With the tournament approaching the playoff stages, a few teams are still unsure whether they will participate or not. In terms of this match, both teams’ fates have been sealed, and one will be playing for pride, while the other will be playing to maintain their momentum.
Following a poor start to the tournament, the Joburg Super Kings have made an incredible comeback, not only qualifying for the playoffs but also sitting second on the points table. Because this is the final game before the playoffs, they will want to carry this momentum into the semi-finals.
MI Cape Town, on the other hand, is playing for pride because they have no hope of making the playoffs. After a strong start to the tournament, they were unable to capitalise on it due to their inconsistent play.
The 29th Match between Joburg Super Kings vs Mi Cape Town will take place on February 6th, 2023 at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
Match Details to Note
Match: Joburg Super Kings vs Mi Cape Town, 29th Match, SA20 2023
Date: February 06, 2023 (Monday)
Time: 9:00 PM IST
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
After a disastrous start to the tournament, Joberg Super Kings have put together an incredible run that has seen them qualify for the SA20 Semi-Finals. After winning the next game, they will try to carry that momentum into the Semi-Finals.
After winning the toss and opting to bowl first, the Joberg Super Kings put on a show, putting on a 114-run partnership for the first wicket. Faf du Plessis was at his best and in top form, scoring 92 runs in 61 balls. They finished with a total of 160 runs, which disappointed them but was a good total in the end.
With a reasonable target to defend, the bowling unit was on fire, picking up three wickets in the powerplay. After a brief opposition partnership, the bowling unit fought back, picking up wickets at regular intervals to win the game by 24 runs. Kyle Simmonds was the standout bowler, taking three wickets for 23 runs.
Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Faf du Plessis (c), Leus du Plooy, Donovan Ferreira, George Garton, Lewis Gregory, Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Neil Brand, Romario Shepherd, Malusi Siboto, Maheesh Theekshana, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams, Matthew, Kyle Simmonds
Possible Playing XI:
Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis(c), Donavon Ferreira, Leus du Plooy, Sibonelo Makhanya, Matthew Wade(w), Romario Shepherd, Gerald Coetzee, Nandre Burger, Kyle Simmonds, Maheesh Theekshana
MI Cape Town is currently last on the points table, and their fate is sealed because they were eliminated in the group stage. With only one game remaining in the league stages, they will want to finish the tournament on a high note and build momentum for the following season.
MI Cape Town got off to a good start after batting first. They were unable to capitalise on their strong start as the innings progressed. Losing wickets at regular intervals slowed their inning’s progress significantly. Getting bowled out for 159 runs was a respectable and fighting total. Van Der Dussan scored 51 off 29 balls, including four fours and four sixes.
The bowling department did an excellent job in nearly clinching the victory for MI Cape Town. Losing by one wicket will be difficult to accept, as it could have meant they could still have qualified. Sam Curran was the standout bowler, taking three wickets for 26 runs in four overs.
Ziyaad Abrahams, Jofra Archer, Dewald Brevis, Sam Curran, Beuran Hendricks, Duan Jansen, Rashid Khan, George Linde, Wesley Marshall, Delano Potgieter, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Grant Roelofsen, Waqar Salamkheil, Odean Smith, Rassie van der Dussen, Henry Brookes, Tim David
Possible Playing XI:
Dewald Brevis, Grant Roelofsen(w), Wesley Marshall, Rassie van der Dussen, George Linde, Tim David, Odean Smith, Sam Curran, Duan Jansen, Rashid Khan(c), Kagiso Rabada
Joburg Super Kings vs Mi Cape Town Head to Head
These two teams have only met once, with MI Cape Town winning by seven wickets with 22 balls remaining.
Joburg Super Kings vs Mi Cape Town Head to Head Stats in T20
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Joburg Super Kings vs Mi Cape Town Toss Prediction
The winning team would prefer to bat first. Given the track’s history, the team will prefer to bat first. It is best to use the pitch while it is still fresh, as it will wear down as the game progresses.
Joburg Super Kings vs Mi Cape Town Pitch Report
This match will take place at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. The stadium has a seating capacity of 34,000 people. The team batting first has won 13 of the last 26 T20s played here.
The weather will be ideal for a game of cricket. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the range of 25°C – 14°C, with no signs of rain.
Joburg Super Kings vs Mi Cape Town Prediction
MI Cape Town enters this game with three losses and is at the bottom of the table. They may not have a chance to make the playoffs, but they will want to finish on a high note. The Joburg Super Kings, on the other hand, have already qualified and will be looking to enter the playoffs with a win. This will be an exciting tie because these are two of the strongest teams competing for bragging rights. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Joburg Super Kings is the favourite to beat Mi Cape Town at the odds of 1.77.
Joburg Super Kings vs Mi Cape Town Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Faf du Plessis was named Player of the Match in the previous match after scoring 92 runs off 61 balls while opening the batting with seven fours and four sixes. Back him to be the highest scorer against Mi Cape Town.