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It all comes down to Pretoria Capitals and Sunrisers Eastern Cape as they look to clinch the title of the inaugural SA20. The all-important final will take place at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday, February 11th. Pretoria Capitals head into the match as favourites with the odds of 4/6 (1.66) while Sunrisers Eastern Cape are the underdogs at 6/5 (2.20).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- Pretoria Capitals vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Final, SA20 2023
- February 11, 2023 – 3:30 PM GMT
- The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The general nature of the pitches at Wanderers Stadium has been batting friendly, with the average batting first score of 168. However, the SA20 tournament has seen some varied tracks. There were plenty of runs on offer in the first two games but the last three games have had significant assistance for bowlers.
The weather could play a part in the final as it’s been raining in Johannesburg for the last few days and is expected to have thunderstorms on Saturday evening as well. There’s a 66% chance of rain predicted.
Pretoria Capitals vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape – Match Predictions
Pretoria Capitals have been the best side in the tournament and they showed it in the semi-final as well, defeating Paarl Royals by 29 runs. They have an outstanding bowling attack, with pacers in terrific form and spinners doing their job. They have batted with high intent and have delivered time and again.
Capitals To Hit Most Sixes
van der Merwe To Take Most Wickets
Bosch to be Man of the Match
Pretoria Capitals have a better overall batting unit with the likes of Kusal Mendis, Phil Salt, Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram and Jimmy Neesham in decent touch. They have hammered 72 sixes in 11 innings (6.5/innings). Sunrisers Eastern Cape, on the other hand, are heavily dependent on Aiden Markram and Tristan Stubbs. They have struck 63 sixes in 11 innings (5.7/innings).
Our Prediction: Pretoria Capitals to hit most sixes in this match with the odds of 1/1 (2.00).
Roelof van der Merwe has been superb in the SA20, picking 16 wickets in just eight innings at an economy of 5.33. He has the odds of 7/2 (4.50) to be the top bowler for Sunrisers Eastern Cape. From the Pretoria Capitals side, Ethan Bosch has been mighty impressive with 14 wickets at 7.65 rpo. He is a good bet to be the top wicket-taker for Pretoria Capitals at 7/2 (4.50).
Our Prediction: Roelof van der Merwe to be the highest wicket-taker for Sunrisers Eastern Cape at 7/2 (4.50).
Man of the Match
Ethan Bosch scored 22 off 10 and then claimed 2 for 22 in four overs in the semi-final. He has been in top form and can be a good bet to be the player of the match at 16/1 (17.00) odds. Among others, Aiden Markram, Anrich Nortje, Phil Salt and Rilee Rossouw are top betting options.
Our Prediction: Ethan Bosch to be the Man of the Match at 16/1 (17.00) odds.
Pretoria Capitals vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape Preview
Pretoria Capitals and Sunrisers Eastern Cape will go to a battle with the inaugural trophy on the line. Let’s take a look at these two sides ahead of their mega clash on Saturday.
Pretoria Capitals topped the group table with a dominant run and went on to defeat Paarl Royals in the first semi-final by 29 runs. Rilee Rossouw stepped up with a brilliant half century while the bowling attack did an excellent job to defend 153.
Rossouw’s return to form is great news for the Capitals batting, which also has Phil Salt, Kusal Mendis, Colin Ingram and James Neesham. Anrich Nortje, Ethan Bosch, Adil Rashid and Neesham have been lethal with the ball. Wayne Parnell is unlikely to be fit for the final.
Squad: Philip Salt (wk), Kusal Mendis, Theunis de Bruyn (c), Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, James Neesham, Senuran Muthusamy, Eathan Bosch, Migael Pretorius, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje
Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Sunrisers Eastern Cape finished third on the table before beating in-form Joburg Super Kings in the second semi-final by 14 runs. Aiden Markram scored a spectacular century to power his team to 213/5 while Roelof van der Merwe played a crucial role with 2 for 23 in four overs.
The Sunrisers batting unit comprises Temba Bavuma, Adam Rossington, Jordan Hermann, Markram, Tristan Stubbs and Marco Jansen. The likes of Sisanda Magala, Jansen, van der Merwe, Markram and Brydon Carse have done well with the ball.
Squad: Adam Rossington (wk), Temba Bavuma, Jordan Hermann, Aiden Markram (c), Jordan Cox, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Roelof van der Merwe, Brydon Carse, Ottniel Baartman
How to Watch SA20 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
You can witness the live action of the SA20 from anywhere in the UK on the SkyGo application. For television viewing, Sky Sports Cricket is the official broadcaster.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- SkyGo app (Streaming)