EAC vs PRE Match Prediction: The third match of the SA20, 2023 will be played between Sunrisers Eastern Cape and Pretoria Capitals on Thursday at St George’s Park, Gqeberha. Both teams will be playing their first match in the tournament.
The Sunrisers Eastern Cape will be led by Aiden Markram. He is a household name in world cricket and will hold key to the team’s fortunes. He will shoulder the batting responsibility alongside the likes of Tom Abell and Tristan Stubbs.
Sarel Erwee is also another one whom everyone will have their eyes on. He should open the batting along with JJ Smuts. The likes of Brydon Carse and Sisanda Magala have made a promising start to their international careers and it will be interesting to see how they perform in the tournament.
As far as the all-rounders are concerned, Roelof van der Merwe and Marco Jansen would be looking to showcase their mettle.
On the other hand, Pretoria Capitals too have a pretty exciting squad at their disposal. Rilee Rossouw would be itching to go out there and smash some huge sixes. What set the Capitals apart is the number of all-rounders they have in their team.
The presence of James Neesham, Will Jacks, Wayne Parnell, and Cameron Delport should keep the team in good stead. Kusal Mendis will further add firepower in the batting department.
The Capitals have an equally brilliant bowling attack. Anrich Nortje will lead the pace department along with Joshua Little, while Adil Rashid will take care of the spin bowling duties.
EAC vs PRE Match Prediction Predicted XI
Ahead of an exciting clash, here’s a look at the predicted playing XI of both teams:
Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Sarel Erwee, JJ Smuts, Aiden Markram (C), Tom Abell, Tristan Stubbs (wk), Jordan Cox, Marco Jansen, Roelof van der Merwe, Sisanda Magala, Mason Crane, Brydon Carse
Will Jacks, Phil Salt (wk), Cameron Delport, Rilee Rossouw, James Neesham, Senuran Muthusamy, Wayne Parnell (C), Anrich Nortje, Adil Rashid, Daryn Dupavillon, Migael Pretorius