PR vs CTB, MSL 2019 Match free betting tips, Prediction & Dream11 Team. Head to Head, & Playing 11 to bet with Betway, 10cric & Bet365.
Cape Town Blitz are looking to follow up their opening win when they take on Paarl Rocks at Boland Park in their second game.
The Blitz, led by Janneman Malan's unbeaten 99, posted 213/3 in their first game and beat Jozi Stars by 15 runs as Dale Steyn claimed 3-25.
Paarl Rocks, led by Proteas captain Faf du Plessis, have not played since rain denied them the chance to contest last year's play-off match – the Rocks having to settle for this place overall in the inaugural competition.
Who will win Paarl Rocks vs Cape Town Blitz (Mzansi Super League 2019)?
After a winning start to MSL 2.0, Cape Town Blitz now travel to Boland Park to take on Paarl Rocks in their second game. The match takes place on November 10 and the live action starts at 10:00 local time.
The Blitz beat defending champions Jozi Stars first up, with Janneman Malan hammering 99* in a total of 213/3. In reply, Dale Steyn then claimed 3-25 to restrict the Stars to 198/5. It was a little revenge for the Blitz, who lost last year’s final.
Paarl Rocks, led by Faf du Plessis, finished third last season but were unable to contest the play-off, which would have set up a final against Cape Town, due to it being washed out. The Rocks were consequently eliminated and this is their first game since.
Paarl Rocks vs Cape Town Blitz (Mzansi Super League 2019): Where to watch/Live streaming
Live TV: SuperSport
Live streaming: SuperSport Live
Cape Town Blitz were put in at the Wanderers last time out, and they might well be happy to bat first again on a quick wicket.
While there will be a little cloud about, the wind is minimal and there is zero chance of rain on the forecast on what should become a warm morning in Paarl.
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 Paarl Rocks vs Cape Town Blitz (Mzansi Super League 2019).
Paarl Rocks Team News & Playing 11
PR Team News
Faf du Plessis will lead Paarl Rocks this season but they have already had to re-think two selections – Isuru Udana replacing David Willey as their marquee player, and Kyle Verreynne slotting in for Aiden Markram with both men having picked up injuries. James Vince, one of their overseas players, is currently away with England in New Zealand.
PR Key Players
Faf du Plessis: The Proteas captain is just five runs short of 5,000 runs in T20 cricket as he prepares to play his 207th match in the format. In that time, he has hit 30 half-centuries and one hundred with a strike rate of 127.03.
Cameron Delport: A key player on their retained list, the big-hitting batsman and part-time medium-pacer last turned out for Essex Eagles, who he helped claim the T20 Blast title with 164 runs in his final four appearances, and a wicket in both matches on finals day.
Tabraiz Shamsi: The mystery spinner will want to keep himself in the South African selectors’ minds ahead of next year’s ICC T20 World Cup, so a big tournament could be key here. He has 121 wickets in his 119 previous T20 appearances.
PR Team Form
Paarl Rocks beat Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in last year’s final league game to reach the play-offs – Cameron Delport hammering 84 as they chased 130 to win by six wickets. They were denied a chance to contest the play-off, however, after it was washed out.
Cape Town Blitz are likely to be unchanged from their opening win, with Asif Ali away on international duty and no real need to disrupt a winning team anyway.
CTB Key Players
Quinton de Kock: The captain and wicket-keeper hit 35 in the 72-run opening partnership last time out to continue his excellent T20 form.
Janneman Malan: Outshone the international stars last time when he smashed 11 fours and four sixes in a glistening unbeaten 99 from 59 balls.
Dale Steyn: Marked his comeback from injury by claiming 3-25 form his four overs against Jozi Stars, taking the key wickets of Chris Gayle, Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen and returning the most economical figures in the match.
CTB Team Form
Cape Town Blitz lost the inaugural MSL final to Jozi Stars, but they exacted a little revenge to start this season’s tournament in fine form. Janneman Malan led the way with the bat as he smashed an unbeaten 99 from 59 balls, before Dale Steyn’s 3-25 completed victory for the Blitz after they restricted the Stars to 198/5 chasing 214 to win.
Cape Town Blitz Predicted Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (c, wk), Janneman Malan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, George Linde, Aviwe Mgijima, Mohammad Nawaz, Sisanda Magala, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
PR : W W L L W
CTB : W L L W L
PR vs CTB Head to Head
Both sides won one game apiece in this fixture last season. Bjorn Fortuin claimed 4-15 as the Rocks bowled Cape Town out for 140 on their way to a five-wicket win first up, but Quinton de Kock hammered 93 from 47 balls in the reverse fixture as the Blitz reached 148/4 in just 15.3 overs to record a big six-wicket win.
PR vs CTB Head to Head Stats
Paarl Rocks vs Cape Town Blitz Betting Odds
Cape Town Blitz started this tournament with a win and they are favourites to beat Paarl Rocks in their second match too. The Blitz can be backed at 1.72 with Bet365 and 1.66 with Betway, whereas Paarl Rocks are 2.10 to win with both.
After his form last time out, Janneman Malan is 4.00 to be Cape Town’s top batsman, while Quinton de Kock is still favourite at 3.20 with Bet365. Moeen Ali (4.33) and Liam Livingstone (4.50) could be worth backing too. It is a strong top four. For the Rocks, Faf du Plessis is 4.00 favourite, ahead of Cameron Delport at 4.33 with Bet365.
Dale Steyn was Cape Town’s top bowler last time out and he is 3.75 to be their top bowler again with Bet365. For Paarl Rocks, both Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi can be backed at 4.00, while Hardus Viljoen is 4.33.
Paarl Rocks vs Cape Town Blitz Prediction
Cape Town Blitz were in outstanding form last time out and after winning their opening game they can carry the momentum forward now.
Back Cape Town Blitz to beat Paarl Rocks at 1.72 with Bet365 and 1.66 with Betway.
Quinton de Kock remains the stand-out wicket-keeper-batsman choice and he showed his form last time out to prove that point too.
Janneman Malan is incredible value at 8.5 credits, as he proved with his superb innings last time out. Cameron Delport can also be picked up at that price, and he might even provides wickets too, as well as runs. Faf du Plessis is 10.5 credits, but with the other two selected you have the freedom to pick him.
Sticking to three batsmen gives you space for four all-rounders, and you may want that with JP Duminy there for the Rocks – he is in excellent T20 form – and Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone and George Linde all listed for the Blitz. Ali is a particularly key all-rounder and in top form too.
The difficulty is getting those four, plus Du Plessis and De Kock, and still having something spare for the bowlers. You may have to sacrifice a little in the latter department, with Dale Steyn out of reach now. Instead you can get two of Tabraiz Shamsi, Hardus Viljoen, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje and Sisanda Magala, however. That leaves eight credits and of the four listed they may not play. Nevertheless, teenager Thando Ntini is one to watch for the future and the Rocks might spring a selection surprise.
Moeen Ali was in excellent batting and bowling form in the T20 Blast and he showed glimpses of that in the opening game too. Janneman Malan is hard to ignore given his batting form, but there are other good all-round choices too – Cameron Delport could be one of those and is a good vice-captain pick on paper.