With just a week left in the SA20 League phases, there is now a mad dash to make it to the final four. MI Cape Town are in horrendous form and needs a win to keep their hopes alive in the tournament. Defending champions Sunrisers Eastern Cape meanwhile, need a win to get one step closer to the final four stages.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape (SUNE) are coming into the game after losing their last game to Pretoria Capitals. It was a heartbreaking loss as the defending champions couldn’t score four runs off two balls to seal the deal.
MI Cape Town(MICT) is on a two-match losing streak after their win over Paarl Royals. Kieron Pollard will be particularly disappointed with the batting displays in the last two games. The game against Sunrisers has come at the worst moment for MI with the champions recently facing defeat.
SUNE vs MICT – Match Details
Match – Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs MI Cape Town, SA20 2024, Match 20
Venue – St George’s Park, Gqeberha
Date and Time – 27th January 2024, 05:00 PM IST
Live Coverage – Sports 18 and Jio Cinema
SUNE vs MICT – Pitch Report
In the current batting form that MI Cape Town are showing, Gqeberha is the last place they would want to play. The only solace for Kieron Pollard and his side is that it is a day game. The pitch has offered lots of bounce and pace for the seam bowlers and there has been movement as well. The skipper winning the toss will bowl first keeping in mind the history of the ground.
SUNE vs MICT – Predicted XI
Sunrisers Eastern Cape –
Adam Rossington, Dawid Malan, Jordan Hermann, Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs, Patrick Kruger, Marco Jansen, Liam Dawson, Beyers Swanepoel, Simon Harmer, and Daniel Worrall.
MI Cape Town –
Rassie Van Der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton, Connor Esterhuizen, Dewald Brevis, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Kieron Pollard, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Olly Stone, and T. Kaber.
SUNE vs MICT – Fantasy Teams
Grand League Team –
Batters – Kieron Pollard, Van Der Dussen, and Dawid Malan
Wicket-Keeper – Ryan Rickelton and Tristan Stubbs
All-Rounders – Aiden Markram(C), Sam Curran (VC), and Marco Jansen
Bowlers –Simon Harmer, Kagiso Rabada, and Olly Stone
Batters –Kieron Pollard (C), Van Der Dussen, Dewald Brevis, and Dawid Malan
Wicket-Keepers – Adam Rossington and Ryan Rickelton
All-Rounders – Aiden Markram and Liam Livingstone
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada (VC), Simon Harmer, and T Kaber