02nd Feb, 2024
MICTvPR Preview: One win done, four more to go. Next hurdle: a return clash against the Capitals
In case you’re yet to recover from the batting blitz that MI Cape Town put up on Thursday (February 1), you’re not alone. But let’s not take our eyes off the road. We got the win we needed to get our campaign on track, and now, with a win in the final league game more or less guaranteeing us a spot in the play-offs, assuming Joburg Super Kings don’t win with a bonus point and some astronomical margin, we have a return clash against the Pretoria Capitals, who are in with a chance of qualifying themselves. Kyle Verreynne's century that denied us the bonus point in the last game has done them a world of good.
A win for them and a loss for JSK could take them through. But we have our task cut out. A loss will mean curtains. We simply have to win, the bigger the better. Our middle-order seems to have hit its groove, the openers are back among the runs, the bowling seems sorted. It’s just down to everything clicking again. And what better place than our home, in front of 25000 screaming fans, to seal a playoffs spot.
What: MI Cape Town vs Pretoria Capitals
When: February 3 | 1:30pm local, 5:00pm IST
Where: Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
What to expect: A sea of Blue-and-Gold, and in typical MI fashion, we seize the moment, peak at the right time, and streamroll everyone in our way.