Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Durban Heat 8th Match Prediction

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Cricket Logo
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
131/1 in 17.3
7.49
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Durban Heat
127/6 in 20.0
6.35
Nov 23, 201817:00
St George's Park - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Finished
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won by 9 wkts

Our Prediction

Durban Heat To Win the Match, 1.75
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  • The experience of Morne van Wyk and Hashim Amla could come in handy in crunch situations even though they haven't fired yet in the tournament
  • Keshav Maharaj and Kyle Abbott have been bowling exceedingly well for the Heat
  • The Giants have looked vulnerable with the bat in the first two matches
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NMBG
100.0%
DBH
0.0%
  • Tournament: Mzansi Super League 2018
  • Date: Nov 23, 2018
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Time: 17:00
  • Weather: Partly cloudy, 76% Humidity, 16.5℃Last updated at 23 Nov 2018 18:23

Key Stats

  • Toss: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants (Fielding)
  • Man of the Match: Junior Dala

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
JJ Smuts 62 52 6 2 119.23
Ben Duckett 21 16 2 0 131.25
Marco Marais 42 38 5 1 110.53
BowlerOMRWECO
Marchant de Lange 4.0 0 38 0 9.50
Vernon Philander 3.0 0 17 1 5.67
KY Abbott 4.0 0 29 0 7.25
Keshav Maharaj 4.0 0 20 0 5.00
T Bokako 2.3 0 25 0 10.00

Durban Heat

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Heinrich Klaasen 4 5 1 0 80.00
Hashim Amla 12 16 1 0 75.00
Vernon Philander 26 22 2 1 118.18
KY Abbott 2 2 0 0 100.00
David Miller 0 1 0 0 0.00
Keshav Maharaj 22 20 2 1 110.00
Mv Wyk 0 2 0 0 0.00
Khaya Zondo 26 31 3 0 83.87
Albie Morkel 28 21 2 1 133.33
BowlerOMRWECO
Imran Tahir 4.0 0 34 1 8.50
Aaron Phangiso 4.0 0 20 0 5.00
Chris Morris 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
SSB Magala 4.0 0 27 1 6.75
Junior Dala 4.0 0 16 2 4.00

About the Match

In a rain-curtailed game, Cape Town Blitz rallied to score yet another win in the ongoing T20 competition. They've now won three games from as many games played and will need to do really bad from here to not to qualify for the knockouts. They defeated Nelson Mandela Giants by a narrow margin of 12 runs and the Giants will be itching to get back to the winning ways. The Giants will be taking on Durban Heat in their next match which is to be played on 23rd November. Led by Hashim Amla, Durban Heat bounced back to the winning ways after facing a tough defeat in their first match. With both teams having the same points at this stage, a win here could really be a deciding factor in the later stages of the tournament.

Match Preview

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Coached by experienced Eric Simmons and led by JJ Smuts, the Giants succumbed to a narrow loss in their lost game as they failed to chase down a modest total against Cape Town Blitz. However, despite the loss, the Giants should not be too concerned about what went wrong as they had plenty of positives to take from that game.

Their batting relies mainly on skipper JJ Smuts, Ben Duckett, and Heino Kuhn and with two of them already amongst the runs in the first two matches, Giants' batting looks settled. Ben Duckett scored a match-winning fifty in the opening match and although he couldn't repeat the feat against Cape Town, Heino Kuhn played a superb innings as he scored 55 runs off 35 deliveries. Openers JJ Smuts and Marco Marais have now failed twice on two occasions and will need to kick on to take some pressure off their middle order.

The return of Imran Tahir and Chris Morris certainly bolstered their bowling attack which was visible in their last outing. Ryan McLaren and Chris Morris picked up two wickets each while Smuts got rid of in-form Janneman Malan. With Tahir and Smuts handling the spin department and Morris, McLaren, and Dala available to bowl quick, they have a well-settled and well-balanced bowling attack.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Starting Lineup

Ben Duckett, Christiaan Jonker, JJT Smuts, Wihan Lubbe, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, RS Second, SSB Magala, Aaron Phangiso, Junior Dala, Imran Tahir.

Durban Heat

After a narrow loss in their opening game where Asif Ali's brilliance overshadowed their team-effort, the Heat finally managed to find a win, against Tshwane Spartans, at Kingsmead Oval. Their upcoming game is not going to be a home game and will need to adjust to the conditions accordingly. With Temba Bavuma already sitting out of the playing eleven, the strength of their batting cannot be overstated, at least on paper.

The return of Proteans Internationals in David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen will further power-up their already strong batting lineup. Khaya Zondo has been particularly impressive for them and has scored crucial quick knocks twice in two games now. Their opening pair of Morne van Wyk and Hashim Amla is second to none in the competition and the sooner they find the form that better it will be for Heat.

Even before the tournament started, their bowling was being perceived as their biggest strength and it has not disappointed. Keshav Maharaj picked up three important wickets against Cape Town whereas Kyle Abbot contributed with four in the first match. With Philander, Marchant de Lange, and Albie Morkel available as well, their bowling is neither short on talent nor on skills. They've executed their plans well so far and if they can do it again, it's going to be a tough game for the Giants.

Durban Heat Starting Lineup

Hashim Amla, Mv Wyk, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Khaya Zondo, Albie Morkel, VD Philander, K Maharaj, Marchant de Lange, KY Abbott, T Bokako.

Our Prediction

Both the teams are well-matched and their neck-and-neck placement in the points table justifies that. They both have powerful batting lineups and variety in the bowling attacks. Nelson Mandela Giants have shown some vulnerabilities with the bat and unless they check those, it's going to get difficult for them as the tournament progresses. Durham Heat showed a lot of improvement in the last game and with the momentum they have, they look well-placed to win the upcoming encounter.

Our Prediction

Durban Heat To Win the Match, 1.75
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Which team will win?

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants47.1% (82)
Durban Heat52.9% (92)
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