Mzansi Super League 2019, Jozi Stars vs Tshwane Spartans: Predicted XIs, match prediction and live telecast details
- With the likes of Elgar, De Villiers and Morkel present in the side, Tshwane Spartans can be backed to win this game
The defending champions of Mzansi Super League, Jozi Stars will look to keep their 2019 campaign alive when they meet the Tshwane Spartans in match number 16 of the tournament.
The Stars are at the last position on the points table with zero wins in five games, while the Spartans have not had luck by their side this year. Three of their four matches have not produced a result, and they emerged victorious against Paarl Rocks in their lone completed fixture.
Talking about the head-to-head record of the two teams, both the franchises have won one match against each other. Hence, the winner of the upcoming match will gain the lead in their rivalry.
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Dean Elgar will have the responsibility of scoring a bulk of the runs for Spartans, as he has been their leading run-scorer in this season. With the ball, Morne Morkel will look to trouble the opposition batsmen with his pace and bounce.
Chris Gayle meanwhile will play his last MSL match of the season, as Shoaib Malik will replace him in the Stars' squad after this match. The 'Universe Boss' will look to sign off on a high.
The fans will also hope that fast bowler Kagiso Rabada makes an impact in this match.
Though the Stars have not opened their account on the points table, there's nothing much the team management can do about their playing XI. They have fielded their best possible lineup in every match, but have just not got the right results.
Expect them to start with the same XI once again.
Probable XI: Ryan Rickelton, Chris Gayle, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Sinethemba Qeshile, Daniel Christian, Simon Harmer, Kagiso Rabada, Aaron Phangiso, Duanne Olivier.
As mentioned above, the Spartans have played good cricket but the rain gods have not been kind to them. They are unbeaten in this tourney yet they stand at the fourth position on the standings.
Since they have not lost a match, the team management will likely continue with the same team.
Probable XI : Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen (c & wk), Petrus van Biljon, Wiaan Mulder, Tom Curran, Roelof van der Merwe, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla
The Jozi Stars have no momentum with them whatsoever while the Spartans are yet to taste their first defeat. With the likes of Elgar, De Villiers and Morkel in their side, Tshwane Spartans can be backed to win this game.
Tshwane Spartans are expected to win this match.
When, where and how to watch?
Date: 24 November 2019, Match 16
Time: 5.30 PM IST
Live Telecast: Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HDPublished 23 Nov 2019, 21:34 IST