Cricket Match Information:
Cape Town Blitz vs Jozi Stars cricket game will be the second encounter between Cape Town Blitz and Jozi Stars in the second season of Mzansi Super League. In the first game between the two sides, Cape Town Blitz defeated Jozi Stars by 15 runs. Currently on the points table, Paarl Rocks are on the number one spot, whereas these two sides are on third and last spot. Our prediction is of yet another tough game of cricket for Jozi Stars.
- Tournament: Mzansi Super League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 9:00 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 14.11.2019
- Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
- Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: 23 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Cape Town Blitz
- Team B: Jozi Stars
- Team A Captain: Quinton de Kock
- Team B Captain: Temba Bavuma
Cape Town Blitz
Cape Town Blitz have chosen Quinton de Kock as their skipper for this season. They got off to a great start in this tournament as they defeated Jozi Stars by 15 runs in the first game. In the next game, however, they were defeated by a big margin of 86 runs by Paarl Rocks.
Cape Town Blitz’s bowling has been on the poor side in this tournament. When any team has bowlers like Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Anrich Nortje in their team, one would expect they will restrict their opponents for a lot less than 198 and 170 that they have conceded so far.
Their batting, which helped them win the first game, failed completely in the second game. In response to 170 runs set by Paarl Rocks, Blitz could score only 84 runs and got bowled out. Our prediction is of one change in the playing eleven of Blitz. Vernon Philander, who has just bowled four overs in two games should be replaced for this game.
Here is our prediction of Cape Town Blitz’s playing XI:
- Quinton de Kock
- Dale Steyn
- Anrich Nortje
- Liam Livingstone
- Janneman Malan
- George Linde
- Mohammad Nawaz
- SSB Magala
- A Mgijima
- Moeen Ali
- Wahab Riaz
Jozi Stars have named Temba Bavuma as the skipper for this season. He has heavyweights in the form of Chris Gayle, Kagiso Rabada and Dane Christian in the squad.
However, despite the presence of those stars, Jozi have fallen short in both games so far. With two losses in two games, there is a need for better performance from them. In both games, Jozi had to chase down the score and in both games, they got off to a good start only to falter late.
Our prediction is of at least one change in the playing eleven due to back-to-back losses.
Here is our prediction of Jozi Stars’ playing XI:
- Temba Bavuma
- Chris Gayle
- Kagiso Rabada
- Dane Christian
- Duanne Olivier
- Dane Paterson
- RD Rickelton
- Reeza Hendricks
- Rassie van der Dussen
- Simon Harmer
- Aaron Phangiso
Expert Prediction: CTB vs JS
The defending champions of last year, Jozi Stars, will take on the runners-up of last year, Cape Town Blitz, for the second time this season. The first game was a real humdinger with more than 400 runs scores in the 40 overs.
In fact, when Reeza Hendricks and Temba Bavuma were batting together during the run chase, it looked like Jozi Stars will get off to a winning start yet again. But the legend, Dale Steyn, had other ideas and he singlehandedly revived the game for Cape Town Blitz and in the end, that proved to be the difference between two sides.
Jozi Stars have not been great with the ball so far in the tournament. Even the presence of Kagiso Rabada has not helped them to create the pressure up front and pick up wickets. Simon Harmer and Dan Christian have been efficient but not extraordinary. They would like to give away less amount of runs in their next few games to feel more confident about their chances.
Our prediction is of another win for Cape Town Blitz over Jozi Stars. The former has much more going for them with the bat compared to Jozi Stars.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – Cape Town Blitz
Top Batsman – Quinton de Kock (CTB), Reeza Hendricks (JZ)
Top Bowler – Anrich Nortje (CTB), Kagiso Rabada (JZ)
Most Sixes – Quinton de Kock (CTB), Reeza Hendricks (JZ)
Man of the Match – Quinton de Kock (CTB)
Team Scores Batting first – Jozi Stars 160+, Cape Town Blitz 180+
Our Official Partner Odds for Cape Town Blitz vs Jozi Stars
Cape Town Blitz – 1.86
Jozi Stars – 1.86
*odds may change anytime