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Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions MSL - Paarl Rocks vs Tshwane Spartans

Paul Stirling - could be key to Paarl Rocks success
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Although Tshwane Spartans suffered a heavy defeat in the first match of the tournament, that may be well turn out to be an exception.

Paarl Rocks beat Cape Twon Blitz in the practice match but AB de Villiers absolutely smoked them to all parts of the ground when Tshwane Spartans took on Paarl Rocks.

In the last match, chasing a huge total of 181, the Spartans batting did not take off at all. Apart from Dean Elgar and AB de Villiers, no other batsman could contribute as the team suffered a 49-run defeat. With the ball, Andrew Birch showed some promise, picking up two crucial wickets.

Apart from de Villiers and Dean Elgar, Spartans have high-quality batsmen in Eoin Morgan and Riley Rousseau. However, three of their key players in Lungi Ngidi, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza will not be available for this match.

In the absence of regular captain Faf du Plessis, Henry Davids will be the interim skipper. The other international players to miss out are Aiden Markram and Tabraiz Shamsi.

Paul Stirling and Michael Klinger make for a good opening pair for Paal Rocks while all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and David Wiese will be slotted in the middle order. Both these are quite decent bowlers as well and will be supported by Dane Paterson.

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

Paarl Rocks-  Michael Klinger, Henry Davids (c), David Wiese, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Patrick Kruger, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Dane Paterson, Bjorn Fortuin, Tshepo Moreki,Kerwin Mungroo

Tshwane Spartans- Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers (c), Eoin Morgan, Rilee Rossouw, Theunis de Bruyn, Gihahn Cloete (wk), Robbie Frylinck, Jeevan Mendis, Rory Kleinveldt, Lutho Sipamla, Andrew Birch

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Tshwane Spartans

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Cameron Delport (Paarl Rocks), AB de Villiers (Tshwane Spartans)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Dwayne Bravo (Paarl Rocks), Andrew Birch (Tshwane Spartans)

Most Sixes – Cameron Delport (Paarl Rocks), AB de Villiers (Tshwane Spartans)

Team Scores Batting First – Paarl Rocks 140+, Tshwane Spartans 160+

*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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