CTB vs NMG Dream11 Team Prediction: The 26th match of MSL 2019 would witness an in-form Nelson Mandela Bay Giants taking on the Cape Town Blitz in what could be presumed as a cracker of a duel for the fans to witness. Led by JJ Smuts, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have been on a roll in the ongoing T20 season and are thus placed at the top of the points table with 5 wins in 8 matches and 23 points in their kitty.
While the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have secured a seat for themselves in the knockouts, their rivals – Cape Town Blitz have mixed chances of making it to the eliminators. The Quinton de Kock-captained side are presently occupying the fifth spot in the points tally with 4 wins and as many defeats in 8 matches competed so far and would be vying to score victories in their remaining couple of matches to make it to the top three in MSL rankings.
CTB vs NMG Dream11 Team Prediction, MSL 2019, 26th Match: Fantasy Cricket Tips, Form Guide, Playing XI, Pitch Report, & Weather Conditions
December 6, Friday
9:00 PM IST
Form Guide in MSL 2019 (Most Recent First)
Cape Town Blitz – W, L , L, L, W
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – W, L, L, W, W
The pitch at Newlands has helped the batters extensively in the matches competed in MSL 2019. Taking into account the form of players of both the teams and average first innings score at this venue (170), one could expect a high-scoring total in the first half of play.
It is going to be mostly sunny at Newlands with the temperature hovering between 20-23 degrees Celsius. With the humidity levels will be as high as 76 percent in the second half of play the bowlers might struggle in getting the right lengths.
No injuries have been reported for this match.
Probable Playing XI
Cape Town Blitz
Janneman Malan has been in top form this season and along with Quinton de Kock would be carrying the onus of scoring the bulk of runs for the Cape Town Blitz in the coming encounter. David Bedingham, who scored 40-all 53 in the recent outing versus Tshwane Spartans would be backed to essay a similar exhibition amidst the home conditions. Bowling wise, the hosts would be banking on Dale Steyn and Wahab Riaz in getting the required breakthroughs. The former, in particular, would be the go-to man for the de Kock & Co in tearing through the rival lineup in the much-coveted feud.
Quinton de Kock (c and wk), Dale Steyn, David Bedingham, Wahab Riaz, Janneman Malan, Mohammad Nawaz, Anrich Nortje, Aviwe Mgijima, Sisanda Magala, Liam Livingstone, Vernon Philander
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
JJ Smuts and Ben Dunk have had a phenomenal run with the bat in the ongoing T20 duels and would be hoping to continue with a similar momentum in the upcoming feud. Ryan ten Doeschate and Marco Marais looked in a great nick in the lately finished game and along with the aforementioned would hold the key for the tourists in the batting department at Newlands. Imran Tahir and Junior Dala have been on a rampage since the commencement of MSL 2019 and will be the vital cogs for Smuts-led lineup in the forthcoming encounter.
JJ Smuts (c), Ryan ten Doeschate, Imran Tahir, Heino Kuhn, Ben Dunk (wk), Marco Marais, Matthew Breetzke, Beuran Hendricks, Akhona Mnyaka, Junior Dala, Chris Morris
Top Picks for CTB vs NMG Dream11 Team
Janneman Malan is currently leading the batting charts in MSL 2019 with 298 runs in 8 outings at an average of 42.57. Ben Dunk has been one of the top aggregators for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the concurrent edition of MSL. The left-handed batsman has amassed 278 runs in 7 outings with an unbeaten 99 in the lately concluded game versus Tshwane Spartans. JJ Smuts has been in top form this season and thus shouldn’t be missed out from CTB vs NMG Dream11 lineup. In 7 outings he has amassed 212 runs while maintaining an average and strike rate of 35.33 and 135.89 respectively. In the bowling department, Imran Tahir and Junior Dala are must picks as they have grabbed 12 wickets each at averages of 15.00 and 23.83 respectively. Pacer Dale Steyn has been in scintillating form since the start of MSL 2019 with 15 scalpings in 8 matches at a jaw-dropping average of 15.13 and thus remains a certain addition for the coming contest.
Captaincy options for CTB vs NMG Dream11 Lineup
1. J Malan
2. B Dunk
3. I Tahir
CTB vs NMG Dream11 Team