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Cricket Match Information:
Tshwane Spartans vs Jozi Stars cricket game will be the second encounter between the two sides. The first cricket game was won by Tshwane Spartans by 20 runs. Currently on the points table, Tshwane Spartans are on the third spot, whereas Jozi Stars continue to stay at the last spot. Our prediction expert reckons that Tshwane Spartans will have the edge over struggling Jozi Stars in this cricket game as well.
- Tournament: Mzansi Super League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 9:00 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 05.12.2019
- Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
- Weather: Partly sunny, Temperature: 17 degrees, Thunderstorms: 40%
- Team A: Tshwane Spartans
- Team B: Jozi Stars
- Team A Captain: Heinrich Klaasen
- Team B Captain: Temba Bavuma
Henrich Klassen is leading Tshwane Spartans this season having replaced AB de Villiers as the skipper.
Tshwane Spartans have a nice mixture of young and experienced players in their squad. The experienced members of the squad, AB de Villiers, Morne Morkel and Dean Elgar give a strong core to the side.
Tshwane Spartans registered a fine win over Jozi Stars in their second 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.
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:
- AB de Villiers
- Dean Elgar
- Morne Morkel
- Roelof van der Merwe
- Tom Curran
- Lungi Ngidi
- Pite van Biljon
- PWA Mulder
- Theunis de Bruyn
- Heinrich Klaasen
- Lutho Sipamla
Temba Bavuma is leading Jozi Stars in this season of Mzansi Super League. Stars have been struggling in this season. After five consecutive losses, Jozi Stars need to make some significant changes and should look for a different strategy with Neil McKenzie, who is the newly appointed mentor for this season.
Neither the batting nor the bowling part has worked for Jozi Stars. They continue to lose despite having heavyweights like Chris Gayle in the squad. Even the presence of Kagiso Rabada has not helped them to create the pressure up front and pick up wickets. Simon Harmer and Dan Christian have been efficient but not extraordinary.
In their last cricket game, Jozi Stars tried some different things. They sent Chris Gayle to bat at number 3 spot and bowled Kagiso Rabada first change and yet they could not do what makes teams win the games of cricket. On batting first, they could score only 129 runs despite losing just 3 wickets. During the defence, they did manage to pick up a few wickets, but the runs were simply not enough to trouble Paarl Rocks.
Our prediction is of at least one change in the playing eleven due to back-to-back losses.
Here is our prediction of Jozi Stars’ playing XI:
- Temba Bavuma
- Shoaib Malik
- Kagiso Rabada
- Dane Christian
- Duanne Olivier
- Dane Paterson
- RD Rickelton
- Reeza Hendricks
- Rassie van der Dussen
- LB Williams
- Aaron Phangiso
Expert Prediction: TS vs JS
The defending champions of last year, Jozi Stars, are facing a lot of difficulties this year. Despite having played 7 cricket games this season, they are yet to open the win account this year. Currently, they are at the bottom of the points table. They have now taken the help of Neil McKenzie, who will be guiding them in the capacity of a mentor. But of whatever cricket has been possible so far, defending champions Jozi Stars have not enjoyed those as they have succumbed to one defeat after another.
Tshwane Spartans are currently placed at the number three spot on the points table. They are coming off a loss against Cape Town Blitz in the last cricket game. They needed to chase down 157 runs but fell short by 15 runs. That was their first loss in this season of Mzansi Super League.
With some thunderstorm forecast for this cricket game, our prediction for this game is of Tshwane Spartans’ win. It is likely to be a short cricket game and Jozi Stars do not seem to have the arsenal to trouble Spartans.
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? – Tshwane Spartans
Top Batsman – AB de Villiers (TS), RR Hendricks (JS)
Top Bowler – Morne Morkel (TS), Duanne Olivier (JS)
Most Sixes – AB de Villiers (TS), RR Hendricks (JS)
Man of the Match – AB de Villiers (TS)
Team Scores Batting first – Tshwane Spartans 170+, Jozi Stars 150+
Our Official Partner Odds for Tshwane Spartans vs Jozi Stars
Tshwane Spartans – 1.54
Jozi Stars – 2.40
*odds may change anytime