DBH vs NMBG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 05, 2018

We have finally reached the stage where we'll quickly see teams getting eliminated. The first team to be at the verge of elimination is Durban Heat and should they fail to defeat Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the upcoming match, they'll be the first team to be eliminated from the competition. Regardless to that, their chances for qualification are close to zero and unless they make a dramatic comeback, it's end of the road for Durban. Their next match, against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, is to be played on 5th December at Newlands Cricket Ground.

DBH vs NMBG Team Previews

Durban Heat

Although the tournament has progressed leaps and bounds since the inauguration day, the Heat have continued to be at the bottom of the table. Despite being an excellent team on paper, the Heat have found strange ways to lose matches. They haven't found anyone to score a big knock like Quinton de Kock did it for the Blitz the other day.

Things have gone so bad for them with their batting that they had to drop Hashim Amla which is something which was unimaginable not long ago. The biggest problem with them has been with their batting where they've failed to score big with the bat. They've, therefore been, more often than not, on the back foot right from the word go.

The biggest hope for them will be the return of Rashid Khan who will be back after his T10 stint. In his short career so far, he's become the most threatening bowler of shortest format of the game. He, along with Keshav Maharaj, will form a potent pair on a track which is likely to assist spinners. Disregarding the way their tournament has gone so far, the Heat are an extremely good lineup boasting of Proteas domestic and International stars.

Durban Heat Playing 11

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

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Despite facing a heavy loss in their last match, the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants continue to be in a position of strength. They've shown some terrific performances in the tournament, but their last defeat was the heaviest that any team has faced in the tournament. Their openers have had a stop-start kind of tournament so far and the return of Jason Roy will provide them with a huge boost.

The return of Jason Roy will not only provide explosiveness to their top-order, but will also help the relatively inexperienced lineup which was bowled out for just 92 on Sunday. The inclusion of Jason Roy is likely to shift JJ Smuts' position down the order which will provide strength to their middle order. Jonker, who has scored just 45 runs in his six knocks is likely to make way for Jason Roy.

Before bundling out for just 92 runs in their last match, Reeza Hendricks wrecked havoc on the Giants' bowlers. However, their bowlers haven't done too badly in the tournament thus far and a lot will be riding on them especially after such a poor performance from their batsmen. Overall, the Giants have done well in the tournament thus far and are deservedly at the second spot in the points table.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Playing 11

JJT Smuts, JJ Roy, Ben Duckett, Heino Kuhn, Christiaan Jonker, RS Second, Ryan McLaren, Carmi le Roux, Junior Dala, SSB Magala, Imran Tahir.

DBH vs NMBG Betting Tips

The pressure will be on Durban Heat coming into this game as they are just hanging in the tournament and loss here will certainly knock them out of the competition. The inclusion of Rashid Khan will certainly bolster their team, but considering the way the Giants have played in the tournament so far, it's going to be an uphill task for the Heat. We expect Giants to post a comfortable victory in the upcoming game.

Today Match Prediction

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants To Win the Match, 2.10

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Who will win DBH vs NMBG

Durban Heat 53.3% (216)
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 46.7% (189)
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