2019 Mzansi Super League – Paarl Rocks vs Jozi Stars Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Paarl Rocks vs Jozi Stars taking place? Friday 22nd November, 2019 – 15:30 (UK)

Where is Paarl Rocks vs Jozi Stars taking place? Boland Park, Paarl

What is the expected weather for Paarl Rocks vs Jozi Stars? 28c and sunshine forecast all day

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

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? No result

THE TEAM NEWS

PAARL ROCKS

  • Paarl Rocks were stunned last time out as they were unable to defend their total of 185/6 when batting first against Tshwane Spartans so they will be keen to get back to winning ways as they come into this game sat in fourth place in the MSL ladder.
  • Despite Faf du Plessis suffering a third-ball duck against the Spartans, England batsman James Vince was in sparkling form in his first MSL match after arriving from national team duty in New Zealand and he smashed an unbeaten 86 from 53 balls.
  • His inclusion gives the batting order an incredibly strong look about it and despite the defeat last time out, they will be tempted to name the same team to take on the struggling Jozi Stars here.

JOZI STARS

  • Jozi Stars have had almost one week since their last game which was their fourth consecutive loss to start their MSL 2019 campaign and it was arguably their worst performance so far as they were bowled out for just 108 by Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and lost by nine wickets.
  • The team have brought former South African batsmen and batting coach Neil McKenzie onto the coaching staff as a mentor and consultant for the remainder of the tournament in the hope that they Gauteng legend can help boost the struggling Stars’ players.
  • The Stars are desperate for Chris Gayle to find some form as the big West Indian has struggled in the four matches so far and with just two matches remaining before he is replaced by Shoaib Malik, he will be keen to get a big score and spark some life into this struggling team.

THE PREDICTION

Jozi Stars are running the risk of dropping out of contention for defending their crown after having lost their opening four games. They desperately need a victory to turn it around but despite possessing plenty of star power, they nowhere near enough of their players are in any kind of form. Paarl Rocks have had an inconsistent start themselves, but there has been plenty of positives in their performances so far. They have the potential and ability to plunge the Stars further into crisis here.

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