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Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks Betting Tips - Paarl Rocks to prosper in Mzansi Super League clash

Value on low scoring match at Kingsmead
Kingsmead cricket ground
Kingsmead has been a low scoring venue in T20 cricket over the last few years and is tipped to produce few runs again (Getty Images)

Durban Heat take on Paarl Rocks at Kingsmead in their second match of the 2019 Mzansi Super League. Having won their two matches against the Heat in 2018, I am backing the Rocks to continue that momentum.

Kingsmead’s low scoring nature is tipped to continue while I feel Faf du Plessis is the best equipped batsman to deal with the conditions.

Durban Heat Form


Durban Heat’s opening match at Kingsmead against the Tshwane Spartans was rained out without a ball being bowled. After finishing bottom of the Mzansi Super League in 2018, the Heat will be desperate to get off to a good start this time around.

Kingsmead has been one of the lowest scoring venues in recent times and the weather over the last few days is unlikely to have helped. I think there is value in backing he match to go under 318.5 runs as 10 of the last 14 T20 matches have at the venue.

The bookmakers have this down as an even contest with both sides valued at 1.90. I am favouring the Paarl Rocks as they carry form and history on their side.

Durban Heat News


Two former England stalwarts Alex Hales and Ravi Bopara find themselves in the Durban Heat setup. Hales is almost certain to start and can be backed at 3.75 to be the Heat’s best batsman. Keshav Maharaj will be the key bowler and is valued at 4.00 to be the best Heat Bowler.

Paarl Rocks Form


Paarl Rocks got their 2019 Mzansi Super League off to a flying start with a 86 run victory over the Cape Town Blitz at Boland Park. Henry Davids and Faf du Plessis both managed to top score with 38 runs as the hosts went on to a total of 179 runs.

Tabraiz Shamsi was superb with the ball for the Rocks, taking 3-16 as the Cape Town Blitz were dismissed for a paltry 84 runs which saw the Rocks win by 86 runs. Shamsi will be a popular pick at 4.00 to be Paarl Rocks’ top bowler once again.

Kingsmead historically isn’t a high scoring venue and spin often plays a role. Faf du Plessis is a very good player of spin bowling and comes into the clash with form having scored 38 runs in his last match. I am tipping him to be the Rocks’ best batsman at 3.75.

Paarl Rocks hold superb value at 1.90 for the win considering that they beat the Heat in both their previous encounters and also have form with a win under the belt this season.

Faf du Plessis
Paarl Rocks captain Faf du Plessis has proven quality against spin bowling and is tipped to be their best batsman (Getty Images)

Paarl Rocks News


Paarl Rocks could make a number of changes to their side but they will likely not make more than one or two. England’s James Vince could make his debut after joining the squad following a successful tour of New Zealand. He is valued at 4.00 to be the Rocks best batsman.

Proteas opener Aiden Markram also waits in the wings and will hope to get some game time.

Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks Head to Head


Paarl Rocks won both their encounters against Durban Heat in 2018 with reasonable comfort. The match that took place at Kingsmead was shortened to nine overs per side because of rain.

Paarl Rocks batted first scoring 98 (113 on the Duckworth/Lewis method) in their allotted overs. Henry Davids top scored with 46 runs. Durban Heat could only muster 80 runs in response, losing by 32 runs.

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Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks Betting Odds


Durban Heat and Paarl Rocks are both valued at 1.90 to for the outright victory. The over/under total match runs market holds value with the line drawn at 318.5 runs. Both under and over is paying 1.83.

In the best team batsman market Alex Hales is the favourite at 3.75 for Durban Heat. He is closely followed by David Miller at 4.33 and Sarel Erwee at 4.50. For the Paarl Rocks Faf du Plessis can be backed at 3.75 to be their best batsman with James Vince valued at 4.00.

Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks Match Up


Historically Kingsmead has been a low-scoring venue with the odd exception. Bowlers tend to dominate on what is often a very slow wicket. The battle between spin bowlers Tabraiz Shamsi (Rocks) and Keshav Maharaj (Heat) will be crucial to the outcome of this encounter.

Paarl Rocks
Paarl Rocks have beaten Durban Heat in their previous two encounters (Getty Images)

Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks Stats


  • Durban Heat lost 4 of their 5 home matches in the 2018 Mzansi Super League.
  • Kingsmead has seen under 318.5 runs in 10 of the last 14 T20 matches played at the venue.
  • Paarl Rocks beat Durban Heat in both of their encounters in 2018.
  • Paarl Rocks’ Faf du Plessis scored 318 runs in the 2018 Mzansi Super League (5th most).
  • Paarl Rocks’ Faf du Plessis top scored in their last match of the 2019 Mzansi Super League.

Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks FAQ

Where is the Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks Mzanzi Super League match being played?

The match between Durban Heat and Paarl Rocks is being played at Kingsmead in Durban, South Africa.

When is the Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks Mzanzi Super League match being played?

The Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks match is being played on Friday 15 November at 15:30 GMT.

Have the Durban Heat ever beaten the Paarl Rocks before?

No, they met on two occasions last year and Paarl Rocks won on both occasions.

Where can you watch Durban Heat vs Paarl Rocks live streamed?

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Verdict

Paarl Rocks have had the better of Durban Heat with two victories in their only two previous meetings and I am backing the trend to continue. Faf du Plessis is tipped to be the Rocks' best batsman at 3.75 in conditions favourable to bowlers with the match tipped to go under 318.5 runs.

Best Bet: Under 318.5 Total Runs @1.87 at betway - 5 Units
Winner Tip: Paarl Rocks Win @1.90 at betway - 2 Units
Paarl Rocks Best Batsman Tip: Faf du Plessis @3.75 at betway - 1 Unit

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