MSL 2019: Match 14, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Durban Heat: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

MSL 2019: Match 14, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Durban Heat: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants bowlers have been in prime form thus far in the tournament. Hence, opting for them as captain/vice-captain could be worth a punt.

Junior Dala
Junior Dala. (Photo Source: MSL)

Match Details:

The 14th match of the 2019-20 Mzansi Super League will be played between Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Durban Heat at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.

The match starts at 04:00 PM IST (10:30 AM GMT/12:30 PM Local). The match will be live on Sony Six/Sony Six HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV and Fancode in India.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The juggernaut of the ongoing season of the Mzansi Super League rolls on and the 14th match will see table-toppers Nelson Mandela Bay Giants square off against Durban Heat in what is expected to be a crucial encounter for the latter.

The Bay Giants will look to continue with their winning streak when they take on the Heat on Saturday. They come into this game after having registered three wins in as many completed encounters, the last of them coming against Cape Town Blitz after they successfully chased down 186 thanks to Jon-Jon Smuts swashbuckling 51-ball 73 and an unbeaten 20-ball 40 by Marco Marais.

Their opponents- Durban Heat- couldn’t be in more adverse position than they find themselves currently. While three out of their four games have been washed out due to rain, their sole completed encounter resulted in a ten-run loss after they failed to chase down 174 despite a swashbuckling 42-ball 83 by Wihan Lubbe.

Weather Report

A bright and sunny day is expected in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. According to AccuWeather, the temperature will hover between 15 and 23 degrees celsius.


Pitch Condition/Report:

In the two games played in Port Elizabeth, the surface has generally been good for batting. The average score while batting first has been 176 while one game has been won each by the teams chasing and batting first. NMG has won both of their encounters at the venue.

Average first innings score: 176 (In 2 T20 played at the venue this season)

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

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

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

Bench: Farhaan Behardien, Beuran Hendricks, Grant Thompson, Akhona Mnyaka, Dyllan Matthews

Durban Heat

Wesley Marshall, Alex Hales, Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas (C & WK), David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Malusi Siboto, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott

Bench- Prenelan Subrayen, Khaya Zondo, Shoun von Berg, Daryn Dupavillion, Sarel Erwee


Top Picks

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants- Skipper Jon-Jon Smuts (105 runs at 52.50) played a match-winning knock of 73 in the last game to lead his team past the finishing line in the last game. He, along with Ben Dunk (92 runs at 46.00) and Hein Kuhn and Jason Roy will once again be the key to NMG’s fortunes. With the ball, Chris Morris (6 wickets), Imran Tahir (6 wickets) and Junior Dala (8 wickets) will lead the unit.

Durban Heat: In the only completed game that Durban Heat has played thus far, Wihan Lubbe played a great inning of 83. He, along with David Miller (23 runs), Dane Vilas and Ravi Bopara will be crucial to their fortunes against NMG. As far as bowling is concerned, Andile Phehlukwayo (3 wickets) and Kyle Abbott (2 wickets) will lead the bowling attack along with Keshav Maharaj. These players should be picked in Dream11 Fantasy side

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Jon-Jon Smuts, Wihan Lubbe, Junior Dala

Vice-Captain Options – Jason Roy, Ben Dunk, David Miller

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Heino Kuhn

Batters –  Alex Hales, Wihan Lubbe, Jason Roy, Jon-Jon Smuts (C), Ben Dunk

All-Rounders – Chris Morris (VC), Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowlers –  Kyle Abbott, Junior Dala, Imran Tahir

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Dane Vilas (C)

Batters –  Alex Hales, David Miller, Wihan Lubbe

All-Rounders – Andile Phehlukwayo (VC), Ravi Bopara, Chris Morris

Bowlers –  Keshav Maharaj, Imran Tahir, Junior Dala, Nandre Burger

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Expert Advice:

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants bowlers have been in prime form thus far in the tournament. Hence, opting for them as captain/vice-captain could be worth a punt.

Probable Winners:

With the kind of form that the Bay Giants have displayed thus far, it is a no-brainer that they will start as overwhelming favourites.

*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.