Cricket Prediction Jozi Stars vs Durban Heat Mzansi Super League 07.12

Cricket Match Information:

Jozi Stars vs Durban Heat will be the ninth cricket game for both teams. Currently on the points table, Jozi Stars are on the last spot, whereas Durban Heat are on the fourth spot. With just a handful of cricket games left, Durban Heat would like to confirm their semifinal berth, whereas Jozi Stars are already out of the contention. Our prediction expert reckons Durban Heat will hold the massive advantage going into this game of cricket.  

  • Tournament: Mzansi Super League
  • Cricket Match format: T20
  • Cricket match time4:00 pm IST
  • Cricket match date07.12.2019
  • Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
  • Weather: Partly sunny, Temperature: 20 degrees, Thunderstorms: 40% 
  • Team A: Jozi Stars
  • Team B: Durban Heat
  • Team A Captain: Temba Bavuma
  • Team B Captain: Dane Vilas

Jozi Stars

Temba Bavuma is leading Jozi Stars in this season of Mzansi Super League. Stars have been struggling in this season. They have stayed winless after so many cricket games.

Neither the batting nor the bowling part has worked for Jozi Stars. Even the presence of the likes of Chris Gayle and Kagiso Rabada was not enough. Now they do not have the services of Chris Gayle, who has returned back home to take a break from cricket.

In their last cricket game, Jozi Stars gave one of their better performances with the bat. On being sent out to bat first, they scored 171 runs courtesy of a fine knock from Reeza Hendricks and useful contributions from every other batsman.

However, their bowling once again let them down and Paarl Rocks overhauled their target easily by 5 wickets. As it happens with losing sides, our prediction is of at least one change in the playing eleven.

Here is our prediction of Jozi Stars’ playing XI:

  • Temba Bavuma 
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Dane Christian
  • Duanne Olivier
  • Dane Paterson
  • RD Rickelton
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • LB Williams
  • Aaron Phangiso

Durban Heat

Dane Vilas is the skipper for Durban Heat this season. They were led by allrounder Albie Morkel last year who is no longer available.

Durban Heat finished last year at the last spot. This year they have been better but are still away from sealing their semifinal spot. So far, they have played eight cricket games and won three of those, whereas their three cricket games have been abandoned due to rain. They are coming off a huge win over Paarl Rocks in their last game. They needed to chase 196 runs on batting second and they did it in some style with 7 balls remaining.

Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game barring any injury. 

Here is our prediction of Durban Heat’s playing XI:

  • Dane Vilas
  • Kyle Abbot
  • Kesav Maharaj
  • Ravi Bopara
  • Alex Hales
  • David Miller
  • WG Lubbe
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • MP Siboto
  • M Jansen
  • Wesley Marshall

Expert Prediction: JS vs DH

Jozi Stars and Durban Heat will face each other for the first time in the second season of Mzansi Super League. Last year, Jozi Stars managed to beat Durban Heat in both cricket games. But the tide has turned this year and Stars have found themselves really struggling in this season. Durban Heat, on the other hand, are going through a little bit of resurgence and kept themselves alive in the competition.

Against the number two side on the points table, Paarl Rocks, Heat were up against it. They conceded 195 runs on bowling first and it seemed like their tournament will be over. However, led by Alex Hales, Heat made the difficult task easy and chased down the total easily by 6 wickets. After struggling right throughout the season, Hales found some form and scored 97 off just 55 balls to take Heat home.

Our prediction is of another win for Durban Heat. They seem to have found the form just at the right time. With 3 wins out of 8 cricket games, they are at level with Tshwane Spartans and have more points than Cape Town Blitz. Hence, if they can win both their remaining cricket games, they will give themselves a great chance of qualifying for the semifinals.  

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 the team winning the toss would like to bowl first. 

Who will win? – Durban Heat

Top Batsman – Reeza Hendricks (JZ), Alex Hales (DH)

Top Bowler – Kagiso Rabada (JZ), Kesav Maharaj (DH)

Most Sixes – Reeza Hendricks (JZ), Alex Hales (DH)

Man of the MatchAlex Hales (DH)

Team Scores Batting first – Jozi Stars (140+), Durban Heat (160+)

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