Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are scheduled to play against Paarl Rocks in the 17th match of the Mzansi Super League, 2019 later today. The venue of the match is St. George's Park in Port Elizabeth.
This match is between the top 2 teams in the points table of Mzansi Super League 2019. The winner of this match can virtually guarantee a spot in the playoffs stage of the tournament. Both teams are very high on confidence due to consistently good performances, so this match is going to be a very exciting contest for the fans.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants has continued its undefeated run at the Mzansi Super League, 2019. They are yet to be beaten in this season after 5 games.
In their previous match, they won against Durban Heat in a very close finish. Chris Morris played a superb innings to win this match for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. He scored 18 runs in the last over of the match to give his team an unlikely win against the Durban Heat. The bowling unit especially Imran Tahir and Nandre Burger also played a crucial part in containing the opposition batsman to a reasonable score in the match.
Overall in the tournament, Jason Roy and captain Jon-Jon Smuts have been very consistent with the bat. They are supported well by Chris Morris and Ben Dunk in particular. The leader of the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants bowling attack is Imran Tahir. He has continued to play the best cricket of his career and prove his worth to the team. Bowlers like Junior Dala, Nandre Burger have backed him up very well also.
Although Nelson Mandela Bay Giants suffered a setback recently as their premier batsman in Farhaan Beherdien has got injured, and can’t play any further part in the tournament. The replacement is Ryan Ten Doeschate, a world-renowned T20 player looking to make a mark in Mzansi Super League, 2019 on such short notice.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are looking like a very strong and balanced team with lots of in-form players. They will like to win today’s match against Paarl Rocks and confirm their spot in the playoffs stage of the Mzansi Super League, 2019.
Players to watch out for are Imran Tahir, Jason Roy, Jon-Jon Smuts, and Chris Morris.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Squad: Jon-Jon Smuts ©, Imran Tahir, Jason Roy, Junior Dala, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Matthew Breetzke, Onke Nyaku, Ben Dunk, Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Beuran Hendricks, Chris Morris, Grant Thomson, Akhona Mnyaka, Nandre Burger, Dyllan Matthews, Jason Roy.
Paarl Rocks have played a very good season so far in the Mzansi Super League, 2019. They have won 3 out of their first 5 matches and lost only 1 match. They had one rained off match in the tournament so far.
In their prior match, they were in a close contest against a good Cape Town Blitz team. And Paarl Rocks team played a bit better in crucial moments and won the match by a small margin. In this match, Isuru Udana defended 12 runs in the final over of the innings. He took 2 wickets and helped Paarl Rocks to win the game.
The bowling effort of the Paarl Rocks in this match was set up by the most experienced player in Tabraiz Shamsi. Alongside him, newer players like Bjorn Fortuin, and Dwaine Pretorius bowled decent bowling spells too. The batting department put a good score with Henry Davids, captain Faf Du Plessis, and James Vince performing well in this match.
Throughout the Mzansi Super League, 2019, the bowling attack of Paarl Rocks is very reliant on Tabraiz Shamsi. And he has not disappointed the team. Hardus Viljoen and Bjorn Fortuin have performed consistently too. The batting has played decently as a unit with different players doing well match after match. Captain Faf Du Plessis, Henry Davids, and Cameron Delport have been the quality performers with the bat for Paarl Rocks.
Today’s match against the unbeaten team of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants is a tough contest for the Paarl Rocks. A win in this match can ensure that Paarl Rocks will one step closer to the playoffs stage of the Mzansi Super League, 2019.
Players to watch out for are Faf Du Plessis, James Vince, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Bjorn Fortuin.
Paarl Rocks Squad: Faf Du Plessis ©, James Vince, Dwaine Pretorius, Henry Davids, Isuru Udana, Ferisco Adams, Tabraiz Shamsi, Hardus Viljoen, Siboleno Makhanya, Bjorn Fortuin, Kyle Verreynne, Mangaliso Mosehle, Cameron Delport, Kerwin Mungroo, Thando Ntini.
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