2019 Mzansi Super League – Jozi Stars vs Tshwane Spartans Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Jozi Stars vs Tshwane Spartans taking place? Sunday 24th November, 2019 – 12:00 (UK)

Where is Jozi Stars vs Tshwane Spartans taking place? The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

What is the expected weather for Jozi Stars vs Tshwane Spartans? 28c and sunshine with cloudy intervals

What television channel is Jozi Stars vs Tshwane Spartans on in the UK? The match will be shown live on BT Sport/ESPN HD (Sky channel 423)

Where can I stream Jozi Stars vs Tshwane Spartans in the UK? The match can be streamed live on the BT Sport app

Where can I get tickets for Jozi Stars vs Tshwane Spartans? Visit the official MSL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Jozi Stars beat Tshwane Spartans by 101 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

JOZI STARS

  • Jozi Stars’ terrible form continued last time out as they could only muster 129/3 from their 20 overs which Paarl Rocks knocked off with 3.5 overs to spare to leave their hopes of defending their title in tatters.
  • This is pretty much last chance saloon for the Stars who have started trying different things to change things around as Rickelton moved up the order to open last time out with Chris Gayle dropping to number three, but the big West Indian failed once.
  • This is Gayle’s last game before he departs and is replaced by Shoaib Malik but he would surely have been dropped right now had it not been for his reputation and they have very few options on the sidelines to come into the side so they may go unchanged.

TSHWANE SPARTANS

  • It has been a frustrating tournament for Tshwane Spartans so far as they have seen three matches washed out by the poor weather but they will take confidence from their last washout where they smashed 141/4 from 15 overs before restricting Durban Heat to 21/3 as the heavens opened.
  • After their excellent win over Paarl Rocks when they chased down 185 with five balls left and eight wickets remaining, their batting has really clicked into gear in the last two matches with Dean Elgar on fire hitting two unbeaten knocks of 88 and 57.
  • Lungi Ngidi showed signs of finding his best form as he took two wickets in the first over against the Heat but it has otherwise been a slow start for the fast bowler and they need more from him, Morne Morkel, Lutho Sipamla, Roland van der Merwe and Tom Curran for what is on paper one of the best bowling attacks in the tournament but has yet to hit their stride.

THE PREDICTION

Jozi Stars miserable MSL 2019 continues as they have now lost all five matches and they will be up against it when they play Tshwane Spartans. So many of their players continue to underperform and the lack of quality in the batting department especially is clear to see. That does not bode well when facing an elite bowling attack that the Spartans possess, while their out-of-form batsmen will struggle to match up with the likes of Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn and AB de Villiers. The Spartans will be desperate to get another win under their belts and they can inflict more misery on the struggling Stars.

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