Cricket Match Information:
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Durban Heat cricket game will be the fifth game of this season for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. They are currently on the number one position of the points table with three wins out of four games. On the other hand, their opponent for this game of cricket, Durban Heat, do not have any wins yet out of the three games played. They do have four points courtesy of two abandoned games. Our prediction is of a good game between these two teams and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants should hold some advantage over Durban Heat.
- Tournament: Mzansi Super League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 4:00 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 23.11.2019
- Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
- Weather: Partly sunny, Temperature: 23 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
- Team B: Durban Heat
- Team A Captain: JT Smuts
- Team B Captain: Dane Vilas
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are being led by JT Smuts in this season of Mzansi Super League. So far, he has led the side wonderfully well and his tactics have brought about a lot of success this season.
Giants are coming off an important win over Paarl Rocks. They chased down the total of 186 runs with ease in 19.1 overs. Skipper JT Smuts led from the front and scored 73 runs off just 51 balls. Marco Marais and Chris Morris too played an important role late in the innings and scored 40 runs off 20 balls and 19 off 9 balls respectively.
Giants have almost everyone in good form and with three wins out of three complete games, our prediction is of the same side that played the last cricket game barring any injury.
Here is our prediction of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants’ playing XI:
- JJ Smuts
- Chris Morris
- Jason Roy
- Marco Marais
- Imran Tahir
- Heino Kuhn
- Junior Dala
- MP Breetzke
- O Nyaku
- N Burger
- Ben Dunk
Dane Vilas is the skipper for Durban Heat this season. They were led by allrounder Albie Morkel last year who is no longer available. They finally had their first full game this season, but they lost the game by ten runs.
Durban Heat finished last year at the last spot. In the second season, rain has not helped their cause as their first two cricket games have been abandoned due to rain. Durban Heat largely has a set of unknown players or the players who have not yet made it big at the international level. However, they would take a lot of positives from their last game where somebody like Wihan Lubbe impressed with a score of 83 runs off 42 balls.
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
- Sarel Erwee
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- MP Siboto
- Prenelan Subrayen
- Wesley Marshall
Expert Prediction: NMBG vs DH
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Durban Heat are going to play their fifth and fourth cricket match respectively in the second season of Mzansi Super League. Giants have won three cricket games this season and are at the number one spot on the points table.
Durban Heat were not that far in their only full game as well. They lost the cricket game by just ten runs and at one stage, they were in with a chance to win the game. Wihan Lubbe was the best batsman on the show and scored 83 runs off just 42 balls but none of the other batsmen could impress and as a result, Heat fell short.
It is going to be an exciting game of cricket between these two sides. Our prediction is of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants’ victory because of their current form. They have all the bases covered at the moment. whereas Durban Heat will be looking to settle into a combination especially after the last loss.
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? – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Top Batsman – Jason Roy (NMBG), Wihan Lubbe (DH)
Top Bowler – Imran Tahir (NMBG), Andile Phehlukwayo (DH)
Most Sixes – Jason Roy (NMBG), Wihan Lubbe (DH)
Man of the Match – Jason Roy (NMBG)
Team Scores Batting first –Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 170+, Durban Heat 160+
Our Official Partner Odds for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Durban Heat
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – 1.62
Durban Heat – 2.25
*odds may change anytime