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SA20 2023: JOH vs CT Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Joburg Super Kings vs MI Cape Town (JOH vs MI)

Date: February 6, Monday, 9.00 PM IST

Venue:  Wanderer’s Stadium, Johannesburg 

Joburg Super Kings and MI Cape Town will face each other in Match No. 29 of the SA20 2023 on Monday, February 6 at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.The Rashid Khan-led Cape Town are currently placed at the bottom of the table with 13 points and a net run rate of -0.120. They are already knocked out of the competition and will be looking to end the tournament with a win in their last league match. Not just that, they will also finish fifth if they win their last league game,  above Durban’s Super Giants.

 The Faf du Plessis-led Super Kings, on the other hand, are already through to the playoffs, and will now look to book a place in the top two. If they lose their next match, they will lose the second slot to Paarl Royals. The Super Kings come into this game on the back of a 24-run win over Aiden Markram’s Sunrisers Eastern Cape.Batting first, the Super Kings posted a total of 160 runs in their 20 overs on the back of a splendid knock from Faf du Plessis, who was named the Player of the Match for scoring 92 runs off 61 balls with the help of seven fours and four sixes. Du Plessis was well assisted by Reeza Hendricks, who contributed with 40 runs. In the second innings, a combined bowling effort from the Joburg bowlers helped defend the score. 

Ahead of match 23 of the SA20, lets look at the head to head total of both teams, key players for your fantasy team and more.

Weather update and pitch report for JOH vs CT
This will be the seventh match of SA20 that will played at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Historically, the surface has provided equal assistance to both the batsmen and bowlers, while the pacers have done better than the slow bowlers. The first-innings score in the last three T20 internationals here reads 177.

Overall, a total of 25 T20 matches have been played at this venue in the past, of which 13 were won by the team bowling first. The average score from those 25 matches is 170. The highest and lowest T20 total recorded at the Wanderers is 260 for 6 and 83 for 10. 

The weather in Johannesburg is expected to be favourable for an uninterrupted game of cricket. The temperature is expected to cross 25 degrees Celsius.

Johannesburg Super Kings team news and predicted XI
Team news: the Super King are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI after winning the game on Saturday. They will, however, expect better contribution from their batting line up, which was largely dependent on du Plessis and Hendricks in the previous game. 
Squad: Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Faf du Plessis (c), Leus du Plooy, Donovan Ferreira, George Garton, Lewis Gregory, Reeza Hendricks, Alzarri Joseph, Janneman Malan, Aaron Phangiso, Neil Brand, Romario Shepherd, Malusi Siboto, Maheesh Theekshana, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams
Predicted XI: Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis, Kyle Verreynne, Leus du Plooy, Donovan Ferreira, Romario Shepherd, George Garton, Alzarri Joseph, Gerald Coetzee, Aaron Phangiso

MI CapeTown team news and predicted XI
Team news: During the course of the tournament, MI Cape Town often made changes to their playing XI. In the previous game, Dewald Brevis the opener batted in the middle while Tim David batted below George Linde. Sam Curran, who earlier batted at no. 3, batted at no. 8 in the last game. 
Squad: Ziyaad Abrahams, Jofra Archer, Dewald Brevis, Sam Curran, Beuran Hendricks, Duan Jansen, Rashid Khan, George Linde, Liam Livingstone, Wesley Marshall, Delano Potgieter, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Grant Roelofsen, Waqar Salamkheil, Odean Smith, Olly Stone, Rassie van der Dussen, Henry Brookes, Tim David 
Predicted XI: Brevis, van der Dussen, Roelofsen, Linde, David, Marshall, Curran, Jansen, Smith, Rashid, Rabada  
Head to head recordThis will be the second match between the two teams. In the reverse fixture played last month, MI CapeTown won by seven wickets after Kagiso Rabada picked up two wickets for just 12 runs in his four overs. 

Five players to watch out for
Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI JOH vs MI CapeTown 

George Linde – allrounder, MI CapeTownFaf du Plessis – batsman, Joburg Super KingsRashid Khan – bowler, MI CapeTown Gerald Coetzee – bowler, Joburg Super KingsDonavon Ferreira – all-rounder, Joburg Super Kings


JOH vs CT – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The Joburg Super Kings vs MI CapeTown match will not be televised in India. But you can watch the digital streaming of the match on the Jio app. The match will begin at 9.00 PM IST on February 6. 
Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks.
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.


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