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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions MSL - Tshwane Spartans v NM Bay Giants

Gihahn Cloete Tshwane Spartans
 

Pressure will start mounting on Tshwane Spartans as they have lost two of their first three matches.

Skipper AB de Villiers will helm the proceedings for the Spartans. Obviously, he remains their best bet with the bat along with Gihahn Cloete and Theunis de Bruyn. Cloete has scores of 80 and 55 in his last two matches and has been timing the ball sweetly. Theunis de Bruyn and de Villiers also have a half-century each against their name.

Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza are back and will be crucial for the team. With the ball, Andrew Birch, Jeevan Mendis and Lutho Sipamla will have the onus of not only tying up the batsmen but picking up some wickets as well.

Jeevan Mendes has picked up five wickets from three matches and would be crucial for the fortune of the Spartans.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, on the other hand, are heavily reliant on Ben Duckett and Heino Kuhn who have done the bulk of the scoring for the team. The Giants will look for handy contributions from openers JJ Smuts and Marco Marais.

They also have some good acumen in Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren and Chris Morris with the ball. Imran Tahir would look to fox the Spartans batsmen with his googlies and knock a few down.

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

Tshwane Spartans- Gihahn Cloete (wk), Theunis de Bruyn, Tony de Zorzi, AB de Villiers (c), Sikandar Raza, Robbie Frylinck, Rory Kleinveldt, Sean Williams, Andrew Birch, Jeevan Mendis, Lutho Sipamla

NB Bay Giants- Marco Marais, JJ Smuts (c), Ben Duckett, Heino Kuhn, Christiaan Jonker, Chris Morris, Ryan McLaren, Rudi Second (wk), Imran Tahir, Aaron Phangiso, Junior Dala

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Tshwane Spartans

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – AB de Villiers (Tshwane Spartans), Ben Duckett (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jeevan Mendis (Tshwane Spartans), Junior Dala (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants)

Most Sixes – AB de Villiers (Tshwane Spartans), Ben Duckett (Nelson Mandela Bay Giants)

Team Scores Batting First – Tshwane Spartans 150+, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 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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