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Cricket Match Information:
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Jozi Stars cricket game will be the second game of Jozi Stars in the second season of Mzansi Super League. This will be the first cricket game for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. In the first season of Mzansi Super League, Jozi Stars were the champions, whereas Nelson Mandela Bay Giants ended up at the fourth spot. Our prediction expert reckons it is going to be an exciting and close game between two evenly matched sides.
- Tournament: Mzansi Super League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 5:30 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 10.11.2019
- Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
- Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: 21 degrees, Thunderstorms: 24%
- Team A: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
- Team B: Jozi Stars
- Team A Captain: JJ Smuts
- Team B Captain: Temba Bavuma
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have chosen JJ Smuts as their skipper for this season of Mzansi Super League. They finished off the last season at the number fourth spot and would like to do better this season.
They have a star-studded squad this year. The presence of players like Jason Roy, Farhan Behardien, Chris Morris and Imran Tahir give them a significant edge. They also have Australian player Ben Dunk in their squad.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Ben Dunk straightaway in the playing eleven, whereas Jason Roy, if available, will definitely open the innings for them.
Here is our prediction of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants’ playing XI:
- JJ Smuts
- Chris Morris
- Jason Roy
- Farhan Behardien
- Imran Tahir
- Marco Marais
- Heino Kuhn
- Junior Dala
- Beuran Hendricks
- Grant Thomson
- Dyllan Matthews
Jozi Stars have named Temba Bavuma as the skipper for this season. He has heavyweights in the form of Chris Gayle, Kagiso Rabada and Dane Christian in his squad.
Jozi Stars got off to a losing start in the second season of Mzansi Super League. They are the defending champions this year and would like to get back to winning ways soon. They were not outplayed in the first game by Cape Town Blitz but lost the game due to some great bowling by Dayle Steyn and poor batting from their lower order.
Despite the loss in the first game, our prediction is of the same playing eleven for Jozi Stars that played in the last cricket game.
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
- Nono Pongolo
Expert Prediction: NMBG vs JZ
The defending champions of last year, Jozi Stars, will take on the semifinalists of last year, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, in their second game of cricket of Mzansi Super League 2019. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, on the other hand, would be looking to get off to a winning start in the second season.
Reeza Hendricks nearly got Jozi Stars home in their first game against Cape Town Blitz through his knock off 80 runs of 53 balls. At one stage, they were absolutely cruising when skipper Temba Bavuma and Hendricks were batting together but post the fall of Bavuma’s wicket, Stars lost their way and fell short by 15 runs.
Giants are going to be led by JJ Smuts and have a fantastic squad at their disposal. The likes of Jason Roy, who is a World Cup winner, would be adding immense belief and firepower to their lineup. They also have the services of leg spinner, Imran Tahir, who perhaps might be playing the league for last time. Tahir has retired recently, and it remains to be seen how long he ends up playing.
Our prediction is of a winning start for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants as they seem to have all the basis covered, whereas Jozi Stars seem a bit too reliant on a few individuals. However, if Stars bowl well and find somebody else to support Reeza Hendricks and Temba Bavuma with the bat, they will prove to be a difficult team to beat.
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), Temba Bavuma (JZ)
Top Bowler –Imran Tahir (NMBG), Kagiso Rabada (JZ)
Most Sixes – Jason Roy (NMBG), Temba Bavuma (JZ)
Man of the Match – Imran Tahir (NMBG)
Team Scores Batting first – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 180+, Jozi Stars 160+
Our Official Partner Odds for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Jozi Stars
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – 2.10
Jozi Stars – 1.71
*odds may change anytime