CTB vs DUR, Capetown Blitz vs Durban Heat.
Match Details :
Venue : Capetown
Date : 27/11/2019
Time : 9 PM IST.
MSL Match No.18 between Capetown Blitz and Durban Heat. Capetown after starting off with 3 wins from 4 games,they’ve lost their last 2 games where both were last over thrillers whereas Durban Heat are in a bad state like Jozi with 0 wins yet from 5 games but 3 of their matches were washed out due to rain hence they have 6 points in the table.
Pitch Report :
Match is at Capetown,if we check closely we could see as the games progressed the pitch is assisting more for the spinners,last game PR spin duo took 4/46 in 8 overs with spinners from Blitz i.e Nawaz & Mahlokwana getting 2/40 in 5 overs combined. Pitch has more for the spinners than the pacers whereas batters are having a decent support too.
Team news :
No injury concerns for either team.
Capetown losing 2 in a trott they might be eager to get back to winning ways so they can bring back Linde for Mahlokwana to strengthen their batting which hasn’t been consistent so far.
Quinton has got start every other game just to throw it away after getting to 20s 30s. He’ll be desperate to convert & I think this is going to be the day for him.
Durban Heat lost a thriller last game.
Their players been inconsistent,Lubbe failing back to back we might see Erwee coming in his place.
Alex Hales form as mentioned in my previous articles,has been a big worry for Durban,he has had a very poor run since months now.
Playing xi :
CTB : Quinton Malan Ackerman Livingstone Asif Linde Nawaz Vernon Wahab Magala Steyn.
DH : Hales Marshall Erwee Vilas Miller Bopara Andile Maharaj Abbott Siboto VonBerg.
Dream xi team :
WK : Quinton(c)
Batters : Hales(vc) Miller Malan Ackerman
All-rounders : Livingstone Bopara Nawaz
Bowlers : Steyn Wahab Maharaj.
Hales is due for a good run,it’s a risky move,you could also have Andile in his place but that means you’re not having anyone from Durban top 4.
C options : Quinton Malan Bopara
VC Options : Livingstone Andile Hales Miller
Grand league Tips :
Vilas is the one who can be C in GL because many have ignored for his poor form,as CTB pace attack is very good,we might see Vilas coming in early also considering the poor form Durban top are going through.
Try to pick Nawaz,Linde,Maharaj and you can pick one as C because the pitch will assist spin. Both Nawaz Linde can bat at 6/7 so them batting also is a bonus.
Ackerman is another option for C in GL.