SA20 2024 | MICT vs PC, Match 28- Top Captain and Vice-captain Picks


image-ls4sycmkRyan Rickelton will be a good choice as the captain or vice-captain for the game (Source: x.com)

Matches are coming thick and fast in the ongoing season of SA20 and game no. 28 will see MI Cape Town (MICT) lock horns against Pretoria Capitals (PRC) in Newlands, Cape Town. This is the reverse fixture between both sides and the one who wins will strengthen their chances to make it to the playoffs. 

The MI Cape Town have gathered 13 points from nine matches with three wins and six losses. They have lost some close encounters and will look to overcome those errors. Currently, they are fourth positioned in the league table. Meanwhile, the Capitals just fell off after reaching the fourth place and are languishing at the bottom of the league table. They have won just two games and lost six of the them, having ten points in nine games. 

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SA20 2024 | MICT vs PC, Match 28- Toss Factor 

The surface in Newlands, Cape Town assists the pacers to a good extent and has good bounce on offer as well. However, the batters have enjoyed on some occasions and scored runs. The spinners get less favour but due to the weareness of strips, they can get slight help. 

Scenario: If MICT fields first 

The MI Cape Town side have a great line-up but they have failed to gel as a unit. English players such as Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran have to step up on this crucial juncture and ensure that they help out the top order. Also, their bowling has been exposed on various occasions throughout the tournament. 

Scenario: If PC fields first

The Capitals have had a torrid time this season and will look to overcome this phase and get a win to strengthen their qualification chances. The top-order and middle order has been shilly shall but a few match-winners in Jimmy Neesham, Will Jacks, Kyle Vereynne can be useful on important games. 



SA20 2024 | MICT vs PRC, Match 28- Top Captain and Vice-captain Picks

Scenario: If MICT fields first 

Nuwan Thushara (MICT)- The slingy-actioned pacer has been in good form with the ball and has scalped seven wickets from four matches. He has been operating in the slog overs and can do the damage to the opposition. He bagged a three-fer against the same team in the last game. 

Wayne Parnell (PC): The left-arm pacer has claimed ten wickets from six innings so far. He has snapped seven wickets from his last three matches with a couple of three-fers under his name. Parnell can get the extra bounce and bit of swing on this surface.


Scenario: If PC fields first

Ryan Rickelton (MICT): The top-order batter kicked off the tournament on a bang after scoring four fifty-plus totals in as many games. However, he lost his momentum midway through the mega-event but made a strong comeback after scored 90 runs at a strike rate of 200.0 against the Capitals in their latest encounter. 

Kyle Verreynne (PC): The wicketkeeper-batter has been batting in the middle order for the franchise and looked in great touch in the last game. He tonked the opposition bowlers, left, right and centre to gather 116* off 52 deliveries. 


SA20 2024 | MICT vs PC, Match 28- High Risk, High Reward Choices

Kieron Pollard (MICT): The captain of the side has been consistent lower down the order. He played a lot of important quickfire knocks and has also been handy with the ball in hand. Although Pollard may not score heap of runs but he can be a great three-dimensional asset.

Will Jacks (PC): The English all-rounder smacked a century in this tournament but has been shilly shall so far. At times, he played some quick knocks at the top of the order but failed to convert those. Jacks can be impulsive with the ball as well.