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SA20 League 2024, Match 23: MICT vs JSK Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Jan 29 2024 246 Views
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SA20 League 2024 

Match 23: MICT vs JSK


Preview 

MI Cape Town (MICT) and Johannesburg Super Kings (JSK) square off in match 23 of the second season of the SA20 League on January 29 (Monday) at Newlands, Cape town. 

MICT witnessed some decent knocks from the middle order in their most recent clash but lacked that one big knock from a key batter that could change the fate of the game. 

Liam Livingstone, Kieron Pollard and Sam Curran got good starts but failed to convert it into something significant. These three will hold the key for MICT in the middle order. 

Rassie Van der Dussen and Ryan Rickelton have done exceptionally well as an opening pair for the team. Dussen, who is known to be a consistent batter for the Proteas in the international circuit, has struggled to get going off late. 

Skipper Pollard has constantly made changes in batting order which to a certain extent has affected the momentum of the hosts. 

Dewald Brewis has shown promise with bat in hand and experimenting with his position in the batting order will only hamper the team. 

The bowlers have struggled with their line and lengths and that is another area where MICT needs to work on. Nuwan Thusara, Kagiso Rabada and Kieron Pollard will be the bowlers to keep an eye on. 

George Linde has been amongst the wickets for MICT. They also have a good wicket taking option in Sam Curran who could deliver important breakthroughs. 

JSK will be looking to play an aggressive brand of cricket on Monday. They seemed in good touch in their last outing which was cancelled due to rain. 

After a dismal performance against Paarl Royals, skipper Faf Du Plessis was finally back amongst runs striking the ball fiercely at a staggering strike rate of 208 against the Pretoria Capitals. 

Lues du Plooy will be another key batter to watch out for. The vastly experienced southpaw has a great strike rate in this format and has been Super Kings’ standout batter this season. 

JSK possess a deep batting order with Moeen Ali coming in at five followed by Donovan Ferreira at six who is very capable of hitting the long ball. 

There is no lack of options in this batting order and if someone can step up and chip in with a substantial knock, JSK will have a good chance of winning. However, batters have struggled to convert their starts.

Nande Burger and Lizaad Williams will be the frontline pacers whereas Moeen Ali and Imran Tahir will constitute the spin bowling department. 

 

Match Details

Match: MICT vs JSK, 23rd Match, SA20 League, 2024

Date: Monday, January 29, 2024

Time:
9:00 PM

Venue:
Newlands, Cape Town


Pitch and Weather Report

There is something on offer for the pacers at this wicket. The grass cover at this track will provide movement off the surface. However, the pace and bounce will also be helpful for the batters and they have dominated two of the 3 T20Is played here so far. 

Windy weather with a temperature of 21 degree celsius is predicted on the match day. 


MICT vs JSK Squads

MICT: Ryan Rickelton (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Dewald Brevis, Delano Potgieter, George Linde, Thomas Kaber, Nuwan Thushara, Kagiso Rabada, Connor Esterhuizen, Olly Stone, Beuran Hendricks, Tom Banton, Grant Roelofsen, Duan Jansen, Chris Benjamin, Nealan van Heerden 

JSK: Faf du Plessis (c), Donovan Ferreira (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Leus du Plooy, Sibonelo Makhanya, Moeen Ali, David Wiese, Romario Shepherd, Lizaad Williams, Nandre Burger, Imran Tahir, Kyle Simmonds, Wayne Madsen, Aaron Phangiso, Dayyaan Galiem, Zahir Khan, Sam Cook, Gerald Coetzee, Ronan Hermann


MICT vs JSK Probable Playing XIs 

MICT: Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton (wk), Sam Curran, Dewald Brevis, Liam Livingstone, Kieron Pollard (c), George Linde, Thomas Kaber, Delano Potgieter, Nuwan Thushara, Kagiso Rabada

JSK: Faf du Plessis (c), Reeza Hendricks, Leus du Plooy, Moeen Ali, Sibonelo Makhanya, Donovan Ferreira (wk), David Wiese, Romario Shepherd, Lizaad Williams, Nandre Burger, Imran Tahir


Match Prediction

We are backing MICT to win this encounter. 


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