Pretoria Capitals vs MI Cape Town Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds – SA20 2023

Top of the table Pretoria Capitals take on fifth placed MI Cape Town in Saturday evening’s SA20 fixture. With the top four sides going through to the semi-finals, MI Cape Town must win this match to keep their hopes of progression alive. Pretoria Capitals are favourites to win this match and have odds of 8/11 (1.73).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

    • Pretoria Capitals vs MI Cape Town, Match 26, SA20
    • Saturday January 28th, from 3:30 PM GMT
    • SuperSport Park, Centurion

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

We have already seen a score of 200+ on this pitch in the SA20 and we would not be surprised to see that total matched in this game. Pace bowlers have had the most success on this wicket in the previous fixtures.

The weather forecast is for thick cloud cover throughout this match alongside high humidity. The temperature will be in the low 20s from start to finish of this game.

Pretoria Capitals vs MI Cape Town – Match Predictions

Ahead of this game, the recent form of Pretoria Capitals is very impressive. They have won three of their last four matches whereas MI Cape Town have been beaten in four of their last five. Will Jacks has left the Capitals to join up with England Lions and his runs will be missed at the top of the order. However, they still have an excellent side and we expect them to come out on top of this match.

Probable 6s

Although Pretoria Capitals won the sixes count 8-5 when they met in Match 20, Will Jacks was responsible for five of them. MI Cape Town hit nine sixes in their defeat to Durban’s Super Giants on Thursday and, with Tim David in their side, we expect the sixes to rain down on all opposition! We are backing MI Cape Town to clear the ropes more often than Pretoria Capitals in this game.

Our prediction: MI Cape Town to Hit Most Sixes 5/6 (1.83)

Probable Wickets

It is very rare for Anrich Nortje to not finish as the top wicket taker for his side in any format of the game and his pace means that he is always a threat in T20 cricket. Over the two previous SA20 matches in Centurion, he has combined figures of 4-49 and he took six wickets over two ODIs during the South Africa v England series.

Our prediction: Anrich Nortje to Be the Highest Wicket Taker for Pretoria Capitals 5/2 (3.50)

Man of the Match

With Will Jacks out of the team, and Rilee Rossouw struggling for form, Phil Salt becomes an even more important batter for Pretoria Capitals. He has already hit two unbeaten half-centuries in the tournament and picked up the Player of the Match Award when he made 77 not out earlier in the campaign in Match 3.

Our prediction: Phil Salt to Be the Man of the Match 8/1 (9.00)

Pretoria Capitals vs MI Cape Town Preview

Both teams have seen changes in personnel since the mid-tournament break to facilitate the ODI series between South Africa and England. Colin Ingram will replace Will Jacks in the top order for the Capitals ahead of this game.

Pretoria Capitals

Will Jacks’ 270 tournament runs will be a big miss for Pretoria Capitals but in Colin Ingram they have a vastly experienced player who has scored four T20 centuries. They have an excellent bowling attack with plenty of variety.

The Capitals have had an exceptional season so far and have lost only two games. A win in this match will confirm their position of first place in the table.

Playing XI: Phil Salt (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, Theunis de Bruyn, Senuran Muthusamy, Clyde Fortuin, James Neesham, Wayne Parnell (c), Eathan Bosch, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje

MI Cape Town

Tim David made his first appearance for MI Cape Town on Thursday and he looks equally as comfortable in this tournament as he did in BBL12. Kagiso Rabada and captain Rashid Khan will lead the bowling unit.

We are almost in the last chance saloon for MI Cape Town and they must win this game to maintain their hopes of winning the inaugural SA20.

Playing XI: Dewald Brevis, Grant Roelofsen (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, George Linde, Tim David, Odean Smith, Delano Potgieter, Duan Jansen, Rashid Khan (c), Beuran Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada

How to Watch SA20 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

Pretoria Capitals vs MI Cape Town

For the UK viewers, Sky Sports Cricket is the official broadcaster of the SA20. For online streaming, you can head over to the SkyGo application.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • SkyGo app (Streaming)


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