Cricket Match Information:
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Tshwane Spartans cricket game will be the eighth cricket game for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants while it will be the seventh cricket game for Tshwane Spartans. Currently on the points table, Giants have slipped to the third spot, whereas Spartans have gone up to the first spot. Our prediction expert reckons it is going to be a fascinating contest between the two very evenly matched sides.
- Tournament: Mzansi Super League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 9:00 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 03.12.2019
- Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
- Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: 23 degrees, Thunderstorms: 20%
- Team A: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
- Team B: Tshwane Spartans
- Team A Captain: JT Smuts
- Team B Captain: Henrich Klassen
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 back-to-back losses. Prior to that, they were on the number one spot and now they have slipped to number three spot. Giants would be slightly worried about the two losses as it is now reaching the business end of the tournament and they would not like a loss of form at this stage.
Despite the loss in a previous cricket game, 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
Tshwane Spartans have made a big change this year at the leadership level. They have replaced AB de Villiers with Henrich Klassen as the skipper for this season. Clearly, the franchise has understood that AB is not going to be around forever, and they needed to find a replacement.
Tshwane Spartans registered a fine win over Jozi Stars in their last cricket game. They won the game by 20 runs and moved to the third spot. It was the second win for Spartans in this season of Mzansi Super League. Even better news for Spartans was the fact that their star performer AB de Villiers showed signs of getting back to his best during his score of 53 runs off 33 balls.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game barring any injury.
Here is our prediction of Tshwane Spartans’ playing XI:
- Henrich Klassen
- AB de Villiers
- Dean Elgar
- Theunis de Bruyn
- RVD Merwe
- Morne Morkel
- Lungi Ngidi
- Lutho Sipamla
- Corbin Bosch
- Wiaan Mulder
- Petrus van Biljon
Expert Prediction: NMBG vs TS
AB de Villiers has begun to light up the Mzansi Super League. After a string of low scores at the start of the tournament, AB has played two remarkable knocks. In the last cricket game against Paarl Rocks, Spartans had to chase 126 runs and they did it with ease courtesy of the knock from de Villiers of 69 runs off just 37 balls.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, on the other hand, have faltered in the last two cricket games after a great start to the second season. In their second last game against Paarl Rocks, they needed to chase down 167 runs and could not do it. Then in the last cricket game, they lost the game even after scoring 173 runs. Durban Heat defeated them by 6 wickets with 7 balls remaining.
Our prediction for this game is of yet another win for Tshwane Spartans. They have begun to peak just at the right time in this tournament. These two teams have some unfinished business against each other in this season. In the first season, the honors were shared with both teams winning one game each. Their first game this season was abandoned when Tshwane Spartans were tottering at 33 for 4. However, that man AB de Villiers was unbeaten even then. Giants would know that in order to win, they will have to beat him.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first as the T20 game is 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? – Tshwane Spartans
Top Batsman – Jason Roy (NMBG), AB de Villiers (TS)
Top Bowler –Imran Tahir (NMBG), Lungi Ngidi (TS)
Most Sixes – Jason Roy (NMBG), AB de Villiers (TS)
Man of the Match – AB de Villiers (TS)
Team Scores Batting first – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 150+, Tshwane Spartans 170+
Our Official Partner Odds for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Tshwane Spartans
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – 1.76
Tshwane Spartans – 2.00
*odds may change anytime