The first season of SA20 was a disaster for MI Cape Town. MI Cape Town won only 3 out of 10 matches and ended SA20 2023 in 6th position. Including the change of Captain MI Cape Town made significant changes in their squad for the 2nd season of SA20. Here is the MI Cape Town squad analysis for the 2024 season.
MI Cape Town Squad
MI Cape Town made the solid squad on paper for the SA20 2024 season in a mini-auction that happened on September 27. The 20-player squad includes 8 batters, 5 allrounders, and 7 bowlers. Destructive West Indian allrounder Kieron Pollard named as the captain of MI Cape Town for this season. MI Cape Town played its first match against Durban Super Giants on January 11, 2024. MI Cape Town squad analysis in all three departments.
MI Cape Town squad analysis in batting department for 2024 season.
Tom Banton (Wicketkeeper Batter)
Chris Benjamin (Wicketkeeper Batter)
Connor Esterhuizen (Top-order Batter)
Delano Potgieter (Middle order Batter)
Ryan Rickelton (Wicketkeeper Batter)
Grant Roelofsen (Wicketkeeper Batter)
Rassie van der Dussen (Top order Batter)
MI Cape Town squad analysis is in the allrounder’s department for the 2024 season.
Rashid Khan (Bowling Allrounder)
Dewald Brevis (Batting Allrounder)
Sam Curran (Allrounder)
George Linde (Allrounder)
Liam Livingstone (Batting Allrounder)
Kieron Pollard (Allrounder) (c)
MI Cape Town squad analysis in the bowling department for the 2024 season.
Beuran Hendricks (Left-arm fast Bowler)
Duan Jansen (Left-arm fast Bowler)
Kagiso Rabada (Right-arm fast Bowler)
Olly Stone (Right-arm fast Bowler
Nuwan Thushara (Right-arm fast Bowler)
Nealan van Heerden (Left-arm fast Bowler)
Jofra Archer (Right-arm fast Bowler) Withdrawn
MI Cape Town has an attacking batting lineup for this season. Two Englishmen Tom Banton and Chris Benjamin will open the batting for MI Cape Town this season. At number 3 they have Rasse van Dussan, which will give stability in the middle overs of the game. He was also among the best batsmen of World Cup 2023. South African young batter Dewald Brevis is also an excellent batter in the middle overs of the game.
MI Cape Town has strong lower-order batting. Kieron Pollard, the captain of MI Cape Town for this season, has vast experience playing in leagues worldwide. Pollard also has played as lower-middle order batsman for Mumbai Indians (MI) in IPL for over 10 years. Rashid Khan and Sam Curran are both capable of power hitting in the last overs of the match. This is a complete MI Cape Town squad analysis in the batting department for the 2024 season.
MI Cape Town has quality bowling lineup in SA20 2024. MI Cape Town have Rashid Khan in their bowling lineup. Rashid Khan has wide experience of playing Franchise League all over the world. Rashid Khan will miss the starting few matches of SA20 2024 due to international duties. The best Fast bowler for South Africa right now, Kagiso Rabada, is also in the squad of MI Cape Town this season. Rabada was brilliant in the recent Test series against India.
Player of the tournament in T20 World Cup 2022, Sam Curran is also in the bowling squad of MI Cape Town. MI Cape Town also has Olly Stone, Nuwan Thushara, Nealan Van Heerden, Duan Jansen, and Thomas Kaber in their bowling line for this season. This is the complete MI Cape Town squad analysis in the bowling department for this season.
Last season, MI Cape Town finished at the bottom of the points table. MI Cape Town has a pretty good squad that can make the Final of SA20 this season. Kieron Pollard has vast experience in the Franchise league, which can lead MI Cape Town to the finals of SA20 2024. MI Cape Town lost its first match of this season.
MI Cape Town will play its next match against the defending champions, Sunrises Eastern Cape, on January 16. MI Cape Town has a squad that can make a strong comeback in the next match. After looking at the MI Cape Town squad analysis for the 2024 season, MI Cape Town should make to the playoffs of SA20 2024.