Cricket match date: 21st November 2018
Cricket match time: 10:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Newlands, Cape Town
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Mzansi Super League 2018
Team A: Cape Town Blitz
Team B: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Team A Captain: Farhaan Behardien
Team B Captain: JJ Smuts
Cricket Match Preview:
The exhilarating T20 cricket continues in South Africa as Mzansi Super League (MSL) reaches its seventh cricket match in action. Second of the doubleheader, this will be a top cricket contest between two unbeaten sides so far, Cape Town Blitz and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. The venue for this fabulous cricket encounter will be New Lands, Cape Town.
The home team Cape Town Blitz embarked on its MSL campaign at this ground as they defeated Tshwane Spartans comfortably. On an away cricket venue, the Blitz humbled Durban Heat team in Durban, thanks to outstanding performances from Anrich Nortje and Asif Ali. The Blitz currently occupies the top spot with two wins under their belt.
After conceding 40 runs in the first five overs, the Blitz received a tremendous boost as their pace sensation Anrich Nortje snapped three wickets in a single over. He continued the damage by picking his fourth in the next over. Siboto impressed as well with the bowling figures of 16/0 in his four overs. The Durban cricket team still managed to post 157 runs on the board.
Blitz’s chase was fractured. After a good start provided by J Malan, they collapsed from 50/1 to 78/4. The Blitz was in a spot of bother when Asif Ali played the innings of his life to rescue the side. In an exhibition of fearless cricket, Ali struck 80 runs from just 33 balls to make the win just a formality. Blitz won with five balls remaining and continued their winning streak.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants also witnessed such stupendous effort from one of their players as they secured a thrilling win over the Jozi Stars. Junior Dala, Ryan McLaren and the captain JJ Smuts bowled effectively to keep the Stars down to just 124/7 in 20 overs. Bay Giants lost both their openers for zero but it was Ben Duckett who saved the side. Gracing cricket with his batting, Duckett surged to 75 from just 45 balls to take the team home with two overs remaining. The next highest score after Duckett was 15.
With Protea cricketers coming back, the teams will be stronger than before. It is likely to be another enthralling game of cricket.
Cricket Match Information:
Cape Town Blitz will be participating in their third cricket match of the MSL. The cricket match will be played at their home ground and it will be their second home game. They have won both the matches so far. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will be playing in their second consecutive away cricket match; they defeated Jozi Stars in the opening cricket match.
Cape Town Blitz
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Cape Town Blitz receive a massive boost as they welcome Farhaan Behardien, Quinton De Kock and Andile Phehlukwayo. All three should be in the playing XI if they are fit. This will change the winning combination with which the Blitz have played so far but it will only strengthen them.
Here is our prediction of Cape Town Blitz playing XI:
- Janneman Malan
- Quinton De Kock
- Dawid Malan
- Asif Ali
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Farhaan Behardien
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- Ferisco Adams
- Malusi Siboto
- Dale Steyn
- Anrich Nortje
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Bay Giants will lose out on their international star Jason Roy as he joins his T10 League squad. At the same time, they should receive a massive boost by the presence of Chris Morris and Imran Tahir. It is yet to be confirmed whether they are available or not.
Here is our prediction of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants playing XI:
- JJ Smuts
- Marco Marais
- Ben Duckett
- Heino Kuhn
- Chris Morris/Christiaan Jonker
- Rudi Second
- Ryan McLaren
- Sisanda Magala
- Lizaad Williams
- Imran Tahir/Aaron Phangiso
- Junior Dala
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
JJ Smuts and Dawid Malan both missed out with the bat in their last innings. The experienced duo will be waiting to avenge their failure and come up trumps with a good score. Anrich Nortje impressed with his bowling in the last cricket match, his bowler partner Dale Steyn will be itching to display his skills.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
We witnessed 180 runs scored in the first innings of the first cricket match of the MSL played at this venue. The cricket pitch is likely to be another run-feast and the winds will play a part in the game.
Cape Town Blitz will be favourites to take this cricket match. They are boosted by the inflow of their national cricketers, who bolster the lineup. Playing at the home cricket pitch, they will be confident of pulling off a win and keep their streak alive. Our prediction will be of a Cape Town Blitz victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Dawid Malan (CTB) – 40+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Dale Steyn (CTB) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Asif Ali (CTB)
Cape Town Blitz – 1.66
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – 2.00
*odds may change anytime