MSL 2019: Match 6, Cape Town Blitz vs Jozi Stars: Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
Both these teams have got to work on their bowling attacks ahead of this game.
Updated - Nov 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Just a few days ago, the MSL 2.0 got off to a blistering start with the game between Cape Town Blitz and Jozi Stars. The defending champions and the runners-up last year were involved in a thrilling encounter in which more than 400 runs were scored. With all the intense action, the fans couldn’t have asked for anything better. It was great to watch Dale Steyn fight his way back with an amazing spell. Janneman Malan and Reeza Hendricks left the audience on the edge of their seats with their batting exploits.
And now, within a week, these two teams will square off against each other – this time in Cape Town. The Cape Town Blitz played another game after this match and bagged an embarrassing 86-run loss against the Paarl Rocks. On the other hand, the Jozi Stars lost two games in a row now. At this stage, the onus is on both these teams to play good cricket – with one team obvious to bounce back. Another exciting contest in on the cards as these sides will look to add four more points to their tally.
Pitch and Conditions
This will be the first game that will be played at Cape Town in this tournament. The Newlands isn’t the easiest place for the batsmen. Fast bowlers will have a good bit of assistance and this match might not be as high scoring as the one earlier between both these teams. It will be a cloudy day with high levels of humidity and strong winds blowing across.
Cape Town Blitz
Moeen Ali, who was supposed to play just the first two games, won’t be a part of the squad for this match. Instead, Asif Ali is expected to feature in the eleven if he is available for selection. Otherwise, the Cape Town Blitz could go ahead with Marques Ackerman who is a good option at number three. Also, since the T20I series against Australia is done, another Pakistan cricketer, Wahab Riaz, is expected to join the side. Thus, the bowling line-up could be strengthened. Dale Steyn will continue to spearhead the bowling attack and Anrich Nortje will hold on to his spot after the impressive performance in the last match.
Predicted XI: 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.
The Jozi Stars have got a few concerns surrounding their bowling attack. They are yet to find the right combination and might change around slightly for this game as well. In both the games so far, Dane Paterson was quite expensive. There could be a possibility that he’ll be sidelined for this game. Possibly, to strengthen the bowling attack further, they might try Lizaad Williams in place of Delano Potgieter.
Predicted XI: 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.
Probable Top Performers
Quinton de Kock – Cape Town Blitz | Rassie van der Dussen – Jozi Stars
TV – Sony Six, Sony Six HD
Online – Sony Liv
Match Timings – 21:00 IST and 17:30 local.
Cape Town Blitz are expected to make the best of the home conditions and win this game.