Aakash Saini ∙ Jan 15 2023, 5:00 PM

SEC vs MICT Preview, Probable Playing XI, Fantasy Tips and Prediction

image-lcxej0l6Kagiso Rabada in action in SA20 2023 (CSA)

A winless Sunrisers Eastern Cape will be hunting for their opening points when they take on table-toppers MI Cape Town in match number nine of the SA20 2023 season. The contest will be played at Gqeberha, the home base of the Eastern Cape.

The Eastern Cape are currently placed at the bottom of the SA20 points table, having sustained two big defeats in their first two games, both against the undefeated Pretoria Capitals. The Aiden Markram-led side will be looking to shrug off their opening jitters, as the race for the playoffs heats up.

On the other hand, the MI Cape Town are at the top of the table, owing to their two wins out of three games. They won their opening fixture against the Royals with eight wickets and 27 balls in hand, and handed an identical defeat to the Super Kings two games later.

Match Details

Date and Time: January 16, 9:00 PM IST
Venue: St George's Park Cricket Ground, Gqeberha
Live Telecast & Streaming: Sports18 and JioCinema

Pitch Report

The conditions at Gqeberha’s St George’s Park Cricket Ground are known to be favourable for batters. In the previous match played at the venue this SA20 season, the team batting first charted 193 on the board. Moreover, over 360 runs were scored in the high-scoring affair, with the chasing team falling 23 runs short of their target.

Probable Playing XI

Sunrisers Eastern Cape: JJ Smuts, Sarel Erwee, Jordan Cox (wk), Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, James Fuller, Marco Jansen, Brydon Carse, Sisanda Magala, Ottniel Baartman, Marques Ackerman.

MI Cape Town: Dewald Brevis, Ryan Rickelton, Grant Roelofsen (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Sam Curran, George Linde, Odean Smith, Rashid Khan (c), Delano Potgieter, Kagiso Rabada, Waqar Salamkheil.

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicketkeeper: Jordan Cox
Batters: Dewald Brevis, JJ Smuts, Aiden Markram, Ryan Rickelton, Tristan Stubbs
All-rounders: Rashid Khan, Sam Curran
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, George Linde, Sisanda Magala

Captain: Rashid Khan
Vice-captain: Dewald Brevis


The MI Cape Town start out as favourites to emerge victorious over struggling Sunrisers Eastern Cape.

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