The 6th match of the Mzansi Super League 2019 will be played between Cape Town Blitz and Jozi Stars at Newlands in Cape Town.
Cape Town Blitz and Jozi Stars have locked horns against each other in a total of four games out of which both the Blitz and the Stars have won 2 each. The last time they faced each other was in the opening encounter of this season where Cape Town Blitz beat Jozi Stars bye 15 runs.
Cape Town Blitz have won 2 and lost 3 out of their last five matches, while Jozi Stars have lost 2 and won 2. Cape Town Blitz will be the more confident team going into this match.
One change is expected in the team with Wahab Riaz replacing Moeen Ali in the playing XI. Opener Janneman Malan remains a key player for the team as he showed with a 59-ball 99-run knock in the first game. Skipper Quinton de Kock will partner him at the top.
Among the bowlers, Dale Steyn looked near his best the other day and would be a big threat for the Stars’ batsmen.
Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen and Chris Gayle will be the leading batters for the Jozi Stars. Hendricks scored a rapid 80 in the first game against Cape Town Blitz and backed it up with a 62 against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. With Chris Gayle, you never know, as he is always just one inning away from getting a big one.
The three will be complemented by Kagiso Rabada who will lead the team’s bowling attack and is coming on the back of figures of 2-27 in the last game.
Let’s have a look at the probable playing XI both teams:
Cape Town Blitz- Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (c, wk), Liam Livingstone, Mohammad Nawaz, Aviwe Mgijima, George Linde, Wahab Riaz, Vernon Philander, Sisanda Magala, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje
Jozi Stars- Chris Gayle, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Daniel Christian, Ryan Rickelton (wk), Simon Harmer, Delano Potgieter, Kagiso Rabada, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? – Jozi Stars
Who will win? – Cape Town Blitz
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rassie van der Dussen (Jozi Stars), Janneman Malan (Cape Town Blitz)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kagiso Rabada (Jozi Stars), Dale Steyn (Cape Town Blitz)
Most Sixes – Rassie van der Dussen (Jozi Stars), Quinton de Kock (Cape Town Blitz)
Man of the Match – Rassie van der Dussen
Team Scores Batting first – Jozi Stars 170+, Cape Town Blitz 180+
Match Handicap Cape Town Blitz
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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