MSL 2018- Tshwane Spartans vs Cape Town Blitz 17th Match Prediction. Here we are providing free accurate cricket tips, best cricket predictions, best cricket predictions, between MSL 2018 Tshwane Spartans vs Cape Town Blitz 17th T20.
- Tshwane Spartans will gain confidence from their last game as they defeated Jozi Stars at their home ground.
- Cape Town Blitz encountered a defeat and a washout in their last two matches and they will be looking to return to their winning ways.
- Tshwane Spartans depend heavily on Jeevan Mendis and Lutho Sipamla on the bowling front as rest of their bowlers have not been up to the mark.
Who Will Win Cape Town Blitz vs Tshwane Spartans, MSL 2018?
Table-toppers Cape Town Blitz are set to be in action against the bottom-placed Tshwane Spartans on December 1 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. This 17th game of the ongoing Mzansi Super League 2018 is scheduled to have a 7 PM local time start.
***Cape Town Blitz is Our Winner***
TS vs CTB, MSL 2018: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
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The success rate of the side batting first has been much higher than that of the side batting second at the SuperSport Park in the game’s shortest format. Moreover, since the wicket at this ground is expected to offer relatively more assistance to the bowlers later on in the evening, either team would want to bat first after winning the toss.
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Tshwane Spartans Team News & Playing 11
TS Team News
Tshwane Spartans are free from all injury concerns at the moment as all of their players seem to be in good physical condition. They have been unchanged since the last two matches, and after their win over Jozi Stars in the last match, they are likely to come up with an unchanged line-up in this Saturday’s encounter as well.
TS Key Players
Tshwane Spartans will bank on the likes of Gihahn Cloete, AB de Villiers and Dean Elgar to deliver the goods with the bat. Elgar steered the team to victory in the last game against Jozi Stars with an unbeaten knock of 79 runs from 52 balls and he will be expected to continue from where he left off. Cloete is currently the second-highest run-getter in the tournament while de Villiers had smacked a 30-ball 59 in the reverse encounter at Cape Town. Jeevan Mendis and Lutho Sipamla have been outstanding with the ball and these two will be the go-to men for the Spartans when it comes to bowling. Mendis is leading the wickets charts with 11 wickets and the leg-spinner is likely to put up a strong performance against the Blitz. Sipamla has eight wickets in five matches and the pacer seems to be the team’s best bet to strike early in the powerplay. Sean Williams is a decent bowler and he will be expected to provide good support to Mendis from the other end.
TS Recent Form
With two wins and three losses from five matches, Tshwane Spartans are currently placed fourth in the MSL 2018 league standings. After facing consecutive defeats against Durban Heat and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, the Spartans have managed to get themselves back on the winning track with a four-wicket win over Jozi Stars in their previous encounter. It was a high-scoring thriller at Centurion and the home team successfully chased their target of 187 with three balls to spare.
Tshwane Spartans Predicted Playing 11
- Gihahn Cloete (wk), Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers (c), Tony de Zorzi, Robbie Frylinck, Sean Williams, Corbin Bosch, Jeevan Mendis, Lutho Sipamla, Eldred Hawken
Cape Town Blitz Team News & Playing 11
CTB Team News
Cape Town Blitz had made a couple of changes in their side for the Sunday’s encounter against Paarl Rocks. They replaced Kyle Verreynne and Anrich Nortje with Dane Piedt and Ferisco Adams respectively. Even though they ended up losing that game, we expect them to retain the entire group of eleven for this upcoming match versus Tshwane Spartans.
CTB Key Players
Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Farhaan Behardien and Asif Ali are the big guns in this batting line-up and the team will want at least two of them to score big. Malan is having a wonderful tournament. The opener is topping the runs charts with 202 runs which includes a couple of half-centuries. His partner de Kock is coming off a quickfire 31 against Paarl Rocks while Asif with a strike-rate of 214.03 is the team’s main man in the middle order. In terms of bowling, the Blitz will have their hopes pinned on Dale Steyn, Ferisco Adams and George Linde. Adams starred with the ball in the reverse fixture with figures of 3-28 and he will look to deliver a similar performance here. Steyn has picked six wickets in four games and he together with left-arm spinner Linde, who has four wickets in his last two outings, will be backed by their team to hurt the Spartans early on in their innings.
CTB Recent Form
Cape Town Blitz’s previous encounter against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at Port Elizabeth was washed out due to rain. So even after splitting points with them, they still find themselves in a very comfortable position atop the leaderboard with 20 points. In their five completed outings in the MSL 2018, the Blitz have four wins and just one loss. Their only defeat in the tournament came last Sunday against Paarl Rocks who won by five wickets.
Cape Town Blitz Predicted Playing 11
- Quinton de Kock (wk), Janneman Malan, Asif Ali, Farhaan Behardien (c), Hussain Talat, Ferisco Adams, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Malusi Siboto, Dane Piedt, Dale Steyn
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
TS : W L L W L
CTB : NR L W W W
TS vs CTB Head to Head
Cape Town Blitz emerged victorious by 49 runs when they met Tshwane Spartans in the opening game of the Mzansi Super League 2018 at their home ground in Cape Town. The hosts piled up a challenging total of 180 in their 20 overs after being asked to bat first. A valiant effort from skipper AB de Villiers went in vain as the Spartans, in reply, got bowled out for 131 in the final over.
Cape Town Blitz vs Tshwane Spartans Betting Odds
Tshwane Spartans and Cape Town Blitz are both being offered at odds of 1.20 on Betfair to win this 17th match of the Mzansi Super League 2018.
Tshwane Spartans vs Cape Town Blitz Prediction
Tshwane Spartans, after losing to Durban Heat and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, got the better of Jozi Stars in their last game at home to secure their second win in the MSL 2018. Cape Town Blitz faced a five-wicket loss at the hands of Paarl Rocks at the Boland Park before their last game against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants had to be called off due to rain. The Spartans will be playing at their home ground and having won their last match here will surely boost their confidence. However, they seem to be heavily reliant on Jeevan Mendis and Lutho Sipamla when it comes to bowling. The Blitz, on the other hand, are not dependent on just one or two of their players to win them matches. They have been the most impressive team in the competition so far and we predict them to bag four more points come Saturday.
Final Verdict: Back Cape Town Blitz to beat Tshwane Spartans at 1.20 on Betfair.