SA20 2023: New Lands, Cape Town Pitch Report And Weather Conditions

MI Cape Town is arguably the best team in the tournament. Before the auctions, they signed Rashid Khan, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Sam Curran and Dewald Brevis. After the auctions, they hired Jofra Archer as the wild-card pick. Hence, we can expect the New Lands stadium to be set on fire by this squad. Here, we look at the pitch report of New Lands and the weather conditions in Cape Town for SA20 2023.

Apart from the signings made outside the auction, MI Cape Town also had a decent outing in the bidding event. They hired players such as Rassie van der Dussen, Duan Jansen, Odean Smith and Beuran Hendricks, who would further strengthen this squad. Rashid Khan will captain this squad. A lot will be expected from this franchise because of the stars on the roster. Simon Katich will be the Head Coach of this side. It needs to be seen how they would perform in the first edition of SA20.

New Lands, Cape Town pitch report for SA20 2023

The first T20I here happened in 2007 and since then, 21 matches have happened at this venue. Out of this, the side batting second has won 15 encounters. Thus, captains winning the toss will have a straightforward decision to make.


Almost 8 runs are scored every over on this pitch. While the average score batting first is 157, till now, around 26 runs are scored for the fall of every wicket. Dawid Malan’s 99* is the best batting display at this venue, so far.

Cape Town weather conditions for SA20 2023

In Cape Town, there is not much difference in the weather when it comes to December in January. It would be a moderately hot month, with temperatures ranging between 26 and 17 degrees Celsius.

The relative humidity is predicted to be 69%. Around 6 days of rainfall is expected in Cape Town in the month of January.


Nesara V Jagannatha

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