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Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Tshwane Spartans, free match prediction 13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019 | 21:00 | St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Vs Tshwane Spartans betting odds

NMBG

1.40

TSHS

2.75

Toss Winner - Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Tshwane Spartans beat Nelson Mandela Bay Giants by 22 runs

High-Flying Nelson Mandela Bay Giants aim for a place in the finals of MSL!

  • Wicket-keeper Ben Dunk and Leg-spinner Imran Tahir have been standout performers for NMBG in this year’s competition
  • AB De Villiers and pace bowler Morne Morkel have been key performers for Spartans this season
  • NMBG finished second in the league, while Spartans finished third

Expect Nelson Mandela Bay Giants to seal their place in the finals of MSL 2019!

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

Mzansi Super League 2019

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Paarl Rocks 10 6 3 0 1 27 0.647
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 10 6 3 0 1 27 0.514
Tshwane Spartans 10 3 2 0 5 23 0.519
Durban Heat 10 3 2 0 5 22 0.18
Cape Town Blitz 10 4 5 0 1 19 -0.077
Jozi Stars 10 0 7 0 3 6 -1.9
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
27 0.647 10 6 3 0 1
27 0.514 10 6 3 0 1
23 0.519 10 3 2 0 5
22 0.18 10 3 2 0 5
19 -0.077 10 4 5 0 1
6 -1.9 10 0 7 0 3
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Match Preview

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Tshwane Spartans will fight it out for a place in the finals when they lock horns in the Eliminator game at Port Elizabeth on Friday.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have played excellent cricket so far in this year’s competition. The franchise managed to register six victories out of ten games played in the preliminary stages. Captain JJ Smuts and co. will be determined to produce their best cricket and qualify for the finals of the competition.

On the other hand, Tshwane Spartans have suffered from inconsistency with bat and ball. At times, Spartans must feel frustrated as their five matches have been abandoned this season. Despite all that, the side has managed to good cricket this season and will be keen to go the distance this time around.

Teams Preview

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Preview

Coming into this Eliminator game, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will fancy their chances of doing well against Tshwane Spartans.

In the batting department, NMBG will be relying on the likes of Matthew Breetzke, wicket-keeper batsman Ben Dunk and Captain JJ Smuts to deliver runs with the bat in this game. Wicket-keeper batsman Ben Dunk has done exceedingly well for the side at the top of the innings this season and is leading run-scorer for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants with 380 runs in 10 matches at an average of 54.28. The team management will be hoping that Dunk can deliver a notable score in this must-win game.

Skipper JJ Smuts has shown excellent form with the bat in this year’s competition. He has accumulated 235 runs in 10 matches with two half-centuries to his name.

Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, and Ryan Ten Doeschate will make up the middle-order for the side for this game. Marco Marais has shown exceptional form and ability to score quick runs at the back end of the innings. Contributions will be needed from Kuhn and Doeschate if Nelson Mandela Bay Giants aim to post a daunting score on the board against Tshwane Spartans.

In the bowling department, veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir has been a standout performer for the side so far in this year’s competition. He has claimed 16 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 13.50 with a splendid economy rate of 5.68. Pace duo of Junior Dala and Chris have collectively picked up 22 wickets between them so far this season.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Predicted Playing XI:

JJ Smuts (captain), Ben Dunk (wk), Chris Morris, Ryan ten Doeschate, Heino Kuhn, Imran Tahir, Akhona Mnyaka, Matthew Breetzke, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Marco Marais, Nandre Burger

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
H Kuhn 58 43 4 1 134.88
B Dunk 27 19 3 0 142.11
M Marais 21 16 0 1 131.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Tahir 4.0 0 14 2 3.5
A Mnyaka 3.0 0 23 1 7.67
M Nabe 2.0 0 21 1 10.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Tahir 4.0 0 14 2 3.5
A Mnyaka 3.0 0 23 1 7.67
M Nabe 2.0 0 21 1 10.5

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Actual Playing XI:

Ben Dunk, Heino Kuhn, Akhona Mnyaka, Nandre Burger, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Matthew Breetzke, RN ten Doeschate, JJ Smuts, Imran Tahir

Tshwane Spartans Preview

Heinrich Klaasen-led unit will need to put in an exceptional performance to upstage Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in this knockout game. Captain Heinrich Klaasen will be looking to lead from the front and put in an exceptional performance in this eliminator game.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Dean Elgar, AB De Villiers and Heinrich Klaasen to do the bulk of the scoring against West Indies.

AB De Villiers has delivered credible performances for Spartans this season. Former Proteas batsman has accumulated 247 runs in 7 matches with three half-centuries to his name. De Villiers will be one of the players to watch out for Spartans in this contest.

Wicket-keeper Petrus van Biljon, Roelof van der Merwe and Tony de Zorzi will be given the responsibility of scoring big runs in the later stages of the innings.

In the bowling department, the side will be reliant on the likes of Morne Morkel and Lungi Ngidi to deliver breakthroughs with new-ball.

Tshwane Spartans Predicted Playing XI:

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

Tshwane Spartans Actual Playing XI:

AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, RE Van Der Merwe, Heinrich Klaasen, Imran Manack, Lutho Sipamla, Tony de Zorzi, Morne Morkel, D Wiese, Corbin Bosch, PJ van Biljon

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared at St. Georges Park will certainly favor the batsmen. The spinners will get some assistance off the pitch. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Friday is expected to have clear skies with a moderate breeze.

Venue Details

St. Georges Park in Port Elizabeth is going to host the eliminator game with Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Tshwane Spartans. In the round-robin game played between the teams, Nelson Mandela registered a convincing win at this venue.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a decent total. The average score at the venue this season has been around 170 to 180 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on form this season, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will be outright favorites to win this Eliminator game against Tshwane Spartans. Imran Tahir’s exceptional bowling performances have made sure that The Giants have not allowed opposition batsmen to score freely in the middle phase of the innings. With Wiann Mulder out, expect changes to be made to the playing XI for Spartans.

Expect Nelson Mandela Bay Giants to seal their place in the finals of MSL 2019!

Author: Shoaib Z.