Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Mzansi Super League Durban Heat v Cape Town Blitz
This will be the first match of the Mzansi Super League for Durban Heat while Cape Town Blitz are coming off a 49-run victory against Tshwane Spartans.
Cape Town Blitz may look like a little weaker side on paper and may not have many renown names but they exceeded expectations in the opening match of the tournament. Kyle Verreynne and Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz notched up half-centuries to take the team to a 180-run total. Then, Ferisco Adams bagged three wickets to bundle out the Spartans for just 131.
English batswan David Malan will continue to lead the side while his namesake Janneman Malan, Jason Smith and the two half-centurions of the last match will form the batting order. Spinners George Linde and Dane Piedt will be alongside Adams.
Veteran all-rounder Albie Morkel has been named the captain of the Durban Heat. After Hashim Amla missed out on the tour of Australia, he has been declared fit for this match. David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen will still not be available. Same is the case with Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan and Zimbabwe spinner Brandon Mavuta.
Wicket-keeper Morne van Wyk will also be one of the main batsman along with internationals Temba Bavuma and Khaya Zondo.
Durban Heat have put together a good bowling line up with the likes of Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj and Kyle Abbott in their ranks. While Philander may not be that big a threat if the ball does not swing, Abbott has real pace and can rattle the opposition batters.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
Cape Town Blitz- Janneman Malan, Jason Smith, Kyle Verreynne, Dawid Malan (c), Mohammad Nawaz, Malusi Siboto, George Linde, Ferisco Adams, Dane Piedt, Sibonelo Makhanya, Anrich Nortje
Durban Heat- Hashim Amla, Morne van Wyk (wk), Temba Bavuma, Khaya Zondo, Albie Morkel (c), Vernon Philander, Sarel Erwee, Prenelan Subrayen, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Marchant de Lange
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Durban Heat
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Dawid Malan (Cape Town Blitz), Hashim Amla (Durban Heat)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – George Linde (Cape Town Blitz), Kyle Abbott (Durban Heat)
Most Sixes – Dawid Malan (Cape Town Blitz), Khaya Zondo (Durban Heat)
Team Scores Batting First – Cape Town Blitz 140+, Durban Heat 150+
*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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