The Nelson Mandela Bay Giants vs Paarl Rocks game tonight (Wednesday) may simply be termed as the virtual derby as the two teams locking horns in the 17th match of the Mzansi Super League are placed first and second respectively in the league table this season.
Going into the match at the St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are placed at the top of the Mzansi Super League 2019 points table with 4 wins from 5 matches and the other game ending without a result. The second-placed Paarl Rocks have won three, lost one and the other one from their five outings was washed out.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are sitting pretty with 19 points and a net run rate of + 1.713. However, Paarl Rocks have a mathematical chance to move atop the table with an emphatic win good enough to bridge the NRR gap between them and the Giants. Paarl Rocks have 15 points and a net run rate of + 1.448. A win can put them on a par with the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, but bridging that net run rate will be the real challenge.
A win for the Giants on the other hand will have no immediate bearing on the teams’ position in the MSL 2019 points table, except for consolidating the their positon atop the points table.
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants: Ben Dunk (WK), Jason Roy, J J Smuts (C), Heino Kuhn, Marco Marais, Grant Thomson, Imran Tahir, Chris Morris, Junior Dala, Nandre Burger, Onke Nyaku, Farhaan Behardien, Beuran Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke
Paarl Rocks: Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis (C), Dwaine Pretorius, Hardus Viljoen, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Isuru Udana, Ferisco Adams, Sibonele Makhanaya, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kyle Verreynne, Kerwin Mungroo, Thando Ntini
The broadcast for the Indian audience will start at 9:00 pm. Fans can catch all the action LIVE on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.