JOZ vs NMG Dream11 Prediction for today’s match: Jozi Stars and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants square for their second bout in MSL 2019 on Saturday with either side looking for a win. Their previous encounter saw Nelson Mandela Bay Giants beat the Stars courtesy of Heino Kuhn and Farhaan Behardien’s partnership. Since then, Jozi Stars has lost one more game while the Bay Giants had bad weather to blame for against Tshwane Spartans. Jozi Stars has lost all their games so far and would be desperate for a win. Although they have the stronger side on paper, much is expected from the big guns, Chris Gayle and Rassie van der Dussen against possibly the best bowling unit in MSL. All in all, an entertaining match beckons between the two sides in Johannesburg.
JOZ vs NMG Dream11 Prediction, MSL 2019, Match 8: Preview, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Team and Weather Conditions
Jozi Stars vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Match 8
November 16th, 4:00 PM IST
A belter of a track at the Wanderers is on offer with scores over 170 being a common sight. While the spinners wouldn’t get much purchase from the surface, the pacers should extract pace and bounce here. Chasing is the preferred option upon winning the toss
There isn’t any rain on the forecast which paves the way for a perfect day for a game of cricket. The temperature should range between 25-29 degrees Celsius with humid conditions on offer as well.
No injuries are reported from either side
Probable Playing XI
Although they have lost all their games so far, not man changes are expected from Jozi Stars. While there is the option of bringing back Duanne Olivier and Dane Paterson, the duo of Coetzee and Williams didn’t much wrong against the Blitz to be ousted from the side. Much is expected from Chris Gayle, who has scored only 35 runs so far while last year’s top run-scorer, Rassie van der Dussen hasn’t fired as well. Captain, Temba Bavuma has impressed with 133 runs so far and remains key along with Reeza Hendricks
Chris Gayle, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Daniel Christian, Ryan Rickelton, Simon Harmer, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Lizaad Williams and Gerald Coetzee
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants should stick with the same combination after a wash-out in the previous game. Jason Roy and Matthew Breetzke open the batting for them with the likes of Behardien and captain, Smuts also in their ranks. Their bowling unit is their stronger suit with Chris Morris and Imran Tahir impressing with the ball so far. Nandre Burger’s selection in the side came as a surprise although he has done well to warranty a place for this match as well.
Jason Roy, Matthew Breeztke, JJ Smuts, Ben Dunk, Heino Kuhn, Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Junior Dala, Imran Tahir, Nandre Burger and Onke Nyaku
Top Picks for Jozi Stars vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Dream11 Team:
Chris Gayle and Jason Roy are due for a big knock in the MSL. Their last outings for their respective teams weren’t fruitful although they should make good use of the batting friendly conditions on offer. Temba Bavuma has 133 runs so far and has been one of the best batsmen in MSL 2019. Along with Matthew Breetzke and Daniel Christian, Bavuma is also a viable pick in the side. NMG duo, JJ Smuts and Chris Morris can contribute with both bat and ball, making them must haves in the fantasy side. Imran Tahir has had a stunning 2019 with Guyana Amazon Warriors and Chennai Super Kings. Although the dimensions of the ground go against him, he should pick a wicket or two along with Kagiso Rabada on Saturday in this crucial encounter.
Captaincy Options for JOZ vs NMB Dream11 Lineup:
1. Jason Roy
2. Chris Gayle
3. JJ Smuts
JOZ vs NMB Dream11 Team:
Matthew Breetzke, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
JJ Smuts, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
Jason Roy, Points: 90-92, Grade: A+
Chris Gayle, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
Temba Bavuma, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Daniel Christian, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
Chris Morris, Points: 45-47, Grade: A
Aaron Phangiso, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Imran Tahir, Points: 55-57, Grade: A
Junior Dala, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
Kagiso Rabada, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
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