TST vs CTB Dream11 Team Prediction:With a place in the knockout phase beckoning, Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans square off in Match 29 of MSL 2019 at the SuperSport Park. Both sides come into this game on the back of a loss although Tshwane Spartans hold the edge in this battle. The last time these two sides met each other, Cape Town Blitz picked up the win owing to a good bowling performance. However, with Dale Steyn’s participation in doubt, they will be considered slight underdogs against a formidable Tshwane Spartans side. While the threat of rain looms large, both teams would hope for a vital win to seal their place in the top three.
Tshwane Spartans vs Cape Town Blitz, Match 29
December 8th, 5:30 PM IST
SuperSport Park, Centurion
A high-scoring game is on the cards with scores of 170 and above being expected. However, the pitch might be a touch on the slower side with the persistent rain over the course of the week. Both teams would be looking to bat second with either side looking to seal a third-place finish.
Persistent rains threaten the render the game as a washout. The weather forecast isn’t great for the whole week with there being no respite at all. If a match does start, bowlers should get additional help from the overlying conditions.
Dean Elgar and Dale Steyn are doubts for this game after missing out in the previous game for Tshwane Spartans and Cape Town Blitz respectively.
Probable Playing XI
Provided he is fit enough to feature, Dean Elgar could return to the playing XI for Waqar Salamkheil. The rest of the team should remain unchanged with better performances expected from the bowling unit. AB de Villiers is their go-to player in the batting unit with three fifties in his last four outings while Tom Curran is also one to watch out for in this game.
Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Wiaan Mulder, Pite van Biljon, Roelof van der Merwe, Corbin Bosch, Tom Curran, Morne Morkel and Lungi Ngidi
Cape Town Blitz:
After a disastrous run-chase against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, a couple of changes are on the cards for the Cape Town Blitz. Asif Ali should come into the side for Mohammad Nawaz which should add strength in the middle order. However, they require cameos from Vernon Philander and Wahab Riaz with no recognized finisher in the ranks. The onus will be on de Kock and Malan once again to lead the way for the Blitz.
Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Liam Livingstone, Asif Ali, David Bedingham, George Linde, Vernon Philander, Anrich Nortje, Sisanda Magala, Wahab Riaz and Ayabulela Gqamane
Top Picks for TST vs CTB Dream11 Team:
AB de Villiers and Janneman Malan are in supreme form coming into this game. With 247 and 358 runs respectively, they are must haves in the side along with Quinton de Kock. Another explosive player who would fit well is Liam Livingstone, who has scored more than 200 runs this season. The likes of Heinrich Klaasen and Wiaan Mulder also warranty a place in the side while Roelof van der Merwe should also pick a wicket or two. Wahab Riaz’ ability to pick wickets in the death overs makes him a worth-while option as he is preferred along with Tom Curran and Sisanda Magala for this game.
Captaincy Options for CTB vs TST Dream11 Lineup:
1. Quinton de Kock
2. AB de Villiers
3. Wahab Riaz
Cape Town Blitz vs Tshwane Spartans Dream11 Team:
Heinrich Klaasen, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
Tony de Zorzi, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
Quinton de Kock, Points: 90-92, Grade: A+
Janneman Malan, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Liam Livingstone, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
AB de Villiers, Points: 80-82, Grade: A+
Roelof van der Merwe, Points: 45-47, Grade: A
Wahab Riaz, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Wiaan Mulder, Points: 55-57, Grade: A
Sisanda Magala, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
Tom Curran, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
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