PR vs CTB Dream11: Sunday will witness the first double-header of Mzansi Super League 2.0. The first match of the day will be played between Paarl Rocks and Cape Town Blitz, whereas, the second match of the day will be played between Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and the reigning champions Jozi Stars.
The Paarl Rocks were unlucky last season where they entered the eliminator but couldn't go further as rain abandoned the game and on the basis of group stage finish, Jozi Stars the eventual champions entered the finals. They would be looking for yet another fine show this season.
On the other hand, Capetown Blitz who were the runners-up of the last season have started their campaign for this year with a win over the defending champions Jozi Stars by 15 runs. They would be eyeing their second win on the trot here.
Here, we have come up with the team news, possible playing elevens and Fantasy picks for PR vs CTB Dream11 today match prediction.
Boland Park, Paarl, 10th November at 01:30 PM IST
Total Played: 02
Paarl Rocks won- 01
Capetown Blitz won- 01
Capetown Blitz- LWWLW
Paarl Rocks- WLWWNR
After winning their opening game of this season, no changes are expected to take place.
This would be the last game for Moeen Ali before Wahab Riaz joins the squad.
Gregory Mahlokwana could come in for Vernon Philander who bowled only two overs in the last game.
Injuries: No injury update.
Team combination: Janneman Malan and skipper Quinton de Kock will open the innings, followed by Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali and G Linde. In the bowling department, the onus would be on the likes of Dale Steyn, Sisanda Magala and Anrich Nortje.
Capetown Blitz Playing 11- (Expected)
Moeen Ali, Quinton de Kock, George Linde, Aviwe Mgijima, Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Liam Livingstone, Janneman Malan, Mohammad Nawaz, Anrich Nortje, Sisanda Magala
The Paarl Rocks have named a 16-member squad.
Thando Ntini the son of former Proteas pacer Makhaya Ntini has been drafted into the side as a wild-card pick.
James Vince isn't available for this game as he is on national duty.
Injuries: All-rounder JP Duminy ruled out of the MSL 2019 due to a hamstring injury. Aiden Markram is also unavailable for this game.
Paarl Rocks Playing 11- (Expected)
M Mosehle, Faf du Plessis, Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, F Adams, S Makhanya, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, B Fortuin, T Shamsi, Hardus Viljoen, I Udana.
Faf du Plessis (c), Isuru Udana, Ferisco Adams, Tabraiz Shamsi, Hardus Viljoen, Aiden Markram, Bjorn Fortuin, James Vince, Cameron Delport, Sibonelo Makhanya, Kerwin Mungroo, Dwaine Pretorius, Henry Davids, Mangaliso Mosehle, Thando Ntini.
Quinton de Kock (c), Moeen Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Marques Ackerman, Aviwe Mgijima, Liam Livingstone, Sisanda Magala, George Linde, Dale Steyn, Khwezi Gumede, Vernon Philander, David Bedingham, Anrich Nortje, Gregory Mahlokwana, Janneman Malan.
Players to watch-out:
Janneman Malan: He scored a brilliant 99 in the opening game of the competition. He has 1110 runs to his name from 37 T20s at an average of 32.64.
Quinton de Kock: The skipper has an experience of 38 T20I games where he has scored 1018 runs at an average of 30.84.
Moeen Ali: The English all-rounder is a fruitful pick here. He has 235 runs from 22 T20I innings and has scalped 15 wickets.
Dale Steyn: The veteran pacer is still spitting fire. From 202 T20 games across the globe, he has managed 234 wickets at an economy rate of 6.7.
Players to avoid:
Vernon Philander, S Magala, M Ackerman
Faf du Plessis: The skipper and Paarl's premier batsman has 1363 runs to his name from 44 T20I innings at a strike rate of 135.48.
JP Duminy: The veteran all-rounder has 1934 T20I runs to his name from 75 innings and has taken 21 scalps.
Cameron Delport: The hard-hitting left-hander has been one of the premier picks in franchise T20 cricket around the world. From 201 innings he has managed 4939 runs.
Players to avoid:
Ferisco Adams, James Vince
Wicket-keeper: Q de Kock (c)
Batsmen: J Malan, A Mgijima, Faf du Plessis (vc), C Delport
All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, D Pretorius
Bowlers: Dale Steyn, H Viljoen, T Shamsi
Captain/vice-captain choices: J Malan, C Delport, L Livingstone, M Ali
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The Fantasy teams which we have provided here of PR vs CTB Dream11 is best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.