Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks Prediction – Mzansi 14th Match
Paarl Rocks won by 32 runs
- Date: November 28, 2018
- Time: 10:30 PM IST
- Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
Betting Odds for Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks
- Hashim Amla has the highest odds to be best batsman for Durban Heat with 3.25 (wager INR 100 and pocket INR 325) while for Paarl Rocks it is Faf du Plessis who has the same odds BET NOW
- For best bowler it is Rashid Khan for Durban Heat with odds of 3.00 (wager INR 100 and pocket INR 300) and Tabraiz Shamsi for Paarl Rocks with 4.00 (wager INR 100 and pocket INR 400) odds BET NOW
- For Man of the Match it is Rashid Khan in the leads with 7.00 (bet INR 100 and pocket INR 700) odds BET NOW
- In the most sixes market the odds are 1.95 (wager INR 100 and pocket INR 195) in favour of Duran Heat and 2.15 (wager INR 100 and pocket INR 215) for Paarl Rocks BET NOW
Mzansi 2018 14th Match Teams Comparison
Having already played three games Albie Morkel’s Durban Heat finds itself sitting in the bottom half of the points table. They lost a thriller against Cape Town Blitz in their opening game before winning one by the DLS method against Tshwane Spartans. They lost the last game versus Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in a rather humiliating manner by 9 wickets. With the points table already taking shape there is no more room to be complacent. Morkel would know that a loss here would put them down in the points table and would like to win this upcoming home game.
The opening combination of Morne van Wyk and the experienced Hashim Amla are yet to fire in this tournament and this has caused few issues for the side. Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller are also struggling with their form. It is the lower middle order which includes Khaya Zondo, Morkel and Vernon Philander that has been scoring the runs. The Top 4 will need to fire in the upcoming game for the side to do well. As far as their bowling is concerned Vernon Philander and Marchant de Lange have shown good form so far and Keshav Maharaj is making the batsmen struggle. With Rashid Khan coming in they have the bowling attack to trouble opposition.
Faf du Plessis’ side has played better than the points table would suggest. Their opening game against Tshwane Spartans was a blockbuster, a high scoring game that they lost by a single run. They lost the next one too against Jozi Stars by a huge margin but found their form in the last game against Cape Town Blitz winning this convincingly. The side has batted well but have been let down by their bowlers. Faf du Plessis would know the importance of the next match that can very well decide their future position in the points table and would want to win it at all cost.
They have batted well so far with Henry Davids looking in good form. Aiden Markram is struggling but is due for a good innings. In the middle order Faf du Plessis, Vaughn van Jaarsveld and wicketkeeper Mangaliso Mosehle have also looked in great form so far in the season. In all they have a great mix of good hitters and those who can steer the innings. It is their bowling that has let them down. Bjorn Fortuin is doing well but Dane Paterson and Eathan Bosch have struggled so far in the season. The entry of Tabraiz Shamsi adds strength to their bowling attack and they would love to cash in on that.
Our Prediction for Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks
Durban Heat will win this game
It will be a very important game for both the sides. Durban Heat and Paarl Rocks have one win each after playing their first three games of the tournament. With their progress for the playoffs dependent on the result of the next few games both the sides would like to press for a win at Kingsmead, Durban. Heat would like to draw advantage of home conditions while Rocks have a batting unit that has fired so far. It is expected to be contest between Heat’s bowling and Rocks’ bowling attack.
Durban Heat would play at their home ground and with their better bowling attack they are just nose ahead of Paarl Rocks before the start of game.