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|Theunis de Bruyn||40||25||6||0||160.00|
|AB de Villiers||2||6||0||0||33.33|
|PJ van Biljon||5||4||1||0||125.00|
|Wesley B Marshall||0||1||0||0||0.00|
The Tshwane Spartans and Durban heat have been the two sides most affected by rain in the Mzansi Super League 2019. They are each going to play their fourth scheduled match but have only completed one so far.
The Tshwane Spartans are coming into this match on the back of a very good win against the Paarl Rocks while Durban Heat fell to a close defeat in its match against Cape Town Blitz. There is a long way to go in MSL 2019 and both the teams competing in this match are just getting started.
We think we can see better and more professional performances from both of them going ahead.
Tshwane Spartans vs Durban Heat MSL T20 is going to be played at the SuperSport Park, Centurion on the 21st of November 2019.
The Tshwane Spartans were up against a strong Paarl Rocks side in its previous match and seemed to be heading into trouble after its bowlers were hit for plenty. Morne Morkel was the only bowler to be able to get a measure of control for the Tshwane Spartans as Tom Curran, Lutho Sipamla, and Lungi Ngidi all turned out to be expensive.
Roelof van der Merwe was another bowler that escaped somewhat unhurt.
Chasing a target of 186 was always going to be daunting, though, and we did not give the Tshwane Spartans too much of a chance. A brilliant inning of 88 not out from Dean Elgar and a 13-ball 31 at the end from Heinrich Klaasen was enough to get the Spartans over the line and on the board in MSL 2019.
We continue to remain worried about the depth of this Spartans side. Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers, and Heinrich Klaasen are a very good top-4 but there is very little to follow.
Players like Donavan Ferreira, Petrus van Biljon, and Tom Curran are not going to give any bowing attack the nightmares. If the top-order loses a couple of quick wickets then the remaining lineup may not offer much resistance.
AB de Villiers got out cheaply in the previous game and he is no doubt going to play a couple of brilliant match-winning innings but he cannot do everything on his own. Dean Elgar has started the MSL well and must continue to build on that form.
The Tshwane Spartans look like a dangerous side to us but not one that is going to be challenging for the title just yet.
Heinrich Klaasen, Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, Tom Curran, AB de Villiers, RE Van Der Merwe, PJ van Biljon, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla.
We think that Durban heat would have been very disappointed at losing the previous match against Cape Town Blitz. They did most things correctly and seemed to be in the hunt till the end but the boost, in the end, did not come through.
174 is a par total at the MSL and not chasing it down is something that Durban Heat will regret.
On the positive side, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, and Malusi Siboto bowled quite well in the previous match for Durban Heat. The bowling unit needs to be at its best because there are some weaknesses in there that can be exploited.
Andile Phehlukwayo and Ravi Bopara went for 11 runs an over in the previous match. The fourth and fifth bowlers are weak for Durban Heat, not an ideal situation when you are going up against a side containing AB de Villiers.
Wihan Lubbe was the standout batsman in the previous match with 83 off 42 balls. David Miller showed some sparks of his best self but got out just when he needed to stay in. Players like Alex Hales, Dane Vilas, and Ravi Bopara need to start scoring runs sooner rather than later.
On paper, Durban Heat has more batting depth in its side than the Tshwane Spartans but converting that into performance is going to be tough.
AD Hales, Wesley B Marshall, Wihan Lubbe, DJ Vilas, David Miller, RS Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, K Maharaj, Marco Jansen, KY Abbott, MP Siboto.
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There is a lot of rain that is predicted in Centurion on match day but there is still some hope for the match to be played out. The weather is expected to improve around the time that the match is scheduled to start and then remain that way for the next three hours. We could actually squeeze a full game in if some luck goes our way.
The pitch at Centurion has been kept under covers for the most duration and could offer some help to the fast bowlers with the new ball. The underlying pitch is still good, though, and should be full of runs once the sun dries out the excess moisture.
Dream11 Team and Dream11 Prediction for Tshwane Spartans vs Durban Heat. We think this may be a good opportunity to try and gear your Dream11 team for an upset. Players like David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, and Alex Hales are likely to be lesser owned than some of the more obvious ones. We have also decided not to include Dean Elgar although he played beautifully in the previous game. It is one of the risks that could help differentiate our Dream11 team from the others.
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Our concerns about the Tshwane Spartans batting lineup have not been met fully and we think they are going to be challenged in this match. Durban Heat may have lost its previous match but we think it has a great chance of getting its first win of MSL 2019 in this match.
Bet on Durban Heat to win.
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