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CTB vs DUR Dream11 Team Prediction of MSL T20: Preview | Vernon Philander ruled out

By Pranob Thachanthara

CTB vs DUR Dream11 Team Prediction of MSL T20: Preview | Vernon Philander ruled out

Hello and Welcome to our preview for Cape Town Blitz vs Durban Heat T20 match. We are covering CTB vs DUR Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the Mzansi Super League match. The match is to be played at Newlands, Capetown.

Cape Town Blitz is on top of points table with six wins. They won their last encounter against Paarl Rocks by 6 wickets. Bowling first, Their lethal pace trio completely outplayed Rocks restricting them at 144. Dale Steyn, N Burger and M Siboto took two wickets each. Chasing the target, Quinton De Kock came all guns blazing scoring 93 runs in just 47 balls to lock a comprehensive win for his team. They will hope to win their last league match and retain their top position thus receiving direct qualification to Finale.

Durban Heat is on the bottom of the points table with one win and six losses. In the last match, They lost to Jozi Stars by 1 wicket. Batting first, Sarel Erwee played an attacking knock of 62 runs in 39 balls but could not get support from other end leading to a low total of 128 runs. David Miller also scored 29 runs. Defending the target, Rashid Khan spun his web and took a three wicket haul and was supported by Kyle Abbott who took two wickets but two sixes on last two balls of the match snatched victory from the Hands of Heat. They will hope to save their pride by putting a good show in last two matches and pull an upset by defeating Cape Town Blitz.

When and Where:

CTB vs DUR, 27th T20, Mzansi Super League 2018.
Newlands, Capetown.
December 09, 07:00 PM IST.

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 151
Average 2nd innings score: 144


Farhaan Behardien (c), Quinton de Kock, Dawid Malan, Asif Ali, Janneman Malan, Malusi Siboto, George Linde, Ferisco Adams, Jason Smith, Sibonelo Makhanya, Kyle Verreynne, Dane Piedt, Mohammad Nawaz, Hussain Talat, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn.

Morne van Wyk, Hashim Amla, Kyle Abbott, Albie Morkel (c), Vernon Philander, Sarel Erwee, David Miller, Marchant de Lange, Prenelan Subrayen, Temba Bavuma, Keshav Maharaj, Khaya Zondo, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Brandon Mavuta, Tladi Bokako, Okuhle Cele.

Team News:

Cape Town Blitz:

Being last league match and also facing the lowest ranked team, Table Topper Cape Town Blitz can make some unpredictable changes to their eleven. Dale Steyn who has continuously played each and every match can be rested.

Asif Ali has failed to perform in all matches except his first match and can be risky.

Andile Phehlukwayo is also in poor form and can be replaced by George Linde or Kyle Verreynne.

Quinton De Kock and Janneman Malan will open the innings. Dawid Malan and Farhaan Behardien will follow them.

N Burger and Dale Steyn will be the key pacers along with M Siboto and Ferisco Adams. M Nawaz will lead the spin attack.

Durban Heat:

Vernon Philander is ruled out of the tournament due to a hairline fracture.

T20 Specialist Heinrich Klaasen can replace Temba Bavuma in the playing XI.

Sarel Erwee and Morne van Wyk will open the innings. Khaya Zondo and D Miller will follow them. Albie Morkel, Rashid Khan and K Maharaj will play the role of the all-rounder.

Kyle Abbott and T Bokako will lead the pace attack along with Albie Morkel while Rashid Khan and Keshav Maharaj will be the key spinners.

Probable Playing XI:

Quinton De Kock (wk), Janneman Malan, Dawid Malan, Farhaan Behardien (c), Asif Ali, Andile Phehlukwayo/G Linde/Kyle Verreynne, M Nawaz, F Adams, Dale Steyn, M Siboto, N Burger.

They can shuffle their batting order. Andile Phehlukwayo can be promoted or Demoted.

Sarel Erwee, Morne van Wyk (wk), Khaya Zondo, H Klassen/T Bavuma, David Miller, Albie Morkel (c), Rashid Khan, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Merchant De Lange, T Bokako.

CTB vs DUR Dream11 Team Prediction:

CTB vs DUR Dream11 Team

Captain and Vc choices: Quinton de Kock, Rashid Khan, David Malan, S Erwee, K Zondo.

Key Players:

Cape Town Blitz:
J Malan
Q De Kock
D Steyn
M Nawaz
F Behardien
N Burger
M Siboto
F Adams

Durban Heat:
Rashid Khan
Sarel Erwee
K Zondo
Morne van Wyk
A Morkel
D Miller
K Abbott
K Maharaj

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Pranob Thachanthara