Paarl Rocks vs Durban Heat, free match prediction 04 Dec 2019

04 Dec 2019 | 21:00 | Boland Park, Paarl, South Africa
195/2 in 20.0 9.75
197/4 in 18.5 10.46

Paarl Rocks Vs Durban Heat betting odds

PR

1.50

DH

2.45

Durban Heat beat Paarl Rocks by 6 wickets

Host Paarl Rocks keen to continue their winning streak against Durban Heat!

  • Durban Heat beat Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the previous game played at Port Elizabeth
  • Alex Hales, David Miller and Keshav Maharaj delivered credible performances for Durban Heat in the previous fixture
  • Paarl Rocks completed a comfortable win over Jozi Stars in a game played at The Wanderers, Johannesburg

Expect Paarl Rocks to continue their dominance in MSL!

  • Tournament: Mzansi Super League 2019
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Boland Park, Paarl, South Africa
  • Toss: To Bowl

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 8 5 2 0 1 23 0.68
Tshwane Spartans 8 3 2 0 3 18 0.519
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
23 0.68 8 5 2 0 1
18 0.519 8 3 2 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

League Leaders Paarl Rocks will be looking to extend their lead at the top of points table when they take on Durban Heat in the 24th match of Mzansi Super League at Boland Park from Wednesday.

Host Paarl Rocks will be keen to continue their winning streak in the competition. The side is currently at the top spot in the league table with 23 points to their name. Captain Faf du Plessis will be hoping that the side can deliver another impressive performance in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Durban Heat will need to win their remaining three games to secure their place in the playoffs of the competition. A defeat against Paarl Rocks will certainly diminish their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages. Captain Dane Vilas will be hoping that the side can deliver the goods with the bat and ball in this fixture.

Teams Preview

Paarl Rocks Preview

In their previous game, Paarl Rocks registered a comfortable win over Jozi Stars, courtesy splendid performances from Isuru Udana, Sibonelo Makhanya and Tabraiz Shamsi.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Henry Davids, James Vince, and Cameron Delport to deliver the bulk of the runs. In the previous match, opening batsman perished for a duck, while his opening partner, Cameron Delport smashed quick-fire 32 runs off 16 balls with the help of seven boundaries. The team management will also hope that Captain Faf du Plessis, who is the most experienced player in the batting lineup, will make himself counted on the big occasion and deliver a notable score in this home fixture.

Rookie Sibonelo Makhanya was the star performer for the franchise with the bat in the previous game. With side placed in a precarious position at 53 for 4 after 6 overs, Sibonelo Makhanya came to the crease put on crucial partnerships with Kyle Verreynne and Isuru Udana to see Paarl register a comfortable win over Jozi Stars. Makhanya finished the innings with the top-score of 63 not off 47 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes, whereas Kyle Verreynne also chipped in with 28 off 18 balls with the help of one four and two sixes.

Bowling wise, all-rounder Isuru Udana delivered the goods with the bat and ball. With the ball in hand, Udana finished with figures of 2 for 29 in his four overs. In reply, Udana chipped in with much-needed cameo of 28 not off 16 balls with the help of two sixes. The spin duo of Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi will be looking to provide breakthroughs with the new-ball.

Paarl Rocks Predicted Playing XI:

Isuru Udana, Henry Davids, James Vince, Faf du Plessis (c), Hardus Viljoen, Cameron Delport, Sibonelo Makhanya, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Kerwin Mungroo

Paarl Rocks Key Players From Previous Game Of Mzansi Super League 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Makhanya 63 47 5 2 134.04
C Delport 32 16 7 0 200
K Verreynne 28 18 2 1 155.56
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Udana 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
T Shamsi 4.0 0 25 1 6.25
B Fortuin 3.0 0 27 0 9
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Udana 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
T Shamsi 4.0 0 25 1 6.25
B Fortuin 3.0 0 27 0 9

Paarl Rocks Actual Playing XI:

Sibonelo Makhanya, Faf du Plessis, Henry Davids, Kyle Verreynne, Hardus Viljoen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Isuru Udana, Cameron Delport, James Vince, Kerwin Mungroo, Bjorn Fortuin

Durban Heat Preview

The franchise has delivered two victories on the trot and will need to win this game in order to stay relevant in the playoff race. In the previous match, Durban Heat registered a comfortable win over Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, courtesy splendid performances from Keshav Maharaj, Wihan Lubbe and David Miller.

Opening batsman Alex Hales found form with the bat in the previous match. He played exceedingly well and smashed 41 runs to see Durban Heat get off to a flying start. He was well supported by rookie batsman Wihan Lubbe, who smashed 31 runs off 11 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes. Middle-order batsman David Miller was the standout performer in the previous game. He smashed unbeaten half-century off 39 balls to lead Durban Heat to a comfortable win.

Captain Dane Vilas and all-rounder Ravi Bopara also delivered crucial cameos to see Durban Heat in the complete the chase in the final overs of the innings.

In the bowling department, the focus will be on the likes of Keshav Maharaj, Andile Phehlukwayo and Malusi Siboto to provide crucial breakthroughs.

Durban Heat Predicted Playing XI:

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

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Miller 50 39 3 2 128.21
A Hales 41 38 4 1 107.89
W Lubbe 31 11 4 2 281.82
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Maharaj 4.0 0 15 3 3.75
A Phehlukwayo 3.0 0 36 2 12
M Siboto 2.0 0 22 1 11
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Maharaj 4.0 0 15 3 3.75
A Phehlukwayo 3.0 0 36 2 12
M Siboto 2.0 0 22 1 11

Durban Heat Actual Playing XI:

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The pitch is expected to be decent for batting. The spinners might get some assistance off this pitch. The weather forecast for the game is going to be bright and sunny.

Venue Details

Boland Park in Paarl is going to host the MSL game between Paarl Rocks and Durban Heat. Paarl Rocks have managed two out of three games played at Boland Park.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would like to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a modest score. The average score at the venue is 140 to 150 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on the current form, Host Paarl Rocks will be favorites to win this game because they are playing in their home conditions. With the spinners like Tabraiz Shamsi and Bjorn Fortuin delivering splendid performances so far in this year’s competition, Paarl Rocks will hard to beat in this contest.

Expect Paarl Rocks to continue their dominance in MSL!

Author: Shoaib Z.