MSL 2019: Match 19, Tshwane Spartans vs Paarl Rocks: Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details

MSL 2019: Match 19, Tshwane Spartans vs Paarl Rocks: Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details

The Rocks have lost a solitary game out 6, and that was against the Spartans by 8 wickets at the Boland Park.

Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Tshwane Spartans aren’t placed atop the points table. But the team, led by Heinrich Klaasen, is the only side in the 2019 Mzansi Super League (MSL) to not have lost a match. Another victory will strengthen their chances of making it to the next round. After beating cellar dwellers Jozi Stars by 20 runs, the Spartans will lock horns with table-toppers Paarl Rocks at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.

The Rocks have the four victories to their name with a Net Run Rate of +1.467. Their only defeat came against the Spartans itself when they lost by eight wickets, defending a huge 186. The Spartans didn’t have luck on their side to start with after their first three games didn’t produce a result. Like the Spartans, the Rocks will be high on confidence after beating Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch in Centurion mostly assists the fast bowlers and spinners may not have much of a role to play. The deck has good carry and bounce and the batters can play shots on the up. In the last game, 162 runs were scored in 17.1 overs. There are no chances of rain, though the clouds will hover over the ground. The temperature will be around the 27 degrees Celsius with the humidity in the 20s.

Team Combination

Tshwane Spartans

Dean Elgar is in stupendous form for the Spartans, having scored 163 runs at an average of 81.50. The rest of the batting that includes Klaasen and AB de Villiers isn’t short of firepower either. In the bowling department, Morne Morkel has been the standout, picking up 6 wickets at an economy of 5.86. Van der Merwe has been impressive as well. Speedster Lutho Sipamla has disappointed.

Probable XI

Theunis de Bruyn, 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

Paarl Rocks

Vince, Davids and Pretorius have scored heavily and a lot will depend on them. Faf du Plessis and Cameron Delport are big names and the duo needs to hit their straps at the earliest. The Rocks’ bowling has been clinical. Shamsi and Bjorn Fortuin have 9 and 7 wickets respectively. Viljoen and Udana have 5 wickets each. Pretorius and Adams have done their work efficiently as well.

Probable XI

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

Probable Top Performers

Heinrich Klaasen– Tshwane Spartans | Cameron Delport – Paarl Rocks

Broadcast Details

TV – Sony Six, Sony Six HD

Online– Sony Liv

Match Timings – 21:00 IST, and 17:30 local.

The prediction is for the team, batting second to win the match.