2019 Mzansi Super League – Durban Heat vs Cape Town Blitz Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Durban Heat vs Cape Town Blitz taking place? Sunday 17th November, 2019 – 08:00 (UK)

Where is Durban Heat vs Cape Town Blitz taking place? Kingsmead, Durban

What is the expected weather for Durban Heat vs Cape Town Blitz? 22c with a 70% chance of rain

What television channel is Durban Heat vs Cape Town Blitz on in the UK? The match will be shown live on BT Sport/ESPN HD (Sky channel 423)

Where can I stream Durban Heat vs Cape Town Blitz in the UK? The match can be streamed live on the BT Sport app

Where can I get tickets for Durban Heat vs Cape Town Blitz? Visit the official MSL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Durban Heat beat Cape Town Blitz by 6 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

DURBAN HEAT

  • Durban Heat have seen both of their opening two matches against Tshwane Spartans and Paarl Rocks washed out and the prospects of this match going ahead are dubious with more rain forecast and the pitch having little time to recover from the recent deluge in Durban.
  • Dave Vilas and his team have been itching to get out in the middle but the lack of overs will not help them against a quality side like Cape Town Blitz who have played three full matches so far and won two of those.
  • The extra time to prepare will no doubt have given pace bowlers Daryn Dupavillon and Marco Jansen more time to recover from their injuries though neither may be risked especially if the conditions are not optimal.

CAPE TOWN BLITZ

  • Cape Town Blitz come off a second win over Jozi Stars on Thursday as they hit an impressive 183/6 in wet conditions at Newlands and their bowling unit had far too much quality once again for the struggling defending champions.
  • Pakistani duo Wahab Riaz and Asif Ali both arrived in Cape Town in time for that match and notably strengthened the team which has given them an even stronger look with both bat and ball now.
  • One of the biggest positives of that victory was the 65 scored by Liam Livingstone from just 41 balls, and the batting is now looking as strong as the bowling unit so there is every chance they will go unchanged here.

THE PREDICTION

All the signs suggest this is going to be a third consecutive washout for Durban Heat but if they do manage to get some play, this is going to be a tough assignment for them. With hardly any time out in the middle, they come up against a Blitz side that have started the campaign well having won two of their opening three matches. The bowling unit looks extremely strong, while all of their batsmen are contributing now. With the inclusion of Wahab Riaz alongside Dale Steyn and Anrich Nortje, they may just have too much for the Heat’s batsmen who may be a little rusty.

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