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Who will win Durban Heat vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, MSL 2019?
A resurgent Durban Heat will aim for their second win of the season when they lock horns with Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at their home ground — the Kingsmead in Durban. This 20th match of the Mzansi Super League 2019 will be played on November 30 with live action scheduled to begin at 12:30 PM local time.
Durban Heat, after having faced plenty of disappointment, managed to secure a much-needed win in the last game as they beat Cape Town Blitz by seven wickets at the Newlands. They will now be hoping for another win here in order to revive their campaign. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, after picking up three wins on the bounce, suffered a 31-run loss against Paarl Rocks in their previous outing at Port Elizabeth. The JJ Smuts-led side will look to get back on the winning track and inch closer to the play-offs by claiming four more points.
DH vs NMBG, MSL 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Sony ESPN, FreeSports, Geo Super, BT Sport, SABC Sport
Live Streaming: Bet365, Sony LIV
DH vs NMBG Toss Prediction
Despite the last match at this venue having been won by the team batting first, the toss-winning team in this match may opt to bowl first again as the pitch and conditions will likely remain the same across the forty overs.
DH vs NMBG Weather Report
The weather forecast for this game looks fine with no threat of rain. The skies are expected to remain partly cloudy throughout the duration of the match. Temperature is likely to hover around 28 degrees Celsius.
DH vs NMBG Pitch Condition
The previous game at the Kingsmead between Durban Heat and Cape Town Blitz produced plenty of runs with both teams notching up scores of over 160. With the pitch being batsman-friendly, one can expect another high-scoring thriller on Saturday.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Durban Heat vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, MSL 2019…
Durban Heat Team News & Playing 11
DH Team News
Durban Heat made only one change to their side in the last match against Cape Town Blitz; they dropped leg-spinner Shaun von Berg for fast bowler Marco Jansen. The latter was very expensive, conceding 41 runs from four overs, and so the Heat might revert to Shaun von Berg for this game. Alex Hales and Wesley Marshall will continue to open the batting while Wihan Lubbe and Dane Vilas will bat at three and four respectively.
DH Key Players
Wihan Lubbe: He has scored the most runs for Durban Heat this MSL season — 132 runs at an average of 33 and strike-rate of 178.37. The left-handed top-order batsman cracked 83 against Cape Town Blitz earlier in the month and is coming off a quickfire 28-ball 49 against the same opposition.
Dane Vilas: After a string of low scores, the captain led from the front last time and smashed an unbeaten 75 to guide his team to victory. With opener Alex Hales going through a rough phase, the onus will be on Vilas to anchor the innings.
Kyle Abbott: At the moment, it is Kyle Abbott who seems to be the main threat in the Heat’s pace attack. The fast bowler has taken four wickets in as many matches at an economy of 8.33. He should be feeling a lot more confident now after picking up two scalps in the last game.
DH Recent Form
Durban Heat are languishing second from the bottom on the MSL 2019 points table — at the fifth place with one win, two losses and three washouts from six matches. It won’t be wrong to say that they have been unfortunate this year as rain has played spoilsport in three of their fixtures. After their five-wicket loss to Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, the Heat finally managed to secure their first win of the season as they beat Cape Town Blitz by seven wickets last time around.
Durban Heat Predicted Playing 11
- Alex Hales, Wesley Marshall, Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas (c/wk), David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Marco Jansen/Shaun von Berg, Kyle Abbott, Malusi Siboto
NB Bay Giants Team News & Playing 11
NMBG Team News
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants drafted Beuran Hendricks into the playing eleven in place of Nandre Burger in their 31-run loss to Paarl Rocks last time out. Heino Kuhn was promoted up the order and he could be sent ahead of Marco Marais again. Jason Roy and Matthew Breetzke will open the batting for the Giants while Beuran Hendricks and Chris Morris will lead the team’s bowling attack.
NMBG Key Players
Jason Roy: The England batsman is expected to make a sizeable contribution in the good batting conditions at the Kingsmead. Roy struck a brisk half-century in the reverse encounter against Durban Heat last Saturday and he will be looking to make amends after having scored a golden duck in the last match.
Chris Morris: With the bat, the all-rounder is averaging 37 and is having a strike-rate of 185 in this year’s Mzansi Super League. With the ball, he is among the tournament’s top ten bowlers with seven wickets at an economy of 7.38. His ability to make an impact with both bat and ball makes him a dangerous player.
Junior Dala: With ten wickets in six matches, Junior Dala is currently the second-best bowler of the MSL 2019. Though his wickets tally looks impressive, he has been leaking runs and the Giants will need him to improve his economy rate.
NMBG Recent Form
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have had a very good tournament so far. They have won four and lost only one of their six matches and are currently second in the league standings with 19 points. One of their encounters — against Tshwane Spartans — was abandoned due to rain before they won their next three matches on the trot. The Giants, however, suffered a big 31-run defeat at the hands of table-toppers Paarl Rocks at home in their last match.
NB Bay Giants Predicted Playing 11
- Jason Roy, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts ©, Ben Dunk (wk), Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Onke Nyaku, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala, Imran Tahir
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
DH : W L NR L NR
NMBG : L W W W NR
DH vs NMBG Head to Head
Durban Heat have never beaten Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the Mzansi Super League. The two teams have faced-off three times in the tournament with the scoreline 2–0 in favor of the latter. One of the encounters has ended in a no-result.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants emerged victorious by five wickets when they met Durban Heat last week at Port Elizabeth. Opting to bat first, the Heat posted a good total of 160/5 in their 20 overs but they failed to defend that as the Giants hit the winning runs on the penultimate ball of the match.
DH vs NMBG Head to Head Stats
Matches PlayedDH WonNMBG WonTieNo Result30201
Durban Heat vs NB Bay Giants Betting Odds
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants walk into this match as favorites to win at 1.74 with 10CRIC and 1.72 with Betway and Bet365. Durban Heat begin as the bookmakers’ underdogs and they are being offered at a higher price of 2.10 on Bet365 and 2.05 on Betway and 10CRIC.
Durban Heat vs NB Bay Giants Prediction
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have lost all the momentum they had gained with a defeat to Paarl Rocks in their last match. Durban Heat, on the other hand, defeated Cape Town Blitz last time to register their first win of the season. However, they will be wary of the fact that they have lost four of the five completed matches they have played at this venue till date. And having never beaten the Giants before is something that could play on the back of their mind. Plus, Alex Hales’ poor form with the bat will be a major concern for the home team. The Giants have looked a better side this year and we expect them to do the double over the Heat.
DH vs NMBG Dream11 Prediction
Our Dream11 team for this match has five players from Durban Heat and six from Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.
Dane Vilas sprung into form in the last match against Cape Town Blitz with a magnificent knock of 75 not-out. The Durban Heat skipper also bats at the top of the order and so we have picked him as the wicketkeeper in our team. Vilas is available for 9 credits.
We have picked five batsmen in our Dream11 team. Jason Roy can be really dangerous in these good batting conditions and we have included him at 10 credits. JJ Smuts and Ben Dunk have been fairly consistent and both are available for 9 credits. David Miller (9.5 credits) and Wihan Lubbe (8 credits) are the other two batsmen in our team.
Chris Morris has been priced at 9.5 credits and he is the only all-rounder featuring in our Dream11 team. Morris is capable of winning games for his team with both bat and ball and that makes him such a valuable player.
Junior Dala is looking in fine wicket-taking form. The pacer has taken 10 wickets this season and is certainly worth the pick at 8.5 credits. We have also included Kyle Abbott for the same credits. Imran Tahir and Malusi Siboto, who is the leading wicket-taker for Durban Heat, can be picked for 9.5 and 8 credits respectively.
We have picked Jason Roy as the captain of our Dream11 team.
We have picked Dane Vilas as the vice-captain of our Dream11 team.
DH vs NMBG Dream11 Team
BATSMENALL ROUNDERWICKET KEEPERBOWLERWihan LubbeChris MorrisDane Vilas (vc)Kyle AbbottDavid Miller Malusi SibotoJason Roy © Junior DalaJJ Smuts Imran TahirBen Dunk