Cricket South Africa (CSA) approved a new T20 domestic tournament called SA20 that will have its inaugural edition commence on 10 January 2023. SA20 will comprise six South African franchises for the first edition of the tournament.

SA20 will be the third domestic cricket league in South Africa. The first T20 league was launched in 2017 and was called the T20 Global League.

Sunrisers Eastern Cape defeated Pretoria Capitals by 4 wickets to win SA20 2023. SEC’s captain Aiden Markram was also awarded the man of the tournament. Roelof van der Merwe was awarded the ‘Man of the match’ trophy in SA20 final.

It lasted just one season and was replaced by the Mzansi Super League (MSL) in 2018. The MSL ran for two seasons before closing down.

SA20 is different from the other two T20 leagues that failed because the successful team owners from the Indian Premier League (IPL) have got involved with SA20 and own the six SA20 franchises which are also reflected in the names of these teams as they are similar to the IPL teams.

The six teams that will play the inaugural SA20 are Joburg Super Kings, Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Durban Super Giants, Pretoria Capitals, Paarl Royals, and MI Cape Town.

Each team will consist of a mix of South African players and overseas players in a similar vein as the IPL but at much lower auction purses. Let’s now have a look at SA20 betting sites, SA20 odds, SA20 prediction, and much more.

SA20 Betting Sites

SA20 Odds: Who Are Betting Favorites To Win SA20?

Team Odds On Betway
Pretoria Capitals 3.40
Joburg Super Kings 3.60
Sunrisers Eastern Cape 5.00
Paarl Royals 4.00
Durban Super Giants 4.50
MI Cape Town 101.00

Since we have no previous history of the SAT20 to see how teams performed, we can only make SA20 winner prediction based on the strength of the squad and the experience of the head coach to determine who we think will win the tournament.

T20 cricket is always exciting because it is not easy to predict a result because the game can change within an over. MI Cape were pre-tournament favorites to win SA20 but they have struggled in the first season.

Led by Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, MI Cape Town’s owners had invested a lot in their squad but they performed very poorly in the first season

With Wayne Parnell wearing the skipper’s armband, Pretoria Capitals are top of the SA20 points table. Pretoria Capitals have odds of 3.40 on Betway to win SA20. They have been the team to beat this season and we are backing them to win the first-ever SA20 season

Recommended Betting Tip: Pretoria Capitals (3.40)

SA20 Points Table

SA20 Points Table Played Won Lost Draw Net Run Rate Points
1  Pretoria Capitals 10 7 3 0 0.927 27
2  Joburg Super Kings 10 6 3 1 -0.111 27
3  Sunrisers Eastern Cape 10 4 5 1 0.316 19
4  Paarl Royals 10 4 5 1 -0.293 19
5  Durban Super Giants 10 4 5 1 -0.319 19
6  MI Cape Town 10 3 7 0 -0.5 13

SA20 Team Previews

Here are the team previews for the SA20 cricket tournament and what you can expect from the teams.

Joburg Super Kings

India Cements who owns the Chennai Super Kings (Stephen Fleming) franchise also owns the Joburg Super Kings.

Stephen Fleming who has coached CSK from the very start will also serve as the head coach for the Joburg Super Kings.

Faf du Plessis who has played for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL will captain this team. Their home ground will be the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.

Some of their overseas players include Maheesh Theekshana from Sri Lanka, Alzarri Joseph from the West Indies, and Harry Brook from England.

Sunrisers Eastern Cape

The SUN Group which is based out of Chennai, India bought the Sunrisers Eastern Cape franchise. They also own the popular Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise.

They have appointed South African Adrian Birrell to be the head coach and are yet to appoint a captain as of this writing.

Some of their captaincy options include Aiden Markram who has captained the South African national team in the past, Tristan Stubbs who was the most expensive player at the auction, and South African all-rounder Marco Jansen.

Durban Super Giants

RPSG Group which owns the Lucknow Super Giants franchise in the IPL is the owner of the Durban Super Giants.

They have appointed former Proteas all-rounder Lance Klausner as the head coach and Quinton de Kock as the captain. The Durban Super Giants will play at the Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban.

Some of the overseas players to watch out for at the Durban Super Giants include West Indians Jason Holder and Kyle Mayers and England’s Reece Topley.

Pretoria Capitals

The JSW Group which owns the Delhi Capitals IPL franchise is the owner of the Pretoria Capitals. They have appointed veteran Graham Ford to the head coach role and all-rounder Wayne Parnell as the captain.

The Pretoria Capitals will play their games at Centurion Park, Centurion.

Some of the overseas players to watch out for at the Pretoria Capitals include England’s Adil Rashid and Phil Salt, Kusal Mendis from Sri Lanka, and James Neesham from New Zealand.

SA20 Paarl Royals

The Royals Sports Group which owns the Rajasthan Royals franchise in the IPL is the owner of the Paarl Royals.

They have appointed JP Duminy to be the head coach and David Miller as the captain. The Paarl Royals will play their games at Boland Park, Paarl.

Some of the top overseas players to watch out for at the Paarl Royals include Obed McCoy and Ramon Simmonds from the West Indies, Jason Roy, and Eoin Morgan from England.

MI Cape Town

Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited which owns the popular Mumbai Indians (MI) franchise in the IP owns the MI Cape Town team.

They have appointed Afghanistan leggie Rashid Khan as the captain and Aussie Simon Katich as the head coach. The MI Cape Town franchise will play their cricket at the Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town.

Some of the top overseas players in the MI Cape Town team include captain Rashid Khan and Waqar Salamkheil from Afghanistan and England’s Sam Curran, Olly Stone, David Livingstone, and Jofra Archer.


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