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Cricket Match Information:
Paarl Rocks vs Durban Heat will be the ninth and eighth cricket game respectively for both teams. Currently on the points table, Paarl Rocks have moved up to the first spot, whereas Durban Heat are on the fifth spot. With just a handful of cricket games left, the teams would be now looking to seal their semifinal spots. Our prediction expert reckons Paarl Rocks will hold the advantage in this game of cricket but not by a huge margin.
- Tournament: Mzansi Super League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 9:00 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 04.12.2019
- Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
- Weather: Partly sunny, Temperature: 28 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Paarl Rocks
- Team B: Durban Heat
- Team A Captain: Faf du Plessis
- Team B Captain: Dane Vilas
Dane Vilas is the skipper for Durban Heat this season. They were led by allrounder Albie Morkel last year who is no longer available.
Durban Heat finished last year at the last spot. This year they have been better but are still away from sealing their semifinal spot. So far, they have played seven cricket games and won 2 of those, whereas their three cricket games have been abandoned due to rain. They are coming off a fine win over Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, where they chased down the total of 173 runs with 7 balls remaining and 6 wickets in hand.
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
- WG Lubbe
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- MP Siboto
- M Jansen
- Wesley Marshall
Paarl Rocks are being led by Faf du Plessis in this season of Mzansi Super League. After winning two back-to-back cricket games, they have now moved to the first spot on the points table.
Rocks have played eight cricket games so far and have won five of those to sit comfortably at the top of the table. They are nearly through to the semifinals but would not like to let go the winning momentum. In their last cricket game against Jozi Stars, they needed to chase down 172 runs. Despite losing some of their big names early in the run-chase, they won the game by 5 wickets and 4 balls remaining.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game against Jozi Stars.
Here is our prediction of Paarl Rocks’ playing XI:
- Faf du Plessis
- H Davids
- James Vince
- Ishuru Udana
- Tabraiz Shamsi
- Kerwin Mungroo
- Cameron Delport
- BS Makhanya
- Bjorn Fortuin
- K Verreynne
- GC Viljoen
Expert Prediction: PR vs DH
Paarl Rocks and Durban Heat round two will take place at Paarl. The first encounter between the two sides was abandoned due to the rain. Durban Heat have had many such kinds of encounters in this season. Three of their games have been completely rained off. Paarl Rocks, on the other hand, have gone from strength to strength in the tournament. They are now firmly placed at the number one spot with 5 wins out of 8 cricket games.
Both teams are coming off a fine win in their last cricket game. Both teams chased down the total in excess of 170 and that would have pleased them a great deal. However, one gets the feeling that this game will go in the favour of the team that will bowl better. Durban Heat definitely have better names than Paarl Rocks in the bowling department, but their form has been a bit patchy this season.
Our prediction is of a win for Paarl Rocks. They just have been a better team this season and while Durban Heat have not been bad, Rocks have been just too consistent. They look like a team on a mission this season and it will take something special from someone to stop them. Does Durban Heat have it in them? Only time will tell.
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? – Paarl Rocks
Top Batsman – Faf du Plessis (PR), Wihan Lubbe (DH)
Top Bowler –Tabrez Shamsi (PR), Kesav Maharaj (DH)
Most Sixes – Faf du Plessis (PR), Wihan Lubbe (DH)
Man of the Match – Faf du Plessis (PR)
Team Scores Batting first –Paarl Rocks (170+), Durban Heat (160+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Paarl Rocks vs Durban Heat
Paarl Rocks – 1.64
Durban Heat – 2.20
*odds may change anytime