Durban Heat vs Jozi Stars 23rd Match Prediction

Durban Heat Cricket Logo
Durban Heat
128/10 in 18.3
6.92
Jozi Stars Cricket Logo
Jozi Stars
130/9 in 19.5
6.55
Dec 07, 201812:00
Kingsmead - Durban, South Africa
Finished
Jozi Stars won by 1 wkt

Our Match Prediction

Jozi Stars To Win the Match, 1.80
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  • The Jozi Stars have been in excellent form and have won four out of their last five matches
  • Durban Heat has won just one match in the MSL so far
  • A better batting lineup and a world class bowling lineup should help Jozi Stars to continue winning
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DBH
0.0%
JZS
100.0%
  • Tournament: Mzansi Super League 2018
  • Date: Dec 07, 2018
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
  • Time: 12:00
  • Weather: Moderate or heavy rain shower, 75% Humidity, 25.3&8451;

DBH vs JZS Live Score

  • Toss: Durban Heat (Batting)
  • Man of the Match: DJ Vilas

Durban Heat

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Marchant de Lange 1 1 0 0 100.00
KY Abbott 7 6 1 0 116.67
Keshav Maharaj 11 12 1 0 91.67
David Miller 29 29 0 1 100.00
Rashid Khan 3 6 0 0 50.00
T Bokako 0 1 0 0 0.00
Sarel Erwee 62 39 9 1 158.97
Mv Wyk 1 3 0 0 33.33
Khaya Zondo 0 1 0 0 0.00
Temba Bavuma 1 4 0 0 25.00
Albie Morkel 3 10 0 0 30.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Nono Pongolo 1.0 0 5 0 5.00
Kagiso Rabada 3.3 0 29 3 8.29
Duanne Olivier 3.0 0 25 2 8.33
Dwaine Pretorius 4.0 0 19 1 4.75
SR Harmer 4.0 0 20 2 5.00
DT Christian 3.0 0 24 2 8.00

Jozi Stars

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Nono Pongolo 14 7 0 2 200.00
Kagiso Rabada 0 1 0 0 0.00
Reeza Hendricks 8 14 1 0 57.14
Duanne Olivier 1 1 0 0 100.00
Ryan Rickelton 13 10 3 0 130.00
Dwaine Pretorius 0 5 0 0 0.00
Chris Gayle 5 7 1 0 71.43
DJ Vilas 43 36 2 2 119.44
SR Harmer 25 22 0 2 113.64
Rassie van der Dussen 14 15 0 1 93.33
DT Christian 1 2 0 0 50.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Marchant de Lange 2.5 0 37 1 13.06
KY Abbott 4.0 0 17 2 4.25
Keshav Maharaj 4.0 0 18 0 4.50
Rashid Khan 4.0 0 19 3 4.75
T Bokako 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
Albie Morkel 1.0 0 7 0 7.00

About the Match

Durban Heat is all but out of the reckoning for a playoff spot after losing five out of its first six games. Things are not going to get easier for the side, though, as it prepares to take on the in-form Jozi Stars. A run of wins has seen the Jozi Stars jump up to 2nd place on the league table and the top spot is within reach as well.

Another win with a bonus point will see the Jozi Stars displace Cape Town Blitz from its current top spot on Mzansi Super League Standings.

Durban Heat has failed to make the best use of its resources and must find a way to motivate its players as the season winds down. It is not going to be easy considering the chances of making it to the final are very slim, however, if they play with freedom then they could make some noise towards the end of the tournament.

Match Preview

Durban Heat

Durban Heat has struggled with all aspects of its game and even though the side is packed with many talented players, they have never really come together to form a cohesive unit. A heavy defeat to the Paarl Rocks in its last game was very damaging to the Heat’s prospects.

It was one of the few matches that the batting order got off to a good start but once again the big players failed to fire. It has been clear in the MSL that any side hoping to compete and win the tournament must have its best players in form.

For Durban Heat, those players are David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, and Albie Morkel.

Neither of the players was able to get into double figures and that is why Durban Heat failed to put together a challenging total.

We don’t want to count out a player like David Miller because he can be so dangerous but the recent form of Zondo, Klaasen, and Morkel has been quite disappointing. The side’s bowling resources have also failed to fire as expected.

Keshav Maharaj had a few games where he was economical but he too has been expensive in recent games. Kyle Abbott is our pick for the best bowler in the side because he constantly seems to look for wickets. Vernon Philander is a supreme test bowler but this format is probably where he is the weakest.

His gentle pace and predictable length is perfect for the batsmen to line up on a flat pitch.

Durban Heat is up against an in-form side and will have to do really well to get itself a win.

Durban Heat Starting Lineup

Sarel Erwee, Mv Wyk, Khaya Zondo, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Temba Bavuma, Rashid Khan, K Maharaj, KY Abbott, Marchant de Lange, T Bokako.


Jozi Stars

After two consecutive losses to start the tournament, the Jozi Stars have risen to the top of the Mzansi Super League. That rise has come with the awesome form of Reeza Hendricks, who is showing why he could be one of South Africa’s most important players in the time to come.

Hendricks has scored two centuries in this competition already, is the highest scorer of the MSL, and is getting his runs at an average of 115 right now. The consistency with which he is able to score his runs must be scary to the opposition.

Now that he has a big target o his back, it will be interesting to see how he goes about things.

He is not the only batsman in form for the Jozi Stars, though.

Van der Dussen is scoring runs very consistently while Dan Christian is providing a terrific boost to the scorecard from his floating position in the middle order. Christian comes into bat when 5-7 overs are remaining in the inning and tees off straight away.

With Chris Gayle back at the top of the order, the Jozi Stars are going to be strengthened even more.

The bowling has done very well in the Mzansi Super League as well.

Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, and Duanne Oliver are all excellent fast bowlers while being different to each other. Rabada can hustle you with pace while Beuran Hendricks has the left-arm angle. Oliver can also be very effective at changing the length up to surprise the batsmen.

Dan Christian took 4 wickets to continue being one of the most vital members of the side. Simon Harmer and Pongolo are also having a good MSL to round out the side.

Pitch and Conditions

The weather in Durban has been quite disappointing till now and we don’t have a good weather forecast going into this match either. The chances of rain are very high and we are very likely to have a truncated match.

The pitch in Durban is helpful to the fast bowlers with some pace and bounce on offer. The batsmen can also make the most of the conditions and score freely if they get their eye in.

If the weather gods relent then we could have an excellent match in sporting conditions.

Jozi Stars Starting Lineup

Chris Gayle, Reeza Hendricks, RVD Dussen, DJ Vilas, Ryan Rickelton, DT Christian, SR Harmer, Dwaine Pretorius, Nono Pongolo, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier.

Toss Prediction

The side winning the toss is likely to want to field first with the rain around

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The weather in Durban has been quite disappointing till now and we don’t have a good weather forecast going into this match either. The chances of rain are very high and we are very likely to have a truncated match.

The pitch in Durban is helpful to the fast bowlers with some pace and bounce on offer. The batsmen can also make the most of the conditions and score freely if they get their eye in.

If the weather gods relent then we could have an excellent match in sporting conditions.

Match Prediction

The Jozi Stars are a team on the upswing at the moment. They have batsmen in the form of their lives and a world-class bowling lineup to call upon when needed. The side’s senior players are taking the responsibility of playing the tough situations allowing the younger, inexperienced players to play freely.

Back the Jozi Stars to win.

Betting Tips

Jozi Stars To Win the Match, 1.80

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Which team will win?

Durban Heat 47.5% (155)
Jozi Stars 52.5% (171)
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Comments

Ahasan habiba
Who win match
2018-12-05 20:35:00
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Anonymous
Josi will win the match
2018-12-07 06:26:24
arman khan
hi
2018-12-06 13:08:17
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MD FARUK
DURBAN HEAT WILL WIN %100% MATCH WIN
2018-12-06 23:50:46
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