Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Mzansi Super League 2019 Eliminator - Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Tshwane Spartans
The Eliminator of the Mzansi Super League 2019 will be played between Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Tshwane Spartans at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth.
The last two league matches of Mzansi Super League 2019 scheduled be played between Tshwane Spartans and Cape Town Blitz and Durban Heat and Jozi Stars were abandoned due to rain. This meant that Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and the Spartans who are placed at the second and the third spots respectively advanced to the Eliminator.
The Giants finished the league stage with 6 wins and 3 losses from 10 games with 27 points and a net run rate of + 0.514. The Spartans ended just below them with three wins from 10 games with 23 point and a net run rate of + 0.519.
Ben Dunk has been the top run-scorer for the Giants in the league till now with 380 runs from 10 matches at an average of almost 55 and a strike rate of close to 150. He has struck three half-centuries with the top score of unbeaten 99. John John Smuts is behind him with 235 runs from 10 matches.
Giants' leg spinner Imran Tahir is currently sitting at the top of the wicket charts with 16 scalps from 10 games.
For the Spartans, it is hardly a surprise that AB de Villiers is the highest run-scorer with 247 runs from just 7 innings at an average of almost 50. Morne Morkel and Lungi Ngidi are their leading bowlers with 10 and 9 wickets respectively.
The team winning this match will advance to the final against Paarl Rocks.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Tshwane Spartans - Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen (c, wk), Petrus van Biljon, Tom Curran, Roelof van der Merwe, Wiaan Mulder, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants - Jason Roy, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Onke Nyaku, Nandre Burger, Junior Dala, Imran Tahir
Who will win the toss? - Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Who will win? – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – JJ Smuts (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants), AB de Villiers (Tshwane Spartans)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Imran Tahir (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants), Lungi Ngidi (Tshwane Spartans)
Most Sixes – JJ Smuts (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants), AB de Villiers (Tshwane Spartans)
Man of the Match – AB de Villiers
Team Scores Batting first – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 180+, Tshwane Spartans 170+
Match Handicap Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
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*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, so stay tuned.
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