2019 Mzansi Super League – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz taking place? Wednesday 20th November, 2019 – 15:30 (UK)

Where is Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz taking place? St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

What is the expected weather for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz? 21c with sunshine and cloudy intervals

What television channel is Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 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 Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz in the UK? The match can be streamed live on the BT Sport app

Where can I get tickets for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz? Visit the official MSL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? No result

THE TEAM NEWS

NELSON MANDELA BAY GIANTS

  • Nelson Mandela Bay Giants come into this match as one of the form teams in the Mzansi Super League so far having won two matches and having the other washed out when they were in an excellent position against Tshwane Spartans.
  • The bowling unit is arguably the best in the tournament at the moment with all five bowlers taking wickets and being economical as they continue to squeeze the life out of their opponents.
  • The victory last time out was one of the most complete performances produced by any team so far and the big positive was the runs scored by Jason Roy and Ben Dunk who got some much-needed runs under their belts and there is every chance they will be unchanged although Farhaan Behardien may be in contention if he is fit enough to return.

CAPE TOWN BLITZ

  • Cape Town Blitz top the MSL 2019 standings coming into this game having won three of their four matches played so far and despite the one loss where they were surprisingly bowled out for just 84, their batting has been arguably the strongest in the tournament so far.
  • They are without Moeen Ali while he has departed for T10 League duties in Abu Dhabi, but they still have plenty of quality in their ranks as Pakistani duo Asif Ali and Wahab Riaz have come in and hit top form immediately.
  • Veteran Dale Steyn has started the tournament in outstanding form so far having taken six wickets in the opening four matches and proving to be a constant threat for opposition batsmen so they will look to him to make the difference once again.

THE PREDICTION

This is an early top of the table clash in Port Elizabeth between the Bay Giants and Cape Town Blitz, and there is little to separate the two teams. The Bay Giants have superb balance across their team and their bowlers especially are in sensational form with all five of them playing some great cricket. The Blitz have relied more on their batting so far which is clearly their strength and they can blast any team away if they hit their stride. That said, it will not be easy against this Bay Giants’ bowling unit and their greater all-round balance may just swing a tight match in their favour.

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