PLR vs TWS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 16, 2019
The MSL 2019 Final is going to be played between the Paarl Rocks and the Tshwane Spartans, two of the best team this season. We don’t think anyone is going to grudge these teams a place in the finals at all. Paarl Rocks qualified straight for the final thanks to topping the Mzansi Super League group stage while the Tshwane Spartans had to beat the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the Eliminator.
The venue for this match is Paarl, which has had the most enthusiastic crowds this season, and we are happy to say first up that no rain is forecast for this match!
Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers will go head to head in a bid to crown their team the T20 champions of South Africa.
Paarl Rocks vs Tshwane Spartans MSL 2019 Final is going to be played at Boland Park, Paarl on the 16th of December 2019.
PLR vs TWS Team Previews
That the Paarl rocks have been able to make it to the final of MSL 2019 is a major achievement in itself. The side lost Dwaine Pretorius, JP Duminy, and Aiden Markram from their side even before the tournament started.
They are also going to be missing James Vince for the MSL final since he has departed for the Big Bash League in Australia.
That means that the onus of getting the runs is going to fall on Henry Davids, Faf du Plessis, and Kyle Verreynne. Not having James Vince is a big blow to the chances of the Rocks. He was their highest run-getter so far and provided the stability in the middle.
The depth in the batting is a big question mark and a couple of early wickets could derail things for the Paarl Rocks.
The bowling is in a much better state, though, Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi have been spectacular for the Paarl Rocks in MSL 2019. While Bjorn Fortuin bowls in the powerplay and keeps the runs tight, Tabraiz Shamsi comes in the middle and looks for wickets only.
Having Faf du Plessis as a captain is also a big advantage since he understands his spinners very well.
Ferisco Adams is in good touch and Isuru Udana has had a couple of good games as well. All of these players will need to be at their best to be able to stop a strong Tshwane Spartans team.
Paarl Rocks Playing 11
Henry Davids, C Delport, Faf du Plessis, Dwaine Pretorius, Kyle Verreynne, Sibonelo Makhanya, Isuru Udana, Ferisco Adams, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kerwin Mungroo.
The Tshwane Spartans are also going to be missing Tom Curran for the MSL final but they did not have him for the Eliminator either, so it is not a big deal for them. The Tshwane Spartans are going to come into this game with a lot of confidence.
Their batting is in excellent form and has performed consistently through the entire Mzansi Super League.
Dean Elgar, Tony de Zorzi, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Petrus van Biljon, and David Wiese are all very good with the bat. Roelof van der Merwe can also handle the bat pretty well and score some useful runs when needed.
AB de Villiers is the obvious big fish in this match. He has been playing very well and we expect to see the best of him in this match. For a man of AB de Villiers talent and achievements, he does not have too many tournament victories to his name. He would love to help the Spartans win the title.
We definitely think the Tshwane Spartans have the advantage when it comes to the batting.
Morne Morkel will lead the bowling attack with support from Roelof van der Merwe, David Wiese, Corbin Borsche, and Imran Manack. Paar is a good batting surface and the Tshwane Spartans bowling attack certainly has some weaknesses to be exploited.
This is one area where the Tshwane Spartans will need to have clear plans and be able to execute them on the night.
Tshwane Spartans Playing 11
Dean Elgar, Tony de Zorzi, AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, PJ van Biljon, D Wiese, RE Van Der Merwe, Corbin Bosch, Morne Morkel, Imran Manack, Lutho Sipamla.
PLR vs TWS Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is likely to want to bat first and set the score in a big match.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The weather forecast for match day in Paarl is pretty good and we should have a full match to look forward to. The surface provided by Boland Park has been very good for batting and is likely to be the same for the MSL 2019 final.
The spinners have been effective at this ground which has some pretty big boundaries for the batsmen to clear.
A score of around 170 should be seen as par.
PLR vs TWS Dream11 Prediction
Dream11 Tips and Dream11 Predictions for Paarl Rocks vs Tshwane Spartans MSL 2019 Final. The big players turn up in big matches and that is why we have AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis front and center for this match. The home advantage is a big one and the Paerl Rocks bowlers have shown they are tough to get away in their conditions. Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi are a must as per our Dream11 selection. It is difficult to ignore form and David Wiese makes it as well while the big-hitting potential of Heinrich Klaasen and Wiaan Mulder makes them attractive picks too.
As always, make sure to check out the final playing eleven before the match and make appropriate changes! Best of luck!
PLR vs TWS Playing 11
- M Mosehle
- H Klaasen
- W Mulder
- T Bruyn
- H Davids
- F Plessis (vc)
- A Villiers (c)
- D Wiese
- T Shamsi
- M Morkel
- B Fortuin
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
PLR vs TWS Betting Tips
We think that the Tshwane Spartans have the advantage in this match. Their batting seems a bit stronger and the form of AB de Villiers could be the difference. They have also defeated the Paarl Rocks in both the games they have played against them earlier in the tournament.
Bet on the Tshwane Spartans to win.