NMG vs TST Dream11 Prediction for today’s match: The final week of the MSL 2019 league phase kick-starts this Tuesday with Tshwane Spartans and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants facing each other at the St George’s Park. Both teams have 19 points each with only an NRR 0.007 separating both sides. Although Farhaan Behardien’s injury doesn’t bode well for them, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants has copped well with Jason Roy and Marco Marais in decent form for them. Despite all the batting talent on display, this game pits two of the most formidable bowling attacks in MSL. While NMG boasts of Chris Morris and Junior Dala, a well-rounded Tshwane Spartans bowling unit is equipped with talent and experience as well. With four, possibly five, points on offer, a riveting contest beckons between the two sides in Port Elizabeth.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Tshwane Spartans, Match 23
December 3rd, 9:00 PM IST
St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
The pitch should provide some help for the bowlers on what is a competitive wicket at the St. George’s Park. While the ball might not come on to bat, scores of over 160 are a common sight at this venue with teams preferring to chase at this venue
There isn’t any rain on the forecast although a few clouds are expected. The temperature should range between 24-28 degrees Celsius with not much changing throughout the course of the match. Dew could play a factor in the second half of the game which could go against the spinners.
No injuries are reported from either side
Probable Playing XI
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants:
In spite of a loss in their previous game, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants should persist with the same set of players. The likes of Jason Roy and JJ Smuts have already made a mark in MSL 2019 although much is expected from Ben Dunk at the top of the order. They have ample batting depth as well with Marco Marais and Chris Morris providing the impetus in the death overs. In Imran Tahir and Beuran Hendricks, they have two proven performers while Junior Dala is one to watch out for in this game.
Jason Roy, Ben Dunk, JJ Smuts, Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Ryan ten Doeschate, Chris Morris, Onke Nyaku, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks and Junior Dala
Tshwane Spartans could make a few changes to their side with Theunis de Bruyn and Lutho Sipamla underwhelming in the last few games. Tony de Zorzi could make his first appearance of the season at the top of the order with the likes of AB de Villiers and Heinrich Klaasen adding strength to the middle order. An additional spinner could help them out with Waqar Salamkheil adding variety to the attack. Corbin Bosch is another option with Wiaan Mulder also in the ranks as the sixth bowling option.
Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Pite van Biljon, Wiaan Mulder, Roelof van der Merwe, Tom Curran, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi and Corbin Bosch
Top Picks for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Tshwane Spartans Dream11 Team:
AB de Villiers is in brilliant form for Tshwane Spartans with 184 runs in six games so far. With two fifties to his name already, de Villiers is bound to feature in most fantasy teams along with Jason Roy and JJ Smuts. Although Heinrich Klaasen and Ben Dunk are the more accomplished options in the wicket-keeper department, Pite van Biljon’s exceptional fifty against Cape Town Blitz gives him the nod for this game. Junior Dala and Imran Tahir have picked 21 wickets between themselves and look good for more while Morne Morkel’s ability to pick wickets in the middle overs bodes well.
Captaincy Options for NMG vs TST Dream11 Team:
1. Jason Roy
2. AB de Villiers
3. JJ Smuts
NMG vs TST Dream11 Team:
Pite van Biljon, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
Theunis de Bruyn, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
AB de Villiers, Points: 90-92, Grade: A+
Jason Roy, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
JJ Smuts, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Chris Morris, Points: 80-82, Grade: A+
Roelof van der Merwe, Points: 45-47, Grade: A
Junior Dala, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Imran Tahir, Points: 55-57, Grade: A
Tom Curran, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
Morne Morkel, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
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