Cricket match date: 24th November 2018
Cricket match time: 10:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Mzansi Super League 2018
Team A: Jozi Stars
Team B: Cape Town Blitz
Team A Captain: Dane Vilas
Team B Captain: Farhaan Behardien
Cricket Match Preview:
The Mzansi Super League (MSL) is gaining traction and is establishing itself in the cricket world by putting out stellar performances. The upcoming cricket match in the schedule is Jozi Stars taking on Cape Town Blitz at their home ground New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. Both sides are enjoying a splendid run in the tournament and the cricket match offers a fascinating encounter.
Jozi Stars inflicted a massive defeat on Paarl Rocks in their last game to pick up the maiden victory in the tournament. Star openers Ryan Rickelton and Rassie Van Der Dussen batted uninhibited and plundered runs at a freakish rate. Rickelton missed out on his century by nine runs as he scored 91(59) and Dussen supported with 78(49). Christian batting at three added 32 from just 11 balls to take the total to 209/2 in 20 overs.
The bowling effort from the Stars was stellar as well. Spinners Simon Harmer and Eddie Leie snared three wickets each, while Hendricks and Olivier snapped two wickets apiece. Jozi Stars picked up a 60-run win.
Cape Town Blitz was not so dominating and finished as the winner with a 12-run margin. They batted first and with a splendid 57 from 39 balls, J Malan led the run-tally. He was assisted by Asif Ali and Andile Phehlukwayo with their swift contributions. They eventually scored 175/6.
In the absence of Nortje, the old war-horse Dale Steyn stepped up and lighted up cricket with his incredible spell of 2/21 from four overs. Hussain Talat chipped in with his double-wicket over. In the rain-curtailed game, Blitz managed to secure a 12-run win. They are now three wins from three cricket matches and will hope to extend the winning streak.
Cricket Match Information:
This is the ninth cricket match of the Mzansi Super League. Jozi Stars will be playing their second home game. The Stars faced defeat in their opening cricket match but came back strong to register an away win against Paarl Rocks. Cape Town Blitz have won all three cricket matches so far and this will be their second away match. The Blitz stand on the top of the table while the Stars follow them at the second spot.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Chris Gayle remains unavailable due to his commitment to T10 League cricket in UAE. However, the Stars receive a great boost with the return of their Protea players. Reeza Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada and Dwaine Pretorious are available and should feature in the playing XI.
Here is our prediction of Jozi Stars playing XI:
- Ryan Rickelton
- Rassie van der Dussen
- Daniel Christian
- Reeza Hendricks
- Dane Vilas
- Dwaine Pretorious
- Simon Harmer
- Kagiso Rabada
- Duanne Olivier
- Eddie Leie
- Beuran Hendricks
Cape Town Blitz
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Cape Town Blitz lost out on Mohammad Nawaz as he has signed up to play in T10 League cricket. However, the Protea players are available and that is a welcome boost for the side. Quinton De Kock, Farhaan Behardien and Andile Phehlukwayo all played in the previous game against NMBG and helped in the 12-run win. Their pace bowler Anrich Nortje was injured and missed out in the last match, he will back in the side once he is fit.
Here is our prediction of Cape Town Blitz playing XI:
- Quinton de Kock (wk)
- Janneman Malan
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- Asif Ali
- Hussain Talat
- Farhaan Behardien (c)
- Ferisco Adams
- George Linde
- Malusi Siboto
- Dane Piedt
- Dale Steyn
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Rassie Van Der Dussen scored a brilliant 78 from 49 balls and played a second fiddle to Ryan Rickleton who blasted 91 from 59 balls. Dussen has already shown his skills on the global stage in various T20 cricket leagues and will be the batsman to watch out for in this cricket match as well. Dale Steyn is a star in cricket and will be the most exciting bowler on the show.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
So far, only one MSL match has been played at the New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. Jozi Stars batted first in the match against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and were shot out for only 124 runs. Both seamers and spinners enjoyed the pitch and were equally effective. The Giants struggled in their chase of 125 and required 18 overs to complete the task.
Cape Town Blitz will be favourites to win this cricket match. They have been on an incredible run and have won all the three matches they have played so far. We cannot rule out Jozi Stars who will be playing at their home cricket track. They have won their last cricket match as well but our prediction will be of a Cape Town Blitz victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Rassie Van Der Dussen (JS) – 40+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Dale Steyn (CTB) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Rassie Van Der Dussen (CTB)
Jozi Stars – 2.00
Cape Town Blitz – 1.66
*odds may change anytime