We are fast approaching the business end of the tournament in the Mzansi Super League and we rattle towards that stage further on Wednesday when a double header takes place across South Africa.
Matches are running out in the race for the play-offs at the end of the campaign and Cape Town’s defeat on Tuesday put the cat among the feathered birds and the four teams in action on Wednesday are almost in must-win territory as a result.
Tshwane Spartans vs Paarl Rocks
The action begins in Centurion where the Tshwane Spartans host the Paarl Rocks in a clash which sees fifth hosting fourth in a huge outing. When these two met earlier in the season more than 400 runs were scored so a repeat of that would be nice.
That was one of just two wins for the Spartans over the course of the campaign, with their second one coming two matches ago. That is really all they have deserved and they go into this match off the back of a bruising beating by the Cape Town Blitz. Paarl Rocks are faring better since that loss to the Spartans. They have won their last three, are looking well balanced and have Cameron Delport and Dwayne Bravo back to further boost them here.
I like the Paarl Rocks in this match. Tshwane might have Eoin Morgan back here but they need more than they. They don’t look a good side to me and I think Paarl have more than enough to get over the line here. They should have won the first meeting between the two but can make no mistake this time.
Durban Heat vs Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
The Durban Heat go drinking in the last chance saloon on Wednesday evening when they take on the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants knowing that they have to win or else their season will be over without them really ever landing anything competitive.
The Heat have lost their last four matches so the return of Rashid Khan will be extremely welcome. It is with the bat that their problems lie however and there are few signs that they are sorted on that front. The Bay Giants had a mare in their last match but to be fair the Jozi Stars are surging right now so we can forgive them that. They are boosted by Jason Roy returning to the fore and he arrives at a great time.
I think the Bay Giants are worth backing to get back on track here. The Heat have got nothing going this season and even a win here probably won’t be enough. The visitors will be eager to make up for their shocking performance last time out and can have too much for a misfiring Durban outfit.
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