PR vs DUR Dream11, Paarl Rocks vs Durban Heat.
Venue : Paarl
Date : 04/12/2019
Time : 9 PM IST.
MSL Match No.24 between Paarl Rocks and Durban Heat. Both team’s coming into this game with a win in their previous game,infact Heat after having no wins in first 5 games,now they have won 2 in 2 whereas Paarl who are at the top table after their last win against Jozi.
Pitch Report :
Match is at Paarl.As tournament progressed,the pitch has slowed down in every part of SA this MSL,here in Paarl it’s the same where Paarl struggled at first to chase down 130+ against Jozi but thanks to Pretorius and Mosehle’s quickfire which took them home.
Team news :
Paarl with too much experience in the top 4 haven’t been consistent,no batters in the top 4 been consistent & that’s a worry for a side who don’t have much to come after that but last game Makhanya won them a game from nowhere.
Delport finally converted his 15-20s to 30s but failed to convert that into a 50. He has thrown away too many starts.
Davids after starting the season well,now he is struggling a bit in last 2-3 games which has not helped Paarl with Delport who isn’t converting.
To add to that we have skipper Faf who himself is not scoring consistently or converting his starts.
Paarl expected to bring in Adams for Viljoen who has been taken for plenty in the last two games.
Alex Hales finally managed to get a decent score which gave Durban a fitting start to chase down 170+ other day. Lubbe Miller Vilas chipping in has helped Durban very well.
Possibility of Erwee coming in for Wesley at the top who is not helping Durban in getting a good start,failing consistently.
Playing XI :
PR : Delport Davids Faf Vince Verreyne Makhanya Udana Adams Fortuin Shamsi Mungroo
DUR : Hales Erwee Lubbe Vilas Miller Bopara Andile Jansen Keshav Abbott Siboto.
PR vs DUR Dream 11 team :
WK : Vilas
Batters : Faf(C) Vince(vc) Delport Miller Lubbe
All-rounders : Bopara Udana
Bowlers : Shamsi Fortuin Maharaj
C options : Faf Vince Lubbe Bopara
Vc options : Udana Hales Delport
Faf I think is due for a big knock here.
Vince is another safe option but him batting at 4 seems a bit low for a player like Vince who dies quite well in leagues.
Bopara has been ignored by many because he bats at 6,with Paarl bowling a good one I feel Bopara got a job to do,besides he bowls well too.
Grand league Tips :
Bopara is the first pick because he has been picked by only 20% and being an allrounder,that’s a great option for C.
Spinners can come into play so picking the likes of Shamsi Fortuin as C won’t be a bad idea in GL.
Makhanya showed what he’s capable of last game,winning Paarl a game with a fantastic knock, advantage is that Faf use him with the ball sometimes & if he picks one or two & scores some,he is vital.