Cricket match date: 30th 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: Durban Heat
Team A Captain: Dane Vilas
Team B Captain: Albie Morkel
Cricket Match Preview:
Jozi Stars and Durban Heat now confront each other in the Mzansi Super League. Both teams have struggled in the cricket tournament so far and have only one win to show in their four cricket matches. This is now an opportunity for the better of the two to pick up momentum by sneaking a victory against a weaker opposition.
Jozi Stars will be the hosts for this cricket match. This has not been a happy hunting ground for them. The Stars have lost both their home games played so far. The losses are resounding, and they will have to improve their game in order to survive in the competition.
In the last game against Tshwane Spartans, the Stars managed to pile up 186 runs in the first innings. Reeza Hendricks set the base with his 55 from 48 balls and P Van Biljon launched an onslaught at the end with 42 from 13 balls. Simon Harmer bowled an outstanding spell of 3/26 but Dean Elgar 79(52) and AB De Villiers 39(21) snatched the victory away from the Stars.
Durban Heat were defeated by Paarl Rocks in the rain-truncated game. The Rocks batted first and finished on 98/2 in nine overs. Since the nine-over game was an obstruction, the first innings total of Du Plessis’ team was adjusted from 98 to 112. Chasing 113 runs to win, Heat could muster only 80 runs for the loss of six wickets. They lost the cricket match by 32 runs.
David Miller was one of the performers for Durban Heat. He scored a brisk 22 from 11 balls but it was not enough for the team’s cause. Heat have a potent bowling attack in Philander, Abbott, De Lange and Keshav Maharaj. They should be able to bounce back in this encounter.
Cricket Match Information:
This is the 16th Cricket match of the Mzansi Super League. This is the fifth match of Jozi Stars and their third at home cricket ground. They have won only one match so far and have lost all the other matches. Stars have been defeated in both home games as well.
Durban Heat will be playing its third consecutive away cricket match. They have lost both their previous encounters and have won only one match from four matches played so far. Jozi Stars is at the sixth spot in the points table.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Jozi Stars do not have great bench strength and their current best playing XI is out on the ground. They can make a few tweaks with consecutive defeats but no major changes are expected.
Here is our prediction of Jozi Stars playing XI:
- Dane Vilas (c & wk)
- Beuran Hendricks
- Reeza Hendricks
- Simon Harmer
- Rassie van der Dussen
- Dwaine Pretorious
- Kagiso Rabada
- Eddie Leie
- Petrus van Biljon
- Duanne Olivier
- Ryan Rickelton
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Durban Heat missed Morne Van Wyk in the last game and drafted Temba Bavuma in his place. Van Wyk will be back in the team if he is fully fit.
Here is our prediction of Durban Heat playing XI:
- Hashim Amla
- Albie Morkel (c)
- Vernon Philander
- David Miller
- Marchant de Lange
- Morne Van Wyk
- Kyle Abbott
- Keshav Maharaj
- Khaya Zondo
- Heinrich Klaasen (wk)
- Brandon Mavuta
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Ryan Rickelton has displayed his pedigree with the innings of 91; however, he has not plenty on either side of it. This will be an opportunity for the batsman to prove his mettle against Durban Heat on the home ground.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
There have been two MSL cricket matches played at this ground so far. Both have been contrasting affairs. The first match saw 124/7 being scored in the first inning, while a mountain of 198 runs was erected in the second inning.
Jozi Stars will be the favourites to win this cricket match. They are playing against a weak side in Durban Heat and playing at the home cricket ground should help them in establishing an advantage. Considering all these factors, our prediction will be of a Jozi Stars victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Ryan Rickelton (JS) – 40+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Kyle Abbott (DH) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
R Van Der Dussen (JS)
Jozi Stars – 1.83
Durban Heat – 1.83
*odds may change anytime