CTB vs NMG Dream11, Capetown Blitz vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.
Venue : Capetown
Date : 06/12/2019
Time : 9 PM IST.
MSL Match No.26 between Capetown Blitz and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. Every game seems to be very important from here on with 5 out of 6 teams in qualifying contention an the top 5 in the table been changing consistently and we are in for a very close finish. Blitz after losing 3 consecutive games,they are back to winning ways because of a Steyn show. NMG after losing 2,they’re also back to winning ways chasing 188 against Tshwane’s good bowling which will give them pretty good confidence.
Pitch Report :
Match is at Capetown. The last match here we saw Blitz defending 157 against Tshwane with pacers reaping much from the pitch,but MSL have seen some fine big Chases recently and pitches not being the same consistently. Anything to go by,this too should be a 160-165 game considering both team’s bowling attack.
Team news :
NMG might bring in Roy who was rested last game with Breetzke being poor with the bat.
Kuhn bagging two consecutive ducks might tempt Giants to give Thompson a game and test him,he could also give them few overs.
Blitz should be sticking to their winning combination though skipper Quinton’s form has been a big concern for them with Quinny not converting his start when he gets one too.
Playing XI :
CTB : Quinton Malan Bedingham Livingston Mgijima Vernon Nawaz Riaz Magala Steyn Nortje
NMG : Roy Dunk Smutts Thompson Doeschate Marco Morris Dala Beuran Tahir Myaka
CTB vs NMG Dream 11 team :
WK : Quinton(VC) Bedingham
Batters : Smutts(C) Dunk Malan Doeschate
All-rounders : Morris
Bowlers : Tahir Dala Steyn Vernon
C options : Quinton Smutts Roy Dunk
Vc options : Dunk Malan Bedingham Morris
Vernon has played some vital knocks with the bat for CTB and we could see him batting in top 5-6 consistently and if he could get some movement,he could provide us wkts,if CTB bowl first you can pick Wahab in his place because of death over wkts.
Smutts is the safest C option as I’ve always said. But with Dunk’s incredible form he won’t be a bad option.
Grand league Tips :
Vernon is hardly picked and if he scores few runs & gets some wkts,worthy punt for C in GL.
Roy is not picked by many due to credit issue and he was rested last game,anyway we could see % increasing once lineup is announced but with Dunk Smutts Quinton,people won’t pick Roy as C in many.
Bedingham is another option as he bats at 3 and he has been so consistent.
Kuhn and Breetzke are ignored for their bad form & if they play,you can punt with them as C.
Thompson chances of playing is high,he bats at 4 and gives some overs,last MSL he played a vital knock and he’s capable of so he’s a good C option in GL if he plays.