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Durban Heat vs Jozi Stars T20 Prediction

  • Dec 10, 2019
  • 21:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Kingsmead Cricket Ground - Durban, South Africa
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  • Dec 11, 2019
Durban Heat DH Durban Heat
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Jozi Stars JS Jozi Stars

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  • Durban Heat will be desperate for a break in the weather as they look for the win that will secure their top-three place in their final match of the MSL 2.0 league phase.
  • Durban currently sit fourth and a win will book them a semi-final place but, after seeing five matches fall foul of the weather already, this could be a similar story.
  • If it does go ahead, however, the Heat will be favourites to win against the winless Stars, who have endured a miserable title defence with seven defeats and two no results.
Durban Heat

Our Pick Durban Heat are favorites to win

Posted On 11th December 2019 09:41:49
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Posted by Kavin

Who will win Durban Heat vs Jozi Stars, MSL 2019?

Durban Heat can beat the miserable Durban weather, they go into their final MSL 2.0 league phase match as favourites to beat Jozi Stars and book their play-off place. The match is scheduled to take place at Kingsmead on December 10 and the live action begins at 10:00 local time.

Durban have won three matches so far and lost two, but the weather means results have not been possible in four other matches – including the reverse fixture of this game, scheduled for last week. They need a win to leapfrog Tshwane Spartans, who have also been battered by the weather but sit three points ahead in third place.

Jozi Stars, meanwhile, only have points on the table because of two no results from their last two games. The defending champions have otherwise lost all seven matches they have played. 

DH vs JS, MSL 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming

Live TV: SABC3, Global Sports Commerce

Live streaming: SABC

DH vs JS Toss Prediction

Despite their poor results, Jozi Stars have actually been generally quite fortunate at the toss. Durban Heat will be keen to win this one then, if play goes ahead, and could look to field first at Kingsmead.

DH vs JS Weather Report

Showers are forecast all day in Durban, with a 50 per cent chance of rain when this game is supposed to go ahead. That only gets worse throughout the day – if the match does not start on time, it seems unlikely to start at all.

DH vs JS Pitch Condition

Kingsmead tends to favour the seamers, with overhead conditions further aiding the bowlers too.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Durban Heat vs Jozi Stars, MSL 2019...

Durban Heat vs Jozi Stars

Durban Heat Team News & Playing 11

DH Team News

After Alex Hales led Durban Heat’s record chase last time they got a game in, the Heat could be unchanged for this match against Jozi Stars. That would mean Wesley Marshall opening with the big-hitting Englishman. Kyle Abbott was their most expensive out-and-out bowler, but he did take a wicket and it is unlikely he will be dropped.

DH Key Players

Alex Hales: Smashed nine fours and four sixes on his way to 97* from 55 balls to lead Durban Heat to victory against Cape Town Blitz. It followed his 41 in the previous game and continued his timely return to form.

Dane Vilas: The captain started the turnaround, scoring 75* in the win against Cape Town Blitz and adding another 25 against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the next game too. He now has 12 T20 half-centuries.

Andile Phehlukwayo: The Proteas all-rounder has taken six wickets in the tournament so far and is a useful lower-order batsmen when needed too. He was wicketless last time out, but also comparatively economical.

DH Team Form

Durban Heat have won their last three completed matches to give themselves a chance of reaching the play-offs. Dane Vilas hit 75* to lead a chase of 182 to beat Cape Town Blitz by seven wickets; David Miller hit 50* as they scored 177/4 to beat Nelson Mandela Bay Giants by six wickets; and, last time out, Alex Hales led a record MSL chase as he hit 97* and the team 197/4 in another six-wicket win, this time against Paarl Rocks.

Durban Heat Predicted Playing 11

Wesley Marshall, Alex Hales, Wiaan Lubbe, David Miller, Dane Vilas (c, wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Ravi Bopara, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Malusi Siboto, Daryn Dupavillon

Jozi Stars Team News & Playing 11

JS Team News

The defending champions have endured two washouts since their last match, in which they endured a seventh straight defeat. Shoaib Malik has come into the team to replace Chris Gayle, as planned, but has only been able to play that one game so far. The bowling attack has chopped and changed, meanwhile, due to the poor run of form. Lizaad Williams could make way as a result.

JS Key Players

Reeza Hendricks: Despite the team’s poor form, his own batting has been good. He hit 80 and 62 in the first two matches and returned to form with 74 in the defeat to Paarl Rocks last time out. He has 275 runs in total so far.

Kagiso Rabada: Took three wickets last time out, to make it five in two games against Paarl Rocks and issue another reminder as to why he is so revered as a T20 bowler.

Shaoib Malik: In excellent form for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League and then Southern PNJ back in Pakistan and he opened his stint in this tournament with a quickfire 20* to continue that batting form.

JS Team Form

Jozi Stars have had their last two games completely washed out, which has actually served as some minor relief after seven straight defeats before that. Their most recent match was against Paarl Rocks – a match in which they had the upper hand on several occasions. Reeza Hendricks hit 74 in a total of 171/3, while Kagiso Rabada took 3-36 with the ball. The Rocks recovered from 53/4 to win by five wickets with four balls to spare, however.

Jozi Stars Predicted Playing 11

Ryan Rickleton, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma (c), Shoaib Malik, Dan Christian, Sinethemba Qeshile (wk), Simon Harmer, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier, Aaron Phangiso

Durban Heat vs Jozi Stars Team Form in Last Five Matches

DH : W W W L L

JS : L L L L L

DH vs JS Head to Head

Last week’s match between these two teams was washed out, but Jozi Stars twice beat Durban Heat last season. The Stars won the inaugural tournament, while the Heat endured a difficult campaign. That included a 53-run defeat chasing 231 to win after Reeza Hendricks’ excellent century and a stunning one-wicket defeat in the reverse fixture. On that occasion, Dane Vilas – then captaining the Stars – hit 43 in a chase of 129 to win, but he was dismissed with eight balls remaining and 15 runs still needed. Kagiso Rabada was ninth man out with four balls left and 13 runs needed and they still needed 12 from the last two balls. Marchant de Lange somehow managed to bowl two waste-high no balls at Nono Pongolo, however – both of which he hit for six – to steal an unlikely victory from the jaws of defeat.

DH vs JS Head to Head Stats

Matches Played DH Won JS Won Tie No Result
2 0 2 0 0

Durban Heat vs Jozi Stars Betting Odds

While this game increasingly looks like it will again fall foul of the weather, if it does go ahead then Durban Heat are 1.57 favourites to win with Bet365. Jozi Stars are 2.37 outsiders to win.

Alex Hales was Durban Heat’s star batsman last time out, and he is 3.75 with Bet365 to be their top team batsman again, while David Miller is 4.50 and Dane Vilas can be backed at 6.00. Between the three of them, they have played key roles in the last three wins. With the ball, Kyle Abbott is 4.33 to be their top team bowler and Andile Phehlukwayo and Malusi Siboto can be backed at 4.50 with Bet365. They have listed Keshav Maharaj as 3.75 favourite, however.

Kagiso Rabada is 3.40 with Bet365 to be Jozi Stars’ top bowler, while Duanne Olivier is 4.50 and Aaron Phangiso can be backed at 5.00. In-form Reeza Hendricks is 3.75 favourite with Bet365 to be their top team batsman, while Temba Bavuma is 4.33, Ryan Rickelton and Rassie van der Dussen are 5.00 and Shoaib Malik is 5.50.

Durban Heat vs Jozi Stars Prediction

Durban Heat need the weather to be kind ahead of this match, which looks unlikely. If play goes ahead, however, there is no question they are the favourites to win. 

Final Verdict

Back Durban Heat to beat Jozi Stars at 1.57 with Bet365.

DH vs JS Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keeper(s)

Sinethemba Qeshile is keeping wicket for Jozi Stars, but Ryan Rickelton could be the better option for the team at 8.5 credits. Dane Vilas is the top pick, however – the Durban Heat wicket-keeper-batsman has been central to their turnaround in form.

Batsmen

Alex Hales starred in Durban Heat’s most recent win, meanwhile, and David Miller in the victory before that. Both of those, as well as Vilas, are must-picks as batsman and key to the team. For Jozi Stars, Rassie van der Dussen has failed to live up to expectations, but Reeza Hendricks is great value at nine credits considering his form and Temba Bavuma is worth picking up at just 8.5 credits. 

All-rounders

The Stars also have Shoaib Malik now, who showed signs of his best form in the opening game and will hope to continue the T20 form he has been showing around the globe of late. Andile Phehlukwayo is a key all-rounder for Durban Heat, meanwhile. Both are 9.5 credits, but it is difficult to overlook either.

Bowlers

Onto the bowlers and Kagiso Rabada remains a dangerman despite Jozi Stars’ form. Duanne Olivier is another key figure for them, but Kyle Abbott and Keshav Maharaj could be better options at the same price. Malusi Siboto is the top-scoring Durban bowler, however, and represents excellent value at eight credits.

Captain/vice-captain

Reeza Hendricks’ batting form makes him worth considering for captain or at least vice-captain, while for Durban Heat they have Alex Hales back to his best. The Englishman could be key if play goes ahead.

DH vs JS Dream11 Team

BATSMEN ALL ROUNDER WICKET KEEPER BOWLER
Reeza Hendricks (vc) Andile Phehlukwayo Dane Vilas Kyle Abbott
Temba Bavuma Shoaib Malik Ryan Rickelton Malusi Siboto
Alex Hales (c)     Kagiso Rabada
David Miller      

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