ABOUT THE MATCH
Tshwane Spartans and Durban Heat will face each other in the 12th match of Mzansi Super League 2019 at SuperSport Park on November 21.
Tshwane Spartans started the tournament with two washout matches but won in their third encounter with Paarl Rocks. Theunis de Bruyn and Dean Elgar’s century partnership made them set up an eight-wicket win against Paarl Rocks.
It was the same in the match against Durban Heat. After seeing the two matches being abandoned by rain, they lost their third match by 10 runs to Cape Town Blitz.
SuperSport Park gives some quick wickets so the toss winning team is likely to field first.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The pitch at SuperSport Park favors fast bowlers and is known to be one of the faster wickets in South Africa.
A thunderstorm is expected before the match but it forecasts a clear sky during the match.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Tshwane Spartans
Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen (c, wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Tom Curran, Donavon Ferreria, Pite van Biljon, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Durban Heat
Sarel Erwee, Alex Hales, Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas (c, wk), David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Kyle Abbott, Malusi Siboto
- Tshwane Spartans won against Paarl Rocks by eight wickets and five balls to spare after facing two matches were washed out.
- Dean Elgar’s 88 helped them win.
- Tom Curran made his first appearance in the last game.
- Donavon Ferreria came into the team along with Corbin Bosch, Vaughn van Jaarsveld and Tony de Zorzi.
- Even after two washout matches, Durban Heat couldn’t win the third match against Cape Town Blitz.
- Wihan Lubbe has played at number three and played brilliantly in the last match.
- He hit 83 from 42 balls but failed to chase the target of 174/6.
- There is a huge need for the top-order to show their form in this encounter.
PROBABLE WINNING TEAM:
Tshwane Spartans have a strong batting unit and some wicket-taking bowlers and so are likely to win in this match against Durban heat.
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