MSL T20 2018, Match 4: Paarl Rocks vs Tshwane Spartans – Dream11 Fantasy Tips

Tshwane Spartans are expected to bounce back and open their account against the Paarl Rocks.

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Tshwane Spartans failed to get going in the opening game of the tournament against Cape Town Blitz where they let the hosts score way too many runs. The Spartans, filled by all-rounders collapsed together after a quick-fire knock from their captain AB de Villiers. They will be hoping for a better show with the bat and also with the ball, especially in the death overs. They will be up against the home team Paarl Rocks in their second game.

With their supposed skipper Faf du Plessis, Tabraiz Shamsi and Aiden Markram expected to be away for this game, Tshwane will be hoping to open their account. Talking about the Paarl side, they too are bulked with a couple of star all-rounders in the form of Dwayne Bravo and David Wiese. Paul Stirling and Cameron Delport bring the stability to this squad with their experience of playing in various T20 leagues.

Match Details:

The fourth match of the Mzansi Super League will be played between Paarl Rocks and Tshwane Spartans at the Boland Park in Paarl. The match starts at 3:30 PM local time (1:30 PM GMT) (7:00 PM IST).

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Boland Park in Paarl could provide some good assistance for the pacers. The team winning the toss could elect to bowl to use the helpful conditions. In fact, the venue is good for chasing as five of the six Africa T20 Cup games played in September this year were won by teams batting second only.


Paarl Rocks:

Faf du Plessis (C), Paul Stirling, Dwayne Bravo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Paterson, Aiden Markram, Mangaliso Mosehle, Bjorn Fortuin, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Grant Thomson, Michael Klinger, Tshepo Moreki, Henry Davids, David Wiese, Eathan Bosch, Patrick Kruger, Kerwin Mungroo, Cameron Delport.

Tshwane Spartans:

AB de Villiers (C), Eoin Morgan, Lungi Ngidi, Robbie Frylinck, Jeevan Mendis, Theunis de Bruyn, Rory Kleinveldt, Sean Williams, Gihahn Cloete, Lutho Sipamla, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Andrew Birch, Sikandar Raza, Shaun von Berg, Rilee Rossouw, Eldred Hawken.

Probable XI:

Paarl Rocks:

Paul Stirling, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Henry Davids (C), Cameron Delport, Mangaliso Mosehle (WK), Patrick Kruger, David Wiese, Dwayne Bravo, Dane Paterson, Bjorn Fortuin, Tshepo Moreki.

Tshwane Spartans:

AB de Villiers (C), Gihahn Cloete (WK), Dean Elgar, Tony de Zorzi, Rilee Rossouw, Theunis de Bruyn/Sikandar Raza, Robbie Frylinck, Jeevan Mendis, Rory Kleinveldt, Andrew Birch, Shaun von Berg.

Power Picks:

All-rounder Patrick Kruger was in form during the Africa T20 Cup where he scored 200 runs across four innings. The 23-year-old also chipped in with two wickets in the four games he played there. Rilee Rossouw can be a dangerous exponent when he gets going.

Best Playing XI:

Mangaliso Mosehle, AB de Villiers, Rilee Rossouw, Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, David Wiese, Dwayne Bravo, Robbie Frylinck, Dane Paterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Andrew Birch.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

AB de Villiers has started from where he left in the IPL this year. He began the tournament with a quick-fire fifty in a losing cause. De Villiers scored a brilliant 93 off 31 balls in the warm-up game prior to the competition. He will be a perfect option for a multiplier preferably as captain. Dawid Malan and Robbie Frylinck can be among multiplier options. Cameron Delport and Henry Davids can be given a look for vice-captain.

Expert Advice:

There is no exact information about the availability of the Zimbabwe International players. Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams of Tshwane Spartans were part of the Bangladesh-Zimbabwe 2nd Test that completed on Thursday afternoon. Raza will add value with both the bat and ball something what the Spartans need after a poor first outing.

Probable Winners:

Tshwane Spartans are expected to bounce back and open their account against the Paarl Rocks.

*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.

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