NMG vs TST : Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, sitting second on the Mzansi Super League 2018 points table, would be looking to catch up on the table toppers Cape Town Blitz when they meet Tshwane Spartans on Saturday. For them to go to the top, they must win the remaining two but also hope that Blitz lose both of theirs. They have been unfortunate with two of their games being washed out, including the last against Durban Heat.
Tshwane Spartans, on the other hand, are hanging by a thread. The win over Paarl Rocks in the last outing has kept them in the hunt for the playoffs but they need to win the remaining three games to stand a chance.
NMG VS TST PLAYING 11
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Rudi Second
Batsmen – Heino Kuhn, Jason Roy, Ben Duckett, Christiaan Jonker
All-rounders – JJ Smuts, Ryan McLaren
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Sisanda Magala, Junior Dala, Carmi le Roux
Tshwane Spartans Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Gihahn Cloete
Batsmen – AB de Villiers, Eoin Morgan, Dean Elgar, Andrea Agathangelou, Tony de Zorzi
All-rounders – Jeevan Mendis, Robbie Frylinck
Bowlers – Shaun von Berg, Rory Kleinveldt, Lutho Sipamla
NMG VS TST SQUAD
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants squad: Ryan McLaren, Sisanda Magala, Junior Dala, Carmi le Roux, Aaron Phangiso, Chris Morris, Lizaad Williams , Wihan Lubbe, Marco Marais, Dyllan Matthews, Heino Kuhn, Jason Roy, Imran Tahir, JJ Smuts (c), Ben Duckett, Rudi Second (wk) and Christiaan Jonker.
Tshwane Spartans squad: AB de Villiers (c), Gihahn Cloete (wk), Shaun von Berg, Tony de Zorzi, Lutho Sipamla, Sean Williams, Rilee Rossouw, Andrew Birch, Theunis de Bruyn, Sikandar Raza, Corbin Bosch, Lungi Ngidi, Eldred Hawken, Eoin Morgan, Rory Kleinveldt, Dean Elgar, Jeevan Mendis, Robbie Frylinck and Andrea Agathangelou