SA20 2024: Match 26, PC vs MICT Match Prediction – Who will win today’s SA20 match between PC vs MICT?

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Pretoria Capitals (PC) are set to face MI Cape Town (MICT) at SuperSport Park, Centurion on Thursday, February 1. Currently situated at the bottom of the table, both teams haven’t had remarkable campaigns in the tournament so far. After playing eight games each, Pretoria holds 10 points, securing the 5th position, while Cape Town is at No. 6 with nine points. Both teams have won two matches each, with the Capitals having an extra point due to one of their matches ending without a result.

Despite a win in their last game against table-toppers Durban Super Giants, Wayne Parnell-led Capitals faced a deflating eight-run defeat. Now, they rely on other teams’ outcomes to keep their playoff chances alive. Cape Town, although having a mathematical chance for playoffs, must recover from losing four consecutive games to stay in contention.

These two teams are set to face each other twice this week, and it will be intriguing to see which one makes the first move on Thursday.

PC vs MICT Match Details :

Teams: Pretoria Capitals vs MI Cape Town

Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion

Date & Time: February 1, 9:00 PM (IST)

Live Broadcast: JioCinema app

Streaming: Sports 18

SuperSport Park Pitch Report and Conditions

SuperSport Park in Centurion is known for being one of the most batting-friendly tracks in the Rainbow Nation. In the four games played at the venue in SA20 2024, the initial matches witnessed three scores of 200 and above. The third game turned out to be a low-scoring thriller, with Pretoria defending a paltry target of 126 against defending champions Sunrisers Cape Town.

The most recent match in Centurion was called off due to rain, with only 4.4 overs of cricket being played. It remains to be seen what kind of surface the two teams will encounter on Thursday, but the likelihood of a high-scoring game is more. Fortunately, there is no chance of rain in this match according to AccuWeather.

PC vs MICT Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played         02
PC Won                 02
MICT Won                0

PC vs MICT Predicted Playing XI

Pretoria Capitals (PC):

Phil Salt (WK), Will Jacks, Kyle Verreynne, Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ackermann, Colin Ingram, Senuran Muthusamy, Wayne Parnell (C), Eathan Bosch, Adil Rashid, Daryn Dupavillon

MI Cape Town (MICT):

Rassie van der Dussen, Ryan Rickelton (WK), Dewald Brevis, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Kieron Pollard (C), Delano Potgieter, George Linde, Thomas Kaber, Kagiso Rabada, Nuwan Thushara

PC vs MICT Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter: Ryan Rickelton

The explosive opening batter’s form has declined after a spectacular start in the tournament. Rickelton, who gathered 337 runs in his first four innings, has only managed 68 in the subsequent four. In Cape Town’s last game against Joburg Super Kings, he scored a 16-ball 23. If the southpaw regains his form, he can play prolonged innings, providing support to big hitters like Kieron Pollard and Sam Curran.

Probable Best Bowler: Thomas Kaber

The left-arm wrist spinner has been impressive in the tournament, securing seven wickets in six games at an average of 15.57 and a strike rate of 13.71. His economy rate stands at a commendable 6.81. Kaber is expected to play a crucial role for Cape Town in the middle overs.

PC VS MICT BETTING TIPS

This promises to be an intriguing battle at the bottom of the points table. With the homeground advantage, Pretoria seems to be in a slightly stronger position to secure the win.

Bet on Pretoria Capitals to win.

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