MCT vs SEC Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 18, 2023

MCT vs SEC Match Prediction - Jan 18, 2023

MI Cape Town and Sunrisers Eastern Cape will lock horns for a second time in succession in SA 20 2023. Their previous meeting was a thriller that ended in the last over of the match. The Sunrisers managed to get over the line thanks to a brilliant performance from Aiden Markram.

The pitch was pretty tough to bat on and made life difficult for both teams. Now the action shifts to Newlands where the batters should have a more comfortable outing. The cricket betting sites still have MI Cape Town as the favorite to win this match. 

MCT vs SEC Team Previews

MI Cape Town

MI Cape Town struggled with its batting on a difficult pitch against the Sunrisers. Dewald Brevis scored 15 runs at a strike rate of 53.57 and was the only batter in the top 4 to get into double figures. It took real brilliance from George Linde down the order to be able to get MI Cape Town to a competitive total. 

The lack of runs from Ryan Rickelton and Grant Roelofsen will be bothering MI Cape Town. Rassie van der Dussen played well for his 29 in the previous match and could build on that form in this match. Overall, the batting lineup for MI Cape Town continues to look very shaky. 

Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan, and Odean Smith bowled with a lot of heart to try and make their score as difficult to chase down as possible. Olly Stone, MI Cape Town's best bowler up until this match, was the most expensive as he had an off-day. 

MI Cape Town has two wins from its four matches. It may be at the top of the table right now but that position is looking a bit difficult to keep.

MI Cape Town Playing 11

Dewald Brevis, Ryan Rickelton, Rassie van der Dussen, Grant Roelofsen, Sam Curran, Delano Potgieter, George Linde, Rashid Khan, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer.

Sunrisers Eastern Cape

Sunrisers Eastern Cape finally managed to get its first win of SA 20 2023. Aiden Markram was brilliant for the Sunrisers with both bat and ball. He picked up two wickets for just 8 runs and then scored a match-winning 50 to set up the chase. Tristan Stubbs also played well for 30 from just 18 balls to help his side get over the line. 

The Sunrisers will be happy that they got over the line but they are also not without their problems yet. Their top order has been struggling and can be a bit vulnerable. JJ Smuts needs to be more consistent and Sarel Erwee needs to pick up his pace of scoring. 

The bowling lineup is also far too dependent on Marco Jansen. Sisanda Magala and Ottniel Baartman picked up five wickets between them in the previous match but we think that had a lot to do with the kind of surface they were playing on. 

Sunrisers Eastern Cape Playing 11

Adam Rossington, JJ Smuts, Sarel Erwee, Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs, Jordan Cox, Marco Jansen, RE Van Der Merwe, Sisanda Magala, Brydon Carse, Ottneil Baartman.

MCT vs SEC Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss is likely to want to field first. All three of the matches played at Cape Town have been won by the chasing team so far. 

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The conditions in Cape Town are expected to be good for cricket. There is no rain forecast even though the humidity is a bit high at around 85%. The pitch in Cape Town seems to start off with a bit of help for the bowlers but then settles down. In all three matches played here during SA 20 2023, the chasing team won with over three overs to spare. 

That shows that chasing is a big advantage. Teams batting first may need to score around 170-180 to be comfortable and that is not going to be easy. 

MCT vs SEC Betting Tips

This is another match in which the toss will have a big say. It may not be wrong to bet on the chasing team, whichever one that may be. We do not have that luxury right now, though. Keeping just the two teams and their performances in mind so far, we think MI Cape Town has a better chance of winning. 

The players are used to the conditions and have done well here. They will have a slight edge over the Sunrisers. 

Bet on MI Cape Town to win.

Today Match Prediction

MI Cape Town To Win the Match, 1.61

Bet Tip Here

Who will win MCT vs SEC

MI Cape Town 78.87% (112)
Sunrisers Eastern Cape 21.13% (30)
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