Cricket Match Information:
Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz cricket game will mark the beginning of Mzansi Super League 2019. This will be the second season of the cricket league of South Africa. The tournament will be kicked off by the finalists of last year, Jozi Stars and Cape Town Blitz. Jozi Stars are the defending champions of the tournament while Cape Town Blitz were the runners-up last year. Our prediction is of an exciting tournament opener between two good sides.
- Tournament: Mzansi Super League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 9:00 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 8.11.2019
- Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
- Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: 31 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Jozi Stars
- Team B: Cape Town Blitz
- Team A Captain: Temba Bavuma
- Team B Captain: Quinton de Kock
Jozi Stars have named Temba Bavuma as the skipper for this season. The team has heavyweights in the form of Chris Gayle, Kagiso Rabada and Dane Christian.
Stars would be defending the title this year hence, they would like to get off to a great start. Our prediction is that they would like to strengthen their batting against a strong bowling line up of Cape Town Blitz.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier and Dane Paterson as three fast bowlers.
Here is our prediction of Jozi Stars’ playing XI:
- Temba Bavuma
- Chris Gayle
- Kagiso Rabada
- Dane Christian
- Duanne Olivier
- Dane Paterson
- Shoaib Malik
- Reeza Hendricks
- Rassie van der Dussen
- Simon Harmer
- Aaron Phangiso
Cape Town Blitz
Cape Town Blitz have chosen Quinton de Kock as their skipper for this season. He has fantastic squad at his disposal. Cape Town have arguably chosen the best bowling attack of the tournament.
The presence of Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje, Wahab Riaz and Vernon Philander makes it a formidable bowling attack. On the batting front, they have Liam Livingstone, Asif Ali and Janneman Malan.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje and Vernon Philander as fast bowlers. Wahab Riaz is currently on Pakistan duty hence, he will not be available for this game of cricket at least.
Here is our prediction of Cape Town Blitz’s playing XI:
- Quinton de Kock
- Dale Steyn
- Anrich Nortje
- Vernon Philander
- Liam Livingstone
- Janneman Malan
- George Linde
- Marques Ackerman
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Gregory Mahlokwana
- Khwezi Gumede
Expert Prediction: JZ vs CTB
The defending champions of last year, Jozi Stars, will take on the runners-up of last year, Cape Town Blitz, in the opening game of cricket of Mzansi Super League 2019. With tournament being played just under one year of upcoming World T20, it will hold a great importance for South African cricket team.
South Africa, in all probability, will be going with the option of Quinton de Kock as the captain in World T20 next year hence, the stint with Cape Town Blitz should hold him in good stead. Temba Bavuma will get an opportunity to lead Jozi Stars as well and finally showcase the talent he truly possesses.
This cricket tournament will be free to air after many years in South Africa hence, it will be a great opportunity for a lot of these cricketers to become a household name. This cricket tournament will also be a platform for players like Dale Steyn to show that he can still do a lot of damage in the shortest format of the game. It must be noted that Steyn had retired from the longer format of the game to focus on World T20. However, he was not chosen for the T20 cricket series against India.
Our prediction is of a fine start for Jozi Stars, who seem to have all the bases covered while Blitz’s strength definitely lies in their bowling. A couple of Pakistani players are currently out of action due to their national duty and the tournament is set to get more attractions once they return. For now, there are enough local superstars for the crowd to come in and enjoy the cricket.
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? – Jozi Stars
Top Batsman – Temba Bavuma (JZ), Quinton de Kock (CTB)
Top Bowler – Kagiso Rabada (JZ), Anrich Nortje (CTB)
Most Sixes – Temba Bavuma (JZ), Quinton de Kock (CTB)
Man of the Match – Kagiso Rabada (JZ)
Team Scores Batting first – Jozi Stars 160+, Cape Town Blitz 140+
Our Official Partner Odds for Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz
Jozi Stars – 1.71
Cape Town Blitz – 2.05
*odds may change anytime