NMG vs PR Dream11 Team Prediction: Top two sides lock horns against each other in what promises to be a humdinger of a match.
This Wednesday is set to be taken alight by what looks set to be a riveting affair between Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Paarl Rocks. When the two staunch sides step out in the middle today, the level of competition is set to be at its pinnacle in a match which is set to be decided by the barest of margins.
With both the sides finding themselves in the echelons of the points tally, a win for either today will see them set a statement and lay down a marker for their credentials for the revered trophy. It will also see either side move one step closer towards ascertaining themselves of a spot in the ensuing round, all ingredients which are set to make this an edge of the seat thriller.
Currently in first place with the four wins from five matches, for Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, this edition of the showpiece T20 tournament couldn’t have been more fruitful. The side have not lost a single clash in the league with the one match being truncated owing to inclement weather, a figure which is a testament to the engrossing and exhilarating brand of cricket doled out by the side.
The side come into today’s encounter having defeated Durban Heat by five wickets as they chased down the 161 run target laid out infront of them with ease. Elsewhere, their opponents of the day, Paarl Rocks thrived in an akin encounter, one where they ended up prevailing in a thriller to oust Cape Town Blitz by just the two runs as they defended their 163 to make it two wins on the bounce.
NMG vs PR Dream11 Team Prediction
Pitch Conditions and Toss Prediction
An extremely pristine and flawless wicket to come out and bat on, this is a surface which promises to indulge and engage us in a high scoring encounter, one where the bats are going to love their time out in the middle. With the track set to retain its identity across the full course of the 40 overs, the team winning the toss is set to come out and chase today.
Probable Playing XI
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
Jason Roy, Matthew Breetzke, Smuts (C), Ben Dunk (WK), Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Chris Morris, Onke Nyaku, Junior Dala, Nandre Burger, Imran Tahir
Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis (C), James Vince, Dwaine Pretorius, Hardus Viljoen, Mangaliso Mosehle (WK), Isuru Udana, Sibonelo Makhanya, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi
Match: Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Vs Paarl Rocks
Date And Time: 27th November, Wednesday – 9:00 PM (IST)
Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD, FanCode
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – Matthew Breetzke, Ben Dunk, Heino Kuhn, Nandre Burger
Paarl Rocks – Henry Davids, James Vince, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – Jason Roy, Matthew Breetzke, Smuts, Ben Dunk
Paarl Rocks – Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis, James Vince
Keep it simple.
“Don’t play the bowler’s name, play the ball.”
— Nelson Mandela Bay Giants (@NMB_Giants) November 25, 2019
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – Matthew Breetzke, Ben Dunk
Paarl Rocks – Henry Davids, James Vince
Death Overs specialist
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – Junior Dala, Nandre Burger
Paarl Rocks – Sibonelo Makhanya, Bjorn Fortuin
NMG vs PR Dream11 Wicket-Keepers
Heino Kuhn has found himself being pushed down the batting order but despite that, we are going to still peddle him out in our Dream 11 side. The wicket-keeper is someone who doesn’t need a hoard of overs to come out and pile on his runs with his expansive strokeplay seeing him open his arms with consummate ease.
NMG vs PR Dream11 Batsmen
His 46 runs in the opening slot took just 33 balls to come in, seeing us move in for Paarl Rocks’ Henry Davids for this imminent encounter. The player has been in pristine touch, coming up with consistent contributions right up the order for his side to lay down a foundation for the rest of his counterparts to come out and build on.
The 23 runs for James Vince the last time around see him come in as well from the unit whilst from Nelson Mandela Bay Giants we are choosing the two players as well. It’s a duo which comprises of Ben Dunk and Marco Marais, two names who have quietly gone about carrying out their work and coming up with key runs from their side.
NMG vs PR Dream11 All-rounders
While his 29 tear away runs were always going to be more than enough to warrant his selection for this encounter, the 1-22 Dwayne Pretorius sent down in the previous encounter ended up being a match winning spell for his side. It was one which saw him send down rippers at ominous line and lengths to leave batsmen flabbergasted on how to peel him off, making the all-rounder from Paarl Rocks an instant pick for us.
Elsewhere from the other side we have opted for the one player as well in the form of Chris Morris after he returned with 22 runs with the bat the last time around.
NMG vs PR Dream11 Bowlers
With the four wickets in between them the last time around as either retuned with the two apiece, we are getting in the deadly partnership of Tabraiz Shamsi and Bjorn Fortuin from Paarl Rocks for this one. The players not only rose to the occasion to stifle the opposition with wickets at regular intervals but more importantly sent down economical spells to take their side past the finishing line.
The two players for us from Nelson Mandela Bay Giants as well with us opting for Imran Tahir and Junior Dal, a seamless blend of pace and spin with these two leading the charge in their respective segments for the side.
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.