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MSL 2019: Match 11, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Farhaan Behardien didn’t feature in the previous game and is doubtful for this one.

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 11th Match of Mzansi Super League 2019 will be played between the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Cape Town Blitz at the St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth

The match starts at 5:30 PM local time (3:30 PM GMT) (9:00 PM IST). It can be watched live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV and FanCode in India.

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Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Mzansi Super League 2019 action resumes with an exciting clash between Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Cape Town Blitz on Wednesday. Cape Town Blitz currently leads the Points Table although Nelson Mandela Bay Giants is the only unbeaten side in MSL 2019. While the Blitz have relied on their batting unit to deliver the goods while setting targets, the Bay Giants have been clinical with the ball.

With the halfway mark of the tournament fast approaching, either side will eye a win to position themselves at the top of the Points Table. On paper, both sides are evenly matched although home conditions could give Nelson Mandela Bay Giants the edge heading into this high octane clash.

Weather Condition/Report:

The temperature is predicted to be around 18 Degrees Celsius with humidity being 65%, at the start of the match, according to AccuWeather. No rain is expected although a cloud cover of over 90% is expected during the first half of the match on Wednesday. Dew could also come into play as the game progresses.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at this venue is on the slower side with the previous game at the venue being an even contest between bat and ball. It shouldn’t be any different for this game with the pacers also getting ample help from the overlying conditions. Chasing will be preferred by either side upon winning the toss.

Average first innings score:  104 (Only MSL 2019 Match played here)

Record of chasing teams: Won- 0, Lost – 1

Injury and Availability News:

Farhaan Behardien didn’t feature in the previous game and is doubtful for this one.

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants:

Ben Dunk (WK),  Jason Roy,  J J Smuts (C),  Heino Kuhn,  Marco Marais,  Grant Thomson,  Imran Tahir,  Chris Morris,  Junior Dala,  Nandre Burger, Onke Nyaku

Bench: Farhaan Behardien, Beuran Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke

Cape Town Blitz:

Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Janneman Malan, Marques Ackerman, Liam Livingstone, Asif Ali, George Linde,  Wahab Riaz, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje, Sisanda Magala, Gregory Mahlokwana

Bench: Mohammad Nawaz, Aviwe Mgijima, Vernon Philander, David Bedingham


Top Picks:

Quinton de Kock has only scored 107 runs for Cape Town Blitz this season. Nevertheless, his strike-rate of 164.62 gives an indication of his ability as he should be able to make good use of the powerplay overs against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. Chris Morris has been brilliant for the Bay Giants with four wickets at an average of 10.50.

His economy rate of 4.67 stands out among his peer as he is one to watch out for in this game. Liam Livingstone is slowly finding his feet in MSL 2019. Having already belted the most sixes so far with nine, Liam Livingstone can also double up as a handy bowling option and pick a wicket or two as well. These players could be your top picks in Dream11 Fantasy.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain –  Quinton de Kock, JJ Smuts, Liam Livingstone

Vice-Captain – Wahab Riaz, Imran Tahir, Chris Morris

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock (C)

Batsmen – Marques Ackerman, JJ Smuts (VC), Jason Roy

All-Rounders –Chris Morris, Liam Livingstone, George Linde

Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Anrich Nortje, Wahab Riaz, Junior Dala

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock (C), Heino Kuhn

Batsmen – JJ Smuts, Ben Dunk, Asif Ali

All-Rounders – Liam Livingstone, Chris Morris(VC)

Bowlers – Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje, Junior Dala, Nandre Burger


Expert Advice:

With the pacers getting extra help from the overlying conditions, picking a minimum of three fast bowlers would be a dependable option. The likes of Junior Dala and Anrich Nortje are in decent form and available for reasonable credits as well

The pitch here could also be a touch slow with early wickets falling also being a possibility. Avoid picking too many openers in your Dream11 Fantasy team with J J Smuts being a bankable player owing to his left-arm spin as well.

Probable Winners:

Cape Town Blitz is 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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