Tshwane Spartans vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, 5th T20 Match Prediction 13 Nov 2019

Mzansi Super League 2019

Tshwane Spartans vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, 5th T20 Match Prediction

2019-11-14

SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa

SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa
SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa

Tshwane Spartans

4.60 33/4 in 7.1
0 0/0 in 0.0

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

4.60 33/4 in 7.1
0 0/0 in 0.0
SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz No result

Tshwane Spartans vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants cricket betting odds

TSHS 3.95
NMBG 1.21

TSHS vs NMBG Prediction

Manish Khorgade

After beating the defending champions, can Nelson Mandela Bay Giants defy Tshwane Spartans at Centurion?

  • In 2018 season of MSL, Spartans and Bay Giants played two league matches against each other, and they won a game each
  • Tshwane Spartans’ opening match against Durban Heat on Saturday was abandoned without a ball being bowled and obtained two points
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Giants defeated MSL 2018 champions Jozi Stars and opened the account with four points

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Match Preview

After an ordinary season of MSL 2018, Tshwane Spartans have made a few key changes, which include handing over captaincy to Klaasen, aiming at relieving AB de Villiers from the responsibilities. While Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, and Heinrich Klaasen can be expected to score at high strike rates, the presence of Lungi Ngidi, Morne Morkel in the squad makes it a well-balanced side.

NMBG relies on Dala, Morris, and Tahir as far as bowling is concerned, but they need a solid start from the openers especially the star batsman Jason Roy. Heino Kuhn and Farhaan Behardien provided strong support at the middle order in their first game against Jozi Stars, and the team management must be expecting a similar contribution from them in the upcoming games.

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Teams Preview

Tshwane Spartans

The first game of Tshwane Spartans in this season was washed out, and this is going to be the first real outing for the Spartans, as they play against NMBG at Centurion. Despite stars like AB de Villiers, Eoin Morgan, the team could win just four out of 10 games in MSL 2018, and they had ended the 2018 season in fifth place.

In this years MSL edition, Tshwane Spartans appear to be a well-balanced side, with key bowlers and batsmen in the squad. Lutho Sipamla was the third most successful bowlers in MSL 2018, as he had grabbed 16 wickets from 10 games last year. Sipamla could be one of the key bowlers along with Morkel, Ngidi and Tom Curran. Among the batsmen, AB de Villiers is the top scorer for TS with his 223 runs in 9 innings (strike rate of 154.86), followed by Dean Elgar (170 runs in last 7 innings).

Tshwane Spartans Actual Playing XI:

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

Tshwane Spartans Predicted Playing XI

Heinrich Klaasen(w/c), AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Donavon Ferreira, Theunis de Bruyn, Roelof van der Merwe, Tom Curran, Lungi Ngidi, Morne Morkel, Corbin Bosch, Lutho Sipamla

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

In MSL 2018, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won four of their 10 games but missed the chance to secure playoffs seat in MSL 2018 by a whisker, as they were behind Paarl Rocks by just one point.

NMBG began 2019 season with a win over last year’s champions Jozi Stars by 24 runs. Batting first, the first 3 batsmen inside the powerplay, including Roy's wicket who fell without scoring a run, but Kuhn (47 off 37) and Behardien (48 off 34) powered the team to 167. Economic spells from Imran Tahir (1 for 24 in four overs) and Morris (1 for 20 in four overs) helped the team to successfully defend the total as they restricted the defending champions at 143 runs after 20 overs.

Against TS, however, they need to be more careful, especially while facing TS bowling attack. The skipper JJ Smuts (228 runs in last 9 innings) and Heino Kuhn (177 runs in last 7 innings) are the top scorers for NMBG while Chris Morris (10 wickets in last 8 matches) and Junior Dala (6 wickets in last 8 matches) are the key bowlers.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Actual Playing XI:

Nandre Burger, Junior Dala, Onke Nyaku, Heino Kuhn, Jason Roy, Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts, Ben Dunk

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
F Behardien 48 34 2 2 141.18
H Kuhn 47 37 6 0 127.03
M Breetzke 23 15 3 1 153.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Dala 4.0 0 35 2 8.75
C Morris 4.0 0 20 1 5
J Smuts 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Dala 4.0 0 35 2 8.75
C Morris 4.0 0 20 1 5
J Smuts 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
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Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Predicted Playing XI

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

On the match day, the weather is forecasted to be patchy light rain with thunder. The daytime temperature is going to reach 28 °c and the temperature is going to dip to 17 °c at night

Venue Details

The venue for this match is SuperSport Park, Centurion. The pitch here is one of the quicker in South Africa. On this surface, the ball comes onto the bat nicely. Spinners don’t get much assist. The outfield here is fast.

Toss Prediction

The highest total at this venue in a T20I game is 241 by South Africa against England. The average scores batting first and second are 168 and 139. While the highest total chased on this ground is 189. Out of 9 matches played here, 7 times the teams batting first won. It is recommended to bat first after winning the toss.

Winning Prediction

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Tshwane Spartans both won just four matches in the previous season of MSL and failed to enter the playoffs. This year, NMBG kicked off with a win over the MSL 2018 winners Jozi Stars, while TS are yet to face a real game as their initial match was washed out. The Spartans' bowling unit looks daunting and NMBG batsmen, especially the top order may face some difficulties against them.

We predict that Tshwane Spartans will defeat Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in this match!

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