Mzansi Super League 2019, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Durban Heat: Predicted XIs, match prediction and live telecast details

Can the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants continue their winning momentum?
Can the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants continue their winning momentum?
Vinay Chhabria

The most successful team of the 2019 edition of the Mzansi Super League so far, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will battle it out against Durban Heat in Match 14. The Giants have not lost a single match thus far and occupy the top spot on the points table with 15 points from 4 matches.

Durban, on the other hand, are without a single victory in their first four matches, leaving them in the fifth spot.

The two sides have squared off twice in MSL history. The first encounter ended in favor of the Giants who trounced their opponents by 9 wickets, while the second match produced no result.

As a result, the Heat will be looking to register their first win against the Giants. Kyle Abbott will have a key role to play in that regard. The right-arm fast bowler has picked up two wickets this season and will look to add to his tally in the upcoming match.

Also see – Big Bash League points table

For the Giants, captain Jon-Jon Smuts and all-rounder Chris Morris will look to maintain their magnificent form in this tournament. Smuts has scored 105 runs in 3 innings while Morris has taken 6 wickets at an economy rate of 5.76.

Predicted XIs

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

The Giants are unlikely to tinker with the side that chased down a target of 187 against Cape Town Blitz. However, their top order will need to step up this time around after a few failures.

Probable XI: Jason Roy, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts (C), Ben Dunk (wk), Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Onke Nyaku, Nandre Burger, Junior Dala, Imran Tahir

Durban Heat

Three of the four matches Durban Heat have played have produced no result, meaning the team management has still not settled on the best XI. However, they are unlikely to tinker too much with the side that took the field against Tshwane Spartans.

Probable XI: Wesley Marshall, Alex Hales, Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas (C & wk), David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Marco Jansen, Kyle Abbott, Malusi Siboto

Match Prediction

Durban Heat's campaign has been hampered by rain and they have been unable to get much time on the field. The Giants, on the other hand, have showcased some strong performances and enter this contest as firm favourites.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants to come out on top.

When, where and how to watch?

Date: 23rd November 2019, Match 14

Time: 4.00 PM IST

Live Telecast: Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD

Edited by Arvind Sriram


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