After suffering a 31-run loss at the hands of Paarl Rocks in their last game, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will look to get their campaign back on track when they lock horns with Durban Heat. Unlike the Bay Giants, the Heat recorded a win in their previous game as Dane Vilas led his team to a seven-wicket win against Cape Town Blitz.
The two teams had met each other in match number 14 of MSL 2019 and just five fixtures later, they will go head-to-head once again. The Giants won the previous battle quite convincingly, so it will be intriguing to see if the Durban-based franchise can avenge that defeat.
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Ravi Bopara and David Miller will look to continue their fine form in the batting department for the Heat whereas Keshav Maharaj will have the onus of keeping a check on the run-flow.
From the Bay Giants, all-rounder Chris Morris and leg-spinner Imran Tahir will be the players to watch out for.
After registering their first victory of the season, Durban Heat would not want to tinker much with their match squad for the game against the Bay Giants. Expect Dane Vilas to lead his side from the front once again.
Probable XI: Wesley Marshall, Alex Hales, Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas (c & wk), David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Marco Jansen, Malusi Siboto
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Though the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants lost their last match, the team management would be unlikely to alter their team combination. After all, the Bay Giants have been playing fantastic cricket this tournament, and the reverse against the Paarl Rocks was probably just an off-day.
Probable XI: Jason Roy, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Onke Nyaku, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala, Imran Tahir
The momentum is in favor of Durban but the Bay Giants have a stellar unit, with the likes of Jason Roy, Imran Tahir, Ben Dunk, Chris Morris and Junior Dala all present in the playing XI.
It is unlikely that Dane Vilas would be able to inspire the Heat to another victory. Hence, the Giants will start as the favorites to win.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are expected to win this match.
When, where and how to watch?
Date: 30 November 2019, Match 20
Time: 4.00 PM IST
Live Telecast: Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD