NMBG vs CTB Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 20, 2019
It’s a clash of the top-2 teams in the Mzansi Super League as the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are going to take on Cape Town Blitz. The Giants are actually unbeaten at this stage of MSL 2019 with two wins from their three matches and a rained-out match as the third.
Cape Town Blitz has won three out of the four matches it has played and lost the other one to Paarl Rocks. Both these teams have appeared as the front-runners in this early stage and look set to contend for the title.
There is still a long way to go and keeping the winning momentum going is going to be key for both the teams.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz MSL T20 is going to be played at St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth on the 20th of November 2019.
NMBG vs CTB Team Previews
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Another fantastic bowling performance from the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants was the reason for the victory against the Jozi Stars. Junior Dala and Imran Tahir took three wickets each while Chris Morris, Nandre Burger, and JJ Smuts were exceptional as well.
All of the bowlers were economical and did not give away a single loose delivery.
Having a good bowling attack is a huge plus in T20 cricket since every single member of the attack is assured to get his full quota of overs in every game. If the bowling is dependable then the team is always in the game no matter what the batsmen do.
Thankfully for the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, their batting is not too bad either.
Jason Roy, Ben Dunk, and JJ Smuts smashed their way to the target of 110 in just 9.1 overs and ensured that the side won with a bonus point. Heino Kuhn, Grant Thompson, Marco Marais, and Chris Morris are all good batsmen that give some very decent depth to the side.
The signs from the early matches are very positive and it looks like the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have a side that can respond to different situations with ease.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Playing 11
JJ Roy, Ben Dunk, JJT Smuts, Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Matthew Breetzke, Chris Morris, Onke Nyaku, Nandre Burger, Junior Dala, Imran Tahir.
Cape Town Blitz
For a side loaded with some superstars, it was the lesser-known players in its lineup that ended up getting it the win in the previous match. Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, and Liam Livingstone all got starts but were not able to turn that into a big score.
It was down to Marques Ackerman and Asif Ali to provide the bulk of the runs. Ackerman played the holding role in the top-order while Asif Ali smashed four sixes in the end overs to provide the boost needed to the total score.
Cape Town Blitz is a batting heavy side and all of its players look to be in good touch.
The star of the bowling is the legend, Dale Steyn. He has adapted to the reduced pace at this stage in the career and is using small changes of length to bring the wickets. His experience means that no situation is unknown for him and he continues to be the leader of this side.
Wahab Riaz, Anrich Nortje, and Sisanda Magala are the other bowlers in the attack which makes this a predominantly international attack.
With players like George Linde and Liam Livingstone to contribute as well, there are plenty of options for the captain to call upon as well.
Cape Town Blitz Playing 11
Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Marques Ackerman, Liam Livingstone, Asif Ali, George Linde, Wahab Riaz, SSB Magala, Gregory Mahlokwana, DW Steyn, Anrich Nortje.
NMBG vs CTB Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The rain has the biggest frustration in the MSL so far and we are relieved to say that the weather forecast for this match is excellent. Close to a 0% chance of rain has been predicted and we are fairly certain of getting a full, uninterrupted match in.
The pitch at St. George’s Park is very good for batting like at most venues in South Africa. There is going to be some bounce in the surface which is useful for both the spinners and the fast bowlers.
A score of around 170 should be seen as par at the venue.
NMBG vs CTB Dream11 Prediction
Dream11 Tips and dream11 Prediction for the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz is an exciting one. These are the two strongest teams of MSL 2019 and are going to have a lot of good options for us to choose from. We are eaning a bit towards the Giants in this game because of their world-class bowlers but have hedged our team with picks from the Blitz batting order as well. JJ Smuts may the lesser-known pick for the captain that could pay off big time.
NMBG vs CTB Playing 11
- Q Kock (vc)
- M Breetzke
- J Smuts (c)
- J Roy
- J Malan
- B Dunk
- L Livingstone
- G Linde
- I Tahir
- D Steyn
- B Hendricks
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
NMBG vs CTB Betting Tips
We think the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are in superb form and are going to be hard to beat with their superior bowling attack. Cape Town Blitz is a very good side as well but it’s batting is just a bit jittery right now.
Bet on the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants to win.
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