Cricket match date: 07th December 2018
Cricket match time: 10:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Newlands, Cape Town
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Mzansi Super League
Team A: Cape Town Blitz
Team B: Paarl Rocks
Team A Captain: Farhan Behardien
Team B Captain: Faf du Plessis
Cricket Match Preview:
If the pattern of Paarl Rocks games is anything to go by, it is going to be a Paarl Rocks victory in the next cricket game against Cape Town Blitz. Such has been their trend in the last four games that each loss is followed by a win. However, Cape Town Blitz are not pushovers. In fact, they have been stupendous so far in the tournament and are sitting comfortably at the top with 5 wins out of 8 cricket games.
While Cape Town Blitz look all set for the semi-finals spot, Paarl Rocks still have some work to do. Tshwane Spartans seem to have got their mojo back and are breathing down the neck of Paarl Rocks. Both Spartans and Rocks have 3 wins each after 7 games of cricket and it would probably be one of these two sides that will qualify for the semi-finals. That makes it a crucial encounter for them against the Blitz as they would not want to lose two back-to-back games at this stage.
Cape Town Blitz are also coming back from the loss against the Jozi Stars. In fact, they have only won two of their last four games including the loss against Paarl Rocks in one of the cricket games.
They are in no danger of missing out on the knockout spot, but they would like to have more wins under their belt leading into the semis. Blitz bowlers, including Dale Steyn, have been in fantastic form and they would like him to lead the attack in the same way.
Paarl Rocks have been well led by Faf du Plessis and he has led from the front by scoring 190 runs in 5 games he has been part of the team. The key will be his duel with Steyn and one suspects that the one who comes out on the top will lead his side to the victory.
Cricket Match Information:
Paarl Rocks and Cape Town Blitz will take on each other in the T20 cricket match at Newlands, Cape Town. As of now on the points table, Cape Town Blitz are at the top position with 5 wins out of 8 games of cricket, whereas Paarl Rocks a on the fourth position with three wins out of 7 games played.
Cape Town Blitz
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Cape Town Blitz are coming back from the loss against Jozi Stars. Their bowling did not turn up in the game as Stars scored 196 runs batting first. Our prediction is they might go with DL Piedt instead of Mohammad Nawaz for this game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of Cape Town Blitz playing XI:
- Quinton de Kock
- JN Malan
- DJ Malan
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- Farhan Behardein
- Asif Ali
- K Verreynne
- N Burger
- DL Piedt
- MP Siboto
- Dale Steyn
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Paarl Rocks are also coming back from a loss against Tshwane Spartans. Their batting failed to click in that game. However, our prediction is they will stick with the same playing eleven as it helped them to win the previous encounter against Durban Heat by 9 wickets.
Here is our prediction of Paarl Rocks’ playing XI:
- Aiden Markram
- CS Delport
- Faf du Plessis
- VB van Jaarsveld
- DJ Bravo
- D Wiese
- M Moshele
- BC Fortuin
- D Patterson
- TL Moreki
- Tabrez Shamsi
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Faf du Plessis looked glorious in the game against Tshwane Spartans. But his innings was cut short at 38 runs. Our prediction is he holds the key for Paarl Rocks and he will score big in a must-win game of cricket.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Newlands has produced high-scoring games in the tournament. Score of 198 has been the highest so far and it proved to be a match-winning one. Our prediction is we will get to see a score of more than 180 from the team batting first again and it will prove to be a match-winning one.
Paarl Rocks will begin the game as favourites. They have more at stake in this game and skipper Faf du Plessis will make sure that they end up on the right side of the result. Hence, our prediction is of Rocks victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Faf du Plessis (PR) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
D Patterson (PR)– 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Faf du Plessis (PR)
Cape Town Blitz – 1.60
Paarl Rocks – 2.10
*odds may change anytime