05th Feb, 2023
Final match of the season Preview: We fight for pride
It’s not the best way to be bowing out of the tournament. To be fair, we didn’t leave our play-off qualification fate in our own hands. We needed the Sunrisers Eastern Cape to win against the Joburg Super Kings to stay afloat. Sadly, it wasn’t to be.
It would have been fun going hard for that bonus point in our final game. It would have been fun leaving it all on the field. Nevertheless, we owe it to our fans, to our Cape Town loyalists, to the spirit of the MI #OneFamily to fight for our pride. We have one final game, and we promise to end things on a positive note.
The match is a dead rubber on paper with JSK through and us eliminated, but the larger rivalry between these two teams is something to watch out for. We ended up with an easy win the last time the two teams met, and we cannot wait to dish out something similar!
What: Joburg Super Kings vs MI Cape Town
When: Monday (February 6, 2023)
Where: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
What to expect: A vigour. A sense of expressing ourselves. And with the belter of a wicket that the Wanderers usually dishes out, expect our batters, who’ve been rather quiet this year, to go on a hitting spree.
What they said: “I've met Simon (Katich) a couple of times, but never had the chance to work really close with him. So that's exciting for me to be able to speak to him. He's very clear with his messaging, which is great for me. As a player (this is) something I really enjoy. He's just encouraged me and the other guys to play with freedom and to try and impact the game the best we can.” – Tim David