Mzansi Super League 2019, Tshwane Spartans vs Paarl Rocks: Predicted XIs, match prediction and live telecast details
After dethroning the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at the top of the standings, Paarl Rocks will look to continue their winning momentum when they take on the Tshwane Spartans in match number 19 of the Mzansi Super League 2019.
The Rocks will try to solidify their top spot on the points table while the Spartans have a chance to move to the top of the table in case they register a big win. Hence, the stakes for this match-up are very high.
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Dean Elgar from the Spartans team will look to continue his fine form with the bat; the left-handed batsman has already aggregated 163 runs in the four matches that he has played. On the bowling front, the Spartans will rest their hopes on the duo of Morne Morkel and Lungi Ngidi.
From the opposition side, English batsman James Vince will have the onus of scoring the bulk of the runs whereas Tabraiz Shamsi will try to wow the audience with his bowling skills as well as his on-field antics.
The only undefeated side of MSL 2019 so far, Tshwane Spartans are unlikely to make any change to their match lineup. Fast bowler Lutho Sipamla will probably receive one last chance to prove himself but apart from that, no other player would be under pressure to defend his spot.
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
Faf du Plessis' men have been pretty impressive in this tournament so far. With four wins in six matches, the Rocks have proven to be a tough nut to crack for the other teams.
Expect them to field the same playing XI that floored the Bay Giants the other day.
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
Tshwane Spartans and Paarl Rocks are two of the best teams in this tournament and both the squads contain a bunch of star South African players. Though the Rocks are in good form, they have never been able to overcome the challenge from the Spartans - and the fans can expect the same result to transpire on Friday.
Tshwane Spartans are expected to win this match.
When, where and how to watch?
Date: 29 November 2019, Match 19
Time: 9.00 PM IST
Live Telecast: Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HDPublished 28 Nov 2019, 23:22 IST