PC vs SEC Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 12, 2023

PC vs SEC Match Prediction - Feb 12, 2023

It is time for the showdown as the Pretoria Capitals take on the Sunrisers Eastern Cape on Saturday in the finals of the inaugural edition of the SA20 League. The match will be played at the iconic Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

The Pretoria Capitals had won both their fixtures against the Sunrisers during the group stages and will be once again fancying their chances. However, the Sunrisers have shown that they can never be taken lightly and will be eager to exact revenge in this summit clash. 


PC vs SEC Team Previews

Pretoria Capitals

Led initially by Wayne Parnell initially and then by Theunis de Bruyn, the Pretoria Capitals have been arguably the most consistent performer during the group stages and were the first to qualify for the knockout stages. They finished at the top of the points table with an impressive 31 points from 10 games.

They faced the Paarl Royals in the first semi-finals, where thanks to a superb half-century by Rilee Rossouw and some tight bowling by James Neesham, Anrich Nortje, and Adil Rashid, managed to defeat the opponents by 29 runs to sail through to the Finals.

The team will once again rely on Phil Salt and Kusal Mendis to give them a good start, as they have done on quite a few occasions in the past. Theunis de Bruyn and Rilee Rossouw have been pretty consistent in the middle order but more will be expected from Colin Ingram, which appears to be the only weak link in an otherwise strong batting line-up.

James Neesham has been a solid performer with the bat as well as the ball and has provided excellent support to Anrich Nortje and Eathan Bosch. Together, the trio has scalped 45 wickets, making this one of the most successful seam attacks. In the spin department, the Capitals will once again depend on Adil Rashid to deliver the goods. 


Pretoria Capitals Playing 11

Philip Salt, Kusal Mendis, Theunis de Bruyn, Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, James Neesham, Wayne Parnell, Eathan Bosch, Migael Pretorius, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje.

Sunrisers Eastern Cape

The Sunrisers Eastern Cape hasn’t been the most consistent in the group stages but did manage to finish in 3rd place thanks to a good NRR. However, the team showed strong intent in the semifinals as they defeated the Joburg Super Kings in a high-scoring encounter.

After being asked to bat first, Aiden Markram scored a scintillating century and stitched a couple of vital partnerships, first with Jordan Hermann and then with Tristan Stubbs to take his team to a mammoth 213-5 in 20 overs. With this century, Markram is the highest run-getter for the Sunrisers this season and he has also been excellent with the ball, picking up 10 wickets.

The other batsmen however have been a bit inconsistent. The national team captain, Temba Bavuma has struggled to score runs, and all-rounders JJ Smuts and Marco Jansen have played just a couple of good innings. More will be expected from the likes of Andy Rossington and Tristan Stubbs if the Sunrisers want to lift the trophy. Left-arm spinner Roelof van der Merwe has been the pick of the bowlers, picking up 16 wickets so far.

The seamers have bowled well too, with Sisanda Magala and Ottniel Baartman managing to pick up wickets at regular intervals. 


Sunrisers Eastern Cape Playing 11

Adam Rossington, Temba Bavuma, Jordan Hermann, Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs, Jordan Cox, Marco Jansen, Brydon Carse, Ottneil Baartman, RE Van Der Merwe, Sisanda Magala.

PC vs SEC Toss Prediction

Of the 5 matches played at the Wanderers Stadium this season, 4 have been won by teams batting first. We, therefore, think that the team winning the toss is likely to opt to bat first. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The surface at the Wanderers Stadium is good to bat on, especially in the first innings. The average first-inning score here during this season has been close to 170. However, the pitch does deteriorate as the game progresses, making it difficult for the batsmen to play their shots.

It will therefore be prudent for the captain to win the toss and get a big score on the board to put the opposition under pressure. The weather in Johannesburg is expected to remain heavily overcast and we are most likely to see some showers causing delays or interruptions during the match. 


PC vs SEC Betting Tips

As mentioned earlier, the Pretoria Capitals were the most consistent team throughout the group stages and they were also clinical in their performance during the semifinals. The in-form batting line-up gives them an edge in this contest. On the other hand, the Sunrisers have done a commendable job to reach thus far but they lack consistency, especially from the batsmen and that could be the key difference here.

Bet on the Pretoria Capitals to win. 


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    Top Bowler for the Pretoria Capitals

    Anrich Nortje (3.20)


Anrich Nortje has picked up 18 wickets so far this season and is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. He has picked up 2 wickets in both the games that he has played at Johannesburg this season, making the Wanderers his favorite hunting ground. He is likely to be quite effective against the inconsistent batting line-up of the Sunrisers and that’s why we are backing him to be the top bowler for the Capitals.

Today Match Prediction

Pretoria Capitals To Win the Match, 1.69

Bet Tip Here

Who will win PC vs SEC

Pretoria Capitals 77.11% (283)
Sunrisers Eastern Cape 22.89% (84)
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