The Pretoria Capitals and Joburg Super Kings will lock horns in Match 13 of the SA20 on Wednesday at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Tuesday’s match between these two sides was a thrilling one, with JSK winning by 6 runs. Pretoria Capitals will have the home advantage as they look to bounce back and as usual, Lwanele Poswayo has put together 3 of the best bets to take and also has a prediction for you.
Anrich Nortje’s pace and accuracy have proved difficult to deal with for the batsmen in the SA20 so far. He looked too quick for most of the JSK batters in last night’s game and ended with figures of 2/26 in his 4 overs. He’s taken two or more wickets in 2 of the three games he’s played and I expect more of the same later today.
First 6 Overs
Pretoria Capital’s opening pair of Phil Salt and Will Jacks have been superb so far. Both have looked to score quickly in the Powerplay compared to JSK’s more measured start, as we saw with Reeza Hendricks’ innings in their previous game. I’m backing PC to score the most runs in the first 6 overs.
Faf Du Plessis
The JSK captain has had a poor start to his SA20 campaign but looked good last night at the top of the order. Many believe that this is his best position in T20s as he’s batted in that position in several T20 leagues around the world. His 27 off 16 balls last night showed that he’s slowly getting back to form and will be eager to score big on a ground he knows very well (SuperSport Park).
Both sides have pretty strong batting lineups and won’t mind chasing. The team batting second will be in with a great chance of winning. 44% of T20s at this venue are won by the team batting second compared to 33% by the team batting first.