Pawan ∙ Feb 4 2023, 11:50 AM | 4 Min Read

SA20 2023 Match 26: Pretoria Capitals vs MI Cape Town | Fantasy Tips and Teams

image-ldpk451dMI Cape Town (Source: Twitter)

Games are coming thick and fast as the inaugural SAT20 continues on a Super Saturday, February 04, 2023, with Match no.26 between Pretoria Capitals and MI Cape Town at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. Notably, both sides met just before the tournament paused on January 23 in Match no.20, in which the Capitals emerged victorious by 52 runs.

Talking about the performances, the Capitals are enjoying a solid campaign so far, as they have played seven matches with five wins and losses. Their two defeats came against Joburg Super Kings by six runs and against Paarl Royals by six wickets. With 23 points and an NRR of +2.027, they occupy the top position in the table.

On the other hand, it's been a disappointing campaign for MI Cape Town so far, as they have played eight games with three wins and five losses. Their only three victories have come against the Royals (twice) and the Super Kings. With 13 points and an NRR of -0.129, they are placed in the fifth position in the table.

Before the game gets underway, let us look at some of the important stats, the best player picks and the best-predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the match.

Ground Stats: SuperSport Park, Centurion

The pitch at the SuperSport Park is a decent one for batting, with a score of above 210 already achieved by the side batting first. Only two matches have taken place so far at the venue in SAT20, with teams batting first and second, winning a game each.

Numbers at the ground in SAT20 2023

Total Matches: 2
Matches won batting first: 1
Matches won batting second: 1
Average score batting first: 169
Average score batting second: 151
Average runs per over: 9.35
Average runs per wicket: 23.70

PRE vs CT, Match 26: Head-to-Head

As mentioned, both sides clashed in game no.20, where Pretoria defeated MI by a big margin of 52 runs.

Total Match: 1
Pretoria Capitals won: 1
MI Cape Town won: 0

PRE vs CT, Match 26: Probable Final 13s

Pretoria Capitals Team News

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MI Cape Town Team News

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PRE vs CT, Match 26: Top Five Picks

  1. Will Jacks (PRE): Right-handed English batter Will Jacks is the highest run-getter for the Pretoria Capitals so far in this campaign. He is averaging 38.57 with 3 half-centuries and the highest score of 92.
  2. Kusal Mendis (PRE): With scores of 29 and 37, Sri Lanka international Kusal Mendis has got starts in both the matches that he has played for the Capitals. The wicketkeeper batter would hope for making it count by scoring big in this fixture.
  3. Anrich Nortje (PRE): Speedster Anirch Nortje is the joint-second highest wicket-taker in SAT20 2023 so far. The pacer is averaging 12.61 with a strike rate of 12.3 for the Capitals as he looks a worthy bet for this contest.
  4. Rassie van der Dussen (CT): Right-handed batter Rassie van der Dussen has scored the second-most runs for MI this season. Still in 8 innings, the South African hasnt hit a single half-century with his highest score being 49. He would look to get one against the Capitals.
  5. Kagiso Rabada (CT): Kagiso Rabada has taken the most wickets for his franchise in this tournament so far. The seamer has picked up 10 wickets in 6 outings as he always looks a safer option for any game.

PRE vs CT, Match 26: Must picks for the match

Pretoria Capitals

  1. Will Jacks - 270 runs in 7 matches
  2. Kusal Mendis - 66 runs in 2 matches
  3.  Anrich Nortje - 13 wickets in 7 matches

MI Cape Town

  1. Rassie van der Dussen - 172 runs in 8 matches
  2. Kagiso Rabada - 10 wickets in 6 matches
  3. Dewald Brevis - 194 runs in 8 matches

 PRE vs CT, Match 26: Risky picks

Pretoria Capitals: Rilee Rossouw, Theunis de Bruyn

MI Cape Town: Odean Smith, Duan Jansen

PRE vs CT, Match 26: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Will Jacks (PRE)
  2. Rassie van der Dussen (CT)
  3. Kagiso Rabada (CT)

PRE vs CT, Match 26: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeeper: Kusal Mendis
Batters: Will Jacks, Dewald Brevis, Rassie van der Dussen, Tim David
All-rounders: James Neesham, Wayne Parnell, George Linde
Bowlers: Anrich Nortje, Rashid Khan, Kagiso Rabada

Captain: Will Jacks
Vice-captain: Rassie van der Dussen

PRE: 5 Players, CT: 6 Players

PRE vs CT, Match 26: Team for Winner takes all Contests

Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis, Grant Roelofsen
Batters: Rilee Rossouw, Theunis de Bruyn, Delano Potgieter
All-rounders: Senuran Muthusamy, Odean Smith, Duan Jansen
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Eathan Bosch, Beuran Hendricks

Captain: Kusal Mendis
Vice-captain: Rilee Rossouw

PRE: 6 Players, CT: 5 Players

Also Read: SA20 2023, PC vs MICT: Preview, Pitch Report, Probable XIs and Prediction