Cricket Match Information:
Cape Town Blitz vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will be the ninth and eighth cricket game for both teams in the second season of Mzansi Super League. Currently on the points table, Blitz are on the fourth spot, whereas Giants are on the second spot. There are still two games remaining in this tournament and the semifinal spots are yet to be sealed by any team. Our prediction is of a tight game between two good sides.
- Tournament: Mzansi Super League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 9:00 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 06.12.2019
- Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
- Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: 27 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Cape Town Blitz
- Team B: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
- Team A Captain: Quinton de Kock
- Team B Captain: JT Smuts
Cape Town Blitz
Cape Town Blitz are being led by Quinton de Kock in this season of Mzansi Super League. They are well placed at the fourth spot on the points table but would like to move higher on the points table.
Blitz are coming off a fine win over Tshwane Spartans in their last cricket game. On a slow pitch, Blitz batted first and scored 157 runs. In the defence, the legend Dale Steyn stepped up again with the ball and picked up 3 for 10 in his 4 overs to help Blitz win the game by 15 runs. In that game, they knew they needed to get AB de Villiers cheaply and Steyn helped them in their cause by doing exactly that.
Their batting has so far been led by Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks and Liam Livingstone in this tournament, whereas Dale Steyn has been the leader of the bowling attack. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Cape Town Blitz’s playing XI:
- Dale Steyn
- Vernon Philander
- Wahab Riaz
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Quinton de Kock
- Asif Ali
- Liam Livingstone
- Janneman Malan
- SSB Magala
- Anrich Nortje
- Vernon Philander
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are being led by JT Smuts in this season of Mzansi Super League. So far, he has led the side wonderfully well and his tactics have brought about a lot of success this season.
Giants are coming off back-to-back losses. Prior to that, they were on the number one spot and now they have slipped to number two spot. Giants would be slightly worried about the two losses as it is now reaching the business end of the tournament and they would not like a loss of form at this stage.
Despite the loss in previous cricket game, our prediction is of the same side that played the last cricket game barring any injury.
Here is our prediction of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants’ playing XI:
- JJ Smuts
- Chris Morris
- Jason Roy
- Marco Marais
- Imran Tahir
- Heino Kuhn
- Junior Dala
- MP Breetzke
- O Nyaku
- N Burger
- Ben Dunk
Expert Prediction: CTB vs NMBG
Cape Town Blitz and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will take on each other for the second time in this season of Mzansi Super League. The first match was won by Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in an emphatic manner. They needed to chase down the big total of 186 runs and they did it in style by 5 wickets with 4 balls remaining.
Quinton de Kock has led from the front for Cape Town Blitz and has been supported well by Reeza Hendricks and Liam Livingstone with the bat. With the ball, Dale Steyn and Anrich Nortje have been very good at the various stages of the innings.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, on the other hand, have faltered in the last two cricket games after a great start to the second season. In their second last game against Paarl Rocks, they needed to chase down 167 runs and could not do it. Then in the last cricket game, they lost the game even after scoring 173 runs. Durban Heat defeated them by 6 wickets with 7 balls remaining.
Our prediction is of a really close game and a victory for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. Their batting and bowling depth is excellent and it is going to be particularly useful in games like these.
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? – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Top Batsman – Quinton de Kock (CTB), JT Smuts (NMBG)
Top Bowler – Dale Steyn (CTB), Imran Tahir (NMBG)
Most Sixes – Quinton de Kock (CTB), JT Smuts (NMBG)
Man of the Match – Imran Tahir (NMBG)
Team Scores Batting first – Cape Town Blitz 160+, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 170+
Our Official Partner Odds for Cape Town Blitz vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Cape Town Blitz – 1.80
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – 1.95
*odds may change anytime