fixture.

In the last game, Ryan Ten Doeschate and Marco Marais also chipped in with crucial cameos. Ryan Ten Doeschate scored 17 runs off 22 balls, whereas Marco Marais also scored 25 not out off 11 balls with the help of three fours and one six.

In the bowling unit, Imran Tahir and Chris Morris did well and claimed one wicket each. The likes of Junior Dala, Beuran Hendricks, and JJ Smuts conceded a lot of runs and will be keen to make considerable improvements in this game.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Predicted Playing XI:

JJ Smuts (captain), Ben Dunk (wk), Chris Morris, Ryan ten Doeschate, Heino Kuhn, Jason Roy, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala, Marco Marais, Onke Nyaku

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Smuts 54 37 6 1 145.95
J Roy 36 26 5 1 138.46
B Dunk 34 18 5 1 188.89
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Morris 3.5 0 26 1 6.78
B Hendricks 4.0 0 42 1 10.5
J Dala 3.0 0 46 1 15.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Morris 3.5 0 26 1 6.78
B Hendricks 4.0 0 42 1 10.5
J Dala 3.0 0 46 1 15.33

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Actual Playing XI:

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

Tshwane Spartans Preview

In the previous game, Tshwane suffered a 15-run defeat at the hands of Cape Town Blitz. With this result, The Spartans suffered their first loss of the competition.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on Dean Elgar, AB De Villiers, and Captain Heinrich Klaasen to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the last match, Dean Elgar perished for a low score against Cape Town Blitz. Left-hander will be looking to make a notable contribution to this game. Surprisingly, Elgar has shown excellent form for the side in this year’s competition. He has accumulated 180 runs in 6 matches at an average of 45.00 with two half-centuries to his name.

AB De Villiers put in a decent performance for the side in the previous game. Despite losing three wickets early in the innings, AB De Villiers led the fightback for Tshwane Spartans. He scored 31 runs off 26 balls with the help of one four and two sixes.

Wicket-keeper Petrus van Biljon produced a valiant inning for Tshwane Spartans and managed to take the game down to the wire. He finished the innings with the top-score of 62 runs off 42 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes. Heinrich Klaasen and Roelof van der Merwe delivered double-digit scores but it wasn’t enough as the side lost the game by 15 runs.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace trio of Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi and Tom Curran to make crucial breakthroughs. Medium-pacer Wiann Mulder bowled well and finished with figures of 1 for 17 in his three overs.

Tshwane Spartans Predicted Playing XI:

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

Tshwane Spartans Key Players From Previous Game Of Mzansi Super League 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
P van Biljon 62 42 4 3 147.62
T de Bruyn 5 8 0 0 62.5
D Elgar 5 10 0 0 50
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Ngidi 4.0 0 30 2 7.5
R Van Der Merwe 4.0 0 35 1 8.75
M Morkel 4.0 0 21 1 5.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Ngidi 4.0 0 30 2 7.5
R Van Der Merwe 4.0 0 35 1 8.75
M Morkel 4.0 0 21 1 5.25

Tshwane Spartans Actual Playing XI:

AB de Villiers, Waqar Salamkheil, RE Van Der Merwe, Heinrich Klaasen, Tony de Zorzi, Morne Morkel, Corbin Bosch, Tom Curran, PJ van Biljon, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared at St. George’s Park will be good for batting. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Tuesday is expected to have strong winds with light clouds.

Venue Details

St George's Park in Port Elizabeth is going to host the 23rd game of Mzansi Super League between Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Tshwane Spartans. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have lost their previous game at this venue.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and put runs on the board. The average score at the venue is around 160 to 170 runs.

Winning Prediction

Host Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will be outright favorites to win their game against Tshwane Spartans. The side has been a formidable unit in their conditions and managed to win three games out of four played at Port Elizabeth this season. On the other hand, Tshwane Spartans will need to bat exceedingly well in order to upstage Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Expect Nelson Mandela Bay Giants to beat Tshwane Spartans!

Author: Shoaib Z.