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MSL 2019: Match 22, Cape Town Blitz vs Tshwane Spartans: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Morne Morkel boasts of a bowling average of 8.38 in this MSL.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 22nd Match of Mzansi Super League 2019 will be played between the Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans at Newlands in Cape Town.

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The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (5:00 PM IST) (11:30 AM 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:

The second MSL game on Sunday pits Tshwane Spartans against Cape Town Blitz in Cape Town. Although Cape Town Blitz did start the tournament brightly, they have faltered and dropped out of the top half of the points table. On the other hand, Tshwane Spartans are the team to beat this season. With three wins and 19 points to their credit, Tshwane Spartans are currently at the top with the likes of AB de Villiers and Lungi Ngidi in top form. The Spartans are the hot favourites heading into this game given their form and plethora of stars in their roster. With Quinton de Kock due to fire for the Blitz, this is anyone’s game to win at the Newlands.


Weather Condition/Report:

The weather is clear for this game with the temperature hovering around 20 degrees Celsius. Although a few clouds are set to make an appearance, there isn’t any chance of rainfall. A breeze blowing in from one end and humidity of 54% is also expected at the start of the match, according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

A decent batting track awaits the two sides with the average first innings score being 176. While there isn’t much help for the spinners, pacers will get extra pace and bounce initially. Teams have preferred to bat first upon winning the toss with the pattern set to continue in this game as well.

Average first innings score:  176 ( Three MSL 2019 game played here )

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be updated)

Probable Playing XIs:

Cape Town Blitz:

Quinton de Kock (C&WK),  Janneman Malan,  David Bedingham,  Liam Livingstone,  Asif Ali,  Mohammad Nawaz,  Vernon Philander,  Wahab Riaz,  Aviwe Mgijima,  Sisanda Magala and Dale Steyn

Bench: Anrich Nortje,  Gregory Mahlokwana,  George Linde,  Marques Ackerman

Tshwane Spartans:

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

Bench: Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Corbin Bosch, Tony de Zorzi, Waqar Salamkheil, Donavon Ferreira


Top Picks:

AB de Villiers is perhaps the best batsman featuring in MSL 2019. Justifying the hype around him, AB de Villiers has scored 153 runs in five innings so far with two fifties also holding him in good stead. Morne Morkel, who recently retired from international cricket, boasts of a bowling average of 8.38. With eight wickets to his name, Morkel is certainly one to watch out for in the Dream11 contest. Janneman Malan is the highest run-scorer in MSL 2019 with 262 runs at the top of the Cape Town Blitz batting unit. He comes into this game on the back of a well-paced fifty against Durban Heat and would be keen build on that performance.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain –  Quinton de Kock,  AB de Villiers,  Liam Livingstone

Vice-Captain – Morne Morkel,  Dean Elgar,  Janneman Malan


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock (C),  Heinrich Klaasen

Batsmen – Theunis de Bruyn,  AB de Villiers (VC),  Janneman Malan

All-Rounders – Liam Livingstone,  Roelof van der Merwe

Bowlers – Dale Steyn,  Sisanda Magala,  Morne Morkel and  Lutho Sipamla

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock,  David Bedingham

Batsmen – Janneman Malan,  Dean Elgar (VC),  AB de Villiers

All-Rounders – Mohammad Nawaz,  Roelof van der Merwe,  Liam Livingstone (C)

Bowlers – Lungi Ngidi,  Dale Steyn,  Morne Morkel


Expert Advice:

Top-order batsmen should contribute well in this game with the likes of Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers being viable punts for this Dream11 contest.

Avoid picking a spin bowler as a multiplier option with the nature of the pitch going against their trade and making them a less attractive proposition.

Probable Winners:

Cape Town Blitz is the 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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