MSL 2019: Match 18, Cape Town Blitz vs Durban Heat : Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

MSL 2019: Match 18, Cape Town Blitz vs Durban Heat : Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Durban Heat is expected to win their first game in MSL 2019.

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 18th Match of Mzansi Super League 2019 will be played between the Cape Town Blitz and Durban Heat at Newlands in Cape Town.

The match starts at 5:30 PM local time (9:00 PM IST) (03:30 PM GMT). 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

Durban Heat has not got off to a great start to their season in MSL 2019. After playing five games they are still due to taste their first win. Three out of their five games got abandoned due to rain and would be eager to get back on winning track before getting ruled out from the semi-final race.

The heat will have to come up with some stronger team effort in the upcoming game. With the likes of David Miller, Alex Hales and Dane Villas they boast some strong batting line up in the tournament, who can help their side to outclass Cape Town Blitz. Blitz has won three games until now in the tournament and will look to carry on with their convincing performance.

In batting, they have Janneman Malan, who looks in good touch with the bat. He has amassed 187 runs in six games with a best of 99*. They also have Quinton de Kock as their skipper that makes their batting line up look more strong. In bowling, they have Dale Steyn who is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. He has grabbed as many as 10 wickets in six matches.

Weather Report

It will be a sunny day with plenty of sun and no chances of rain. The temperature is expected to deviate between 30 and 33 Degree Celsius according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Newlands is expected to go in favour of the batsmen that will help them to pile some big runs. However, the bowlers are expected to get less assistance from the wicket. The pacers will have to hit in the right areas to get wickets during the game.

Average first innings score: 173 (Two games played at the Newlands in MSL 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 2, Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Cape Town Blitz:

Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Janneman Malan, Marques Ackerman, Liam Livingstone, Asif Ali, Vernon Philander,  Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Nawaz, Dale Steyn, Sisanda Magala, Gregory Mahlokwana.

Bench: Khwezi Gumede, Aviwe Mgijima, Anrich Nortje, David Bedingham.

Durban Heat

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

Bench- Prenelan Subrayen, Khaya Zondo, Marco Jansen, Daryn Dupavillion, Sarel Erwee

Top Picks

Janneman Malan is moving in his red hot form in MSL 2019. He has amassed 187 runs in six games and will be an important player for any Dream11 Fantasy side. Dale Steyn will be an important player with the ball. He is currently the leading wicket-taker in the ongoing tournament.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Marques Ackerman

Vice-Captain Options – Alex Hales, George Linde, Dale Steyn

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock (C)

Batters – Janneman Malan, Marques Ackerman, Wihan Lubbe, Alex Hales (VC), David Miller

All-Rounders – Liam Livingstone, George Linde

Bowlers – Dale Steyn, Wahab Riaz, Kyle Abbott

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock, Dane Vilas

Batters – Janneman Malan (C), Marques Ackerman, Alex Hales, David Miller

All-Rounders – Ravi Bopara, George Linde

Bowlers – Dale Steyn, Sisanda Magala (VC), Wahab Riaz


Expert Advice:

David Miller has not given any breakthrough performance in MSL 2019. He holds a calibre to play a big knock. He would be eager to regain momentum in the upcoming match. However, his form makes him a risky pick but he will be a player worth for any Grand League side.

Probable Winners:

Durban Heat is expected to be winners against Cape Town Blitz.

*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.