MSL 2019: Match 2, Durban Heat vs Tshwane Spartans – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Lutho Sipamla was the joint second-highest wicket-taker of the last season with 16 scalps to his name from 10 matches. He has been picked only by 10% of the teams so far in Dream11 Fantasy.

Tshwane Spartans
Tshwane Spartans. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 2nd match of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) 2019 will be played between Durban Heat and Tshwane Spartans at Kingsmead in Durban.

This match starts at 12.30 PM local time (4:00 PM IST) (10:30 AM GMT). It will be live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live streaming available on Sony LIV and FanCode.


Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The second match of the MSL 2019 will see Durban Heat and Tshwane Spartans locking horns at Kingsmead. This encounter will also mark AB de Villiers‘ comeback on the field after last featuring in the T20 Blast earlier this year. The former South Africa international is crucial to his team’s fortunes and without captaincy pressure, he will be the most dangerous player.

Heinrich Klaasen is set to lead the Spartans this season while Dane Vilas, who led the Jozi Stars to the title in the inaugural edition, will lead the Durban Heat. Both the teams have a few exceptional cricketers and it is expected to be a great contest. The Spartans though will miss Tom Curran who is currently in New Zealand and is expected to join soon after the T20I series.

Weather Condition/Report:

Durban will experience a lot of rain in the lead up to the game and it will continue to stay cloudy even during the match timings. The delayed start is expected for this match while there is a around 10% chance of precipitation according to AccuWeather during the action in the middle. The temperature is expected to hover around 20 Degrees Celsius.

Pitch Report

The venue witnessed only two completed matches out of five in the last season with the other two being the reduced affairs. One game was washed out. And the rain is set to interrupt again on Saturday. As far as the pitch is concerned, it offers some help to both pacers and spinners. With the rain around, the team winning the toss is expected to field first.

Average first innings score: 148 (14 T20Is at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 6; Lost -6; NR – 2

Team News:

Tom Curran is unavailable for Tshwane Spartans as he is in New Zealand at the moment playing for England.

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy

Durban Heat

Alex Hales, Sarel Erwee, Dane Vilas (C & WK), Khaya Zondo, David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Malusi Siboto/Marco Jansen, Shaun von Berg, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott.

Bench – Wesley Marshall, Wihan Lubbe, Malusi Siboto/Marco Jansen, Daryn Dupavillon

Tshwane Spartans

Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Roelof van der Merwe, Wiaan Mulder, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Waqar Salamkheil.

Bench – Petrus van Biljon, Donavon Ferreira, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Corbin Bosch.

Top Picks:

Alex Hales and Dane Vilas are two of the top batsmen for the Heat who just can’t be ignored. Ravi Bopara is an underrated T20 player and can earn valuable Dream11 Fantasy points. Same applies to Andile Phehlukwayo as well.

AB de Villiers has to be your top pick in your Dream11 Fantasy team. Roelof van der Merwe is coming off a fantastic T20 World Cup Qualifier campaign for the Netherlands and can contribute with both bat and ball. Lutho Sipamla is another bowler who has to be picked along with Lungi Ngidi.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: AB de Villiers, Ravi Bopara, Alex Hales

Vice-Captain Options: Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Vilas, Lutho Sipamla

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Heinrich Klaasen, Dane Vilas

Batsmen – AB de Villiers (C), Alex Hales (VC), Tony de Zorzi

All-Rounders – Roelof van der Merwe, Andile Phehlukwayo, Ravi Bopara

Bowlers – Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Kyle Abbott

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy:

KeeperDane Vilas (VC)

Batsmen – Dean Elgar, Alex Hales, David Miller

All-Rounders – Roelof van der Merwe

Bowlers – Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Waqar Salamkheil, Keshav Maharaj


Expert Advice:

Lutho Sipamla was the joint second-highest wicket-taker of the last season with 16 scalps to his name from 10 matches. He has been picked only by 10% of the teams so far in Dream11 Fantasy. He is a very good bowler and can be made VC in Grand Leagues easily.

Probable Winners:

Tshwane Spartans are expected to win the 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.