Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz are going to play in the 11th match of the Mzansi Super League, 2019 later today. The match is scheduled to take place in the St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
Both teams have started superbly in the tournament so far, and they are in the top 2 in the MSL standings. With momentum on their side, both teams are looking to beat each other and make a massive statement to the rest of the teams in the tournament.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are still unbeaten in the Mzansi Super League, 2019 going into their 4th match. They have beaten Jozi Stars twice in both home and away fixtures so far in the tournament, the other match against Tshwane Spartans was a washout away from home.
The early success in the tournament by Nelson Mandela Bay Giants has come especially on the basis of strong bowling performances. Imran Tahir has led the bowling attack superbly.
Bowlers like Junior Dala and Chris Morris have executed their plans very well all throughout. They have bowled accurately, and haven’t give easy scoring deliveries to the opposition batsmen.
The batting department has done well for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. Captain Jon-Jon Smuts has played brilliantly, but the batting stars for the team are Jason Roy and Ben Dunk.
These two have given blistering starts at the top of the order for their team, especially in the last match against Jozi Stars while chasing the target of 110 in mere 9.1 overs.
The positive start to the tournament by Nelson Mandela Bay Giants suggests that they are a tough team to play against in the Mzansi Super League, 2019.
Players to watch out – Imran Tahir, Jason Roy, and Ben Dunk.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Squad – Jon-Jon Smuts ©, Imran Tahir, Jason Roy, Junior Dala, Farhaan Behardien, Matthew Breetzke, Onke Nyaku, Ben Dunk, Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Beuran Hendricks, Chris Morris, Grant Thomson, Akhona Mnyaka, Nandre Burger, Dyllan Matthews, Jason Roy,.
Cape Town Blitz
Cape Town Blitz has started the Mzansi Super League, 2019 in a spectacular way and they are on top of the league standings. They have won three out of their first four matches comprehensively. Even after a huge setback against Paarl Rocks last week, they recovered with a big win against Jozi Stars.
This team is loaded with top international T20 players like Quinton De Kock, Wahab Riaz and Dale Steyn performing reasonably well. But the match defining performances have come from the lesser known players like Marques Ackerman, Asif Ali and George Linde.
In their previous match against Durban Heat, Ackerman and Ali scored quick fire 40s each in tough situation. They gave the Cape Town Blitz a decent score to defend.
And bowlers like Gregory Mahlokoana and Sisanda Magala supported the senior bowlers Riaz and Steyn to win that match.
With both young and experienced players doing well, the Cape Town Blitz are looking a strong team going into the crucial stage of the Mzansi Super League, 2019.
Winner of today’s match between Cape Town Blitz and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants can give us one of the top contenders to get to the knockout stage of the tournament.
Players to watch out for are George Linde, Quinton De Kock, and Asif Ali.
Cape Town Blitz Squad – Quinton de Kock ©, Wahab Riaz, Liam Livingstone, Mohammad Nawaz, Dale Steyn, Sisanda Magala, Anrich Nortje, Asif Ali, George Linde, David Bedingham, Janneman Malan, Marques Ackerman, Gregory Mahlokoana, Aviwe Mgijima, Khwezi Gumede, Vernon Philander.
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