JSK vs MICT SA T20 Prediction 05 Feb 2023
South Africa T20
Joburg Super Kings
MI Cape Town
- Date: 2023-02-06
- Start Time: 17:30
- Location: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
- Tournament: SA20 2023
- Format: South Africa T20
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
As the first season of the SA20 draws to a close, teams are focusing on securing points and results over their performances. The Joburg Super Kings will face MI Cape Town in Match 29 of the SA20 League at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
- With 9 matches under their belt, the Super Kings hold 22 points, while Cape Town, who have played the same number of games, sit at the bottom of the points table with 13 points.
- MI Cape Town are out with still a game to play, while the Super Kings are almost certain of a spot in the semifinals.
- Joburg Kings are coming on the back of a win against the Sunrisers Eastern Cape, while the MI Cape Town lost their previous game against runaway leaders Pretoria Capitals
JSK vs MICT – SA20 – Venue Details
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Date: 6th February 2023
Time: 17:30 (local), 9:00 (IST)
JSK vs MICT – SA20 – Team Previews
Joburg Super Kings
There has been a stark shift in the recent fortunes of both teams. The Joburg Super Kings started out struggling, but they have managed to rise to second place with four victories in their past six games. During this period, they suffered only one loss – at the hands of the dominant Pretoria Capitals. In their most recent match, they emerged victorious against the Sunrisers.
Du Plessis was the man once again for the Super Kings as he scored 92 off 61 runs and Reeza Hendricks contributed 40. Chasing a target of 161, the Sunrisers could only manage 136, with left-arm spinner Kyle Simmonds picking up 3 wickets.
The resurgence of the Super Kings can be attributed to the excellent performance of Faf du Plessis. He leads the tournament in runs, with only 31 runs away from reaching 400 for the season. He has hit one century and two fifties, and his competition with Cape Town’s opening bowlers Rabada and Sam Curran promises to be a crucial aspect of the match.
MI Cape Town
On the other hand, MI Cape Town was thought to be a strong contender near the top of the table due to the abundance of talent in their bowling lineup. However, things have not gone as planned and they are currently in last place with one game still left to play.
MI lost their last game to the Pretoria Capitals by 1 wicket. Batting first, they made 159, aided by Rassie Van der Dussen’s 51 (29). The Capitals chased it down with the game going down to the last ball.
Rashid Khan continues to be a formidable force, reaching his 500th career T20 wicket during the competition. Despite experimenting with their batting lineup, MI have yet to discover the ideal setup.
JSK vs MICT – SA20 – Probable playing XI
Joburg Super Kings: Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis (c), Donovan Ferreira, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Wade (wk), Sibonelo Makhanya, Romario Shepherd, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Mahesh Theekshana, Kyle Simmonds
MI Cape Town: Dewald Brevis, Rassie Van der Dussen, Grant Roelofsen (wk), George Linde, Tim David, Wesley Marshall, Sam Curran, Duan Jansen, Odean Smith, Rashid Khan, Kagiso Rabada
JSK vs MICT – SA20 – Toss Prediction and Pitch report
The surface at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg is conducive for the batsmen, offering them true bounce. A high-scoring encounter is expected to take place at this venue. However, as the tournament reaches its crucial stage, the pitches are beginning to slow down due to wear and tear. Weather conditions in Johannesburg are forecast to be warm, with temperatures hovering around 24 degrees Celsius when play commences.
JSK vs MICT – SA20 – Match Prediction
If you look at the form of the two teams, there is only one winner. The Super Kings are on a roll, unbeaten in their last 4 games, with skipper Du Plessis in top form. MI will want to cap off a disappointing season with a win but in the form they are in, they might not stand a chance against Faf’s side.