Mzansi Super League Today Match Prediction (MSL 2019): Paarl Rocks vs Tshwane Spartans
December 16, 2019
Boland Park, Paarl
After a superb season that lasts a month, Paarl Rocks will face Tshwane Spartans in the final match of MSL 2019 on Monday. The Rocks, who were knocked out of MSL 2018 in the eliminator because of abandoned game have the chance to get a 2nd time lucky after finishing in first place in the table this time.
Meanwhile, Tshwane Spartans, who finished 3rd in the table with just 3 wins from 10 games, will be eager to stop the Rocks. Spartans had finished 5th in MSL 2018 and would be eager to be the second champion of MSL 2019.
Paarl Rocks’s performance in MSL T20:
The Paarl Rocks will be without England batsman James Vince for Mzansi Super League final at Boland Park. Vince joined the tournament belatedly and will leave early to join the Sydney Sixers in Australia’s Big Bash League. He is the Rocks’ second-highest run-scorer in the MSL 2019, with 226 in eight innings. Only opener Cameron Delport has more – 246 in nine.
Dwaine Pretorius is also unlikely to feature in the game.
Paarl’s batting line-up looks strong with the likes of Faf du Plessis, Henry Davids and Cameron Delport. Cameron Delport scored 84 from 49 balls in the last game against Durban Heat while Faf du Plessis added 66 runs.
Meanwhile, Tabraiz Shamsi has been the pick of the bowlers. He is in the top 5 wicket takers in the tournament so far and added 2 more to his tally in the last game against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.
Tshwane Spartans’s performance in MSL T20:
Despite the Spartans average season, AB de Villiers has been in fantastic form with scores of 54, 69, 31, 63 and 27 in his last five innings.
Dean Elgar returned for Spartans’ eliminator against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and though he scored only 14 runs he is likely to keep the place for the MSL final. Tony de Zorzi is likely to retain his place after scoring 30 and 26 in last 2 games.
Petrus van Biljon starred with 48 runs while David Wiese picked up 3 wickets in MSL 2019 eliminator.
Paarl Rocks vs Tshwane Spartans: Predicted XI
Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis (C), Mangaliso Mosehle, Kyle Verreynne, Sibonelo Makhanya, Isuru Udana, Ferisco Adams, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kerwin Mungroo.
Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen (c & wk), Petrus van Biljon, Roelof van der Merwe, David Wiese, Corbin Bosch, Imran Manack, Morne Morkel, Lutho Sipamla
Pitch Report for today’s MSL T20 match:
The track at Boland Park has seen a good amount of runs so far. Expect a high scoring game.
The last game at the venue saw Paarl Rocks defend a total of 186 runs.
Out of 5 games at the venue inMSL 2019,
3 have been won by teams batting 2nd while the team defending a target have won it twice.
Average first innings score during these games: 169
Paarl Rocks vs Tshwane Spartans: Today’s match Prediction
- Rocks have won 5 of their last 7 games. Meanwhile, the Spartans have won just 1 of their last 5 games- eliminator against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.
- Spartans have won just 4 games in MSL 2019. They had won the same number of games in MSL 2018 to finish 5th in the 6-team tournament.
- Spartans’ AB de Villiers is 4th in the top scorer list but needs 133 runs to dismiss Ben Dunk from the top. He, however, played 3 games less to score 247 runs.
- Meanwhile, Paarl Rocks’ Cameron Delport is just 1 run behind AB de Villiers and might overcome him.
- Rocks’ Tabraiz Shamsi is just 2 wickets behind MSL 2019 leading wicket taker Imran Tahir. Shamsi has picked up 14 wickets in 9 games.