JSKS vs SEC Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 09, 2023
The Joburg Super Kings started SA 20 shakily and looked like a team that was going to finish near the bottom but it has won its previous four completed matches and roared into the semis. It will be taking on the Sunrisers Eastern Cape, another very impressive team but one that won just one out of its previous four matches.
Interestingly, two of the Sunrisers' defeats in their previous four matches have come against the Joburg Super Kings.
It is easy to see why the Joburg Super Kings would be rated as the favorites heading into this contest by all the top cricket betting sites.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for Joburg Super Kings vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape SA 20 2023. The match will be played at SuperSport Park, Centurion on the 9th of February 2023.
JSKS vs SEC Team Previews
Joburg Super Kings
The Joburg Super Kings have found the right gear at just the right time. They are coming in at the peak of their form into the semi-final and while that is no guarantee of a win, it certainly puts them in a strong position. Faf du Plessis, Reeza Hendricks, and Leus du Plooy are the batters that have done well for JSK but Matthew Wade also showed just how dangerous he can be in the previous match.
It was his inning of 40 from 18 deliveries that took the game back toward JSK after they had lost important wickets in the powerplay.
Donovan Ferreira has also done well as the designated six-hitter in the lower order.
The bowlers always tend to struggle at SuperSport park but with Maheesh Theekshana, Gerald Coetzee, and Romario Shepherd in the lineup, JSK will hope to do well in that aspect as well.
Joburg Super Kings Playing 11
Faf du Plessis, Reeza Hendricks, Leus du Plooy, Sibonelo Makhanya, Matthew Wade, Donovan Ferreira, Romario Shepherd, Gerald Coetzee, Lizaad Williams, Maheesh Theekshana, Nandre Burger.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape
The Sunrisers have added Temba Bavuma to their lineup to try and strengthen their batting and he made a fifty in the first match he played. Bavuma is playing very freely and is in good form, adding some much-needed stability to the batting but we still don't think he is the ideal opener.
The dependence of the team on Aiden Markram is far too much for our liking. Adam Rossington, Jordan Hermann, Tristan Stubbs, and JJ Smuts have all played a couple of good knocks but no one has really shown consistent performances.
The batting looks a bit weak and at a venue where runs flow freely, that could be a problem.
Sisanda Magala is the leading bowler for the Sunrisers and is reasonably well supported by Marco Jansen, James Fuller, and some quality all-rounders. The Sunrisers can win, they have some match-winners, but overall, they are a weaker T20 team than the Joburg Super Kings. <br />
Sunrisers Eastern Cape Playing 11
Adam Rossington, Temba Bavuma, Jordan Hermann, Aiden Markram, Jordan Cox, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Brydon Carse, RE Van Der Merwe, Sisanda Magala, Ottneil Baartman.
JSKS vs SEC Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first. <br />
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
A lot of rain is forecast for match day and that is not a good sign. We may have a shortened match or even a washout, something no one wants to see in a semi-final. The pitch at SuperSport Park is absolutely flat and perfect for batting. The average score here is close to 180 and we think teams will target something close to 200 batting first. <br />
JSKS vs SEC Betting Tips
We are going to back the Joburg Super Kings in this match. They have been in red-hot form over the last few weeks. Their batting is firing with Faf du Plessis leading the way and the bowling has done quite well also. The Sunrisers are dangerous but their recent record does not inspire much confidence.
Bet on the Joburg Super Kings to win.<br />