In this guide, we will explore the teams that are favourite to win the Mzansi Super League (MSL), the League’s schedule and format, the latest news, sought-after Mzansi Super League betting markets, MSL betting tips, strategies and predictions, the players who could have an impact, the MSL’s history and much more!
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Mzansi Super League Betting Predictions, Tips and Strategies
Mzansi Super League Betting Predictions
With 12 wins in 21 matches, the Paarl Rocks are the most consistent team in Mzansi Super League history. They have phenomenal players within their ranks, such as Faf de Plessis, Henry Davids, Cameron Delport, James Vince, Tamraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin, David Wiese, Thando Ntini and JP Duminy.
The Paarl Rocks are favourite to win the 2020 Mzansi Super League; even though the Jozi Stars have the best squad, they did not win a single match in the 2019 MSL. The Stars' squad consists of players like Kagiso Rabada, Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Dan Christian, Duanne Olivier and Nono Pongolo. If these players do perform at their best in the 2020 MSL, then the Jozi Stars will be difficult to beat.
Cape Town Blitz is another team to look out for. While they have not had the best of times in the MSL, they have an excellent squad at their disposal. Players like Dale Steyn, Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock, Asif Ali, Sisanda Magala, Vernon Philander, Moeen Ali, Wahab Riaz and Anrich Nortje must perform at their absolute best if Cape Town Blitz are to mount a serious title challenge.
Mzansi Super League Betting Tips and Strategies
Before you place a bet on the Mzansi Super League, you should go through detailed league statistics, including Mzansi Super League betting tips and predictions, past match results, head-to-head statistics, player form guides, team form guides and injury news. Study the nature of the home ground pitches of each of the 8 competing teams and punt accordingly.
You must remember that a team playing at home has an advantage. A home team can create a pitch to play to their strengths, to negate an opponent‘s strengths, or to expose an opponent’s weaknesses.
We strongly suggest placing a To Win Outright bet and a Match Handicap bet on Paarl Rocks. While the Jozi Stars did not have a good run in 2019 MSL, they should perform better in the 2020 edition of the League.
It's also a good idea to consider a To Win the Match bet on Paarl Rocks, Jozi Stars and Cape Town Blitz. In the meantime, think about placing a Player of the Match bet as well as a Player Performance bet on Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, Janneman Malan, Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Duanne Olivier and Dale Steyn.
If you want to place a Top Team Batsman bet or a Highest Individual Score bet, look no further than Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis.
As for the Top Team Bowler market, the top candidates are Duanne Olivier, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Imran Tahir and Kagiso Rabada, while the Jozi Stars are a good choice for placing a Most Match Sixes bet.
You should place a Player to Score Most Sixes bet on Reeza Hendricks, AB de Villiers, Rassie van der Dussen, Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan. In addition, you could bet on the Joze Stars and Cape Town Blitz for the Highest Opening Partnership market.
Avoid placing bets on markets like To Win the Toss, Race to 10 Runs, Most Run Outs and To go to Super Over, as they rely more on luck than skill.
Live streaming will help you better understand how two competing teams are performing and allows you to place in-play bets accordingly. You can watch MSL matches on the SonyLIV website and app in India.
Popular Mzansi Super League Betting Markets
Here are some sought-after Mzansi Super League betting markets:
- To Win Outright
- To Win the Match
- Match Handicap
- Player of the Match
- Player Performance
- Top Team Batsman
- Highest Individual Score
- Batsman to Score a Fifty in the Match
- Most Match Sixes
- Player to Score Most Sixes
- Highest Opening Partnership
- Top Team Bowler
- 1st Wicket Method
- Next Man Out
- To go to Super Over?
Mzansi Super League Latest News
2 new franchises will be added to the Mzansi Super League set-up, and will be based in Bloemfontein and East London. The Bloemfontein franchise will play their home games at Mangaung Oval, while the East London franchise will play their home games at Buffalo Park.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) is in talks with SuperSport to air the 2020 edition of the league locally. CSA contracted the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to air all matches of the MSL in 2018 (locally). The SABC is likely to broadcast MSL highlights this year.
Mzansi Super League – Schedule, Squads, Format, Points Table and More!
The dates for the Mzansi Super League 2020 are yet to be announced. The league may take place during the normal November-December window or may be postponed to 2021. CSA is expected to take a decision in September or October. Unlike previous editions, 8 teams will take part in the 2020 Mzansi Super League.
Mzansi Super League Schedule
The schedule for the 2020 Mzansi Super League is yet to be announced.
Mzansi Super League Squads
The squads for the 2020 Mzansi Super League are yet to be announced.
Mzansi Super League Format
With the introduction of 2 new franchises, the format of the Mzansi Super League will be changed; the new format has not been announced yet. What we do know is that each team will play two matches against every team during the league stage: one at home and one away. The top 4 teams from the league stage are likely to qualify for the playoffs stage.
Here is how the playoffs stage could work:
- The 1st and 2nd placed teams from the group stage will play a qualifier match.
- The winner of the qualifier match will reach the final.
- The loser of the qualifier match will play a challenger match.
- The 3rd and 4th placed teams from the group stage will play an eliminator match.
- The winner of the eliminator match will play a challenger match against the loser of the qualifier match.
- The winner of the challenger match will reach the final.
- The winner of the challenger match will play against the winner of the qualifier match in the final.
Mzansi Super League Points Table
Here is how the Mzansi Super League 2020 stands at the moment:
|Cape Town Blitz|
|Nelson Mandela Bay Giants|
*NR – No Result, NRR – Net Run Rate and TBD – To Be Decided.
Mzansi Super League – Players to Look Out For
Here are a few players who could have an impact in the 2020 MSL:
Kagiso Rabada is the leader of South Africa’s pace bowling attack. At just 25 years of age, with nearly 350 international wickets under his belt, Rabada is on his way to becoming one of the best bowlers of all time.
Rabada has picked up 21 wickets for the Jozi Stars in just 17 matches. He is more than handy with the bat in hand as well and is one of the Jozi Stars’ most important players. The Jozi Stars did not win a single game in the 2019 MSL, but live in hope that Rabada can spearhead the team in the 2020 edition of the league.
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers is one of the best batsmen in the history of the game. With 607 runs to his name, he is the 4th highest run-scorer in the Mzansi Super League.
The Tshwane Spartans narrowly missed out on claiming their first MSL title in the 2019 MSL and are hoping that de Villiers can inspire the team to a victory this time around.
The leading run-scorer in the history of the league, Reeza Hendricks is a classy batsman with an eye for the boundary. Hendricks has scored 687 runs in 17 MSL matches, at a staggering average of 49.07.
It is safe to say that Hendricks is the Jozi Stars’ most important player. While Hendricks had a good 2019 MSL individually, he could not inspire his team to a single victory. Hendricks must score a mountain of runs in the 2020 MSL if the Jozi Stars are to win a record-breaking 2nd MSL title.
Janneman Malan is an up-and-upcoming star, having played just 5 international matches up til now with his whole career ahead of him. Malan is the second-highest run scorer in the history of the MSL, with 663 runs.
Cape Town Blitz heavily rely on Janneman Malan’s batting prowess. Quinton de Kock and Malan must score heavily in the 2020 MSL if Cape Town Blitz are to harbour any hopes of securing a first-ever title.
Dale Steyn is one of the best fast bowlers of all-time. Steyn retired from Test cricket in August, 2019, after picking up 439 Test scalps. Steyn is the joint leading wicket-taker in the history of the MSL, with 27 wickets.
At 37 years of age, Steyn is one of the most experienced bowlers in the MSL and could contribute greatly to the success of Cape Town Blitz in the 2020 MSL.
History of the Mzansi Super League
The Mzansi Super League was founded by the CSA in 2018. The first edition of the MSL took place from the 16th of November, 2018, to the 16th of December, 2018. The first 2 editions of the league featured 6 teams. From the 2020 edition of the MSL onwards, 8 teams will compete in the league.
Global Sports Commerce (GSC) is the official international broadcast and commercial partner of the MSL. The Paarl Rocks and the Jozi Stars are the most successful franchises in MSL history, with 1 title each.
Mzansi Super League Past Winners
Here are the past winners of the Mzansi Super League:
|2019||Paarl Rocks||Tshwane Spartans|
|2018||Jozi Stars||Cape Town Blitz|
Best Matches in Mzansi Super League History
Here are a few of the most popular matches in Mzansi Super League history:
The Jozi Stars vs the Tshwane Spartans, 11th December, 2018
In a match against the Tshwane Spartans on the 11th of December, 2018, the Jozi Stars posted a mammoth total of 239/3 on the board. Rassie van der Dussen played a scintillating knock of 96 runs in just 44 balls, while Daniel Christian offered excellent support in scoring a quick-fire 52 off 19 deliveries; Dussen was also declared man of the match.
In reply, the Tshwane Spartans were bowled out for a paltry 138 in 17.2 overs. Nono Pongolo had a field day picking up 6 wickets for just 20 runs in his quota of 4 overs – the best individual bowling return in MSL history.
The Jozi Stars vs Durban Heat, 30th November, 2018
Durban Heat won the toss and elected to field first. What followed was a batting masterclass by Reeza Hendricks, who scored 104 runs off 51 deliveries – the first century in the history of the Mzansi Super League.
Jozi Stars set Durban Stars a target of 231 runs. In reply, Durban Heats never got going as Kagiso Rabada snared 3 quick wickets with 4 runs on the board. Rabada picked up a 4th towards the end of Durban Heats’ innings, ensuring that the Jozi Stars won by a comfortable margin of 53 runs.
The Jozi Stars vs the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, 16th November, 2019
Jozi Stars won the toss and elected to bat first. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants’ Junior Dala and Imran Tahir put on a show and picked up 3 wickets each to bowl out the Jozi Stars for 108 runs; only 4 batsmen reached double figure scores.
In reply, openers Jason Roy and Ben Dunk put on 52 runs for the 1st wicket in just 4 overs. Nelson Mandela Bay Giants won the match on a counter, winning by 9 wickets with 10.5 overs to spare. Junior Dala was declared man of the match for his inspired performance with the ball in hand.
Mzansi Super League Key Stats
Here are some interesting statistics from the history of the Mzansi Super League:
Paarl Rocks and Jozi Stars have won 1 title each.
Reeza Hendricks has scored 687 runs.
Both Dale Steyn and Duanne Olivier have taken 27 wickets.
Most match wins:
Paarl Rocks have won 12 matches.
Most runs in a single edition:
Rassie van der Dussen scored 469 runs in 12 matches for the Jozi Stars in the 2018 Mzansi Super League.
Most wickets in a single edition:
Duanne Olivier took 20 wickets in 8 matches for the Jozi Stars in the 2018 Mzansi Super League.
Highest individual score:
Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks share the record for the highest individual score. Quinton de Kock scored 108 runs off 55 balls against the Tshwane Spartans in the 2018 MSL. Reeza Hendricks scored 108 runs off 62 balls against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the 2018 MSL.
Best individual bowling figures:
Nono Pongolo took 6 wickets for 20 runs against the Tshwane Spartans in the 2018 MSL.
Mzansi Super League Betting FAQs
When will the Mzansi Super League 2020 take place?
The dates for the 2020 Mzansi Super League have not been announced yet.
How many teams will compete in the Mzansi Super League 2020?
8 teams will compete in the 2020 Mzansi Super League.
Who are favourite to win the 2020 Mzansi Super League?
The Paarl Rocks are favourite to win the 2020 Mzansi Super League.
Where can I watch Mzansi Super League matches?
You can watch Mzansi Super League matches on the SonyLIV website and app.
What are the best Mzansi Super League betting sites?
Dafabet, Sportsbet.io, Royal Panda and LeoVegas are the best betting sites for Mzansi Super League betting.
Geo-restrictions apply. You must have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours
CricketBettingAdvice Final Words
The schedule for the Mzansi Super League 2020 has not been announced yet. The league could take place in 2020 or could be postponed to 2021; CSA is likely to take a decision in September or October. The introduction of 2 new franchises will add to the thrill of the league.
Will the Paarl Rocks successfully defend their title? Can the Jozi Stars win a record-breaking 2nd MSL crown? Can the Tshwane Spartans win their first-ever MSL title? Whatever the case, we are in for a month of swashbuckling cricket action. May the best team win!
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