The final of the inaugural edition of SA20, between Sunrisers Eastern Cape and Pretoria Capitals, will be played on Sunday, February 12, after it was postponed from its original day, Saturday, due to persistent rain at the Wanderers.
The SA20 final will start at 13:30 hrs local on the reserve day. There has been persistent rain in Johannesburg for the last few days, but, thankfully, the forecast for Sunday is better, and the organizers and fans and players are hoping for a full final.
In the first semi-final, which was played at this venue, Johannesburg, Pretoria Capitals defeated Paarl Royals in a low-scoring match by 29 runs with Rilee Rossouw being the best batter of both teams.
In the second semi-final, in Centurion, Sunrisers Eastern Cape defeated Joburg Super Kings by 14 runs courtest of a stunning century from skipper Aiden Markram.
SA20 Final Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
When is the SA20 Final?
The SA20 Final will be played on Sunday at 5 PM IST.
Date & Time: Feb 12, 01:30 PM LOCAL, 5.00 PM IST
SA Final SEC vs PE Pitch report:
The Johannesburg pitch in the last 3-4 matches has been heavily favoring bowlers, and batting in the second innings has been really difficult.
SA20 Final SEC vs PE playing XIs:
If Wayne Parnell is fit, which is unlikely due to a groin injury, he’d come in for Migael Pretorius. Otherwise, Pretoria Capitals are expected to an unchanged XI.
PE probable XI:
Philip Salt (wk), Kusal Mendis, Theunis de Bruyn (c), Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, James Neesham, Senuran Muthusamy, Migael Pretorius, Eathan Bosch, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje
Considering the spin-friendly nature of the Wanderers pitch in the last few matches, spin-bowling all-rounder JJ Smuts might come back in the Sunrisers XI, replacing Jordan Cox. If the pitch is said to be good for batting, then SEC would stick to their XI from the semis.
SEC probable XI:
Adam Rossington (wk), Temba Bavuma, Jordan Hermann, Aiden Markram (c), Jordan Cox/JJ Smut, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Brydon Carse, Ottniel Baartman, Roelof van der Merwe, Sisanda Magala
SA20 Final SEC vs PE Dream 11 Fantasy Tips:
Listen to what the captains say about the pitch at the toss. If they suggest it is dry, go with bowling heavy Dream 11 team. The pitch report for this venue is crucial.
The last three matches in Johannesburg have been won by team batting first, and the second batting team has lost plenty of wickets, so make your Dream 11 team accordingly.
SA20 Final Dream11 team:
Considering the information about the pitch and form of players we know, here is the best Dream 11 team for the SA20 final:
You can also add JJ Smut for Kusal Mendis.