NMG vs TST Dream11 Team Prediction | Eliminator | Mzansi Super League 2019
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants will take on Tshwane Spartans in the Eliminator match of Mzansi Super League 2019 at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth. We will cover NMG vs TST Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Match Preview, and Probable Playing XI.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have played extremely well this season and stood at 2nd position in the points table. They lost their last match in the league stage against Paarl Rocks by 12 runs.
Bowling first, The bowlers did a decent job of restricting the opponents to a total of 168 runs. Imran Tahir, as usual, was brilliant and picked up 2 wickets for just 14 runs from his 4 overs and JJ Smuts, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Akhona Mnyaka picked up a wicket each.
While Batting, Bay Giants lost some early wickets but later their innings were steadied by Heino Kuhn who scored 58 runs but his effort wasn’t enough and thus Bay Giants had to face loss in their last match of the league stage. They would want to win the Eliminator against Tshwane Spartans and play finals against Paarl Rocks.
Tshwane Spartans finished their league’s stage at 3rd position in the points table with 3 wins and 23 points. But they are slightly looking out of touch as they had lost two consecutive matches and later their two consecutive matches were washed out. So they haven’t played much cricket in the last 10 days but they would be very much eager to give their 100 percent in the Eliminator and use this opportunity to get to the finals.
NMG vs TST, Eliminator Match, Mzansi Super League 2019.
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.
09:00 PM, 13th December 2019.
Average 1st innings score: 118
Average 2nd innings score: 103
It is a track that provides great help for bowlers and a lot of wickets have been taken at this pitch but also plenty of runs have been scored. So it is most likely to be a see-saw kind of pitch.
4 of the 5 encounters at this venue this season have been won by Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. Bay Giants would be very confident as they are playing in their home ground and they have excellent win record here. The weather will be partly cloudy but the chances of rain at the time of the match are very less so there won’t be any interruption in the match.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants:
Heino Kuhn (wk), Jason Roy, Imran Tahir, JJ Smuts (c), Ben Dunk, Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala, Grant Thomson, Akhona Mnyaka, Matthew Breetzke (wk), Marco Marais, Dyllan Matthews, Nandre Burger, Onke Nyaku.
Heinrich Klaasen (c), AB de Villiers, Tom Curran, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Theunis de Bruyn, Roelof van der Merwe, Lutho Sipamla, Pite van Biljon, Tony de Zorzi, Waqar Salamkheil, Dean Elgar, Wiaan Mulder, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Corbin Bosch, Donavon Ferreira.
TST vs NMG Dream11 Team News
They haven’t changed their playing XI for the last few matches so they would most probably go with their same playing XI as their last match.
TST has lost two consecutive matches and their last matches were washed out. There might be some changes in their playing XI, Though Tony de Zorzi played well, there is a possibility that Dean Elgar would replace him in the Eliminator.
Probable Playing XI
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants:
Matthew Breetzke, Ben Dunk (wk), JJ Smuts (c), Heino Kuhn, Ryan ten Doeschate, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Akhona Mnyaka, Nandre Burger, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Imran Tahir.
Dean Elgar/Tony de Zorzi, Wiaan Mulder, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen (c & wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Petrus van Biljon, Tom Curran, Morne Morkel, Lungi Ngidi, Corbin Bosch, Waqar Salamkheli.
Top picks for NMG vs TST Dream11 Prediction
Ben Dunk: Aussie wicket-keeper batsman Dunk has performed well this season scoring 380 runs in 9 innings which includes innings of 99*, 75, 50, 45 runs.
JJ Smuts: Skipper Smuts is a brilliant all-rounder. He has scored 235 runs in 9 innings and also has taken 6 wickets. He will be a must-pick in NMG vs TST Dream11 team.
Chris Morris: Pace all-rounder Morris has the talent to be a match-winner with the bat as well as the ball. He has taken 9 wickets and also scored 77 runs that too at a very good strike rate.
Imran Tahir: Veteran spinner Tahir is a wicket-taking bowler and is the leading wicket-taker in this season. He has taken 16 scalps in 9 matches at an average of 13.50.
Mathew Breetzke: He opens the batting for NMG, he missed a couple of matches this season and was not impressive but in the second last match he proved everyone wrong and scored 64 runs off 40 balls.
Marco Marais: He bats at number 6 for Bay Giants. He hasn’t been consistent this season but has done some big hitting and has scored a total of 113 runs this season.
AB de Villiers: World’s best T20I batsmen ABD will bat at one down and can destroy any bowling line-up if he is set and gets going. He has scored a total of 237 runs in 6 innings with three ’50s in it.
Dean Elgar: Opener Elgar is in good form recently and scored brilliant knocks of 88* runs and 57* runs in two matches and has scored a total of 180 runs in 5 innings, though he has not played the last match there is a chance that he would be playing this match. If he plays this match then Elgar is good to pick in your Fantasy team.
Roelof van der Merwe: Merwe is an attacking batsman and wicket-taking spin bowler. He took 7 scalps in 5 innings.
Tom Curran: Pace all-rounder Curran can bowl as well as bat and will be the best choice in grand leagues. He took a total of 5 wickets in the 6 matches he has played.
Heinrich Klaasen: Skipper is a good player of spin and can play attacking knocks. He scored 116 runs in 6 innings.
Morne Morkel: Veteran pacer Morkel has excellent pace and bounce and is in great form this season. He took 10 wickets in 6 innings and is the leading wicket-taker for Spartans and has a very good economy rate too.
Lungi Ngidi: Talented young pacer Ngidi has performed well for the nation and is also in great form lately. He took 9 scalps in 6 innings.
Pite van Biljon: He hasn’t got much batting chances this season but whenever he has come to bat he has proved himself and has scored 45, 62 and has scored a total of 112 runs in 4 innings that too at a good strike rate.
NMG vs TST Dream11 Team Prediction
Head-to-Head/Small League Dream11 Team:
TST vs NMG Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- In Wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen is also good batsman.
- If Dean Elgar plays then he is good to pick in Fantasy Team.
- Imran Tahir is also a good bowler and He is the highest wicket-taker so far this season but I leave him because of the Credit issue. If you want to take him then remove a high credit player.
- You can also pick Lungi Ngidi in place of Tom Curran.
Captain and Vice-captain
Ben Dunk, AB de Villers, Imran Tahir, JJ Smuts, Morne Morkel, Wiaan Mulder.
We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.