Mzansi Super League 2019, Jozi Stars vs Paarl Rocks: Predicted XIs, match prediction and live telecast details
The fourth Sunday of Mzansi Super League 2019 will witness a battle between the defending champions Jozi Stars and second-placed Paarl Rocks. The Stars have not won a single match in this tournament thus far, while the Rocks have lost just two of their seven matches.
However, both sides enter this clash on the back of defeats to the Tshwane Spartans. The Rocks were handed an 8-wicket defeat, while the Stars fell short by 20 runs.
As a result, both sides will be looking to get back to winning ways when they clash in the 21st match of MSL 2019.
All eyes will be on Shoaib Malik, who will replace Chris Gayle for the Jozi Stars. The Pakistani all-rounder was in terrific form in the Caribbean Premier League and will hope to help his side secure their first victory of the competition.
For the Rocks, spin bowler Tabraiz Shamsi and English batsman James Vince will be the players to watch out for.
Jozi Stars will have to make at least one change to their lineup for the game against Paarl Rocks following Chris Gayle's departure. Shoaib Malik should walk into the side straightaway while wicket-keeper batsman Ryan Rickelton could also find a place in the XI.
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Probable XI: Ryan Rickelton (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Shoaib Malik, Sinethemba Qeshile, Daniel Christian, Lizaad Williams, Kagiso Rabada, Aaron Phangiso, Duanne Olivier.
After an off-day against Tshwane Spartans, Paarl Rocks will be looking for a response. They are unlikely to make any changes to the side that lost to the Spartans.
Probable XI: Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, James Vince, Faf du Plessis (c), Dwaine Pretorious, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Sibonelo Makhanya, Hardus Viljoen, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi, Isuru Udana
Although the Jozi Stars have received a massive boost with the arrival of Shoaib Malik, they simply do not have the firepower to contend with the Rocks, who should emerge victorious.
Paarl Rocks to win a nail-biting contest.
When, where and how to watch?
Date: 1 December 2019, Match 21
Time: 1:00 PM IST
Live Telecast: Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD