Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for MSL - Jozi Stars v Cape Town Blitz
Cape Town Blitz are perched atop the points table with three wins from three matches.
Jozi Stars lost to Nelson Mandela Bay Giants but made a strong comeback by beating Paarl Rocks by a huge margin of 60 runs. They would also be comforted by the fact that they are playing on their home ground at the Wanderers and know the conditions quite well.
Ryan Rickelton and Rassie van der Dussen smashed 91 and 78 respectively in a 155-run opening stand against Paarl Rocks. Both batsmen dominated the bowling and looked in control.
Captain Dane Vilas also chipped in with 38. Daniel Christian showed that he could be a destructive batsman in the lower order and would be key for the side to give them additional 10-15 runs in the last few overs.
Christian would be supported by Eddie Leie, Beuran Hendricks and Simon Harmer with the ball. Harmer scalped three wickets in the last game and would be high on confidence.
Janneman Malan and Asif Ali have scored a half-century each for Cape Town Blitz. While Malan blasted 57 against Nelson Mandela BG, Asif Ali bossed the Durban Heat bowlers with a 33-ball 80. Quinton de Kock is back with the team and will open the innings while skipper Farhaan Behardien will feature in the middle order.
The return of Dale Steyn and Andile Phehlukwayo has really made their bowling unit quite strong. Steyn registered figures of 21 for two in the last game and would lead the bowling pack.
Let's have a look at the playing XIs of both teams.
Jozi Stars- Ryan Rickelton, Rassie van der Dussen, Daniel Christian, Petrus van Biljon, Dane Vilas (c)(wk), Nono Pongolo, Simon Harmer, Wihan Lubbe, Duanne Olivier, Eddie Leie, Beuran Hendricks
Cape Town Blitz- Quinton de Kock (wk), Janneman Malan, Asif Ali, Farhaan Behardien (c), Hussain Talat, Ferisco Adams, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Malusi Siboto, Dane Piedt, Dale Steyn
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Cape Town Blitz
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Quinton de Kock (Cape Town Blitz), Rassie van der Dussen (Jozi Stars)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Dale Steyn
(Cape Town Blitz), Beuran Hendricks (Jozi Stars)
Most Sixes – Quinton de Kock (Cape Town Blitz), Rassie van der Dussen (Jozi Stars)
Team Scores Batting First – Cape Town Blitz 150+, Jozi Stars 130+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.