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MSL 2019: Match 23, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Tshwane Spartans: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Tshwane Spartans are the favourites to win this match.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 23rd Match of Mzansi Super League 2019 will be played between the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Tshwane Spartans at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.

The match starts at 5:30 PM local time (9:00 PM IST) (3:30 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.

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Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Nelson Mandela Giants and Tshwane Spartans are currently ranked 2nd and 3rd in the points table. However, the team that will win the upcoming match between both will move up the ladder to number one position. The Giants got off to a great start to their season with three wins and one match getting washed out due to rain.

But, suddenly they went off track and faced two back to back defeats in their previous encounters. With the likes of Ben Dunk, JJ Smuts and Junior Dala they have the players, who are capable to bring their side on the winning track. Spartans boasts of a strong batting line up with players like AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Wiaan Mulder and Theunis de Bruyn.

However, they lost the previous game because of their batting collapse but they are expected to come up with a better show in the upcoming match against Giants.

Weather Report

The temperature will be really cool and perfect for a cricket match with no chance of rain. However, the temperature is expected to hover between 18 and 21 Degree Celsius according to Accuweather.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at St George’s Park is wonderful for batting. However, the pacers might get some swing with the new ball in a windy surrounding. It is expected to be a good contest between the bat and the ball. Moreover, the team winning the toss will most likely to bat first because teams have found it difficult to chase at this venue.

Average first innings score: 167 (In 4 T20s played at the venue this season)

Record of chasing teams: Won-2, Lost-2

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

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

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Jason Roy, JJ Smuts (C), Ben Dunk (WK), Heino Kuhn, Ryan ten Doeschate, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Onke Nyaku, Junior Dala, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir

Bench: Grant Thomson, Akhona Mnyaka, Matthew Breetzke, Dyllan Matthews, Nandre Burger


Top Picks:

AB de Villiers and Dean Elgar are in red hot form with the bat. They will play an important role in any Dream11 Fantasy Side. Ben Dunk is also expected to play a good knock on a batting-friendly wicket and will be an important player to watch in the upcoming match.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – JJ Smuts, Chris Morris, AB de Villiers

Vice-Captain Options – Heino Kuhn, Ben Dunk, Junior Dala

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Heino Kuhn

Batters – JJ Smuts (VC), Ben Dunk, Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers (C)

All-Rounders – Chris Morris

Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Junior Dala,  Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Heino Kuhn

Batters – JJ Smuts (C), Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers

All-Rounders – Chris Morris (VC), Wiaan Mulder

Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Junior Dala, Lungi Ngidi, Tom Curran

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Expert Advice:

Wiaan Mulder’s ability to produce all-round performances in the match is not hidden from anyone. But, he is currently struggling with the form. However, he is a promising all-rounder, who will be a risky pick but worth for any Grand League side.

Probable Winners:

Tshwane Spartans are 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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