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

Published 26 Nov 2019, 21:50 IST
26 Nov 2019, 21:50 IST

Can the Paarl Rocks take the top spot away from the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants?
Can the Paarl Rocks take the top spot away from the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants?

Mzansi Super League action will resume tomorrow as the two most successful teams of this season so far, Paarl Rocks and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, lock horns with each other. The Giants are at the top of the table courtesy of their five-match unbeaten streak, while the Rocks are just behind them with three wins in five games.

Both the teams recorded close victories in their previous matches. While the Paarl-based franchise edged Cape Town Blitz by two runs, the Giants overcame challenge from Durban Heat on the 119th ball of their run chase.

Talking about the players to watch out for, all eyes will be on Chris Morris, who has been the star for the Giants in this tourney. Morris will expect his teammates Ben Dunk and Imran Tahir to support him in the batting and bowling departments, respectively.

Chris Morris
Chris Morris

On the other side, the duo of James Vince and Tabraiz Shamsi will have the onus of taking the Rocks to the pole position in the standings.

Predicted XIs

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Although Ryan ten Doeschate has replaced Farhaan Berhardien in the squad, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will likely not make any alterations to their playing XI. All the players have been playing their roles well and hence there is no need for a change.

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


Paarl Rocks

Paarl Rocks are also coming off a strong performance, and the team management would not want to tinker with the winning combination. The team would look to continue its momentum in the upcoming game.

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

Match prediction

As both the teams have played good cricket and possess a slew of international stars in their respective lineups, it is tough to pick a winner here. Also, the head-to-head record stands dead even at 1-1.

That said, Faf du Plessis' men seem to be packing just a little more firepower in the batting department, and could well use that to end the Giants' unbeaten streak.

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis

Paarl Rocks are expected to win this match.

When, where and how to watch?

Date: 27 November 2019, Match 17

Time: 9.00 PM IST

Live Telecast: Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD

Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:09 IST
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