Cricket Match Information:
Jozi Stars vs Paarl Rocks will be taking on each other for the second time in the second season of Mzansi Super League. Jozi Stars are winless in the tournament so far after playing six cricket games. Paarl Rocks, on the other hand, are at the top of the table with four wins out of six cricket games. Our prediction is of one-sided affair at Johannesburg with Paarl Rocks being huge favourites.
- Tournament: Mzansi Super League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 1:30 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 01.12.2019
- Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
- Weather: Pleasant, Temperature: 17 degrees, Thunderstorms: 20%
- Team A: Jozi Stars
- Team B: Paarl Rocks
- Team A Captain: Temba Bavuma
- Team B Captain: Faf du Plessis
Temba Bavuma is leading Jozi Stars in this season of Mzansi Super League. Stars have been struggling in this season. After six consecutive losses, Jozi Stars need to make some significant changes and should look of a different strategy with Neil McKenzie, who is the newly appointed mentor for this season.
Neither their batting nor their bowling has worked for Jozi Stars. They continue to lose despite having heavyweights like Chris Gayle in the squad. Even the presence of Kagiso Rabada has nott helped them to create the pressure upfront and pick up wickets. Simon Harmer and Dan Christian have been efficient but not extraordinary.
Jozi Stars have now lost the services of Chris Gayle, who has returned home and take a bit of break from cricket. Our prediction is of at least one change in the playing eleven due to back-to-back losses
Here is our prediction of Jozi Stars’ playing XI:
- Temba Bavuma
- Chris Gayle
- Kagiso Rabada
- Dane Christian
- Duanne Olivier
- Dane Paterson
- RD Rickelton
- Reeza Hendricks
- Rassie van der Dussen
- Simon Harmer
- Aaron Phangiso
Paarl Rocks are being led by Faf du Plessis in this season of Mzansi Super League. After winning two back-to-back cricket games, they have now moved to the first spot on the points table.
Rocks would have been particularly happy with their win over Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in their last cricket game. Giants had been at the top of the table for the last few games and teams were finding it hard to beat them. Rocks scored 166 runs on batting first and then came back to defend the total by 31 runs.
With a fine win in the last cricket game, our prediction is of the same playing eleven for Paarl Rocks.
Here is our prediction of Paarl Rocks’ playing XI:
- Faf du Plessis
- H Davids
- James Vince
- Ishuru Udana
- Tabraiz Shamsi
- Kerwin Mungroo
- Cameron Delport
- Dwaine Pretorius
- Bjorn Fortuin
- Mangaliso Mosehle
- GC Viljoen
Expert Prediction: JS v PR
Teams with two contrasting fortunes in the tournament so far, Jozi Stars and Paarl Rocks, are going to clash with each other. This will be their second game against each other. Jozi Stars lost the first game by four wickets against Rocks earlier last week.
Jozi Stars are currently at the bottom of the points table. They have now taken the help of Neil McKenzie, who will be guiding them in the capacity of a mentor. But of whatever cricket has been possible so far, defending champions Jozi Stars have not enjoyed those as they have succumbed to one defeat after another.
Paarl Rocks have become a completely different side now. They have now won four games of cricket which are joint most with Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. Every part of that team is fully functioning now. While the likes of Faf du Plessis and James Vince have been very consistent with the bat this season, Tabrez Shami with the ball has been a complete revelation.
Our prediction is of a one-sided victory in favour of Paarl Rocks in this game of cricket. Their morale is high at the moment, whereas Jozi Stars are completely struggling with their confidence and decision making at the moment.
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? – Paarl Rocks
Top Batsman – Faf du Plessis (PR), HE Van der Dussen (JS)
Top Bowler – Tabraiz Shamsi (PR), Duanne Olivier (JS)
Most Sixes – Faf du Plessis (PR), HE Van der Dussen (JS)
Man of the Match – Faf du Plessis (PR)
Team Scores Batting first – Paarl Rocks 170+, Jozi Stars 140+
Our Official Partner Odds for Jozi Stars vs Paarl Rocks
Jozi Stars – 2.00
Paarl Rocks – 1.76
*odds may change anytime