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CTB vs DUR Dream11 Prediction, MSL 2019, Match 18: Preview, Form Guide, Probable XI, Fantasy Cricket Tips, & Best Dream11 Team

CTB vs DUR Dream11 Prediction: Both Cape Town Blitz and Durban Heat suffered defeats in their lately concluded outings and would look to bounce back on a winning note in the coming encounter.

Cape Town Blitz have had their share of ups and downs in the matches competed so far. The Quinton de Kock-led side started MSL 2019 on a winning note but somewhere in the middle lost the momentum and are now placed at the fourth spot in the points tally with three wins and as many defeats in six contests played so far. Although they’ve suffered defeats in the last two matches, being the home side and the kind of the potential they possess on board, one could expect them to emerge meritorious in the upcoming encounter.

On the other hand, Durban Heat are yet to taste success in the ongoing edition of MSL. Three out of five matches they’ve competed so far have been abandoned due to rain with the other two losses coming at the hands of Cape Town Blitz and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.

In the first encounter of MSL 2019, Cape Town Blitz had secured a victory by a margin of 10 runs courtesy Dale Steyn (2/23) and Wahab Riaz (1/24) for grabbing economical figures to their name.

It would be interesting to see how things pan out in the coming game at Newlands.

CTB vs DUR Dream11 Prediction, MSL 2019, Match 18: Preview, Form Guide, Probable XI, Fantasy Cricket Tips, & Best Dream11 Team

Match Details

Date: November 28, Thursday

Time: 9:00 PM IST, 5:30 PM LOCAL

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

Live Streaming:  Fancode

Form Guide

Cape Town Blitz: L-L-W-W-L

Durban Heat: L-NR-L-NR-NR

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Excellent cricketing conditions await both the teams at Newlands with a clear sky throughout. The temperature would be hovering between 19-21 degrees Celsius with humidity levels as high as 86 percent as the game progresses further. With the pacers finding it difficult to grip the ball in the latter stages, it would be advisable for the toss winning captain to consider batting first on this surface. Scores as high as 180 could be put to witness in the coming encounter.

Probable XI

Cape Town Blitz

Quinton de Kock (c and wk), Janneman Malan, Gregory Mahlokwana, Marques Ackerman, Sisanda Magala, Liam Livingstone, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn

Durban Heat

Dane Vilas (c and wk), Wesley Marshall, Wihan Lubbe, Shaun von Berg, Keshav Maharaj, Malusi Siboto, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kyle Abbott, Alex Hales, David Miller, Ravi Bopara

CTB vs DUR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Cape Town Blitz

  • Quinton de Kock has been one of the highest run-getters for Cape Town Blitz in MSL 2019 with 169 runs in 6 innings at a strike rate of 169.00. His performance would be of utmost importance to the Blitz considering he has had decent exhibitions in the T20 contests played this year.
  • Janneman Malan has been leading the in command in terms of most runs for the Cape Town Blitz in the ongoing season of Mzansi Super League. In 6 innings, Malan has acquired 187 runs at an average and strike rate of 37.40 and 146.09 respectively.
  • Dale Steyn is once again at his lethal best with 10 scalpings in 6 innings at an average of 19.20 with best figures in an innings being 3/25. The pacer’s exorbitant T20 experience could come of great help to the home side in the forthcoming feud.
  • Steyn’s partner in crime, Sisanda Magala has rendered economical exhibitions so far with 8 wickets in 6 innings while averaging 21.50 and could pose a threat in the initial overs of play.

Durban Heat

  • Wihan Lubbe has been one of the few positives for the Durban Heat in MSL 2019. In 3 innings, he has acquired 83 runs at a strike rate of 180.43 with a fifty-plus total to his name.
  • David Miller was in a great nick in the previous outing versus Nelson Mandela Bay Giants as he bashed 36-ball 45 whacking four sixes in the process. The left-hander when on rampage could take on the mightiest of the opposition without breaking a sweat and thus remains a crucial pick for the coming contest.
  • Ravi Bopara’s all-round prowess is something the Heat would be reliant upon in the upcoming feud. The lately concluded outing against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants witnessed the 34-year-old score 43-ball 57 in the first innings which was followed by figures of 0/26 in the second innings. Not to forget, he has been a seasoned T20 campaigner who could turn the tide in his side’s favor at the situation’s behest.

Captain & Vice-Captain Picks

Quinton de Kock has had a phenomenal run so far and since he could offer fantasy points both as a wicket-keeper and as a batsman, his appointment as a captain seems like a viable decision for the coming contest. If not de Kock, one could ponder between Janneman Malan or Liam Li

CTB vs DUR Dream11 Team

Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock (c)

Batsmen: D Miller, W Lubbe,  J Malan, M Ackerman

All-rounders: L Livingstone (vc), G Linde, R Bopara

Bowlers: M Siboto, D Steyn, S Magala