Match 25 of the Mzansi Super League will see the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants hosting the Tshwane Spartans at home in a bid to strengthen their case for top three finish. The last time these two teams met each other, the Giants emerged victorious by seven wickets (D/L method). Moreover, they have won two out of the three completed matches at home. So, the Giants have the mental edge as well as home advantage in their favour in this match. They are now placed safely at the second position in the points table.
The Spartans, on the other hand, are managing to stay alive in the competition somehow. They have kept their hopes alive with a win over Paarl Rocks in the last match. They are now placed 5th on the points table with 12 points to their name. They are coming into this match on the back of a victory and hence would like to take that confidence into this match.
Weather and Pitch conditions: Saturday morning can experience a little rainfall otherwise the weather will remain clear for the rest of the day. It is generally a high scoring ground but the morning shower might have some effect on the conditions. So, an average score of 150 can be expected.
Predicted Line Ups:
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants: JJ Smuts (c), Jason Roy, Rudi Second (wk), Ben Duckett, Heino Kuhn, Christiaan Jonker, Ryan McLaren, Carmi le Roux, Junior Dala, Sisanda Magala, Imran Tahir
Tshwane Spartans: Gihahn Cloete (wk), Dean