ECI vs NC T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, CSA Provincial T20 Cup 2022
Eastern Cape will take on Northern Cape at Buffalo Park, East London. Match 2 in Pool B of the CSA Provisional T20 Cup 2022/23 begins at 14:30 local time on Friday 30th September.
In spite of beating Limpopo by eight wickets in their opening match of the 2021 CSA Provincial T20 Cup, Eastern Cape went on to lose to Boland and Warriors and not qualify for the knockout stages. Scoring runs was never a problem but winning matches was an issue.
With runs coming with ease last year, Eastern Cape produced a half-centurion in each match. Marco Marais made 65 runs from 35 balls in the first game, Jerry Nqolo hit 50 runs from 38 balls in the second before Clayton Bosch contributed 64 not out from 28 balls. All three players are back for the 2022 season.
Eastern Cape took 16 wickets across the three games last season but did not get a team more than six wickets down. Gideon Peters took 2-17 against Limpopo, Clayton Bosch took 3-37 against Boland with Thomas Kaber finishing with 2-30 against Warriors.
Ending the tournament with two successive defeats, Eastern Cape will be looking to repeat the start to last season when they won their first match.
Northern Cape struggled in the 2021 tournament and picked up no wins in Group A. They were beaten by South Western Districts by 24 runs before a tie against Lions with the Lions going on to win the Super Over. Cape ended the season with a six wicket defeat against Western Province.
We saw two half-centuries for Northern Cape last year with Ernest Kemm making 83 not out from 55 balls against Lions and Evan Jones scoring 50 runs from 35 balls. Jones is not in the squad for this season but we expect Kemm to be the key wicket for the side again this year.
Right-arm fast medium bowler Johan van Dyk was the key bowler for Northern Cape against South Western Districts and Lions. He took combined figures of 5-50 in those games and this pitch will be a good opportunity for him to show his skills on a tough pitch.
With zero victories in 2021, Northern Cape will be looking forward to beginning this campaign with a clean slate.
ECI vs NC Pitch Report
The match will be played at Buffalo Park, East London. The ball will grip on this surface and we expect a par score to be no higher than 140 in East London.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Eastern Cape vs Northern Cape, CSA Provincial T20 Cup 2022
Eastern Cape Predicted Playing 11
M Marais(C), J van Heerden, N Yikha, S Ntuntwana, MJ Nqolo, CG Bosch, TP Kaber, J Niemand, J de Klerk, M Malika, Gideon Peters
Northern Cape Predicted Playing 11
Hanu Viljoen, VB Mahlangu, GM Thomson, EH Kemm(C), KR Smuts, JP Oakes, R Moonsamy, T Ntuli, A Rasemene, Johan Van-Dyk, K Mohale
Eastern Cape vs Northern Cape Prediction
The Cape derby will be an excellent game to end Day 1 of the 2022 CSA Provincial T20 Cup. Neither team were successful last year but there are plenty of experienced players on show. We are backing Eastern Cape to win.
Eastern Cape are favourites to beat Northern Cape