SA20 Match 9: Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs MI Cape Town | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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The ninth match of the SA 20 2023 will be played between Sunrisers Eastern Cape and MI Cape Town on Monday, January 16 2023 at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth. The match is scheduled to start at 9:00 PM IST. 

MI Cape Town have played three matches in the tournament. They have managed to win two of their clashes while losing one. They have nine points under their belt and are currently stationed at the top of the table.

On the contrary, Sunrisers Eastern Cape have lost both of their matches and are yet to get off the mark in the points tally. They are currently at the bottom of the table and will be looking to win the match to get their campaign back on track. 

Before the match starts let us have a look at some important numbers, top and risky player picks and also the best-predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the match. 

Ground Stats: St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

The pitch at St George's Park has looked good for batting. In the only match that has been played here in this tournament, 363 runs were scored in 40 overs for the loss of 11 wickets. So, this gives us an idea that the batters will enjoy their time here.

Numbers at the ground (This tournament)

Total Matches: 1

Matches won batting first: 1

Matches won batting second: 0

Average score batting first: 193

Average score batting second: 170

EAC vs CT, Match 9: Probable Final 13s

Sunrisers Eastern Cape Team News

No major updates

Sunrisers Eastern Cape Probable Final 13s

Sarel Erwee, JJ Smuts, Jordan Cox ✈️ (wk), Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Marques Ackerman, James Fuller ✈️, Marco Jansen, Brydon Carse ✈️, Tom Abell ✈️, Sisanda Magala, Mason Crane ✈️, Ottniel Baartman

MI Cape Town Team News 

No major updates

MI Cape Town Probable Playing XI

Dewald Brevis, Ryan Rickelton (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Grant Roelofsen, Sam Curran ✈️, D Potgieter, Odean Simth ✈️, George Linde, Rashid Khan ✈️ (c), Kagiso Rabada, Waqar Salamkheil, Jofra Archer ✈️, Olly Stone ✈️

EAC vs CT, Match 9: Top Four Picks

  1. Sisanda Magala (EAC): Sisanda Magala has three wickets under his belt in the tournament from two matches. The Eastern Cape is using him in the death over and there are chances that he might pick up some wickets in the match. 
  2. Dewald Brevis (CT): The South African prodigy has scored 112 runs in the tournament at a strike rate of 145.45. His current golden batting form makes him a very crucial pick for the match.
  3. Olly Stone (CT): Olly Stone was the prime strike bowler of the team in the three matches that he played. If he is included in the playing XI today, Stone could be a very crucial pick for the match.
  4. JJ Smuts (EAC): JJ Smuts has notched up a century in the tournament already. The Eastern Cape will hope that he makes the most of his decent batting form and plays an impactful role in the outcome of the match. 

EAC vs CT, Match 9- Must picks for the match

Sunrisers Eastern Cape

  1. JJ Smuts - 94 runs in 2 matches
  2. Ottniel Baartman - 4 wickets in 2 matches
  3. Sisanda Magala - 3 wickets in 2 matches

MI Cape Town

  1. Dewald Brevis - 112 runs in 3 matches
  2. Ryan Rickelton - 77 runs in 3 matches
  3. Olly Stone - 6 wickets in 2 matches
  4. George Linde - 3 wickets in 3 matches and an economy rate of 6.88

EAC vs CT, Match 9 - Risky Picks

Sunrisers Eastern Cape: Tristan Stubbs, Jordan Cox

MI Cape Town: Odean Smith, Sam Curran

EAC vs CT, Match 9 - Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Dewald Brevis (CT)
  2. JJ Smuts (EAC)
  3. Olly Stone (CT)

EAC vs CT, Match 9 - Expert Tips

The pitch will be a good one for batting. So, keeping more players who can be handy with the bat is advisable for the match. 

EAC vs CT, Match 9 - Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeeper: Ryan Rickelton

Batters: Dewald Brevis, Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs

All-rounders: George Linde, Sam Curran, JJ Smuts

Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Olly Stone, Ottniel Baartman, Sisanda Magala

Captain: Dewald Brevis
Vice-Captain: JJ Smuts

EAC : 5 Players , CT: 6 Players

EAC vs CT, Match 9 - Team for Winner takes it all Contests

Wicketkeeper: Ryan Rickelton, Grant Roelofsen

Batters: Dewald Brevis,  Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram

All-rounders: Odean Smith, JJ Smuts

Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan, Sisanda Magala

Captain: Tristan Stubbs
Vice-Captain: Dewald Brevis

EAC : 4 Players , CT: 7 Players

EAC: JJ Smuts, Sarel Erwee, Jordan Cox (wk), Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, James Fuller, Sisanda Magala, Ottniel Baartman, Adam Rossington, Roelof van der Merwe

MICT: Kagiso Rabada, Dewald Brevis, Rashid Khan (c), Sam Curran, Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton, George Linde, Delano Potgieter, Odean Smith, Grant Roelofsen (wk), Olly Stone

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