SA20 has started on a good note. Sunrisers Eastern Cape will have their base at St George’s Park. Here, we look at the pitch report of St George’s Park and the weather conditions in Gqeberha for SA20 2023.
After the auctions, the Sunrisers did not come out with a great squad. They will now depend on the established stars and the performances of other players to do well in the competition. A lot will ride on the likes of Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs and Marco Jansen.
That said, SEC also has some fine cricketers who have been doing well in domestic cricket. JJ Smuts and Sisanda Magala belong to this list. Aiden Markram’s recent form has not been great. The skipper has to step up for the franchise. From a captaincy perspective, too, he must do well. With the Proteas likely to change their skipper soon, Markram has a good chance to audition himself for the rule. A good performance here is a must for the batting all-rounder.
St George’s Park, Gqeberha pitch report for SA20 2023
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Also known as the Sahara Oval, this venue at Port Elizabeth has hosted 3 T20I encounters, till now. The first game here happened way back in 2007.
Interestingly, in T20Is, the average score batting first is 99. However, this has improved when you take into account the T20 games that have happened at this venue. Nevertheless, seeing these numbers, batters will have to be at their best to do well here.
Gqeberha weather conditions for SA20 2023
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It is between 25 and 17 degrees Celsius that the temperatures will range within the next few weeks in the city. During this time of the year, there is a lot of sunshine expected.
However, rainfall is a possibility. A total of five days of rain are expected here in the month of January. Fans will need to be wary of this.