MSL 2019: Match 7, Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

MSL 2019: Match 7, Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Alex Hales can be quite unpredictable with his performances at times. Thus, rather than picking him in both your Dream11 Fantasy teams, go with David Miller in one of the teams since he is an equally destructive player.

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 7th match of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) 2019 will be played between Durban Heat and Paarl Rocks at Kingsmead in Durban.

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

Durban Heat’s opening match of the tournament against the Tshwane Spartans was washed out due to rain. Thus, they had to share the points and are currently placed in the bottom half of the points table. However, they’d want to change their current standing by adding four points when they host the Paarl Rocks. Having finished last on the table last year, they should look to turn things around.

The Paarl Rocks had a terrific start to the tournament. By defeating the defending champions Cape Town Blitz by a massive 86-run margin in their last game, they even managed to get a bonus point. However, they will be tested against a quality opposition playing away from home. While they’d want to carry forward the winning momentum, they shouldn’t get over complacent after that fabulous victory and must put in their best efforts. It should be a great game if both these sides fire in all cylinders.


Weather Report

It is bad news as heavy rains are predicted in Durban throughout the duration of this game. As it was in the first game, it shouldn’t be a wonder in case this game gets washed out.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Kingsmead pitch isn’t the easiest one for the batsmen. Over the years, it has changed its character and has offered great support to the bowlers in recent times. With the weather as it is predicted to be, it there is play possible, the fast bowlers will enjoy their time. Chasing is a better option here.

Average first innings score: 142.5 (Last two full MSL games at Kingsmead)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 0, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

JP Duminy is ruled out of the tournament.

James Vince could be available for Paarl Rocks for this match.

Probable Playing XIs:

Durban Heat

Alex Hales, Sarel Erwee, Dane Vilas (C & WK), Khaya Zondo, David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Malusi Siboto/Marco Jansen, Shaun von Berg, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott.

Bench: Malusi Siboto/Marco Jansen, Wesley Marshall, Prenelan Subrayen, Daryn Dupavillon, Wihan Lubbe.

Paarl Rocks

Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis (C), Dwaine Pretorius, Hardus Viljoen, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Isuru Udana, Ferisco Adams, Sibonele Makhanaya, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi

Bench: Kyle Verreynne, Kerwin Mungroo, Thando Ntini


Top Picks:

Dane Vilas should be your first choice wicket-keeper for both your Dream11 Fantasy teams. Faf du Plessis, Cameron Delport and Henry Davids are the top picks with the bat. Amongst the all-rounders, you must have the likes of Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius. Kyle Abbott should be picked in your team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Faf du Plessis, Cameron Delport, Andile Phehlukwayo

Vice-Captain Options – Dane Vilas, Dwaine Pretorius, Henry Davids

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Dane Vilas (VC)

Batters – Alex Hales, Henry Davids, Faf du Plessis (C), Cameron Delport

All-Rounders – Andile Phehlukwayo, Ravi Bopara, Dwaine Pretorius

Bowlers – Kyle Abbott, Hardus Viljoen, Tabraiz Shamsi

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Dane Vilas

Batters – David Miller, Henry Davids, Faf du Plessis, Cameron Delport (C)

All-Rounders – Andile Phehlukwayo, Isuru Udana, Dwaine Pretorius (VC)

Bowlers – Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Bjorn Fortuin


Expert Advice:

Alex Hales can be quite unpredictable with his performances at times. Thus, rather than picking him in both your Dream11 Fantasy teams, go with David Miller in one of the teams since he is an equally destructive player.

Probable Winners:

Paarl Rocks are expected to win this encounter.

*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.