The hosts Pretoria Capitals will face the Paarl Royals in the final league game of the SA20 in 2023. Despite losing to the Durban Super Giants in the previous game, the Capitals have already advanced to the semi-finals. Because their previous game was rained out, the Royals must win this one to advance to the next round.
The two teams had previously met, and the Paarl Royals had easily won. They hope to be inspired by that victory and deliver a similar performance. The Capitals have won three of their last four home games. It will boost their confidence, and the game should be close.
The 30th Match between Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals will take place on February 7th, 2023 at SuperSport Park, Centurion.
Match Details to Note
Match: Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals, 30th Match, SA20 2023
Date: February 07, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 PM IST
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
Theunis de Bruyn’s side had a bad day in their last game, falling to the Durban Super Giants by a 151-run margin. The team currently leads the points table and has advanced to the semi-finals. It is the team’s final league game, and de Bruyn will look to win it and gain momentum before the knockout round.
Philip Salt and Kusal Mendis haven’t been consistent at the top, and the duo will look to set up a big first-innings stand in this game. The team’s middle order is strong, and they will appreciate runs from Rilee Rossouw, Theunis de Bruyn, and Colin Ingram. Down the order, James Neesham and Eathan Bosch add to the side’s batting strength.
Eathan Bosch has been in good form, and he and Anrich Nortje will be looking for early wickets. Joshua Little and Neesham are experienced bowlers who play critical roles. Migael Pretorius, Daryn Dupavillon, and Neesham all gave up runs in the previous game, and the team is expecting better from them this time.
Wayne Parnell (C), Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje, Cameron Delport, Daryn Dupavillon, Eathan Bosch, Jimmy Neesham, Josh Little, Kusal Mendis, Marco Marais, Migael Pretorius, Phil Salt, Rilee Rossouw, Senuran Muthusamy, Shane Dadswell, Shaun Von Berg, Theunis De Bruyn, Will Jacks
Players to watch out for:
Phil Salt –
Regardless of the format or bowling opposition, the English opener always scores quickly. In the tournament, he has two half-centuries.
Rilee Rossouw –
The 33-year-old South African international has recently found his form. On this pitch on Sunday, only one Capitals player scored more runs than him.
Anrich Nortje –
When he was rested on Sunday, the right-arm quick bowler demonstrated how important he is. In the tournament, his wickets cost an average of 13.40 runs.
Possible Playing XI:
Theunis de Bruyn (c), Philip Salt (wk), Kusal Mendis, Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, James Neesham, Anrich Nortje, Migael Pretorius, Eathan Bosch, Daryn Dupavillon, Joshua Little
David Miller’s team enters this match having had their previous game against the Joburg Super Kings postponed due to rain. The team needs to win this game because they are tied on points with the Durban Super Giants. A crushing defeat would technically eliminate them from contention for the semi-finals. Miller hopes to win this one and gain confidence for the next round.
The team’s batting looks strong, with Jason Roy and Jos Buttler in good form. The pair will try to get off to a good start in this game. Wihan Lubbe, at No. 3, must score quickly and form partnerships with Dane Vilas and Miller. In this game, Andile Phehluwayo, Evan Jones, and Mitchell Van Buuren must excel as finishers.
Lungi Ngidi and Bjorn Fortuin will need to make early breakthroughs for the team, as their opponents have batting firepower. As a T20 specialist, Tabraiz Shamsi must bowl tight spells in the middle overs. The team would also like to see Jones and Phehlukwayo nail their lines.
David Miller (C), Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Codi Yusuf, Corbin Bosch, Dane Vilas, Eoin Morgan, Evan Jones, Ferisco Adams, Imran Manack, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Lungisani Ngidi, Mitchell Van Buuren, Obed Mccoy, Ramon Simmonds, Tabraiz Shamsi, Wihan Lubbe
Players to watch out for:
Jos Buttler –
The England white-ball captain hit three sixes in his last innings and has been very impressive for Paarl Royals at the top of the order throughout the tournament.
Jason Roy –
The right-handed opener rediscovered his form in the ODI series. He was in a good position to win the Player of the Match Award after hitting 61 runs off 42 balls before the rain came in Match 24.
Bjorn Fortuin –
The 28-year-old left-arm spinner has been very consistent this season, including a big wicket of Will Jacks against the Capitals.
Possible Playing XI:
David Miller (c), Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Wihan Lubbe, Mitchell Van Buuren, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Vilas, Evan Jones, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals Top Team Batsmen
Our Pretoria Capitals batting tips are Phil Salt, Rilee Rossouw, and Colin Ingram. Rossouw hit four boundaries in the previous match and has five centuries in this format. Ingram is a seasoned player who has amassed over 7700 T20 runs.
With the bat, we recommend Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, and Dane Vilas for Paarl Royals. Buttler scored 94 not out and 131 in the ODI series, and he has been in top T20 form for many years. Vilas, 37, has scored over 4000 T20 runs in his career.
Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals Top Team Bowlers
We believe that Anrich Nortje, Migael Pretorius, and Josh Little will be the top bowlers for the Pretoria Capitals. On Sunday, Migael Pretorius fired Ben McDermott and David Willey. Despite his high price tag, Josh Little is a regular wicket taker in this format.
Our bowling selections for Paarl Royals are Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, and Andile Phehlukwayo. Ngidi hasn’t bowled since taking 4-62 in the final ODI, and he’ll be eager to get started in this game. Phehlukwayo has 94 wickets in T20s, with the best figures of 5-26.
Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals Head to Head
In the only previous match in Match 18, Paarl Royals won by six wickets with two balls remaining.
Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals Head to Head Stats in T20s
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Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals Toss Prediction
It is one of the world’s fastest wickets, and fast bowlers have done well with the new ball. With the weather expected to remain cloudy, batting on this track will be difficult. We expect the team that wins the toss to bowl first on this wicket in order to capitalise on the early juice on the surface.
Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals Pitch Report
The pitch at SuperSport Park in Centurion has favoured fast bowlers who can extract pace and bounce from the surface. The true nature of the pace also makes hitting the ball easy for the batsmen. The large size of the venue provides numerous opportunities for twos and threes. The spinners have struggled here.
On February 7, the weather in Centurion will be cloudy. The pitch would not be the easiest to bat on because the ball would bounce and move. Batsmen must be cautious with their shot selection, and a total of 170 or higher would be a good total to defend.
Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals Prediction
It will be a match between two teams that have performed well in the tournament. The Royals have a strong batting lineup, and they must make the most of it. However, the team’s bowlers have not been in top form. The Capitals have a more balanced lineup that includes several all-rounders. They are the favourites to win this contest because they play at home. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Pretoria Capitals is the favourite to beat Paarl Royals at the odds of 1.90.
Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Phil Salt is 14 runs away from reaching 4000 runs in this format, and the right-handed opener is a good bet to be Pretoria Capitals’ top run scorer against Paarl Royals.