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Nelson Mandela Bay Giants odds
Toss Winner - Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won the toss and chose to bowl first
Spartans look to tame the Giants for their first points!
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will win the match!
Tournament: Mzansi Super League 2019 | Format: T20 | Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa | Toss: To BatBet Now
MSL2019 has started in a grand fashion and there is a lot of expectation that the talents from the league to help the South African team to resurrect from the slump of form due to retired veterans. Every player who has the dream of representing the Proteas team will consider this as a great opportunity to showcase his talent. Tshwane Spartans opening match against Durban Heat was abandoned without any play possible due to heavy rain. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants started their campaign with a win over the Jozi Stars in their opening fixture. Both teams will look to win this match and get valuable points on the table.
Tshwane Spartans are lead by the young impressive wicket-keeper Heinrich Klassen. They also have South African star batsmen AB De Villiers, experienced T20 campaigners such as Roelof Van der Merwe and Tom Curran in their ranks.
Tony De Zorzi, Dean Elgar, and Thenis De Bruyn are expected to slot in the middle order and will have a big role to play for their team. Morne Morkel and Lungi Ngidi will form their new-ball pair and will have the likes of Wiaan Mulder for back-up. They lack experience in their bowling department with a lot of young players like Lutho Simpala, Van Jaarswald, and Corbin Bosch. Tshwane Spartans lack depth in their squad with very little experienced T20 players.
AB De Villiers – It is always tough to bowl against a batting genius like AB De Villiers who has the ability to play all round the park with ease. AB will be determined to help his team win the tournament and give his best with the bat.
Lungi Ngidi – Ngidi`s career has suffered a dip in form due to his injury and fitness concerns. He will look at this tournament as a chance to get back to his peak form and fitness and get some match practice.
Heinrich Klassen (C & Wk), AB De Villiers, Dean Elgar, Thenis De Bruyn, Tony De Zorzi, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Wiaaan Mulder, Lutho Simpala, Waqar Salamkheil
AB de Villiers, RE Van Der Merwe, Heinrich Klaasen, Theunis de Bruyn, Lutho Sipamla, Dean Elgar, Morne Morkel, Corbin Bosch, PJ van Biljon, VBV Jaarsveld, Lungi Ngidi
Giants started the tournament with a win over Jozi Stars by 24 runs. Heino Kuhn (47 runs) and Farhaan Behardien (48 runs) scored vital runs with the bat to take their team from 48/4 to 133/5 with a superb partnership. Skipper JJ Smuts, Ben Dunk and English opener Jason Roy failed with the bat in the first match but will look to make a mark in this one. Chris Morris and Mathew Breetze played a little 20+ cameos to help the team at crucial junctures.
Their bowling unit performed well as a team to restrict the Jozi Stars to 143 runs. Junior Dala took 2 wickets while Chris Morris, JJ Smuts and Imran Tahir took a wicket each. Giants` bowlers maintained excellent lines and lengths and never gave away any easy runs and strangled the opposition batsmen.
Farhan Behardian – Behardian played an attacking knock of 48 runs off 34 balls with 2 sixes and 2 fours. His 85-run partnership with Kuhn set up the match in favor of his team.
Chris Morris – Morris played a vital cameo of 11-ball 20 at the end to give some flourish to finish their innings. Later, he bowled an economical spell of 4-0-20-1 to negate the momentum for Jozi Stars in the chase.
Heino Kuhn, Jason Roy, Imran Tahir, JJ Smuts (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Junior Dala, Matthew Breetzke, Nandre Burger, Onke Nyaku
Nandre Burger, Junior Dala, Onke Nyaku, Heino Kuhn, Jason Roy, Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts, Ben Dunk
The weather looks dark and gloomy with 80% chances of rain and match may get affected to weather interruptions for sure.
Centurion is one of good pitches to bat in South Africa and we can expect average score in the range of 170 runs easily. The pitch may become slow down as the match progresses.
Teams batting first have won 8 out of 11 matches played here and teams will continue the trend.
Spartans team lacks the depth in their squad except for the likes of AB De Villiers, Heinrich Klassen, Morne Morkel, and Lungi Ngidi. Giants have a well experienced and star-studded line-up with proven T20 stars.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will win the match!
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