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African T20 League Match Prediction: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Cape Town Blitz

The 11th match of Africa T20 2019 on Wednesday between Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Cape Town Blitz, promises to be a fierce encounter between the top two sides. Cape Town Blitz is comfortably sitting on top with thirteen points. On the other hand, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are just two points behind the Blitz with eleven points. Both teams are facing each other for the first time in this season.

Cape Town Blitz has made a blistering start to the tournament, winning three matches out of four. Malan has been their top batter so far, scoring 134 runs in 4 matches with a healthy average of 44. Dale Steyn too has led the bowling attack well as the bowler is the joint leading wicket-taker in the tournament so far with six wickets at 19.33. Pakistani duo Wahab Riaz and Asif Ali both have notably strengthened the team which has given them an even stronger look with both bat and ball now. 

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants has too started strongly by winning two out of three games. They thrashed the defending champion Jozi Stars by nine wickets in their last match. Chris Morris and Imran Tahir have been their star bowlers and will be a big threat for the Blitz top order. Bay Giant’s openers have done well so far and they will be hoping to continue their good form against the Cape Town Blitz.

Head to Head

Both teams have faced each other twice wherein the Blitz have won once while the rain spoiled the second game.

Pitch Report

The pitch is expected to be hard and dry with plenty of bounce. The ball will come on to the bat nicely, and we can expect a high scoring match.

Weather Conditions

Sun is expected to smile all day, as the reports suggest 0% chances of rain. The temperature is expected to be somewhere around 22-25 degrees Celsius. 

Probable Playing XI

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Jason Roy, M Marais, Imran Tahir, Chris Morris, Onke Nyaku, JJ Smuts, Ben Dunk, Heino Kuhn, GM Thomson, Nandre Burger, Junior Dala.

Cape Town Blitz:

Quinton de Kock(C)(wk), Liam Livingstone, Dale Steyn, Asif Ali, Anrich Nortje, JN Malan, George Linde, Wahab Riaz, Marques Ackerman, Gregory Mahlokoana, Sisanda Magala

Key Players

Cape Town Blitz

Quinton de Kock

Dale Steyn

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

Imran Tahir

Ben Dunk

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