Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for Mzansi Super League Jozi Stars v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle
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Both Jozi Stars and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants would weigh out each other in their first match of the tournament.


Jozi Stars will rely a lot on opener Chris Gayle who has confirmed his participation in the tournament. He would be accompanied by Rassie van der Dussen who has had a terrific run across T20 leagues.

Wicketkeeper Dane Vilas will lead the side. Apart from Dane Christian, who is a decent all-rounder and can contribute with the bat as well, they do not have much depth in their bowling.

The Stars will also miss out on Kagiso Rabada, Reeza Hendricks and Dwaine Pretorius, all of whom are with the South African team in Australia. Pacer Duanne Olivier and off-spinner Simon Harmer will lead their bowling attack.

Jon Jon Smuts has been named the captain of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. The lead batsman for the Giants would be English opener Jason Roy. If Roy gets going, it would be tough for any opposition bowling line up to stop him.

Imran Tahir and Chris Morris have also been roped in by the Giants but both of them would be unavailable for this game. Marco Marais and Ben Duckett are other batsmen whom the team would look up to.

In the bowling department, pacer Junior Dala and spinner Aaron Phangiso would be their chief weapons.

Let's have a look at the playing XIs of both teams.


Jozi Stars- Chris Gayle, Rassie van der Dussen, Dane Vilas (c/wk), Ryan Rickelton, Petrus van Biljon, Dan Christian, Duanne Olivier, Calvin Savage, Eddie Leie, Beuran Hendricks, Simon Harmer

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants- Jason Roy, Marco Marais, Ben Duckett, JJ Smuts (c), Dyllan Matthews, Heino Kuhn (wk), Christian Jonker, Ryan McLaren, Aaron Phangiso, Junior Dala, Carmi le Roux

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jason Roy (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants), Chris Gayle (Jozi Stars)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Junior Dala (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants), Simon Harmer (Jozi Stars)

Most Sixes – Jason Roy (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants), Chris Gayle (Jozi Stars)

Team Scores Batting First – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 160+, Jozi Stars 140+

*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.

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