Mzansi Super League 2018- Jozi Stars vs Durban Heat 16th Match Prediction. The road ahead for Jozi Stars and Durban Heat is getting trickier in the ongoing edition of Mznasi Super League as they both have managed to win just one match in the competition so far. With almost half the tournament already gone by, it is high time for them to really kick on from here. The two teams are set to lock horns on 30th November at historical venue of the Wanderers in Johannesburg. They both are just a win away from getting into the top-three and that’s what they’ll be aiming for before it gets too late.
- Jozi Stars have already played two matches at this ground and so they will have a much better idea of the pitch and conditions.
- However, the Stars ended up losing both their matches at this ground and this will make their opponents feel more optimistic.
- Durban Heat have more quality players in their line-up but their top-order batsmen have not performed too well so far.
***Jozi Stars is our Winner***
Who Will Win Durban Heat vs Jozi Stars, MSL 2018?
Durban Heat will be hoping to lift themselves off from the bottom of the points table when they go up against Jozi Stars at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. This 16th fixture of the Mzansi Super League 2018 will be played on November 30 with live telecast scheduled to start at 7 PM local time.
JS vs DH, MSL 2018: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Sky Sports Cricket, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Ten Sports, Channel 9
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Toss is going to be key at the Wanderers. Since the side batting second here has won more often in recent times than the side batting first and with the pitch expected to stay true throughout the game, the toss-winning captain will probably elect to bowl first.
Jozi Stars Team News & Playing 11
JS Team News
Jozi Stars made just the one change to their line-up in the previous game against Tshwane Spartans – they replaced Duanne Olivier with Dwaine Pretorius. The latter was not quite up to the mark at Centurion and the team might consider bringing Olivier back into the side. We expect the rest of their line-up to remain unchanged.
JS Key Players
Ryan Rickelton and Rassie van der Dussen have so far been the best batsmen for the Stars. Both have cracked a half-century each in the tournament and the team will want at least one of them to fire on Friday night. Reeza Hendricks, after failing to open his account against Cape Town Blitz, smashed 55 in the last game against Tshwane Spartans and he will look to bring that form into this match. As far as bowling is concerned, Jozi Stars will turn to their most reliable bowlers Beuran Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada and Simon Harmer. Hendricks has taken six wickets in four matches and he along with Rabada will be the main threats in this pace attack. Harmer has been the pick of the lot with six wickets in three matches. The off-spinner finished with a three-wicket haul last time and he stands a good chance of bagging the best figures for his side once again.
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JS Recent Form
Jozi Stars suffered their third defeat in the tournament at the hands of Tshwane Spartans in their previous outing at Centurion. After thrashing Paarl Rocks by 60 runs at the Boland Park, they lost their next two matches – a 62-run drubbing by Cape Town Blitz was followed by a four-wicket loss to the Spartans. The Stars now find themselves fifth in the MSL 2018 league standings with five points.
Jozi Stars Predicted Playing 11
- Ryan Rickelton, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Dane Vilas (c/wk), Petrus van Biljon, Daniel Christian, Simon Harmer, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius/Duanne Olivier, Beuran Hendricks, Eddie Leie
Durban Heat Team News & Playing 11
DH Team News
Durban Heat replaced their opening batsman Morne van Wyk with test specialist Temba Bavuma and fast bowler Tladi Bokako with leg-spinner Brandon Mavuta in their previous encounter versus Durban Heat at the Kingsmead. Since both Bavuma and Mavuta are expected to be retained, there is a good chance that the Heat could turn up with an unchanged line-up for this match.
DH Key Players
Hashim Amla, David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen form the core of the Heat’s batting. Amla has an average of 43.33 at the Wanderers in T20Is while Miller has an impressive strike-rate of 148.27 here in this format. Klaasen is an attacking batsman and he has the ability to change gears and pace his innings according to match situation. Khaya Zondo is yet to make a big contribution and the onus will be on him to anchor the innings in case of an early top-order collapse. Kyle Abbott, Keshav Maharaj and Marchant de Lange seem to be the best bowling options for Durban Heat at the moment. Abbott has six wickets in four matches and has an acceptable economy rate of 7.74. Maharaj and de Lange have four wickets each in as many matches and it will be crucial for the team that at least one of them has a good game with the ball.
DH Recent Form
Durban Heat are lying at the bottom of the pool after losing three out of the four league matches they have played so far in this inaugural edition of the Mzansi Super League. After beginning their campaign on a losing note at home against Cape Town Blitz, they secured a 10-run win over Tshwane Spartans in their next game before facing back-to-back defeats against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Paarl Rocks respectively. In their previous rain-hit encounter, the Heat had a rough day with the ball as they allowed the Rocks to post a huge total on the board.
Durban Heat Predicted Playing 11
- Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Khaya Zondo, Albie Morkel (c), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj Brandon Mavuta, Kyle Abbott, Marchant de Lange
Jozi Stars vs Durban Heat Betting Odds
Durban Heat find themselves as favorites with Betway to win this 16th match of the Mzansi Super League 2018 at odds of 1.80 while Jozi Stars are the underdogs at a slightly higher price of 1.90. Bet365, however, is offering odds of 1.90 on both these teams to win this game.
Jozi Stars vs Durban Heat Prediction
Durban Heat and Jozi Stars have had an ordinary tournament so far. Both are coming on the back of defeats in their last two matches and they will be hoping for a turnaround of fortunes. The Stars may have the benefit of playing at their home ground but having lost both their previous encounters here is something that will not make them feel too confident heading into this game. Each and every player in the Heat’s line-up has experience of playing at the international level but lack of runs from their top-order batsmen is what that has been hurting them. We expect their batsmen to finally put up a good performance here and hand the Heat their second win of the tournament.
Final Verdict: Back Durban Heat to beat Jozi Stars at 1.80 on Betway and 1.90 on Bet365.
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