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Joburg Super Kings and MI Cape Town are scheduled to lock horns in the penultimate group stage fixture of the SA20. The 29th match will take place at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday, February 6th. The market suggests Joburg Super Kings are favourites to win the match with the odds of 8/11 (1.72) whereas MI Cape Town have odds of 1/1 (2.00).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- Joburg Super Kings vs MI Cape Town, Match 29, SA20 2023
- February 6, 2023 – 3:30 PM GMT
- The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg has generally produced very good surfaces for batting. The average batting first score from over 70 T20 matches hosted at the venue stands at 168. Batters had good success in the first two games this season but there was significant assistance for bowlers in the previous game.
Johannesburg has witnessed a good amount of rain in the last few days but the weather is expected to be clear on Monday evening. There’s less than 5% chance of rain while the temperature hovers around 18-22°C during match hours.
Joburg Super Kings vs MI Cape Town – Match Predictions
Joburg Super Kings have won all three completed matches at the Wanderers this season. They have a solid bowling attack, with both pacers and spinners in excellent form while batting has done well in recent games. MI Cape Town’s bowling attack has done well but batting hasn’t fired at all.
Cape Town To Hit Most Sixes
Coetzee To Take Most Wickets
du Plessis to be Man of the Match
Joburg Super Kings rely heavily on Faf du Plessis and Leus du Plooy when it comes to six-hitting. MI Cape Town have Rassie van der Dussen, Tim David, George Linde and Dewald Brevis. They have struck 60 sixes in nine innings (6.6/innings) compared to 37 sixes in eight innings by Joburg Super Kings (4.6/innings).
Our Prediction: MI Cape Town to hit most sixes in this match with the odds of 19/20 (1.95).
Gerald Coetzee has been very good throughout the season, picking 14 wickets at a strike rate of just 8.8. He is a good bet to be the top wicket-taker for Joburg Super Kings at 11/4. For MI Cape Town, Rashid Khan has looked in good touch in recent matches. He has picked nine wickets at 6.51 rpo and has the odds of 11/4 (3.75) to be the top bowler for his team.
Our Prediction: Gerald Coetzee to be the highest wicket-taker for Joburg Super Kings at 11/4 (3.75).
Man of the Match
Faf du Plessis has smashed 113* off 58 and 92 off 61 in his previous two innings. He has scored 369 runs in the season at 53 average and 149 strike rate. He is a top contender to be the player of the match at 6/1 (7.00) odds. Among others, Gerald Coetzee, Leus du Plooy, Rassie van der Dussen are good options.
Our Prediction: Faf du Plessis to be the Man of the Match at 6/1 (7.00) odds.
Joburg Super Kings vs MI Cape Town Preview
Joburg Super Kings have secured their spot in the semifinals while MI Cape Town are knocked out. Let’s take a look at these two sides before they clash on Monday.
Joburg Super Kings
Joburg Super Kings have qualified for the semifinals with 22 points from nine games. They have won five matches and have lost three with one ending in no result. They’re coming off a 24-run victory over Sunrisers Eastern Cape on the back of Faf du Plessis’ magnificent knock and strong bowling performance.
Leus du Plooy and du Plessis are key in the batting department while the rest of the line-up needs to step up. The likes of Gerald Coetzee, Romario Shepherd, Maheesh Theekshana and Nandre Burger have done a good job while Kyle Simmons was terrific in the last game.
Squad: Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Leus du Plooy, Donavon Ferreira, Sibonelo Makhanya, Romario Shepherd, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Maheesh Theekshana, Kyle Simmons
MI Cape Town
MI Cape Town have had a horrendous season, not clicking collectively at any time in the tournament. They’re languishing at the bottom with 13 points, having lost six out of nine games. They’re coming off a heartbreaking one-wicket defeat against Pretoria Capitals in a last-ball thriller.
Rassie van der Dussen opened the innings in the last game and looked in good touch. But the batting unit just hasn’t clicked. Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan and Odean Smith have been pretty good with the ball while Sam Curran was excellent in the previous game.
Squad: Wesley Marshall, Rassie van der Dussen, Dewald Brevis, Grant Roelofsen (wk), George Linde, Tim David, Odean Smith, Sam Curran, Duan Jansen, Rashid Khan (c), Kagiso Rabada
How to Watch SA20 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
The UK viewers can enjoy the live action of the SA20 on the official broadcast channel Sky Sports Cricket. You can also stream the match live via the SkyGo application.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- SkyGo app (Streaming)