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Paarl Rocks vs Tshwane Spartans, free match prediction 16 Dec 2019

16 Dec 2019 | 21:00 | Boland Park, Paarl
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Paarl Rocks Vs Tshwane Spartans betting odds

PR

1.64

TSHS

2.15

Paarl Rocks beat Tshwane Spartans by 8 wickets

Spartans set up a final date with Rocks!

  • Paarl Rocks finished first with 27 points from league stage with 6 wins, three losses and a No-result
  • Tshwane Spartans defeated Bay Giants by 22 runs to qualify for the finals
  • Tshwane Spartans defeated Paarl Rocks in both their encounters this season

Tshwane Spartans to win the match & MSL 2019 trophy!

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

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

MSL2019 has come to climax with the final match between Paarl Rocks and Tshwane Spartans. MSL2019 has been a closely contested one with just a bonus point separating the third and fourth placed teams and top two teams separated by only NRR.

As much as 7 matches were entirely washed out by the rain. Tshwane Spartans and Durban Heat were the most affected teams with 5 of their 10 matches ending as a No-result. Tshwane Spartans came third in the points table and then defeated Bay Giants by 22 runs to reach the finals. Paarl Rocks finished as table toppers and directly qualified for the finals. We can expect a cracking contest between these two teams for their maiden trophy.

Teams Preview

Paarl Rocks Preview

Paarl Rocks has a solid batting line-up with all top 4 batsmen scoring nearly 200 runs this season. Cameron Delport (246 runs), Henry Davids (198 runs), Faf Du Plessis (216 runs) & James Vince (226 runs). Recent performances from Kyle Vereyenne, Sibonele Makhanela, and Isuru Udana will further strengthen their batting unit and they will hope to get an above-par total in the finals.

Tabraiz Shamsi has been a revelation for them in the bowling with 14 wickets this season at an economy of just 7 RPO. Isuru Udana and Bjorn Fortuin have been taking wickets regularly and have 8 scalps each so far. Ferisco Adams came in their final match and took an impressive 3-wicket haul and is expected to keep his place in the XI. Hardus Viljoin may replace Kerwin Mungroo in this match.

Key Players:

Cameron Delport – Delport is the leading run-scorer of their team and he is scoring runs at an impressive strike rate of 167 at the top. He will look to put pressure on the bowlers in the powerplay and score runs quickly.

Bjorn Fortuin – Fortuin is applying the chokehold on the batting in the powerplay. He gave away just 19 runs in his 4 overs the last match. He also has 8 wickets to his name at an economy rate of just 6.3 RPO.

Paarl Rocks Predicted Playing XI:

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

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Delport 39 22 9 0 177.27
K Verreynne 36 20 5 0 180
H Davids 31 27 4 0 114.81
Bowlers O M R W Econ
F Adams 4.0 0 36 3 9
T Shamsi 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
B Fortuin 4.0 0 19 0 4.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
F Adams 4.0 0 36 3 9
T Shamsi 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
B Fortuin 4.0 0 19 0 4.75

Paarl Rocks Actual Playing XI:

Sibonelo Makhanya, Faf du Plessis, Henry Davids, Kyle Verreynne, Tabraiz Shamsi, Ferisco Adams, Cameron Delport, Isuru Udana, Bjorn Fortuin, Kerwin Mungroo, Dwaine Pretorius

Tshwane Spartans Preview

Tshwane Spartans put on a clinical show in the qualifiers to enter the finals. Petrus Van Biljon and David Wiese played crucial knocks in the qualifiers to help their team qualify. AB De Villiers (274 runs), Dean Elgar (194 runs), and Petrus Van Biljon (174 runs) have scored the bulk of runs for their team, this season. Their batting unit lacks contribution from the middle order especially skipper Heinrich Klassen this season.

Morne Morkel has been their best bowler this season with 12 wickets at an economy rate of less than 6 RPO. Lungi Ngidi is expected to back into the team in this match and he has taken 9 wickets so far. Roelof Van Der Merwe is the lone spinner in the team and has performed his role well with 8 wickets in the middle order. David Wiese`s return further adds depth to their team in batting and bowling departments.

Key Players:

AB De Villiers – De Villiers has made 3 fifties this season and scored 274 runs at a strike rate of 157. ABD is a class batsman who cannot be stopped once he gets into the groove. We expect some fireworks from AB in the finals.

David Wiese – David Wiese took 3 wickets and scored 31 runs with the bat in the last match. He was awarded Man Of the match for his all-round performance.

Tshwane Spartans Predicted Playing XI:

Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen (c & wk), Petrus van Biljon, Roelof van der Merwe, David Wiese, Corbin Bosch, Imran Manack, Morne Morkel, Lutho Sipamla/Lungi Ngidi

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
P van Biljon 48 32 5 1 150
D Wiese 31 23 3 1 134.78
A de Villiers 27 15 4 0 180
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Wiese 4.0 0 30 3 7.5
M Morkel 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
C Bosch 4.0 0 35 1 8.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Wiese 4.0 0 30 3 7.5
M Morkel 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
C Bosch 4.0 0 35 1 8.75

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 weather looks bright and sunny and we can expect a full match between these two teams.

Venue Details

Paarl is a good batting track and batsmen will find it easier if they settle down. Four out of five matches we saw scores over 160 runs in this venue so far. The average score in this match will be around 175 runs.

Toss: To Bat

Teams will look to bat first in the big matches as chasing teams find it difficult in the second innings.

Winning Prediction

Both teams have a star-studded line-up with a number of match-winners in batting and bowling departments. Rocks have a better batting line-up when compared to Spartans while Spartans have an experienced and attacking pace bowlers compared to Rocks.

The Rocks will have the advantage of playing at home ground, while the Spartans would be high on confidence having won both encounters this season against their Paarl opponent.

Tshwane Spartans to win the match & MSL 2019 trophy!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar