MSL 2019: Match 29, Tshwane Spartans vs Cape Town Blitz – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The Tshwane Spartans haven't won a single game against the Cape Town Blitz in the MSL thus far.

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 29th match of the Maznsi Super League 2019 will be played between Tshwane Spartans and Cape Town Blitz at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (12:00 PM GMT) (5:30 PM IST). The game can be viewed on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD. Live streaming available on Sony LIV and Fancode in India.


Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:

The competition for the top-three spots in the MSL 2019 is getting quite intense. With just one game left for each of the six teams, they are all fighting hard to get through. In one of these battles, it will be the Tshwane Spartans who will be up against the Cape Town Blitz. By losing their last game against the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, the Blitz have made it tough for themselves to make it into the knockouts.

Thus, their chances are in jeopardy at the moment and they will have to depend on the results of a few other games. For the Spartans, four of their games were washed out due to rain. As a result, they are hanging on the edge with the help of the thin thread and will have to win this at all costs. Cape Town Blitz surely have an upper hand between these two teams as they have managed to defeat the Tshwane Spartans in all the three MSL games they played so far.

Weather Report

The rain has been following the Tshwane Spartans wherever they go. In Centurion, in particular, the rains have been absolutely relentless and the forecast isn’t great for the next four to five days either. On Sunday, thunderstorms are predicted and this could potentially impact the chances of both these teams making it into the knockouts.

Pitch Condition/Report:

There hasn’t been a whole lot of cricket played in Centurion in this edition of the league. The pitch here isn’t that bad for the batsmen. Good application and cautious batting against the new ball is required while playing here.

Average first innings score: 126 (Only completed game at the SuperSport Park in MSL 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0, Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Tshwane Spartans:

Dean Elgar/Tony de Zorzi, Wiaan Mulder, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen (C & WK), Petrus van Biljon, Roelof van der Merwe, Tom Curran, Lungi Ngidi, Morne Morkel, Corbin Bosch, Lutho Sipamla/Waqar Salamheil.

Bench – Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Lutho Sipamla/Waqar Salamkheil, Dean Elgar/Tony de Zorzi, Donavon Ferreira.

Cape Town Blitz:

Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Janneman Malan, David Bedingham, Liam Livingstone, Mohammad Nawaz, Vernon Philander, Wahab Riaz, Ayabulela Gqamane/George Linde, Sisanda Magala, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje.

Bench – Ayabulela Gqamane/George Linde, Marques Ackerman, Gregory Mahlokwana, Khwezi Gumede.

Top Picks:

AB de Villiers and Janneman Malan have been in great form in MSL 2019. You must have them both in your Dream11 Fantasy team. Quinton de Kock is a good option amongst the keepers. Dale Steyn is a must in the bowling department.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – AB de Villiers, Janneman Malan, Liam Livingstone

Vice-Captain Options – Quinton de Kock, Dale Steyn, George Linde

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock (vc), David Bendingham

Batters – AB de Villiers (c), Dean Elgar, Janneman Malan

All-Rounders – Roelof van der Merwe, Wiaan Mulder, Liam Livingstone

Bowlers – Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Wahab Riaz

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Pite van Biljon, Quinton de Kock

Batters – AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Janneman Malan (c)

All-Rounders – Wiaan Mulder, Liam Livingstone, George Linde

Bowlers – Lungi Ngidi, Dale Steyn (vc), Sisanda Magala


Expert Advice:

Dale Steyn didn’t play against the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and was probably rested. He is highly likely to come back for this game and should be in your Dream11 Fantasy team. Dean Elgar could also be back.

Probable Winners:

Cape Town Blitz are expected to continue their winning streak against the Tshwane Spartans.

*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.