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MI Cape Town and Pretoria Capitals will meet for the first time in the SA20 as they lock horns in match no. 20 at Newlands on Monday, January 22nd. MI Cape Town have better odds of winning this match at 4/7 (1.57). Pretoria Capitals are the table-toppers but head into this fixture as the underdogs with the odds of 5/4 (2.25).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- MI Cape Town vs Pretoria Capitals, Match 20, SA20 2023
- January 22, 2023 – 3:30 PM GMT
- Newlands, Cape Town
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
Newlands stadium has been a great venue for batters, with significant assistance for bowlers. Batting first has been even more difficult here in evening fixtures of the ongoing season. The overall average batting first score at the venue reads 151 while the number stands at 143 in the SA20.
The Cape Town weather is expected to be clear on Monday evening. The match should happen without any interruption as there’s no rain threat. The temperature will be around 20°C.
MI Cape Town vs Pretoria Capitals – Match Predictions
MI Cape Town have done reasonably well despite the toss not favouring them. They have an excellent bowling attack, which has a good variety and experience. The batting unit hasn’t been at its best but has posted competitive scores. Pretoria Capitals also have a good bowling attack but the batting unit can be shaky on difficult pitches.
Capitals To Hit Most Sixes
Nortje To Take Most Wickets
Roelofsen to be Man of the Match
Pretoria Capitals have a destructive batting line-up with the likes of Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, James Neesham, Kusal Mendis and Wayne Parnell. They have struck 37 sixes in six games. MI Cape Town have had to rely on Dewald Brevis and George Linde for six-hitting though they also have Rassie van der Dussen and Sam Curran. MICT have struck 38 sixes in six innings.
Our Prediction: Pretoria Capitals to hit most sixes with the odds of 11/20 (1.55).
Anrich Nortje has been terrific in the tournament, picking 10 wickets in six games at an economy of 6.21. Nortje has the odds of 11/4 (3.75) to be the top wicket-taker for Pretoria Capitals. For MI Cape Town, Kagiso Rabada has claimed seven wickets in four games at an economy of 6.18. Rabada has the odds of 9/4 (3.250) to be the top bowler for MICT.
Our Prediction: Anrich Nortje to be the highest wicket-taker for Pretoria Capitals at 11/4 (3.75).
Man of the Match
Grant Roelofsen has been pretty impressive in the competition, stabilizing innings for MICT time and again. He has scored 155 runs in five innings with two fifties. Roelofsen has the odds of 11/1 (12.00) to be the player of the match. Other top betting options include Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Will Jacks and Anrich Nortje.
Our Prediction: Grant Roelofsen to be the Man of the Match at 11/1 (12.00) odds.
MI Cape Town vs Pretoria Capitals Preview
MI Cape Town will be hoping to entertain their fans in their final home fixture of the inaugural SA20 season. Let’s take a look at the two teams ahead of their encounter on Monday.
MI Cape Town
MI Cape Town have 13 points to their credit after six matches, having won three and lost three with a bonus point in one game. They’re coming off a 13-run victory over Paarl Royals on Saturday, where they defended 143 on the back of a solid bowling performance.
Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer, Rashid Khan and George Linde were outstanding with the ball while Odean Smith delivered a good final over. Their top order has looked shaky but George Linde and Grant Roelofsen have been impressive. MICT will be hoping for more from Sam Curran.
Squad: Ryan Rickelton (wk), Dewald Brevis, Rassie van der Dussen, Grant Roelofsen, Sam Curran, Odean Smith, Delano Potgieter, George Linde, Rashid Khan (c), Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer
Pretoria Capitals occupy the top spot on the table with 18 points from six games. They have won four, claiming the bonus point in two of those. The Capitals went down by six wickets in the previous game versus Paarl Royals in a close finish.
Pretoria replaced Phil Salt at the top in the previous game with Kusal Mendis and the Sri Lankan was impressive. Rilee Rossouw hasn’t performed to expectations. The bowling attack remains potent with Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell and Adil Rashid.
Squad: Kusal Mendis (wk), Will Jacks, Theunis de Bruyn, Rilee Rossouw, Shane Dadswell, James Neesham, Eathan Bosch, Wayne Parnell (c), Senuran Muthusamy, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje
How to Watch SA20 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
For the UK audience, you can catch the live broadcast of the SA20 on Sky Sports Cricket. The viewers can also watch the MI Cape Town vs Pretoria Capitals match on the streaming platform SkyGo application.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- SkyGo app (Streaming)