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Nelson Mandela Bay Giantsvs
Tshwane Spartans odds
Toss Winner - Tshwane Spartans won the toss and chose to bat first
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants beat Tshwane Spartans by 6 wickets
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Tshwane Spartans fight it out for playoff berth!
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 BatBet Now
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.
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.
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
Ben Dunk, Junior Dala, Heino Kuhn, Akhona Mnyaka, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Matthew Breetzke, RN ten Doeschate, JJ Smuts, B Hendricks, Imran Tahir
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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