The red-hot Cape Town Blitz will defeat the Jozi Stars and win this match though the Stars have momentum on their sideBET NOW
The 20th match of the Mzansi Super League Twenty20 tournament is scheduled to be contested between the Jozi Stars and the Cape Town Blitz. The match will be played at Newlands, Cape Town, which is the home venue of the Jozi Stars. Here is our cricket betting prediction for this match. Read ahead and make your decision on whom to bet on for this match.
The Cape Town Blitz team is currently on top of the league table with 25 points with 5 wins from 7 matches. The Jozi Stars are a side on the rise and have won 3 matches out of 6. Cape Town Blitz is playing on their home venue in Newlands. It has been a happy hunting ground for them thus far having won both the matches played at the venue. They first defeated the Tshwane Spartans by 49 runs before registering a 12 run win owner the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. The Cape Town Blitz have the upper hand over the Jozi Stars having defeated them when the two teams met each other earlier in the tournament.
The key batsmen for the side from Cape Town are undoubtedly their opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan. The duo is among the top 3 batsmen of the tournament and they made 74 and 66 runs respectively when the two teams met each other earlier in the tournament. Our cricket betting prediction is that they will do well yet again.
Quinton de Kock made a 55-ball 108 against the Tshwane Spartans in the last match and is sure to be having a lot of confidence. Asif Ali and Farhaan Berhardien are key batsmen in the middle order along with the returning Mohammad Nawaz. Dawid Malan has not done much with the bat but is expected to bat at number 3 yet again.
Dale Steyn and Andile Phehlukwayo are expected to open the bowling for the side from Cape Town. Anrich Nortje was the best bowler on display for the Blitz but he will not be available for selection here. Hence, the onus of performing well will be on the experienced shoulders of Dale Steyn who has captured 7 wickets in the tournament thus far. Nandre Burger who captured 3 wickets in his opening match will look to bowl well with the left-arm spinner Nawaz who captured 3 for 14 in just his last match against the Spartans.
The Jozi Stars started the tournament off slowly winning just one out of the first four matches they played. But they have won the last two matches including a crushing win over the Durban Heat, which will mean that they would most probably go ahead with the same team that played in the last match.
Reeza Hendricks is currently the leading run-scorer in MSL 2018 with 267 runs. This includes 2 centuries and a fifty. He made 108 not out off just 62 deliveries against the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and will be confident of putting up another good batting effort. Ryan Rickelton made a top score of 91 and will be opening the batting with Hendricks. Rassie van der Dussen has looked good with the bat while Dane Vilas and Dan Christian can come good with a good individual score at any time.
Kagiso Rabada is the key bowler for the Stars. He captured 2 for 8 against the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and is expected to open the bowling with Dwaine Pretorius. Pretorius is one of the most economical bowlers in the tournament capturing wickets at miserly scoring rates. Beuran Hendricks will add variety to the bowling attack with his left-arm seam while Simon Harmer will be the key spin-bowler in the side.
Jozi Stars suffered a 62-run loss at the hands of Cape Town Blitz when the two teams met earlier in the league. Blitz made 198 for 5 in 20 overs of batting time and then dismissed the Stars for just 136 runs in 18 overs. All statistics and past records suggest a win for the Cape Town Blitz. However, recent form suggests that the Stars can turn the tide and record a win against Blitz. Join us on the 4th to find out. But here is our cricket betting prediction and that is the Cape Town Blitz will win.