Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks, 7th T20 Match Prediction 15 Nov 2019

Mzansi Super League 2019

Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks, 7th T20 Match Prediction


Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa

Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa

Durban Heat

Paarl Rocks

Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Cricbettingbuzz Match abandoned without a ball being bowled (no toss)

Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks cricket betting odds

DH 2
PR 1.74

DH vs PR Prediction

Manish Khorgade

Can last season’s bottom-ranked team Durban Heat defy MSL 2018 semi-finalists Paarl Rocks?

  • In MSL 2018, Durban Heat and Paarl Rocks clashed twice, and Paarl Rocks won both the matches
  • Paarl Rocks straight away secured their first win of the season, along with the bonus point after thrashing Cape Town Blitz by 86 runs
  • Durban Heats played 11 MSL matches so far, out of which they won just 3 matches, lost 6 and their two matches yielded no results

Our prediction is that Paarl Rocks will defeat Durban Heat!

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Match Preview

It’s a home game for Durban Heat. The side had pretty forgettable season last year as they lost 6 out of their 10 matches and won just 3 games. This year, they are hopeful to produce better results with the presence of opener Alex Hales and all-rounder Ravi Bopara.

Paarl Rocks were dealt with two huge blows as JP Duminy was ruled out of MSL due to hamstring injury. However, the first win of the season against Cape Town Blitz would have relieved the skipper Faf du Plessis. Also, a big winning margin awarded the Rocks with a bonus point.

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Teams Preview

Durban Heat

The first game of Durban Heat in this season was washed out, and this can be their first real outing, as they play against last season’s semi-finalists Paarl Rocks at Durban on Friday. DH were hit when all-rounder Robbie Frylinck pulled out of the competition to compete in the Abu Dhabi T10 League. However, Dane Vilas’s side has a few impressive inclusions in the squad like Hales, Bopara and bowling all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo.

With the new set of players, Durban Heat is yet to know the right combination for the team as the first game against Tshwane Spartans was washed-out. Khaya Zondo was the top run-scorer for Heat in MSL 2018, with his 216 runs in 10 innings, while Sarel Erwee smashed 125 runs in just 5 innings he played last year. Kyle Abbott (10 wickets in 10 games) was the leading wicket-taker for DH.

Durban Heat Predicted Playing XI

Dane Vilas (c & wk), Ravi Bopara, David Miller, Alex Hales, Prenelan Subrayen, Kyle Abbott, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Khaya Zondo, Sarel Erwee, Wihan Lubbe

Paarl Rocks

Paarl Rocks started the season with a bang as they stunned Cape Town Blitz by a huge margin of 86 runs. After electing to bat first, the thirties from Henry Davids, du Plessis, and Dwaine Pretorius helped the side to post a total of 170 runs.

A complete bowling performance by Paarl Rocks dominated the show as Blitz batsmen had no answers to Rocks bowling attack led by Shamsi (3 for 16), Viljoen (2 for 9), Fortuin (2 for 13). Bowlers were successful in getting wickets out of bouncy balls.

In MSL 2018, Faf du Plessis was the top run-scorer for Paarl Rocks, as he scored 356 runs in 10 innings, followed by Cameron Delport (197 runs in 5 innings). Tabraiz Shamsi was the leading wicket-taker for Paarl Rocks last year as he took 13 wickets in 10 games, followed by Bjorn Fortuin with his 11 wickets in 7 innings.

Paarl Rocks Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
H Davids 38 26 5 1 146.15
F du Plessis 38 20 1 4 190
D Pretorius 34 26 0 2 130.77
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Shamsi 3.0 0 16 3 5.33
B Fortuin 3.0 0 13 2 4.33
H Viljoen 2.0 0 9 2 4.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Shamsi 3.0 0 16 3 5.33
B Fortuin 3.0 0 13 2 4.33
H Viljoen 2.0 0 9 2 4.5
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Paarl Rocks Predicted Playing XI

Faf du Plessis (c), Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Isuru Udana, Henry Davids, Dwaine Pretorius, Hardus Viljoen, Cameron Delport, Sibonelo Makhanya, Tabraiz Shamsi, Ferisco Adams, Bjorn Fortuin

Pitch And Weather Conditions

On Friday, Durban could experience moderate rain with the daytime temperature reaching 23 °c. The nighttime minimum temperature is expected to be 19 °c.

Venue Details

The venue for this match is Kingsmead, Durban. In 2003, it hosted the World Cup semi-final game between India and Kenya. The highest total at this venue in a T20I game is 218/4 by India against England. The average scores batting first and second are 148 and 134. While the highest total chased on this ground is 158.

Toss Prediction

Out of 13 matches in which we got results here, one match ended in a tie, while the teams batting first and second have won six-six matches each. It is recommended to bat first after winning the toss.

Winning Prediction

Paarl Rocks are the MSL 2018 semi-finalists, whereas Duran Heat ended up last in that inaugural season.

This year, Paarl started with a huge win over Cape Town Blitz at the home ground - Boland Park, which also awarded them a bonus point.

On the other hand, Durban Heats are yet to experience the play as their initial match against Tshwane Spartans was washed out. Heats lost to Rocks in both the games they played in the last season. There are chances of rain, but if it does not completely wash out the game, the result would go in favor of the visitors.

Our prediction is that Paarl Rocks will defeat Durban Heat!

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