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MSL T20 2018, Match 13, Tshwane Spartans vs Jozi Stars, Match Prediction, Who will win the Match?

Both teams have quite a bit of work to do.

Jozi Stars
Jozi Stars. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Tshwane Spartans haven’t had the best of seasons thus far in the ongoing edition of the Mzansi Super League (MSL). They are currently languishing at the bottom of the points table and have plenty of work to do in order to finish among the top three teams.  Moreover, luck hasn’t smiled on them either as the Duckworth Lewis Stern (DLS) method has robbed them off a couple of victories.

The franchise now needs to win a majority of their matches to have any chance of progressing to the next round. On the contrary, Jozi Stars are hanging midway in the table with one victory from three matches. They lost their last match against Cape Town Blitz by 60 runs and would want to get back to winning ways. The two teams are now set to cross swords at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

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Pitch

The weather at the venue has been a tad indifferent over the past few days. Hence, there will be chances of rain tomorrow. However, both teams won’t want for that to happen as the same could land them in deep water. Bearing in mind the tricks and characteristics of the pitch and also the fact that rain could interrupt, teams would want to bowl first after winning the toss.

Team Combination

Tshwane Spartans

Tony de Zorzi and wicketkeeper-batsman Gihahn Cloete will open the batting with Theunis de Bruyn to follow. The onus would also be on AB de Villiers to guide his team to a substantial score. Left-hander Dean Elgar would bat at number five with the hulk-like Robbie Frylinck to come in next in the lineup. Sean Williams and Jeevan Mendis would have their roles to play as well.

Probable XI

Gihahn Cloete (wk), Tony de Zorzi, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers (C), Dean Elgar, Robbie Frylinck, Sean Williams, Jeevan Mendis, Lutho Sipmala, Eldred Hawken, Corbin Borsch

Jozi Stars

Ryan Rickelton and left-hander Reeza Hendricks are the likely openers with Rassie van der Dussen to bat at number three. Skipper and wicketkeeper Dane Vilas would bat at number four with Petrus van Biljon to come in at number five. A lot would depend on Daniel Christian, the Aussie all-rounder. The likes of Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Olivier and Leie are the bowlers in the lineup.

Probable XI

Ryan Rickelton, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Duseen, Dane Vilas (C & wk), Petrus van Biljon, Daniel Christian, Simon Harmer, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier, Beuran Hendricks, Eddie Leie

Probable Top Performers

AB de Villiers- Tshwane Spartans, Reeza Hendricks- Jozi Stars

Broadcast Details

TV – Sony Six and Sony Six HD

Live Streaming – Sony LIV

Match Timings – 17:30 IST; 14:00 local

The prediction is for the Jozi Stars to win the match. 

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