MSL 2019: Match 6, Cape Town Blitz vs Jozi Stars – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

MSL 2019: Match 6, Cape Town Blitz vs Jozi Stars – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

George Linde has been an unsung hero for his team. He has picked wickets every time after coming on to bowl and can be made vice-captain of your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 6th match of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) 2019 will be played between Cape Town Blitz and Jozi Stars at Newlands in Cape Town.

The match starts at 5:30 PM local time (9:00 PM IST) (3:30 PM GMT). The match will be live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live streaming available on Sony LIV and Fancode.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The Cape Town Blitz and Jozi Stars will face-off for the second time within a week in the ongoing MSL 2019. The defending champions have got off to a worst possible start to their season losing two matches so far. They lost to Blitz in the opening game of the season by 15 runs and then went down to the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants by 24 runs. The Stars should soon start winning the games as the tournament moves forward very fast.

Quinton de Kock-led Cape Town Blitz, on the other hand, won the season opener but went down by a massive 86 runs against the Paarl Rocks. None of their batsmen could pose a threat to the opposition and would want to come back strongly. The fact that they beat the Jozi Stars in the previous face-off should keep them in good stead ahead of this game.

Weather Condition

The weather in Cape Town is excellent for a cricket game to take place. The sun will be out when the two teams will take the field and the temperature is expected to hover around 18-20 Degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather. There is no chance of rain in the city at all.


Pitch Report

The surface at Newlands is known to keep everyone interested over the course of 40 overs. Historically, it has favoured the teams bowling first and the trend is expected to continue for this game and the season as well. Expect the team winning the toss to opt to chase.

Average first innings score: 149 (In 20 T20Is played at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 6; Lost – 13

Injury and Availability News:

Asif Ali is expected to play this as the T20I series against Australia concluded recently. Same is the case with Wahab Riaz.

Moeen Ali was signed to play only two matches of the season and he won’t be available further.

Probable XI for Dream11 Fantasy

Cape Town Blitz

Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Asif Ali/Marques Ackerman, Liam Livingstone, George Linde, Mohammad Nawaz, Aviwe Mgijima/Wahab Riaz, Vernon Philander, Sisanda Magala, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje.

Bench – Asif Ali/Marques Ackerman, Aviwe Mgijima/Wahab Riaz, Gregory Mahlokwana, Khwezi Gumede, David Bedingham,

Jozi Stars

Chris Gayle, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Daniel Christian, Ryan Rickelton (wk), Simon Harmer, Delano Potgieter/Lizaad Williams, Kagiso Rabada, Dane Paterson/Duanne Olivier, Aaron Phangiso.

Bench – Delano Potgieter/Lizaad Williams, Dane Paterson/Duanne Olivier, Sinethemba Qeshile, Nono Pongolo, Eathan Bosch.


Top Picks:

Quinton de Kock has got off to a poor start to this MSL season. But he is expected to hit the straps sooner rather than later and should be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy team. Janneman Malan is also a must given his recent exploits in the season opener. With the ball, Dale Steyn and Anrich Nortje are doing the job for the Blitz.

For the Jozi Stars, Reeza Hendricks is an integral part even as Chris Gayle is struggling to find some much-needed form. The Universe Boss could be picked at your own risk as he can play a big knock on any given day. In the bowling department, Kagiso Rabada and Aaron Phangiso should be decent options.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Chris Gayle

Vice-Captain Options: George Linde, Rassie van der Dussen, Simon Harmer

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock (VC)

Batsmen – Reeza Hendricks (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Janneman Malan

All-Rounders – Daniel Christian, Liam Livingstone, George Linde

Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Aaron Phangiso, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy

Keeper – Ryan Rickelton, Quinton de Kock

Batsmen – Chris Gayle (C), Temba Bavuma, Janneman Malan

All-Rounders – Simon Harmer (VC), George Linde, Liam Livingstone

Bowlers – Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Wahab Riaz

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Expert Advice:

George Linde has been an unsung hero for his team. He has picked wickets every time after coming on to bowl and can be made vice-captain of your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Again Chris Gayle is an extremely risk pick but he will play one big knock on any given day. He could be made the captain of your team in Grand Leagues.

Probable Winners:

Jozi Stars are expected 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.