Mzansi Super Leauge 2018- Tshwane Spartans vs Paarl Rocks 21st Match Prediction. A majority of the group stage matches of the Mzansi Super League have been completed and we are getting a clear picture of the top-2 teams likely to be a part of the knockout stages. The third team trying to get involved in the post group stage matches is still not clear. There are a number of possibilities and almost all of the teams of the MSL have a chance to still make it.
Paarl Rocks is one of the sides that is going to be right in the thick of things as the group matches start to wind down. Three wins from six matches put the Paarl Rocks just behind the Jozi Stars in terms of points, the difference being a couple of extra bonus points that the Stars picked up during their matches.
The Tshwane Spartans have not had the best MSL campaign till now and sit at second from the bottom with two wins from six matches. The group is still sufficiently tight for them to make a comeback into the tournament, though.
- Tshwane Spartans will be playing at their home ground but they have lost two out of their first three matches here.
- Tshwane Spartans pipped Paarl Rocks in their first clash of the season and this will give them plenty of confidence.
- Paarl Rocks have been bolstered with the return of Cameron Delport and Dwayne Bravo and this should improve their overall performance.
Our Pick: Paarl Rocks
Who Will Win Paarl Rocks vs Tshwane Spartans, MSL 2018?
Paarl Rocks will look to earn four more points when they take on the struggling Tshwane Spartans in this 21st fixture of the Mzansi Super League 2018. The match is scheduled to be played on December 5 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. Live telecast will begin at 2 PM local time.
TS vs PR, MSL 2018: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Sky Sports Cricket, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Ten Sports, Channel 9
Live Streaming: SonyLIV, Bet365, Sky Go, OSN Play, SuperSport Live
Tshwane Spartans Team News & Playing 11
The Spartans will have their hopes pinned on AB de Villiers, Gihahn Cloete and Dean Elgar when it comes to batting. Cloete has scored the most runs for them in the tournament and he even smashed a 49-ball 80 in the reverse fixture against Paarl Rocks. Elgar has also been amongst the runs while de Villiers will be looking to make a strong comeback after failing to contribute much last time against Cape Town Blitz. Jeevan Mendis and Lutho Sipamla have been outstanding with the ball so far and these two are key for the Spartans in terms of bowling. Mendis is leading the MSL 2018 wickets charts with 13 wickets in 6 matches and the leg-spinner was the pick of the bowlers against the Rocks at the Boland Park. Sipamla has nine wickets in the tournament and he along with Rory Kleinveldt will be the main threats among the seamers.
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Tshwane Spartans Predicted Playing 11
- Gihahn Cloete (wk), Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers (c), Tony de Zorzi, Sean Williams, Jeevan Mendis, Corbin Bosch, Rory Kleinveldt, Lutho Sipamla, Andrew Birch
Paarl Rocks Team News & Playing 11
Their batting is set to receive a boost with the return of Cameron Delport and West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo. Delport clubbed 73 runs off 43 balls in the earlier encounter against Tshwane Spartans and the team will want him to replicate that performance here. Faf du Plessis is looking in good form having hit two half-centuries already which includes an unbeaten 48-ball 76 in the last game versus Durban Heat. Aiden Markram has had a couple of good hits himself and he too is a key figure for Paarl Rocks at the top of the order. The team’s bowling will depend heavily on the likes of Bjorn Fortuin and Dane Paterson who have been the most impressive of all the bowlers in the side. Fortuin is the tournament’s second-best bowler at the moment with nine wickets in six matches and the left-arm spinner is more likely to finish with the best figures in this match.
Paarl Rocks Predicted Playing 11
- Aiden Markram, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis (c), Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Dwayne Bravo, David Wiese, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Dane Paterson, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tshepo Moreki
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
TS : L W L L W
PR : W L W W L
Tshwane Spartans vs Paarl Rocks Betting Odds
Tshwane Spartans begin as the bookmakers’ favorites to win this Mzansi Super League clash and they are being offered at odds of 1.75 on Betway and 1.80 on both Bet365 and Betfair. Paarl Rocks are the underdogs for this game at a higher price of 1.95 on Betway, 2 on Bet365 and 2.16 on Betfair.
Tshwane Spartans vs Paarl Rocks Prediction
Paarl Rocks had faced a one-run defeat to Tshwane Spartans in a high-scoring thriller earlier in the tournament and so they will be going into this game with vengeance on their mind. The latter do have the home advantage on their side but they will be aware of the fact that they have lost two of their three matches played so far at this ground. And while the Spartans are under a lot of pressure having lost three of their last four matches, the Rocks seem pretty confident after winning three of their last four. Paarl Rocks have been further bolstered with the return of Cameron Delport and Dwayne Bravo which is another reason why we expect them to prevail in this battle.
Final Verdict: Back Paarl Rocks to beat Tshwane Spartans at 1.95 on Betway, 2 on Bet365 and 2.16 on Betfair.
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