Tshwane Spartans vs Jozi Stars, free match prediction 05 Dec 2019

05 Dec 2019 | 21:00 | SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa
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Tshwane Spartans Vs Jozi Stars betting odds

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1.58

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2.25

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled (no toss)

Tshwane Spartans aim to secure playoff berth against Jozi Stars!

  • Tshwane Spartans suffered defeat at the hands of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.
  • Opener Reeza Hendricks, Captain Temba Bavuma and pacer Kagiso Rabada were the standout performers for Jozi Stars in the previous encounter.
  • AB De Villiers and Wiann Mulder scored half-centuries for Tshwane Spartans in a high-scoring thriller played at Port Elizabeth.

Expect Tshwane Spartans to seal their playoff berth at Centurion!

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

Mzansi Super League 2019

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 8 5 2 0 1 23 0.68
Paarl Rocks 9 5 3 0 1 23 0.653
Tshwane Spartans 8 3 2 0 3 18 0.519
Durban Heat 8 3 2 0 3 18 0.182
Cape Town Blitz 8 4 4 0 0 17 -0.017
Jozi Stars 7 0 7 0 0 0 -1.898
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
23 0.68 8 5 2 0 1
23 0.653 9 5 3 0 1
18 0.519 8 3 2 0 3
18 0.182 8 3 2 0 3
17 -0.017 8 4 4 0 0
0 -1.898 7 0 7 0 0
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Match Preview

Host Tshwane Spartans will be looking to seal their place in the playoffs when they take on Jozi Stars in the 25th game of Mzansi Super League at Centurion on Thursday.

Tshwane Spartans will be looking to bring their A-game to the table in his home fixture. The bowlers leaked a lot of runs and fielders spilled crucial chances to see Spartans lose their second game of the competition. With 19 points to their name, Heinrich Klaasen and co. will be determined to get back to winning ways in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Reigning Champions have now lost seven matches in a row in this year’s competition. With the side ruled out of the playoff race, Jozi Stars will need to improve their game with bat and ball in a bid to end their losing streak in the competition.

Teams Preview

Tshwane Spartans Preview

In their previous clash, Tshwane Spartans were beaten by Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, courtesy Ben Dunk’s breathtaking innings. The home side might make changes to their playing XI for this game. Pacer Lutho Sipamla is expected to replace Waqar Salamkheil for this game. The opening pair of Tony de Zorzi and Wiann Mulder got the side off to a good start against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. Opener Tony de Zorzi played well and scored 30 off 22 balls with the help of five boundaries. Promoted to open the innings, all-rounder Wiann Mulder certainly delivered the goods with the bat against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.

Mulder registered his first half-century of the competition and smashed six boundaries in his innings. He put on crucial partnerships with Tony de Zorzi and AB De Villiers to lay down an ideal platform for the likes of Heinrich Klaasen and Petrus van Biljon to go berserk at the end of the innings.

AB De Villiers delivered an excellent innings for the side and scored 63 off 38 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes. The team management will be hoping that De Villiers can continue his excellent form in the next couple of matches. Roelof van der Merwe produced a cameo of 16 runs to see Spartans posted a daunting score of 188 runs in their allotted 20 overs. In the bowling department, pacer Morne Morkel will be looking to continue his good form and lead from the front, whereas Roelof van der Merwe and Tom Curran will be keen to put in an improved bowling performance in this contest.

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
A de Villiers 63 38 6 2 165.79
W Mulder 52 41 6 1 126.83
T Curran 4 2 1 0 200
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Ngidi 4.0 0 37 2 9.25
C Bosch 4.0 0 38 1 9.5
M Morkel 4.0 0 30 1 7.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Ngidi 4.0 0 37 2 9.25
C Bosch 4.0 0 38 1 9.5
M Morkel 4.0 0 30 1 7.5

Jozi Stars Preview

The franchise clearly failed to produce the goods in this year’s competition. Another dismal bowling performance against Paarl Rocks saw the side lose their seventh game in the competition. The side will need to possible changes to their playing XI in order to end their winless streak in the tournament.

Jozi Stars posted a decent score of 171 runs in their allotted 20 overs, courtesy splendid half-century from Reeza Hendricks. Captain Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen chipped in with crucial runs for the side against Paarl Rocks. Opener Reeza Hendricks has been a standout performer for the side in the batting department in this year’s competition. He currently has accumulated 275 runs in 7 matches at an average of 39.28 with three half-centuries to his name. Hendricks continued his excellent form with the bat against Nelson Mandela Bay Giant and finished the innings with the top-score of 74 runs off 53 balls with the help of seven fours and two sixes.

Captain Temba Bavuma also provided adequate support to Hendricks and smashed 37 runs off 30 balls with the help of three fours and one six. Rassie van der Dussen also scored 28 not out off 20 balls with the help of two sixes, whereas all-rounder Shoaib Malik scored 20 runs off just 8 balls to see Stars finish with a decent score on the board.

The side has lacked potency in the bowling department in this year’s competition. Pacer Kagiso Rabada is the only bowler who has picked up wickets for the side in this competition. Besides, Rabada, the side has struggled to pick wickets in the middle overs of the innings.

Jozi Stars Predicted Playing XI:

Shoaib Malik, Daniel Christian, Aaron Phangiso, Lizaad Williams, Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier, Ryan Rickelton, Sinethemba Qeshile (wk)

Jozi Stars Key Players From Previous Game Of Mzansi Super League 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Hendricks 74 53 7 2 139.62
R Rickelton 6 9 1 0 66.67
T Bavuma 37 30 3 1 123.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Rabada 4.0 0 36 3 9
D Olivier 4.0 0 39 2 9.75
L Williams 2.2 0 32 0 13.71
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Rabada 4.0 0 36 3 9
D Olivier 4.0 0 39 2 9.75
L Williams 2.2 0 32 0 13.71

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket at SuperSport Park in Centurion is expected to have pace and bounce for the quick bowlers. The batsmen will need to see off the new-ball to score big runs on this pitch. The weather condition for the game to be played on Thursday is expected to have light rain with gentle winds.

Venue Details

Tshwane Spartans will take heart from the fact that they emerged victories in their previous game played at Centurion. The side has a good record against Jozi Stars and managed to win two games out of three played in the competition.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first in order to make use of pitch conditions. Average score at the venue is around 150 to 160 runs.

Winning Prediction

Host Tshwane Spartans are expected to register a comfortable win in this home fixture. With the likes of AB De Villiers in excellent form and bowlers doing well, Spartans will be looking to secure their place in the playoffs of the competition

Expect Tshwane Spartans to seal their playoff berth at Centurion!

Author: Shoaib Z.