PC vs SEC SA T20 Prediction 11 Feb 2023
South Africa T20
Sunrisers Eastern Cape
- Date: 2023-02-11
- Start Time: 16:30
- Location: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
- Tournament: SA20 2023
- Format: South Africa T20
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
After more than 30 games and close to 1 month of action between 6 franchises, there are two left standing. The inaugural final of the SA20 will be played between the Pretoria Capitals and the Sunrisers Eastern Cape at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
- Pretoria Capitals finished top of the points table in the league stage and defeated the Paarl Royals in the semifinals.
- The Sunrisers Eastern Cape, on the other hand, were third and are coming on the back of a thrilling win against the Joburg Super Kings in the semifinals.
- A sell-out crowd at the Wanderers Stadium will await the two teams, with more than 30,000 people expected to feature at the Wanderers.
PC vs SEC – SA20 – Venue Details
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Date: 11th February 2023
Time: 16:30 (local), 20:00 (IST)
PC vs SEC – SA20 – Team Previews
The Capitals have dominated the league phase with 7 wins from their 10 games. On Tuesday, the Pretoria Capitals secured a victory in the first semi-final by defeating the Paarl Royals by a margin of 29 runs. The Pretoria Capitals batted first and put up a total of 153/8, with Rilee Rossouw contributing a noteworthy half-century of 56 runs off 41 deliveries.
However, the Paarl Royals struggled to match the Capitals’ performance and were eventually bowled out for a score of 124, with none of their batsmen able to sustain a strong presence at the crease. The victory even came with their regular skipper Wayne Parnell missing.
The Pretoria Capitals have experienced success this season despite losing their leading run-scorer, Will Jacks, who made 270 runs in 7 matches with a staggering strike rate of 201.49. However, opener Phil Salt has stepped up to fill the void, registering 230 runs with a strike rate of 154.39.
In terms of wickets, the team’s standout performer has been Anrich Nortje, who has taken 18 wickets to date. Eathan Bosch has also been impressive, taking 14 wickets, and has looked dangerous in recent games.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape
The Sunrisers Eastern Cape, the sister team of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, have had a topsy-turvy tournament so far but find themselves in the final. They never looked like they hit top gear but registered some huge wins which boosted their run rate.
The Sunrisers Eastern Cape secured a 14-run victory over the Joburg Super Kings in a closely contested match. Despite the best efforts of the Super Kings, they were unable to reach the target of 214 set by the Sunrisers. Aiden Markram shone for the winning side, scoring a brilliant hundred and leading his team to victory with a commanding performance as captain.
Aiden Markram has been leading the way for the Sunrisers this season, with his red-hot form and standout performance in the semi-finals that saw him score his first T20 century. He has amassed 340 runs this season, putting him at the top of the scoring chart, followed closely by JJ Smuts with 202 runs. Meanwhile, Roelof van der Merwe has been a standout performer with the ball, with 16 wickets in just 8 innings, and an impressive economy rate of 5.33.
PC vs SEC – SA20 – Probable playing XI
Pretoria Capitals – Philip Salt (wk), Kusal Mendis, Theunis de Bruyn (c), Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, James Neesham, Senuran Muthusamy, Migael Pretorius, Eathan Bosch, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje
Sunrisers Eastern Cape – Adam Rossington (wk), Temba Bavuma, Jordan Hermann, Aiden Markram (c), Jordan Cox, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Brydon Carse, Ottniel Baartman, Roelof van der Merwe, Sisanda Magala
PC vs SEC – SA20 – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The playing surface at the Wanderers has provided favourable conditions for batting. However, teams that have batted second have faced challenges on this ground. Given that this is a final, the skippers may choose to bat first. During the game, there is a chance of rain with a 20% chance.
PC vs SEC – SA20 – Match Prediction
The Capitals have won both league encounters between the two teams and on both occasions, they posted totals in excess of 190 before defending them. The toss is going to be very crucial as chasing totals has been difficult in this tournament. But the Capitals have dominated the competition so far and they might win the trophy as well.