DUR vs PR Dream11, Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: A win for Paarl Rocks today takes them to top of the league standings
After having won their opening match of the Mzansi Super League 2019, Paarl Rocks make an advent into today’s encounter looking to register their second win in succession and with it move to the top of the league standings. Elsewhere for Durban Heat, today’s match will be one where the side will be eyeing to finally get their campaign underway after their opening tie against Tshwane Spartans was abandoned due to inclement weather.
And with the weather conditions set to be one which increase the magnitude of us being in for a truncated clash in this one as well, Durban Heat will be left fortuitously wishing that the skies stay clear. Given the short and hectic schedule of the marquee league, the side know they can’t afford another dismissed encounter, one which will see them miss out on the opportunity to amass an extremely critical win.
Elsewhere, Paarl Rocks will be striving to resonate the same rousing display which they had meted out against Cape Town Blitz in their league opener. The side had routed Cape Town Blitz in their first match of the league by a behemoth 86 runs, imbedding in place a scintillating win which saw them completely decimate their opponents.
Making 170 while batting first, the side ended up cutting short the opponent’s run chase as they sent them packing for a mere 84 in a win which saw them side stamp their authority and showcase their credentials for challenging for the league trophy.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
There is an extremely high chance of rain intervening today with the skies set to open up and cascade us with widespread rainfall to either curtail this clash or completely truncate it altogether. The conditions will end up making an already treacherous wicket for the batters an even more adverse one, a track where the side winning the toss will be opting to choose given the rain prevelant in the air.
Probable Playing 11
Alex Hales, Sarel Erwee, Dane Vilas (C, WK), Khaya Zondo, David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Malusi Siboto, Shaun von Berg, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott.
Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis (C), Dwaine Pretorius, Hardus Viljoen, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Isuru Udana, Ferisco Adams, Sibonele Makhanaya, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi
Mzansi Super League 2019
Match: Durban Heat Vs Paarl Rocks
Date And Time: 15th November, Friday- 9:00pm IST
Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD, FanCode
- Alex Hales, Dane Vilas, Malusi Siboto, Keshav Maharaj
- Dwaine Pretorius, Hardus Viljoen, Ferisco Adams, Bjorn Fortuin
Top 4 Batting Order
- Alex Hales, Sarel Erwee, Dane Vilas, Khaya Zondo
- Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis, Dwaine Pretorius
- Alex Hales, Dane Vilas
- Dwaine Pretorius, Hardus Viljoen
Death Overs Bowlers
- Shaun von Berg, Kyle Abbott
- Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi
DUR vs PR Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
His 2,710 runs in 117 20 encounters see us move in for Dane Vilas from Durban Heats for today’s encounter. The player is someone who is well capable of opening his arms and amassing a bagful of runs given his expansive strokeplay to see us make him an instant pick in the wicket-keeping slot.
DUR vs PR Dream11 Batsmen
Having scored 6,418 runs in the T20 format, David Miller is being brought in by us from Durban Heat for the tie along with opener Alex Hales. Across the course of 2019, Hales has put in scintillating displays especially in the Vitality Blast where the bat revelled us in a pristine brand of clean hitting, one which saw him pile on the runs for his side and become the fulcrum of his team.
From the other side we have gone in with the two picks as well with opener Cameron Delport and captain Faf du Plessis being our picks for the day with Faf having garnered in 1,363 runs in 44 T20 encounters.
DUR vs PR Dream11 All-Rounders
Both the pace all-rounders are being brought in by us for this docket of our side, names who can easily be escalated in their team’s batting units as well if quick runs are a necessity. Dwayne Pretorius put in a solid display for Paarl Rocks in the side’s opening fixture to make him our first choice whilst from the other side we are bringing in Andile Phehlukwayo who has roped in 490 runs and 65 wickets in 51 T20s.
DUR vs PR Dream11 Bowling Order
After sending their opponents packing for a sorry 84 in the bygone clash, it was only fair of us to begin with the bowling picks from Paarl Rocks for this one. With this begin a wicket where the bowlers will thrive of both the pace and spin variety given rain and the traditional look of the track, we are shelling out a solid amount to heavily bolster up our bowling segment.
The two wickets for Hardus Viljoen see us begin with him from the side alongside spinner Tabraiz Shamsi who wrecked havoc amongst the side’s ranks to add to his 124 T20 wickets from 120 matches. The opposition have a partnership of the similar composition with new ball bowler Kyle Abbott and spinner Keshav Maharaj making for a duo which can pepper any batting unit to send them departing with disdain.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Alex Hales will be our side’s captain for the whilst we are making Pretorius the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.