On the second night of Mzansi Super League 2019's fourth week, Cape Town Blitz will host Durban Heat who are yet to register their first win of the competition. Cape Town is at the fourth position on the standings with three wins in six matches whereas Durban is right behind them with two defeats and four no results in their six games.
The rain Gods have not been kind to the Durban-based franchise as four of their six games have been abandoned because of rain. Heat is yet to find its perfect team combination but the side will look to bring its campaign back on track in match number 18 of MSL 2019.
Shifting our focus to the individual stars of both the teams, all eyes will be on the English all-rounder, Ravi Bopara who has slammed a fifty for the Heat already. From the bowling department, Durban will expect Keshav Maharaj to trouble the opposition batsmen.
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On the other side, the duo of Janneman Malan and Quinton de Kock will have the onus of scoring the runs for Blitz. With the ball, the fast bowlers Wahab Riaz and Dale Steyn would like to continue their good form in the tournament.
Cape Town Blitz
After suffering a close defeat in their last game, Cape Town Blitz might drop Vernon Philander from their match squad and replace him with the young pacer Anrich Nortje. There should be no other changes in their playing XI.
Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Janneman Malan, Marques Ackerman, Liam Livingstone, Asif Ali, George Linde, Wahab Riaz, Sisanda Magala, Gregory Mahlokwana, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje
Just like the Cape Town Blitz, Durban Heat had suffered a last-over loss in their previous encounter. Thus, Dane Vilas is unlikely to alter his playing XI for this game.
Probable XI: Wesley Marshall, Alex Hales, Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas (c & wk), David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Shaun von Borg, Malusi Siboto
Since Durban Heat has not played much cricket this season, it is not known how their team will play. But, Cape Town Blitz have an edge over them in the head-to-head record as they have won two of their three matches against this opposition.
Given that Dale Steyn is in fiery form at the moment, the fans can back the home side to emerge victorious.
Cape Town Blitz to come out on top.
When, where and how to watch?
Date: 28th November 2019, Match 18
Time: 9.00 PM IST
Live Telecast: Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD