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Pretoria Capitals (PRE) will clash against Joburg Super Kings (JOH) in the 13th match of the SA20 2023 at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday (January 18). Joburg Super Kings registered a thrilling six-run win in their last game against the Capitals on Tuesday.
The uncapped English batter Leus du Plooy scored 75* off 40 balls while Reeza Hendricks contributed 45 off 50 to help the Super Kings post 168/6 while batting first. The young bowling all-rounder Eathan Bosch took three for 12 while star pacer Anrich Nortje grabbed two for the Capitals.
While chasing 169 runs at Centurion, the Capitals started quick with the English duo of Phil Salt and Will Jacks scoring big knocks. But the star West Indies batter Alzarri Joseph took two back-to-back wickets to give the Super Kings the opening they needed. Salt top-scored 29 off 15 while James Neesham added 24 runs but the Capitals fell six-run short in their chase. The veteran left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso took four wickets while Alzarri and Romario Shepherd grabbed two each for the Super Kings.
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
Date & Time: January 18, 09:00 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Sports18 & JioCinema App
The pitch at Centurion’s SuperSport Park offers a batting-friendly surface with very little help for the pacers. The average first innings score here is 148 runs but the batters dominated the first match of this tournament played here. The Capitals scored 216 runs while batting first and then the Sunrisers almost added 179 runs in the second innings while chasing.
Probable Playing XIs for PRE vs JOH:
Phil Salt (wk), Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Theunis de Bruyn, Shane Dadswell, James Neesham, Eathan Bosch, Wayne Parnell (c), Migael Pretorius, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje
Joburg Super Kings:
Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis (c), Leus du Plooy, Donovan Ferreira, Romario Shepherd, Sibonelo Makhanya, Gerald Coetzee, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Maheesh Theekshana, Alzarri Joseph, Andil Phangiso
Probable Best Performers from PRE vs JOH:
Probable best batter: Phil Salt
The 26-year-old rising English star started well against the Super Kings in the latest clash by scoring 29 runs at a strike rate of 193.3 but failed to convert it into a big knock. Salt smashes 77* off 47 against Sunrisers Eastern Cape in the Capitals’ opening clash and now leads the scoring chart for the Capitals with 107 runs from three innings at a strike rate of 167.18.
Probable best bowler: Anrich Nortje
The star South African speedster continues his red-hot form with two big wickets of Faf du Plessis and Reeza Hendricks in the last game. He bowled a match-winning spell against Eastern Cape in the Capitals’ opening clash with two wickets and now leads the bowling chart for the Capitals with five wickets at an economy rate of 6.75.
Today’s Match Prediction: Pretoria Capitals to win the match
Check Here: PRE vs JOH Dream11 Team
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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