As the MSL 2019 journey is nearing its conclusion, the matches are turning out to be more exciting, engaging and competitive. The Match 30 of the MSL 2019 will be played between Durban Heat and Jozi Stars. In the previous three encounters between both the sides, Jozi Stars have been triumphant on two occasions while one match has been abandoned.
However, Stars are currently sitting at the bottom of the table. Despite Temba Bavuma’s impressive performances, his side has not been able to register a single win in the tournament. Jozi Stars will be eager to register a win in the last phase of the competition. Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks and Kagiso Rabada have been top performers for Stars.
Durban Heat, on the other hand, are sitting fourth in the table. In their nine matches, Durban have gathered 20 points by winning three encounters. Dane Vilas and his troops will be looking forward to triumph in the last match before the playoffs. Skipper Dane Vilas along with David Miller and Alex Hales will strengthen Heat’s batting line-up.
Pitch and Conditions
Rain is expected to intervene in the game. With the cloud cover around, a few overs might be deducted in case of a shower. The temperature is expected to hover around 22 degrees Celcius according to AccuWeather. The wicket will be beneficial to batsmen. However, the external conditions could assist the bowlers as well. The new ball might swing a bit and cause some trouble to the batsmen.
Jozi Stars will be steered by their skipper Bavuma from the front. Van der Dussen and Reeza Hendricks are expected to bolster Stars’ batting attack. Hendricks, who has been in sublime touch lately, scored 74 runs off 53 balls in his previous match. Their bowling force will be guided by the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Aaron Phangiso, and Duanne Olivier.
Predicted XI: Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickelton, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Sinethemba Qeshile (wk), Jacques Snyman, Daniel Christian, Lizaad Williams, Kagiso Rabada, Aaron Phangiso, Duanne Olivier
Alex Hales has been phenomenal for Durban Heat. He showcased his batting forte by smashing 94 runs off just 55 balls against Paarl Rocks. He will be assisted by skipper Dane Vilas and David Miller. Durban will be relying on their formidable batting force to do the job form them.
Predicted XI: Wesley Marshall, Alex Hales, Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas (C & WK), David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Malusi Siboto, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Marco Jansen
Probable Top Performers
Temba Bavuma – Jozi Stars | Alex Hales – Durban Heat
TV – Sony Six, Sony Six HD
Online– Sony Liv
Match Timings – 21:00 IST, and 17:30 local time
The prediction is Durban Heat to win the match.
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