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SA20 League 2024, Match 8: MICT vs SEC Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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SA20 League 2024

Match 8: MICT vs SEC

Preview

MI Cape Town (MICT) will take the field against Sunrisers Eastern Cape at Newlands, Cape Town in their first home game of the season. The hosts have been in scintillating touch with the bat mounting totals in excess of 200 in both their innings so far. 

The visitors, on the other hand, failed to chase down a mammoth 226-run target in their last match. Though, they did manage to reach the 190 run mark in the run chase, but fell just short. Tom Abell and Tristan Stubbs were the pick of SEC batters that day. 

MICT possesses a formidable bowling attack with the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks and Sam Curran to name a few. 

They bundled out Johannesburg Super Kings (JSK) for a lowly 145 while defending a massive 243 runs at the Wanderers in their most recent clash. They also have a few power hitters in their top and middle order. 

They will pose a difficult challenge to the visitors. It will be a riveting contest between the two franchises and SEC will need to put in additional effort to bounce back. 


Match Details

Match: MICT vs SEC, 8th Match, SA20, 2024

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 

Time:9:00 PM

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town


Pitch and Weather Report

The International Cricket Board rated this pitch unsatisfactory after the India vs South Africa 2nd Test match earlier this month. It hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for the batters in recent times. 

Bowlers will have an upper hand and scoring runs wouldn't be easy at this wicket. Windy weather with a maximum temperature of 21 degree celsius is the weather forecast for the day. 


MICT vs SEC Squads

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

SEC: Adam Rossington (wk), Aiden Markram (c), Jordan Hermann, Tom Abell, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Beyers Swanepoel, Liam Dawson, Simon Harmer, Daniel Worrall, Ottniel Baartman, Andile Simelane, Caleb Seleka, Patrick Kruger, Sarel Erwee, Ayabulela Gqamane, Temba Bavuma, Dawid Malan


MICT vs SEC Probable Playing XIs

MICT: Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton (wk), Dewald Brevis, Connor Esterhuizen, Liam Livingstone, Kieron Pollard (c), Sam Curran, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Olly Stone

SEC: Jordan Hermann, Adam Rossington (wk), Tom Abell, Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Liam Dawson, Marco Jansen, Beyers Swanepoel, Simon Harmer, Ottniel Baartman, Daniel Worrall


Match Prediction

MICT are coming off a massive win and will thus be keen to carry the momentum. Their batting has been remarkable with consecutive scores of 200+. They possess a deep lineup with dependable power hitters at every position. 

SEC also comprises a strong middle order but keeping the pitch conditions here, MICT will have the edge over their opponents given their bowling strength. 


We predict MICT to win this match. 


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