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MI Cape Town will host league leaders Pretoria Capitals for the 20th league meeting of the ongoing league. SA20 Season at Newlands in Cape Town on Monday, 23 January. The home side snapped their two-match losing streak and returned to winning ways in their previous match to move up to second in the points table.
Meanwhile, their opponents, Pretoria Capitals, are the team to beat in the inaugural edition of the tournament. It will be a tough game for Wayne Parnell, but they will be buoyed by the home support in the upcoming fixture. They will now look to get back to winning ways after losing a last over thriller to Pearl Royals.
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Date & Time: 23rd January, 9:00 PM IST
Telecast and Live Streaming: Zee Network and ZEE5
The last game on this surface saw a high-scoring affair and fans can expect the same in the upcoming match. The pitch at Newlands will be fairly flat for the duration of the game, tempting the batters to take advantage of their arms. The team winning the toss will be keen to bowl first at this venue.
Predicted Playing XI for CT vs PRE
MI Cape Town (CT):
Dewald Brevis, Ryan Rickelton, Grant Roelfsen (w), Rassie van der Dusen, Sam Curran, Delano Potgieter, George Linde, Rashid Khan (c), Oden Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer
Pretoria Capitals (PRE):
Philip Salt (wicketkeeper), Will Jacques, Theunis de Bruyne, Riley Rossouw, Shane Dadswell, James Neesham, Ethan Bosh, Wayne Parnell (c), Senuran Muthusamy, Adil Rashid, Enrich Nortje
Possible best performers from CT vs. PRE
Possible Best Batter: Will Jacks
English batting ace Will Jacks from Pretoria has been a revelation in the tournament so far. The top-order batsman from Surrey is the highest run-scorer of the tournament, with his runs coming at a breathtaking pace. His 92 against Sunrisers Cape Town is the highest individual score in the competition so far.
Possible Best Bowler: Anrich Nortje
South African speedster Henrich Nortje is hot for the batsmen at the moment. The tearaway pacer is showing no signs of slowing down and is making batters leapfrog with his blistering pace. He is one of the best wicket-takers in this tournament and can top the wicket-taking list in the upcoming matches.
Today’s Match Prediction: The team batting second after winning the match
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the author’s understanding, analysis and intuition. While making your predictions, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.