Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Paarl Rocks, 17th T20 Match Prediction 27 Nov 2019

Mzansi Super League 2019

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Paarl Rocks, 17th T20 Match Prediction

2019-11-28

St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

6.86 135/10 in 19.4
8.30 166/7 in 20.0

Paarl Rocks

6.86 135/10 in 19.4
8.30 166/7 in 20.0
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz Paarl Rocks beat Nelson Mandela Bay Giants by 31 runs

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Paarl Rocks cricket betting odds

NMBG 2
PR 1.74

NMBG vs PR Prediction

Manish Khorgade

In the clash between the table-toppers, can Nelson Mandela Bay Giants keep their sheet clean playing against Paarl Rocks?

  • With four wins and 19 points, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are on the top of the points table, while Paarl Rocks are just one place below NMBG, with 15 points after winning 3 of their 5 MSL matches
  • Currently, Junior Dala (9 wickets in 5 games for NMBG) and Tabraiz Shamsi (7 wickets from 4 matches for PR) are placed second and fourth respectively in the list of most-wickets in the tournament
  • Head to head, both the teams met twice prior to this match, and both have won 1-1 game

Our prediction is that Nelson Mandela Bay Giants would defeat Paarl Rocks!

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Match Preview

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are on a roll, with four wins in the first five games of the tournament. Barring their game against Tshwane Spartans which was washed out due to the rain, the team won all the rest of the matches. The team’s success revolves around the skipper Smuts, Jason Roy and Ben Dunk who have smashed 1 half-century each so far, and the key bowlers Dala, Tahir and Morris.

Paarl Rocks started their MSL 2019 campaign with an enormous win over Cape Town Blitz, which also gave them a bonus point. The only game they lost came against Tshwane Spartans, after which they defeated the defending champions and again thrashed Blitz at Cape Town. The Rocks success depends on the players like James Vince, Henry Davids, and Shamsi.

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Teams Preview

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

The dugout of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants must be filled with a sense of satisfaction and excitement for the way they carried themselves this season. The team defeated the defending champions twice in this tournament.

In their very first encounter, they defeated JS by 24 runs at home, while at Johannesburg they thrashed the Stars by 9 wickets, chasing down 109 in just 9.1 overs. Their game against Tshwane Spartans was washed out after 7.1 overs play.

After that, NMBG won 3 consecutively games to remain unbeaten in the tournament so far.

First, they crushed Jozi Stars in an away game, bowling them out for 108 and then chasing down the target in 9.1 overs with 9 wickets in hands. At Port Elizabeth, they defeated Cape Town Blitz by 5 wickets while 187 runs. In the preceding game, they chased down the target of 161 runs against Durban Heat, thanks to Chris Morris (10 balls 22 runs), who fetched 17 off the last over after Roy’s half-century to win the match for the team by 5 wickets and 1 ball remaining.

The team’s sheet effectively remained clean. The skipper JJ Smuts (268 runs in last 10 innings) and Heino Kuhn (145 runs in last 10 innings) are among the key batsmen for NMBG along with Jason Roy and Ben Dunk. Imran Tahir (7 wickets in last 5 matches, rank 4) and Junior Dala (9 wickets in last 5 matches, rank 2) are in the race of the most wicket-takers of MSL 2019.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Actual Playing XI:

Ben Dunk, Junior Dala, Onke Nyaku, Heino Kuhn, Jason Roy, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts, B Hendricks, Imran Tahir

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Predicted Playing XI

JJ Smuts (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Heino Kuhn, Jason Roy, Imran Tahir, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Junior Dala, Matthew Breetzke, Nandre Burger, Onke Nyaku

Paarl Rocks

Paarl Rocks have won 3 games in this tournament so far, and lost just once against Tshwane Spartans, while their one game at Durban was washed out due to the rain.

The Rocks registered a massive win in their initial game against Cape Town Blitz as they bowled out the Blitz for 84 runs after posting 170 on the board batting first. Their bowlers disappointed in the second home game, against Tshwane Spartans, as they failed to defend a very good total of 185 runs and James Vince knock of 53 balls 86 was overshadowed by the player of the match Elgar. The bowlers could just remove two wickets as most of them conceded more than 10 runs per over.

They bounced back in the next game against the defending champions and restricted them just under 130 in 20 overs. Rocks eventually won the game by 4 wickets in 16.1 overs. To make it a double, Davids’ 33 balls 46 and Pretorius’ 16 balls 29 powered the team to 163 in 20 overs batting first against CTB, which was later defended narrowly by the bowlers’ collective efforts. Udana saved the team as he defended 12 required off the last over, and he gave no more than 9. Fortuin, Shamsi, and Udana equally shared 6 wickets among them, while Viljoen and Pretorius grabbed 1 wicket each.

Faf du Plessis (230 runs in last 9 innings) is the key batsman for Paarl Rocks along with Cameron Delport (172 runs in the last 9 innings). Tabraiz Shamsi is the leading wicket-taker as he took 13 wickets in the last 9 games.

Paarl Rocks Actual Playing XI:

Sibonelo Makhanya, Faf du Plessis, Henry Davids, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mangaliso Mosehle, Ferisco Adams, James Vince, Isuru Udana, Hardus Viljoen, Bjorn Fortuin, Cameron Delport

Paarl Rocks Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Vince 43 28 4 1 153.57
D Pretorius 37 26 3 2 142.31
M Mosehle 31 21 1 2 147.62
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Fortuin 4.0 0 21 1 5.25
T Shamsi 4.0 0 20 1 5
D Pretorius 2.0 0 12 1 6
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Fortuin 4.0 0 21 1 5.25
T Shamsi 4.0 0 20 1 5
D Pretorius 2.0 0 12 1 6
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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

The highest total in the first innings at this venue among in MSL is 186/9 by CTB against NMBG, while the lowest total is 127 by DH against NMBG. On the match day, the weather at Port Elizabeth could be mostly sunny during the daytime with moderate breeze. It will be a hot sunny day with chances of temperature reaching 26°c while nighttime minimum temperature is expected to be at 16 °c.

Venue Details

The match is scheduled to be played at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.

Toss Prediction

On this ground, 3 T20I have been played, out of which the teams batting first and second have won once, and 1 game was abandoned without a ball bowled. Out of 8 MSL games played here so far, 4 times the teams batting first have won, on 3 occasions the chasing team won, while 1 game was abandoned. It is a good surface to bat first after winning the toss.

Winning Prediction

The clash is between the table toppers and hence a good fight is expected from both the ends. Even in the last season, both the teams won 1 game against each other, and in MSL 2018 points table, the two teams were separated by just 1 point.

However, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants seem to have more match-winners, also, it is a home game for NMBG. Looking at overall statistics and this year’s performances, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants seem to have a slight edge.

Our prediction is that Nelson Mandela Bay Giants would defeat Paarl Rocks!

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