Cricket Match Information:
Cape Town Blitz vs Tshwane Spartans cricket match will be played at Cape Town on Sunday. This will be the eighth cricket game for Cape Town Blitz in the second season of Mzansi Super League. Tshwane Spartans, on the other hand, will be playing their sixth cricket game of the season. Currently on the points table, Cape Town Blitz are on the fourth spot, whereas Tshwane Spartans are on the third spot. Our prediction is that it is going to be a close contest between two evenly matched sides.
- Tournament: Mzansi Super League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 5:30 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 01.12.2019
- Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
- Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: 23 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Cape Town Blitz
- Team B: Tshwane Spartans
- Team A Captain: Quinton de Kock
- Team B Captain: Henrich Klassen
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 number fourth spot on the points table but would like to move higher on the points table.
Blitz are coming off a close loss against Paarl Rocks. They fell short of their target of 164 runs by just 2 runs and would have been left very disappointed. However, there were positives for them even in the loss as despite not getting significant contributions from their top order, they stayed in the game. Vernon Philander and Mohammad Nawaz showed their batting skills and put on a good partnership late in the innings.
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
Henrich Klassen is leading Tshwane Spartans this season, having replaced AB de Villiers as the skipper.
Tshwane Spartans registered a fine win over Jozi Stars in their second last cricket game. They won the game by 20 runs and moved to the third spot. It was the second win for Spartans in this season of Mzansi Super League. In their last game of cricket, by the time this piece is being written, Spartans had bowled out Paarl Rocks for just 126 runs.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game barring any injury.
Here is our prediction of Tshwane Spartans’ playing XI:
- AB de Villiers
- Dean Elgar
- Morne Morkel
- Roelof van der Merwe
- Tom Curran
- Lungi Ngidi
- Pite van Biljon
- PWA Mulder
- Theunis de Bruyn
- Heinrich Klaasen
- Lutho Sipamla
Expert Prediction: CTB vs TS
Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans will take on each other for the first time in the second season of Mzansi Super League. There is a feeling that this will not be the last time that these two sides will be playing each other in this competition. Both are among the top four sides and among the favourites to win the competition. What also makes this game exciting is the fact that it is also going to be a battle between Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers with the bat, whereas Dale Steyn of Blitz will be looking to out bowl Morne Morkel.
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.
Tshwane Spartans’ batting has been generally led by Dean Elgar in this competition. However, AB de Villiers showed signs of getting back to his prime in the last game after a string of low scores. Spartans have a very strong bowling line up which has been doing its job well this season. Recently retired Morne Morkel has been very good with the ball and Lungi Ngidi is also nearing its best.
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? – Tshwane Spartans
Top Batsman – Quinton de Kock (CTB), AB de Villiers (TS)
Top Bowler – Dale Steyn (CTB), Morne Morkel (TS)
Most Sixes –Quinton de Kock (CTB), AB de Villiers (TS)
Man of the Match – AB de Villiers (TS)
Team Scores Batting first –Cape Town Blitz 160+, Tshwane Spartans 170+
Our Official Partner Odds for Cape Town Blitz vs Tshwane Spartans
Cape Town Blitz – 1.95
Tshwane Spartans – 1.80
*odds may change anytime