DUR vs NMG Dream11 Prediction: Durban Heat faces Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the 20th match of the Mzansi Super League 2019. The Giants have made an excellent start to their season and have played some good cricket during this initial period of the competition. They are placed second on the table, level on points with Paarl Rocks in first-place but have an inferior NRR. In their last game, their unbeaten run was brought to an end by the Rocks and they would look to get back to winning ways in this match. On the contrary, the Heat notched their first victory of the tournament in the previous fixture as they recorded an emphatic 7-wicket victory over Cape Town Blitz. They will be feeling confident after that win and would hope to use that momentum to get one over their formidable opponents in this upcoming encounter.
Mzansi Super League 2019
Durban Heat vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
30th November 2019
4:00 PM IST
Partly Cloudy conditions with fair chances of rain showers and temperature ranging around 27 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
Considering the overcast conditions, the ball will move around a bit, which should pose a couple of problems to the batters whilst the track will improve considerably as the match progresses. So, the team winning the toss would ideally look to bowl first.
No notable injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Alex Hales and Wesley Marshall can score at a brisk rate in the powerplay and the onus will lie on the duo to provide a blazing start to the inning whilst the likes of Wihan Lubbe and Dane Vilas are adept at facilitating the smooth flow of runs in the middle order. Kyle Abbot is one to watch out for in the bowling department.
Alex Hales, Wesley Marshall, Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas(w/c), David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Marco Jansen, Kyle Abbott, Malusi Siboto
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants:
Jason Roy will have a key role to play with the willow in hand and if he gets in the groove, there is little any bowling attack can do to stop him. Chris Morris can make a decisive impact with both bat and bowl whereas Junior Dala has 10 scalps to his name and will be expected to be among the wickets in this match.
Jason Roy, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts(c), Ben Dunk(w), Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Heino Kuhn, Onke Nyaku, Junior Dala, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks
Skipper Dane Vilas scored an unbeaten half-century ( 75 off 52) to take his side home in the last game. Hence, he will be a mandatory pick ahead of this fantasy contest. Wihan Lubbe has accumulated 132 runs across four matches at an incredible strike-rate of 178.37 and should have no problem finding a place in any Dream11 Team. JJ Smuts has performed admirably recently and thus is another must-have in the fantasy side.
1: Dane Vilas
2: JJ Smuts
3: Wihan Lubbe
DUR vs NMG Dream11 Team:
D Vilas, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
H Kuhn, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
J Roy, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
B Dunk, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
W Lubbe, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
J Smuts, Points: 82-84, Grade: A
A Phehlukwayo, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
C Morris, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
I Tahir, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
J Dala, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
K Abbott, Points: 40-42, Grade: A