Following a slow-paced game in Paarl, we go on-the-road again, a little over 30 minutes away in the majestic city of Cape Town to face MICT. Our final game before the league takes a short break for the upcoming #SAvENG series, the team will be determined to stay on top of the table with a crucial win.
What Awaits the Pitori at Newlands?
A picturesque arena, located below the Table Mountain, Newlands Cape Town weaves a magical spell on you. The stadium is also known for producing some of the finest South African spinners to have weaved their magic in Cricket. Long story short, expect a turning, pulsating track on offer when the Pitori boys play the MI team on Monday!
Kusal in his first outing of SA20 showed immense promise on what was a tricky Paarl wicket. This means, both Salt (when fit) and Kusal Mendis provide excellent top order batting options to us for our games ahead.
Van der Dussen v/s Pretoria’s Spin Attack
Newlands awaits an interesting battle as an in-form van der Dussen will go up against the likes of Rashid, Senuran and probably the partnership-breaking Jacks! The middle order especially the Protea power-hitter will surely be tested on a possible turning track!
Will Jacks v/s Jofra Archer
One clocks 150 kph, the other smashes them at 160! The English battle between Jacks and Archer will be a feast for the fans in Newlands, and Will, being one of the top run-scorers this SA20, will aim for the grassbanks everytime Archer throws fireballs at him!
What A Win Means for Pitori…
We’re in our final game before the eventual break in SA20 leading up to the SA v ENG series coming up. A loss against Paarl means it’s important to grab maximum points at Newlands against a not-so-easy side to face in the form of MI Cape Town. With a dominating win after our game, Sunrisers Eastern Cape are inching closer towards us at the top. Increasing the gap against them and MICT will be the only agenda now on the minds of our Pitori team!
Match Details: Jan 23, 5:30 PM SAST | Newlands, Cape Town
Watch LIVE: Supersport TV (Sub-Saharan Africa) & Sports 18/JioCinema (India)