Venue: Newlands Capetown
Time: 21:30 IST
Pitch: Expected to be a good T20 wicket with assistance to both batsmen & bowlers. Highest score: 188
Average Score: 169
Capetown Blitz Vs Tshwane Spartans Squads:
Cape Town Blitz Squad Team:
Quinton de Kock, Dawid Malan, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Muhammad Nawaz,Hussain Talat (temporary stand-in for Asif Ali), Farhaan Behardien (c), Anrich Nortje, Janneman Malan, Malusi Siboto, George Linde, Ferisco Adams, Jason Smith, Sibonelo Makhanya, Kyle Verreynne, Dane Piedt.
Tshwane Spartans Team:
AB de Villiers (c), Eoin Morgan, Lungi Ngidi, Robbie Frylinck, Jeevan Mendis, Theunis de Bruyn, Rory Kleinveldt, Rilee Rossouw (temporary stand-in for Sean Williams), Gihahn Cloete, Lutho Sipamla, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Andrew Birch, Sikandar Raza, Shaun von Berg, Eldred Hawken
Expected Playing 11 Prediction:
Cape Town Blitz:
Dawid Malan (C), J Malan, Jason Smith, Verreynne (wk), Makhanya, Linde, Nawaz, Peidt, Siboto, Nortje.
Cloete (wk), Zorzi, Elgar, Roussow, ABD (C), Bruyn, Frylinck, Mendis, Rory, Birch, Berg.
Player Availability Capetown Blitz Vs Tshwane Spartans:
- Badree injured & replaced by Nawaz.
- Asif Ali couldn’t join the squad due to Visa issue & his replacement Hussain Talat hasn’t joined the team as well.
- Morgan is reported to be in SA but will not play due to T10 commitments.
- Sean Williams & Raza, both are on National duty. Rille has been drafted as replacement.
- Steyn has been released from the RSA squad but isn’t available for this game, expected to play on Sunday.
Dream11 Team Prediction:
Best suited for small leagues as i have selected the safest captain & vice captain here which most of your opponents will choose but have gone with 4 spartan bowlers as i feel Blitz will be all out.
Wicket Keeper: Kyle
Batsmen: ABD, Malan, Zorzi, Rossouw
(Alternatives: Rossouw, J Malan)
All rounders: Smith, Frylinck
(Alternatives: Linde, Adams)
Bowlers: Nawaz, Berg, Rory, Birch.
(Alternatives: Nortje, Piedt)
(Alternative captain for SL & GL: Rory, Frylinck, Bruyn & Rossouw)
Grand League Team:
Due to Superman ABD’s knock of 93(31) in the warmup game, majority of the users will have him captain but he might bat at 5 to accommodate Bruyn & Rossouw. If Blitz bats first, he might not even be required.
Also, there are plenty of Cape Cobras players playing today like Adams, Linde, Peidt, Smith, Kyle, Rory (Nabe too) which is their homeground & they are accustomed to these conditions more than anyone else. Try to rotate them with different combinations in grand league.