Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz Prediction

  • Nov 08, 2019
  • 21:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Wanderers Stadium - Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Nov 09, 2019
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  • In a re-run of last year's final, defending champions Jozi Stars and runners-up Cape Town Blitz kick off the new Mzansi Super League season.
  • The Stars won a low-scoring final in Cape Town last year, and finished the tournament with the top run-scorer (Rassie van der Dussen) and the top wicket-taker (Duanne Olivier).
  • Cape Town Blitz had earlier topped the Mzansi Super League table by a solitary point as both teams beat each other once in the group stage. Quinton de Kock was their key man, scoring 412 runs.
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Who will win Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz, MSL 2019?

Defending champions Jozi Stars start the new Mzansi Super League season against the team they beat in last year’s final, Cape Town Blitz. The two teams go head-to-head at The Wanderers in Johannesburg on November 8 and the live action is scheduled to start at 17:30 local time.

The Stars have retained an important chunk of their title-winning team for this season too – Dan Christian, Reeza Hendricks, Duanne Olivier, Rassie van der Dussen, Simon Harmer, Ryan Rickleton and Kagiso Rabada were all either retained or re-signed, though captain Dane Vilas and paceman Beuran Hendricks have moved on. 

Cape Town Blitz, meanwhile, had topped the group ahead of the Stars by one point last year after both teams beat each other once in the league phase. This season, they have added round-one draft pick Liam Livingstone, while fellow Englishman Moeen Ali will start the tournament while marquee overseas player Wahab Riaz is on international duty.

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

Live TV: Fox Cricket, Seven Network

Live streaming: Cricket Australia Network, Kayo

JS vs CTB Toss Prediction

The Wanderers tends to produce excellent batting wickets though there is very little wear between innings. You could understand if the hosts opted to bat first, however.

JS vs CTB Weather Report

Conditions will be cloudy in the evening in Johannesburg but they are set to avoid the rain for now – though next week’s forecast is not good. With temperatures still in the high 20s, the forecast for Friday evening is just a 15 per cent chance of rain.

JS vs CTB Pitch Condition

As mentioned, the history of The Wanderers is that of excellent batting wickets and iconic high chases. It suggests the pitch tends to stay true, with a consistent bounce throughout.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz, MSL 2019...


Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz

Jozi Stars

Jozi Stars Team News & Playing 11

JS Team News

The biggest change from last season will be the captain for Jozi Stars, with Temba Bavuma arriving. Chris Gayle is their marquee overseas star for the first six matches, meanwhile. The bulk of last season’s team has otherwise been retained and there could be few other changes from the team which won the final.

JS Key Players

Rassie van der Dussen: His outstanding form in T20 cricket last season included hitting 469 runs in 11 innings for Jozie Stars to top the MSL run-scoring charts. That included an unbeaten half-century in the final. He comes into this game on the back of hitting 154* in a first-class match at The Wanderers too.

Kagiso Rabada: Named as the Stars’ Proteas Marquee player, the paceman took 13 wickets in eight matches last season, setting the tone for the excellent form he then went on to display at the IPL too.

Duanne Olivier: Topped the bowling charts with 20 wickets in nine innings last season. Having turned his back on the national team by signing a Kolpak deal with Yorkshire, the towering paceman has a point to prove whenever he returns home now.

JS Team Form

The Jozi Stars won last year’s Mzansi Super League, beating Cape Town Blitz by eight wickets in the final as Rassie van der Dussen led the lowly chase of 114 to win with an unbeaten half-century. They won six of their group games and only finished second by one point, with Van der Dussen topping the run-scoring charts and Duanne Olivier finishing as top wicket-taker.

Jozi Stars Predicted Playing 11

  • Chris Gayle, Reeza Hendricks, Ryan Rickleton (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma (c), Dan Christian, Simon Harmer, Kagiso Rabada, Aaron Phangiso, Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson

Cape Town Blitz

Cape Town Blitz Team News & Playing 11

CTB Team News

Cape Town Blitz will be without marquee overseas signing Wahab Riaz, with England all-rounder Moeen Ali filling in for the first two matches while Riaz is with Pakistan in Australia. Asif Ali, one of their retained players, is also away, but the blitz kept hold of Quinton de Kock, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje and Jannemann Malan too, as well as adding Liam Livingstone as their first-round draft pick. Sisanda Magala and George Linde are among their other additions, while Mohammad Nawaz was re-signed in the draft.

CTB Key Players

Quinton de Kock: Top-scored for Cape Town Blitz last season with 412 runs, including his half-century against the Stars. In his two most recent T20i innings for South Africa, he scored 52 and 79* against India.

Moeen Ali: While he is only around for two matches, the England all-rounder could prove a key acquisition for Cape Town Blitz. He was in outstanding form for Worcestershire Rapids in this season’s T20 Blast as he bounced back from his England axing.

Dale Steyn: Set to make his comeback after the injury which ruled him out of the World Cup, he took four wickets in two IPL appearances prior to the tournament – his most recent T20 experience. He has 231 wickets in 201 T20 matches in total.

CTB Team Form

Cape Town Blitz won six and lost three of their group game matches, with the one point they gained from a no result ultimately seeing them top the group. In the final against Jozi Stars, however, they failed to get going with the bat – after losing Quinton de Kock early they eventually limped to 113/7. The Stars chased that down with eight wickets and 2.3 overs to spare.

Cape Town Blitz Predicted Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock (c, wk), Janneman Malan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Marques Ackerman, Mohammad Nawaz, Sisanda Magala, George Linde, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje

Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz Team Form in Last Five Matches

JS : W W L W W



JS vs CTB Head to Head

Jozi Stars restricted Cape Town Blitz to just 113/7 from their 20 overs in last year’s MSL final, before Rassie van der Dussen’s unbeaten half-century led them to the inaugural title. It was their second win against the Blitz, though Cape Town had won the first match. Quinton de Kick (74) and Janneman Malan (66) helped the Blitz to 198/5 in the first match before they bowled the stars out for 136. Reeza Hendricks hit 79 in a total of 196/4 in the re-match, however, and Dan Christian’s 4-22 saw them bowl Cape Town out for 146 in reply.

 JS vs CTB Head to Head Stats

Matches Played JS Won CTB Won Tie No Result
3 2 1 0 0

Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz Betting Odds

Jozi Stars won last year’s MSL and have retained most of their key players for 2.0 too. As a result, they are favourites for this opening game.

JS Bet365 Odds

  • JS to Win the Match: Defending champions Jozi Stars are 1.80 with Bet365 to start MSL 2.0 with a win.
  • JS Top Batsman: Chris Gayle is the Stars’ marquee overseas signing and the West Indian legend is 3.40 to be their top batsman at the top of the order. Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen were key with the bat last season, and they are both 4.33 this time out. Ryan Rickleton is 4.50, meanwhile, and new captain Temba Bavuma is 5.00 with Bet365.
  • JS Top Bowler: With the ball, Kagiso Rabada is 3.50 favourite to be Jozi Stars’ top bowler with Bet365, while Duanne Olivier is 4.50 having finished as last season’s top MSL wicket-taker. Dan Christian starred against the Blitz in one of last season’s group games and he is 5.50, while Simon Harmer – who was central to Essex Eagles’ T20 Blast win – is 5.00.

CTB Bet365 Odds

  • CTB to Win the Match: Cape Town Blitz are 2.00 to avenge last year’s final defeat by beating Jozi Stars in their opening game.
  • CTB Top Batsman: Quinton de Kock is 3.00 favourite to be Cape Town Blitz’s top batsman against Jozi Stars with Bet365. He was their top run-scorer last season and was in excellent form in his most recent T20 matches. Moeen Ali is 3.50, while fellow Englishman Liam Livingstone – their first-round draft pick – is 4.50. Janneman Malan is 4.33.
  • CTB Top Bowler: Pace duo Anrich Nortje and Dale Steyn are both 4.00 to be Cape Town Blitz’s top team bowler with Bet365. George Linde is 4.50 as a spin-bowling option, and you can back Moeen Ali, Sisanda Magala and Mohammad Nawaz at that price too.

JS Betway Odds

  • JS to Win the Match: Jozi Stars are bigger favourites to win with Betway, at 1.72 to beat Cape Town Blitz.
  • JS Top Batsman: Betway have priced Chris Gayle at 3.25 favourite to be Jozi Stars’ top team batsman. Last year’s key batsmen Rassie van der Dussen and Reeza Hendricks are both 3.60. Ryan Rickleton is 4.50, meanwhile, and Temba Bavuma can be backed at 6.00.
  • JS Top Bowler: Marquee Proteas pick Kagiso Rabada is 3.60 with Betway to be the Stars’ top team bowler. Duanne Olivier is 4.00, meanwhile, after last season’s wicket-taking exploits. Dan Christian is 4.75, but Dane Paterson can be backed at 4.33 with Betway. Simon Harmer is 5.00.

CTB Betway Odds

  • CTB to Win the Match: Cape Town Blitz are 2.00 to beat Jozi Stars with Betway too.
  • CTB Top Batsman: Quinton de Kock is 3.00 favourite to be Cape Town Blitz’s top batsman with Betway too. They have priced Moeen Ali at 4.00 second-favourite, while Janneman Malan is 4.75 after his good form last season. Liam Livingstone was a key draft pick for the Blitz and yet he is as high as 5.50 to be their top team batsman with Betway.
  • CTB Top Bowler: Anrich Nortje leads the Cape Town Blitz bowling odds with Betway. He is 3.75 to be their top team bowler, while Dale Steyn is 4.00. Spinners George Linde and Moeen Ali are both available to back at 4.50 with Betway to be the Blitz’s top team bowler against Jozi Stars.

Jozi Stars vs Cape Town Blitz Prediction

Jozi Stars will be looking to start as they left off – with victory against Cape Town Blitz. After retaining the core of that title-winning team, it is easy to see why they are favourites to do exactly that.

Final Verdict

Back Jozi Stars to beat Cape Town Blitz at 1.72 with Betway and 1.80 with Bet365.

JS vs CTB Dream11 Prediction


Quinton de Kock might be the most expensive wicket-keeper but that is fully justified. His importance with the bat for the Blitz can not be overstated and his T20 form is excellent too. Ryan Rickleton is two credits less, but De Kock is the stand-out choice.


As ever, it is hard to ignore Chris Gayle at the top of the order even if he does so frequently blow hit and cold. Fellow Stars Rassie van der Dussen and Reeza Hendricks were central to the team’s success last season, meanwhile, and they are must-picks. For the Blitz, Janneman Malan is just 8.5 credits but score more than 300 runs in last year’s competition.


Moeen Ali is only going to be available for Cape Town Blitz for two games but his T20 Blast form for Worcestershire Rapids shows what he is capable of with the bat and ball – as if any reminder was needed. Two other players to have a big impact on that tournament were Liam Livingstone and Simon Harmer but you may only be able to afford one given the cost of the above picks. Harmer’s bowling is more likely to produce wickets and gives him the edge. There are then a number of good lower-cost options, including George Linde at 8.5 credits.


If you have gone big on the batsmen, you can not afford to do the same with the bowling of Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada. The latter two are big misses in particular. Anrich Nortje, Sisanda Magala and Duanne Olivier are all in the 8.5-credit bracket, however – that is great value.


Moeen Ali starred with bat and ball for Worcestershire in the T20 Blast and if he continues that form he will be an excellent choice for Dream 11 captain. The Wanderers is a batting wicket so a more adept batting all-rounder is a top pick. For vice-captain, Quinton de Kock’s form in T20 cricket is excellent and he will grab wickets behind the stumps too.

JS vs CTB Dream11 Team

Chris Gayle Moeen Ali (c) Quinton de Kock (vc) Anrich Nortje
Rassie van der Dussen Simon Harmer   Duanne Olivier
Reeza Hendricks George Linde   Sisanda Magala
Janneman Malan      

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