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MSL 2019-20: Match 21, Paarl Rocks vs Jozi Stars – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Kagiso Rabada (5 wickets at 36.40) and Faf du Plessis (91 runs at 18.20) haven't had a great season thus far.

Jozi Stars
Jozi Stars. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 21st match of the 2019-20 Mzansi Super League will be played between Paarl Rocks and Jozi Stars at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

The match starts at 01:30 PM IST (08:00 AM GMT/10:00 AM Local).

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This match can be viewed on Sony Liv and Fan Code app in India.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:

As we gradually move towards the business end of the Mzansi Super League, two sides- with hugely contrasting campaigns- Paarl Rocks and Jozi Stars will lock horns at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

Paarl Rocks can’t do anything wrong at the moment, much like the way Jozi Stars can’t do anything remotely close to leading them to their maiden win in the tournament. With six defeats in as many games, the campaign is soon turning out to be a nightmare. They come into this game on the back of a 20 run loss at the hands of Tshwane Spartans and now face the daunting prospect of coming up against table-toppers Parl Rocks.

The Rocks, on the other hand, can’t put a foot wrong at the moment. They are currently at the top of the table coursey fours wins in six games, with a solitary defeat coming against Tshwane Spartans earlier in the competition.


Weather Condition/Report:

Plenty of sunshine is expected in Johannesburg on matchday. According to AccuWeather, there is no danger of rain playing spoilsport and the temperature will range between 17-32 degrees celsius.

Pitch Condition/Report:

3-213, 10-108, 6-155. These have been the three first innings total in Jo’Burg this far. What that indicates is, while there is value for runs, the pitch has enough in it to keep the bowlers interested.

Average first innings score: 159 (In 3 T20s played at the venue this season)

Record of chasing teams: Won-1, Lost-2


Injury and Availability News:

Will be updated

Probable Playing XIs:

Paarl Rocks

Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis (C), James Vince, Sibonelo Makhanya, Isuru Udana, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Hardus Viljoen, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi, Ferisco Adams

Bench: Kyle Verreynne, Kerwin Mungroo, Thondo Ntini, Dwaine Pretorius

Jozi Stars

Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Sinethemba Qeshile (wk), Jacques Snyman, Daniel Christian, Lizaad Williams, Kagiso Rabada, Aaron Phangiso, Duanne Olivier

Bench: Nono Pongolo, Eathan Bosch, Delano Potgieter, Dane Paterson


Top Picks:

Paarl Rocks– James Vince (189 runs at 63.0), Henry Davids (139 runs at 27.80) have been the cornerstone of their batting unit thus far and will once again be the key to their fortunes  

Rocks’ success all-round performance by their bowling unit has really been the defining story of their campaign; something which was truly evident during their win against the Bay Giants when each of their bowlers in Bjorn Fortuin, Hardus Viljoen, Ferisco Adams, Isuru Udana, Tabraiz Shamsi shared ten wickets among them equally.

Jozi Stars– The onus of leading the defending champions with the bat will be on the likes of skipper Temba Bavuma (195 runs at 39), Reeza Hendricks (201 runs at 33.50) and Rassie van der Dussen (102 runs at 20.40) while the bowling unit will be led by Duanne Oliver (5 wickets), Aaron Phangiso (5 wickets). They’ll also hope Kagiso Rabada turns up!

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain –  James Vince, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis

Vice-Captain – Henry Davids, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Ferisco Adams


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Mangaliso Mosehle 

Batsmen –  Henry Davids, James Vince ©, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen

All-Rounders – Daniel Christian, Isuru Udana

Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada (VC), Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Mangaliso Mosehle 

Batsmen –  Temba Bavuma, James Vince, Faf du Plessis (c), Cameron Delport, Reeza Hendricks (VC)

All-Rounders – Daniel Christian, Ferisco Adams

Bowlers – Aaron Phangiso, Bjorn Fortuin, Lizaad Williams


Expert Advice:

Kagiso Rabada (5 wickets at 36.40) and Faf du Plessis (91 runs at 18.20) haven’t had a great season thus far. But, with the quality that they possess, a big performance isn’t far off. Hence, opting for them as captain/vice-captain in your Grand League team could be worth a punt.

Probable Winners:

Paarl Rocks are run-away favourites to win this one.

*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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