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MI Cape Town and Sunrisers Eastern Cape are set to collide for the second time in the SA20 on January 18th. This battle of capes will take place at the home of MI Cape Town, Newlands stadium. MI Cape Town remain favourites despite coming off a loss, with the odds of 4/7 (1.57). Sunrisers Eastern Cape have greater odds of 5/4 (2.25) to win this fixture.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- MI Cape Town vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Match 12, SA20 2023
- January 18, 2023 – 11:30 PM GMT
- Newlands, Cape Town
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
Newlands stadium has offered significant assistance for bowlers in the ongoing season, especially in the first innings. Batting second has proved to be a big advantage here in evening fixtures but this fixture will nullify that since it’s an afternoon game. The overall average first innings score at the venue reads 151.
Cape Town could witness mostly cloudy weather on Wednesday afternoon with 99% cloud cover. There’s a 25% chance of precipitation with the temperature hovering around 24°C.
MI Cape Town vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape – Match Predictions
MI Cape Town were defeated in the previous game by Sunrisers Eastern Cape but they had to bat first. Chasing bias shouldn’t be huge in the afternoon game, which gives MI Cape Town an advantage. MI Cape Town’s bowling attack has variety and the batting unit has several impact performers. Sunrisers Eastern Cape mainly rely on a couple of players.
Cape Town To Hit Most Sixes
Magala To Take Most Wickets
Linde to be Man of the Match
MI Cape Town have a batting line-up comprising the likes of Dewald Brevis, Rassie van der Dussen, Sam Curran, Grant Roelofsen, George Linde and Odean Smith. MICT have struck 30 sixes in just four games on tricky batting pitches. Sunrisers Eastern Cape will again depend on Aiden Markram and Tristan Stubbs for the power. Even in the previous game, MICT struck seven sixes compared to four by SEC.
Our Prediction: MI Cape Town to hit most sixes with the odds of 11/20 (1.55).
Sisanda Magala has been terrific in the ongoing tournament, picking five wickets at 7.08 rpo bowling crucial overs at the top and back end. Magala has the odds of 11/4 (3.75) to be the top wicket-taker for Sunrisers Eastern Cape. For MI Cape Town, George Linde could be a key against RHB-heavy line-up. Linde has the odds of 6/1 (7.00) to be the top bowler for MICT.
Our Prediction: Sisanda Magala to be the highest wicket-taker for Sunrisers Eastern Cape at 11/4 (3.75).
Man of the Match
George Linde smashed an outstanding 63 off 28 in the previous game and had struck 33 in an earlier match. He has picked three wickets and could be vital in this afternoon fixture. Linde has the odds of 11/1 (12.00) to be the player of the match. Other top betting options include Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs, Kagiso Rabada and Rashid Khan.
Our Prediction: George Linde to be the Man of the Match at 11/1 (12.00) odds.
MI Cape Town vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape Preview
MI Cape Town will be eyeing revenge when they take on Sunrisers Eastern Cape in match no. 12 of the SA20. Let’s take a look at both teams ahead of their clash on Wednesday.
MI Cape Town
MI Cape Town haven’t got the start they would’ve liked, having won two and lost as many games. They ended up on the losing side in the first clash against Sunrisers Eastern Cape, where they lost by five wickets in the last-over thriller.
Their batting unit has had different heroes stepping up in the likes of Dewald Brevis, George Linde and Grant Roelofsen. The bowling attack of Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan, Sam Curran, Linde and Odean Smith remains their strength. Expect MICT to bring in Waqar Salamkheil for Olly Stone for this afternoon fixture.
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, Waqar Salamkheil
Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Sunrisers Eastern Cape opened their account with a thrilling win over MI Cape Town. Aiden Markram put in an all-round display while Tristan Stubbs finished well to chase down 159. They had lost to Pretoria Capitals twice earlier while chasing big targets.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape will be delighted with Sarel Erwee and Stubbs finding form in the previous game but the batting still remains a bit shaky. Sisanda Magala, Marco Jansen and Markram have been superb with the ball. If fit, Brydon Carse could come in for Jordan Cox.
Squad: JJ Smuts, Sarel Erwee, Adam Rossington (wk), Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Jordan Cox, James Fuller, Marco Jansen, Roelof van der Merwe, Sisanda Magala, Ottniel Baartman
How to Watch SA20 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
For the UK audience, Sky Sports Cricket is the official broadcaster for the SA20. The viewers can also enjoy the live action on the streaming platform SkyGo application.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- SkyGo app (Streaming)