Mzansi Super League – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants look to topple Cape Town Blitz from top position – November 27, 2018

Cricket match date: 27th November 2018

Cricket match time: 10:30 pm IST

Cricket match location: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth

Cricket Match format: T20

Tournament: Mzansi Super League

Team A: Cape Town Blitz

Team B: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Team A Captain: Farhan Behardien

Team B Captain: JI Smuts


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Cricket Match Preview:

Cape Town Blitz’s unbeaten run came to an end after four consecutive victories. Paarl Rocks, led by Faf du Plessis, beat them comfortably by 5 wickets in the last game of cricket. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, on the other hand, continued their winning march as they defeated Tshwane Spartans by D/L method.

Cape Town Blitz had looked unstoppable so far in the first edition of Mzansi Super League. Their batting, comprising of International cricket stars like Quinton de Kock, skipper Farhan Behardien and Pakistan’s Asif Ali, had been in good form coming into the game against Paarl Rocks. However, due to some good captaincy by Faf du Plessis and quality bowling by BC Fortuin and D Paterson, Blitz never got going and got all out for 140 runs in 20 overs.

Apart from a solid batting lineup, Blitz also consists of fine bowling unit. The presence of great Dale Steyn had made it difficult for opposition openers to get going. In this game of cricket, Steyn struck twice by dismissing the Paarl’s openers within a couple of deliveries. But the sensible approach of skipper Faf du Plessis and other middle order batsmen made sure that Paarl reached their target comfortably.

Giants, on the other hand, could not have asked for better timing from the rains. Giants struggled their way to 143 runs in 20 overs as none of their batsmen managed to hang in at the crease apart from opener Marais. Spartans could not have gotten a better opportunity to get back to winning ways, but their top order batting let them down again. They knew that the rain was around, and wickets were of premium but they lost two wickets including that of AB de Villiers in space of 3 deliveries. As luck would have it, rain started pouring post that and Spartans were short by 7 runs according to D/L method.

If Giants can win this game of cricket against the Cape Town Blitz, they will move to the first spot on the points table and will lead to the more shake-up in the points table.

Cricket Match Information:

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will look to topple Cape Town Blitz from the first position in the points table when they will take on each other in the next game of cricket of Mzansi Super League. As of now, Cape Town Blitz, despite the loss in their last cricket game, are at the top position due to their superior net run-rate than Giants.

Cape Town Blitz

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Cape Town Blitz did not do much wrong in their last game against Paarl Rocks. They would be looking at one of their top order batsmen to bat through. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven as their last cricket game.

Here is our prediction of Cape Town Blitz playing XI:

  • Quinton de Kock
  • JN Malan
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Farhan Behardein
  • Asif Ali
  • Hussain Talat
  • FD Adams
  • GF Linde
  • DL Piedt
  • MP Siboto
  • Dale Steyn

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Giants are in fine form at the moment. Our prediction is they will go with the same playing eleven in their next game of cricket as the game against Tshwane Spartans.

Here is our prediction of Giant’s playing XI:

  • M Marais
  • JT Smuts
  • Ben Duckett
  • WJ Lubbe
  • C Jonker
  • Chris Morris
  • SSB Magala
  • RS Second
  • CJ Dala
  • C le Roux
  • Imran Tahir

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Quinton de Kock has been in good form in this tournament so far. Our prediction is of a big score from his bat in the next game of cricket.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

Port Elizabeth have produced some good game of cricket so far in the tournament. The scores of around 140-150 are proving to be a match-winning one. Our prediction is of the same trend to continue in the next game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will begin the game as slight favourites. Their recent form and Blitz’ last loss is the reason behind the standings. Giants will be extra motivated to get to the top of the points table. Hence, our prediction is of a Giants victory.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Quinton de Kock (CB) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Imran Tahir (NMBG) -2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Quinton de Kock (CB)

LOGO 2 Odds

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – 2.00

Cape Town Blitz – 1.66

*odds may change anytime

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