MSL 2019: Match 22, Cape Town Blitz vs Tshwane Spartans: Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
Janneman Malan is the highest run-scorer in MSL 2019 with 262 runs.
by Ameya Author
Published - Nov 30, 2019 6:42 pm | Updated - Nov 30, 2019 6:42 pm
After starting their tournament on a bright note, Cape Town Blitz have slipped to the bottom half of the table. The Quinton de Kock-led side has gathered 13 points in seven games by winning three. Along with De Kock, Janneman Malan has also delivered impressive knocks.
The right-hander smashed a brilliant 75 in their previous match against Durban Heat. Blitz will be eager to end the unbeaten run of Tshwane Spartans. Dale Steyn, who has scalped six wickets in his last three games, will be steering their bowling attack.
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 star-studded line-up. Spartans have gathered 19 points from their seven games so far. Dean Elgar and Morne Morkel also have played a vital role in their campaign. Spartans have emerged as the favourites to clinch the trophy this season.
In two previous encounters between both the sides, Cape Town Blitz have emerged victorious on both the occasions.
Pitch and Conditions
The weather is clear for this game with the temperature hovering around 20 degrees Celsius. There is no chance of rain whatsoever to intervene in the match. A breeze blowing in from one end and humidity of 54% is also expected at the start of the match, according to AccuWeather.
Cape Town Blitz
Janneman Malan is the highest run-scorer in MSL 2019 with 262 runs. He is expected to continue his prolific run against Spartans. The right-hander will be joined by skipper De Kock and Liam Livingstone. The formidable bowling force of Cape Town Blitz will comprise the likes of Vernon Philander, Wahab Riaz and Dale Steyn.
Predicted XI: 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
AB de Villiers has delivered phenomenal performances for Spartans in the MSL 2019. The explosive batsman has scored 153 runs in five innings so far with two half-centuries. Morne Morkel, who has scalped eight wickets so far in the tournament is also expected to grab eyeballs. Dean Elgar and Heinrich Klaasen also have the potential to turn the tables in their side’s favour.
Predicted 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
Probable Top Performers
Janneman Malan – Cape Town Blitz | AB de Villiers – Tshwane Spartans
TV – Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD
Online– Sony Liv
Match Timings – 17:00 IST, and 13:30 local.
The prediction is for Tshwane Spartans to win the match.