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MSL 2019-20: Eliminator, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Tshwane Spartans: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Wiaan Mulder’s ability to produce all-round performances in the match is not hidden from anyone. If he opens the innings again, he can be made captain of your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Toss Update

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won the toss and elected to field first.

Tshwane Spartans Playing XI:

Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen(w/c), Petrus van Biljon, Roelof van der Merwe, David Wiese, Corbin Bosch, Imran Manack, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi

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Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Playing XI:

Ben Dunk(w), Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts(c), Heino Kuhn, Ryan ten Doeschate, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Nandre Burger, Akhona Mnyaka, Imran Tahir, Mthiwekhaya Nabe.

Match Details:

The Eliminator of the 2019-20 Mzansi Super League will be played between Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Tshwane Spartans at the St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.

The match starts at 09:00 PM IST (15:30 PM GMT/05:30 PM Local). It can be watched live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV and Fancode in India.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:

The 2019-20 edition of the Mzansi Super League rolls on and the eliminator on Friday will see Nelson Mandela Bay Giants square off against Tshwane Spartans at the St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth. Both the teams were really competitive throughout the tournament. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants finished 2nd on the points table while the Tshwane Spartans ended up on third.

Rain has had a say so far in this tournament and rather, it has benefitted the Spartans. They haven’t taken the field since December 3 as both their previous games were washed out. But they lost their previous encounter to the same team failing to defend a decent total at the same venue. They will hope to get the better of the Giants this time around.

Weather Condition/Report:

Thankfully, there isn’t any rain in the forecast although a few clouds are expected. The temperature should range between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius with not much changing throughout the course of the match. Dew could play a factor in the second half of the game which could go against the spinners.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch should provide some help for the bowlers on what is a competitive wicket at the St. George’s Park. While the ball might not come on to bat, scores of over 160 are a common sight at this venue with teams preferring to chase.

Average first innings score: 167 (In 5 T20s played at the venue this season)

Record of chasing teams: Won-3, Lost-2

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants:

Matthew Breetzke, Ben Dunk (WK), JJ Smuts (C), Heino Kuhn, Ryan ten Doeschate, Marco Marias, Chris Morris,  Nandre Burger, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir, AkhonaMnyaka

Bench: Junior Dala, Jason Roy, Onke Nyaku

Tshwane Spartans:

Tony De Zorzi/Dean Elgar, Roelof van der Merwe, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen (C & WK), Petrus van Biljon, Wiaan Mulder, Tom Curran, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Corbin Bosch

Bench: Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Waqar Salamkheil, Donavon Ferreira


Top Picks:

AB de Villiers is in red hot form with the bat. He will play an important role in any Dream11 Fantasy Side. Ben Dunk & JJ Smuts are also expected to play a good knock on a batting-friendly wicket and will be important players to watch in the upcoming eliminator.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – JJ Smuts, AB de Villiers, Ben Dunk

Vice-Captain Options – Lungi Ngidi, Morne Morkel, Wiaan Mulder

Suggested playing XI no.1 for fantasy cricket:

Keeper –  Heino Kuhn, Matthew Breetzke

Batsmen – JJ Smuts (VC), Ben Dunk, AB de Villiers (C), Tony De Zorzi

All-Rounders – Chris Morris, Roelof van der Merwe

Bowlers – Imran Tahir, A Mnyaka, Morne Morkel

Suggested playing XI no.2 for fantasy cricket:

Keeper –  P van Biljon, Heinrich Klaasen

Batsmen – Ryan ten Doeschate, JJ Smuts (C), Marco MaraisAB de Villiers, Tony De Zorzi

All-Rounders – Chris Morris (VC)

Bowlers – A Mnyaka, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir


Expert Advice:

Wiaan Mulder’s ability to produce all-round performances in the match is not hidden from anyone. He is coming off a decent half-century and though it is risky, you can make him Captain in Grand League.

Probable Winners:

Tshwane Spartans are the favourites to win this match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision

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