Paarl Rocks vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Prediction

  • Dec 08, 2019
  • 13:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Boland Park - Cape town, South Africa
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  • Dec 08, 2019
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  • Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Paarl Rocks go into their final group game as the top two teams in table.
  • Paarl Rocks beat the Giants when they last met - one of five wins in eight completed games for the second-placed so far this season.
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have only lost one other game, however, and Imran Tahir and Ben Dunk helped to send them back to the top of the table with their sixth win of the season last time out.
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Our Pick Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are favorites to win

Posted On 7th December 2019 10:55:51
Posted by Joy

Who will win Paarl Rocks vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, MSL 2019?

The winner of Paarl Rocks against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, in their final league phase match of MSL 2.0, will advance directly to the final. The top two teams face each other at Boland Park, Paarl, on December 8 and the match is scheduled to start at 10:00 local time.

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants moved back to the top of the table last time out, as Ben Dunk and  Imran Tahir both continued their fine form to star in the win against Cape Town Blitz. They have now won six of their eight completed games so far this season.

Paarl Rocks were one of the two teams they lost to, however, and they are just four points behind in second place. Their failure to defend 195/2 as they lost to Durban Heat by six wickets in their most recent game at Boland Park has cost them top spot, however – and they will need an improved bowling performance this time out.

PR vs NMBG, MSL 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming

Live TV: SuperSport

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PR vs NMBG Toss Prediction

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants elected to field first when these teams last met, though Boland Park could well be a batting wicket given the runs scored in the Rocks’ last game. Paarl could look to bat first this time.

PR vs NMBG Pitch Condition

Boland Park has been an excellent batting wicket in this season’s competition.

PR vs NMBG Weather Report

Clear, sunny, dry conditions with temperatures approaching the 30-degree Celsius mark all points to perfect cricketing conditions.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Paarl Rocks vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, MSL 2019...

Paarl Rocks vs NB Bay Giants

Paarl Rocks Team News & Playing 11

PR Team News

Paarl Rocks were unchanged last time out, with Kyle Verreynne continuing behind the stumps. Hardus Viljoen has been expensive in the last two games, but his experience could mean he retains his place as they look to bounce back to winning ways.

PR Key Players

Tabraiz Shamsi: The spinner’s two wickets against Durban Heat last time out take him to 12 in total for this year’s tournament- a tally which includes his 2-24 when these teams last met.

Faf du Plessis: Back to his best with 66 from 36 balls last time out, it is dangerous to ever write off the Proteas captain, who has now hit 31 half-centuries and one hundred in T20 cricket.

James Vince: Faded a little after an excellent start, in which he hit 86* and 43 in his first two innings of the tournament, but he does have 217 runs in total on the back of helping England beat New Zealand prior to his arrival too.

PR Team Form

Paarl Rocks dropped off the top of the table after failing to defend 195/2 against Durban Heat last time out. Cameron Delport smashed 84 from 49 balls and Faf du Plessis weighed in with 66 form 36 in the Rocks’ excellent total. Tabraiz Shamsi then took two wickets, but Alex Hales led the Heat to a six-wicket win. Previously, the Rocks chased 172 to beat Jozi Stars to bounce back from a poor showing against Tshwane Spartans, when they were bowled out for 126.

Paarl Rocks Predicted Playing 11

Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, James Vince, Faf du Plessis (c), Kyle Verreynne (wk), Sibonelo Makhanya, Hardus Viljoen, Isuru Udana, Kerwin Mungroo, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi

NB Bay Giants Team News & Playing 11

NMBG Team News

Matthew Breetzke proved his worth alongside Ben Dunk at the top of the order last time out, as the two put on a big opening partnership. Breetzke has replaced Jason Roy in recent matches. The Giants could be unchanged this time out, with Junior Dala continuing in place of Nandre Burger – who he returned in place of last time out.

NMBG Key Players

Imran Tahir: His figures of 2-22 turned the last match against Cape Town Blitz and moved the veteran leg-spinner to 14 wickets so far this season. In full T20 cricket , he now has 352 wickets at an average of 19.94.

JJ Smuts: Two economical overs and his fifth wicket of the tournament proved important last time out, while the captain has also scored two half-centuries on his way to 219 runs in total so far.

Ben Dunk: The in-form Australian has opened the batting with aplomb recently. He smashed 99* in the win against Tshwane Spartans and added 75 last time out. He now has 353 runs so far in MSL 2.0.

NMBG Team Form

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have bounced back in style from their back-to-back defeats to Paarl Rocks and Durban Heat. Ben Dunk smashed an unbeaten 99 from 54 balls to lead the Giants to 192/4 from 19.4 overs to claim a six-wicket win against Tshwane Spartans. Dunk was in fine form last time out too as he hit 75 and Matthew Breetzke 64 in a total of 173/6 against Cape Town Blitz. Imran Tahir then claimed 2-22 to slam the brakes on the reply and seal an 11-run win for the Giants.

NB Bay Giants Predicted Playing 11

Jason Roy, Ben Dunk (wk), JJ Smuts (c), Heino Kuhn, Ryan ten Doeschate, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Junior Dala, Imran Tahir, Akhona Mnyaka, Beuran Hendricks

Paarl Rocks vs NB Bay Giants Team Form in Last Five Matches

PR : L W L W W


PR vs NMBG Head to Head

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won their first ever fixture against Paarl Rocks last season, bowling them out for 120, but the Rocks have won both games since – including this season’s reverse match. Ferisco Adams’ late hitting lifted them to 166/7 in this year’s previous match, despite Imran Tahir claiming 2-19, before each of the bowlers claimed two wickets apiece to bowl the Giants out for 135 in reply.

PR vs NMBG Head to Head Stats

Matches Played PR Won NMBG Won Tie No Result
3 2 1 0 0

Paarl Rocks vs NB Bay Giants Betting Odds

Despite the form book suggesting otherwise, Paarl Rocks are favourites at 1.80 to win with Bet365. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants can be backed at a generous 2.00 to win with Bet365.

Faf du Plessis is 4.00 to be the Rocks’ top batsman with Bet365, while Cameron Delport and Henry Davids are both 4.50. Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi and Hardus Viljoen – who all took two wickets last time they met – are all 4.00 to be the Rocks’ top bowler with Bet365.

For Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, in-form Ben Dunk is 4.00 to be their top team batsman with Bet365, while Matthew Breetzke is 5.00 after his half-century last time out. With the ball, Imran Tahir has led the way and he is 3.50 with Bet365 to be their top team bowler. Chris Morris is 4.00 and Junior Dala and Beuran Hendricks are 4.50.

Paarl Rocks vs NB Bay Giants Prediction

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have got back to top form lately and they can seal top spot with a win in this match.

Final Verdict

Back Nelson Mandela Bay Giants to beat Paarl Rocks at 2.00 with Bet365.

PR vs NMBG Dream11 Prediction


Ben Dunk is listed as a specialist batsman, which means your wicket-keeping choices are Kyle Verreynne, Heino Kuhn and Matthew Breetzke based on recent team selections. Breetzke could be excellent value at just eight credits given he opened the batting last time out.


Dunk is a must-pick with the bat, meanwhile, given his last two innings in particular. At nine credits, he is superb value – as is team-mate JJ Smuts. Cameron Delport top-scored for Paarl Rocks last time out and Faf du Plessis returned to form too – the two of them are important picks for the Rocks, while you also have space to select James Vince at nine credits. England team-mate Jason Roy is ten credits and has not played in recent matches with Breetzke excelling in his absence last time out.


Chris Morris is one of the Giants’ key men and a good option as an all-rounder at 9.5 credits. Dwaine Pretorius did not play last time out, so Isuru Udana – at 8.5 credits – may be a better all-round option for Paarl Rocks. He took two wickets when these teams last met, as did all the Rocks’ bowlers.


Imran Tahir has lived up to his 9.5-credit pricetag with his excellent wicket-taking form so far. He was key to their win last time out and consistent with the ball once again. Tabraiz Shamsi and Junior Dala are also in good form, and both cost 8.5 credits apiece. Bjorn Fortuin and Hardus Viljoen are also 8.5 credits apiece.


Ben Dunk is in excellent batting form and his consistency makes him a stand-out candidate for captain. Imran Tahir may be a safer bet, however – the leg-spinner so often can be relied on for wickets (and therefore points).

PR vs NMBG Dream11 Team

Ben Dunk (vc) Chris Morris, Matthew Breetzke Imran Tahir (c)
JJ Smuts Isuru Udana   Junior Dala
Faf du Plessis     Tabraiz Shamsi
Cameron Delport      
James Vince      

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