Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks 14th Match Prediction

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Durban Heat
80/6 in 9.0
8.89
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Paarl Rocks
98/2 in 9.0
10.89
Nov 28, 201817:00
Kingsmead - Durban, South Africa
Finished
Paarl Rocks won by 32 runs (Match reduced to 9 overs per side due to rain - Target 113)

Our Prediction

Durban Heat To Win the Match, 1.80
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  • Both sides have played three matches and won one out of them in the Mzansi Super League so far
  • Paarl Rocks have Aiden Markram and Faf du Plessis, two of the best South African batsmen, in their side
  • Durban Heat has a stacked side with depth in batting and bowling. It also has home advantage in this game.
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  • Tournament: Mzansi Super League 2018
  • Date: Nov 28, 2018
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
  • Time: 17:00
  • Weather: Moderate rain at times, 64% Humidity, 20.4&8451;Last updated at 28 Nov 2018 20:17

Key Stats

  • Toss: Durban Heat (Fielding)
  • Man of the Match: Henry Davids

Durban Heat

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Heinrich Klaasen 2 5 0 0 40.00
Keshav Maharaj 16 10 3 0 160.00
Hashim Amla 0 1 0 0 0.00
Vernon Philander 19 14 2 1 135.71
David Miller 22 11 3 1 200.00
Khaya Zondo 0 1 0 0 0.00
Temba Bavuma 4 3 1 0 133.33
Albie Morkel 11 9 0 1 122.22
BowlerOMRWECO
TL Moreki 2.0 0 18 2 9.00
Dane Paterson 2.0 0 16 0 8.00
Bjorn Fortuin 1.0 0 6 2 6.00
D Wiese 2.0 0 16 1 8.00
Tabraiz Shamsi 2.0 0 19 1 9.50

Paarl Rocks

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Henry Davids 46 25 4 3 184.00
Mangaliso Mosehle 7 3 1 0 233.33
Faf du Plessis 15 6 1 1 250.00
Aiden Markram 29 20 2 1 145.00
BowlerOMRWECO
KY Abbott 2.0 0 20 1 10.00
Marchant de Lange 2.0 0 38 1 19.00
Keshav Maharaj 3.0 0 19 0 6.33
Vernon Philander 2.0 0 21 0 10.50

About the Match

The action in the Mzansi Super League is hotting up as all the teams have now welcomed back their South African stars. This has also resulted in a boost to the attendance at the ground and we suspect it will only continue to go up as the tournament goes on.

This next match is going to be played between the Paarl Rocks and the Durban Heat, both teams that have played three matches and won one in the MSL so far. Paarl Rocks will be full of confidence after becoming the first team to beat the Cape Town Blitz this season while Durban Heat would be keen to start performing to its potential.

Match Preview

Durban Heat

Paarl Rocks won its first match in the MSL last time around as it welcomed back Faf du Plessis and Aiden Markram to the side. Faf du Plessis was immediately instrumental in getting his side the win not only with an important inning of 54 but also through his captaincy.

The move to give Fortuin the new ball was a risky one against an in-form Quinton de Kock but he persisted and got the results. All four wickets of Cape Town Blitz’s top order fell to Fortuin as Paarl Rocks put in an excellent bowling performance.

Four wickets for 15 runs in his four overs, Fortuin was obviously the standout but Dane Paterson bowled very well as well. He took three wickets for 23 runs in his four overs and ensured that the pressure never let up on the opposition.

The bowling attack of Paarl Rocks is coming along nicely and we expect Tabraiz Shamsi to play a much bigger role moving forward as well. He went for 34 runs in his four overs without taking a wicket but that will not dent his confidence one bit.

Durban Heat is another side that has a very strong batting lineup and so Paarl Rocks will need to build on this good performance in the upcoming match as well.

The batting received a big boost with the arrival of Aiden Markram and Faf du Plessis. Both these players are among the best batsmen in the world and having them in the top-3 is a massive plus for Paarl Rocks. Du Plessis started with a 54 from 39 balls that kept the side afloat even as the other players got out.

He can also be a lot more expansive if the situation demands it.

Aiden Markram got out in an uncharacteristic manner in the last match but we would advise backing him in the next match. There is something about him that screams form to us at the moment. With Davids, Wiese, and van Jaarsveld in the side, the Paarl Rocks look like a very well rounded unit.

Durban Heat Starting Lineup

Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Khaya Zondo, Albie Morkel, VD Philander, KY Abbott, Marchant de Lange, K Maharaj, Brandon Mavuta.

Paarl Rocks

It seemed like Durban Heat was hitting its stride after winning against the Tshwane Spartans in a rain-affected game but the side was blown away by the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the last match. The batting unit of Durban Heat completely collapsed and ended up putting a below-par total which their bowlers could not defend.

Durban Heat will be aware of the challenge that a full-strength Paarl Rocks side poses and must put in a much better performance if they are to compete.

On paper, Durban Heat is an excellent side with quality players in all departments.

The batting is led by Hashim Amla, who is going through a bit of lean spell but remains one of the most respected batsmen in the world. Amla needs to take a bit of time in the middle before going hard at the bowling and we are certain he will return to his best soon.

Durban Heat has stacked top-6. Morne van Wyk, Hashim Amla, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Khaya Zondo, and David Miller. This could be the strongest top-6 in the entire competition.

Amla and Miller would be the two batsmen to watch out for in our opinion. Miller is coming off a brilliant tour of Australia where he put his place in the South African beyond any doubt. He was out first ball in the last match, something that can happen to any batsman, and so nothing to worry about. A struggle to score runs in the middle would be much more troubling.

Albie Morkel was retired hurt in the last match and it is unclear if he is going to be available for this encounter or not. His absence will leave a hole in the side since he is a quality all-rounder.

With Kyle Abbott, Keshav Maharaj, Vernon Philander, and Merchant de Lange in the side, Durban Heat still have four quality international players in its bowling attack.

As we said, there is nothing lacking in terms of personnel in Durban Heat and you have to assume that a set of players as good as this is going to perform in more matches than it is not.

Paarl Rocks Starting Lineup

Henry Davids, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, VBV Jaarsveld, D Wiese, Mangaliso Mosehle, Bjorn Fortuin, Patrick Kruger, Dane Paterson, TL Moreki, Tabraiz Shamsi.

Toss Prediction

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

Pitch and Conditions

The match is going to be played in Kingsmead, Durban, the home ground of Durban Heat. Some rain has been forecast for Durban on match day and so we may have an interrupted match. The pitch will offer some bounce and pace to the bowlers but is usually very good for scoring runs as well.

A total of around 180 may be par on this surface.

Our Prediction

These are two of the stronger sides in the Mzansi Super League. We believe that both of them are going to rise in the standings. In this match, though, we are sticking with the home side because of a greater depth in all departments of the game. The Paarl Rocks also have some proven match winners so punter may want to hedge their bets with in-game betting.

Back Durban Heat to win.

Our Prediction

Durban Heat To Win the Match, 1.80
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Which team will win?

Durban Heat63.9% (131)
Paarl Rocks36.1% (74)
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