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PC vs PR, Match 30, SA20 2023 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals, (PC vs PR, Match 30, SA20 2023)

Date: February 7, 2022 – 9 PM IST

Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion

The final group fixture of the SA20 – the match no. 30 will have Pretoria Capitals and Paarl Royals going head to head. The two teams will meet at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Tuesday, February 7th. 

Pretoria Capitals have easily been the best side in the competition, claiming six victories out of nine matches. They occupy the top spot on the table with 27 points and a net run-rate of 0.670. They are coming off a 151-run thrashing at the hands of Durban’s Super Giants.

They fielded an inexperienced bowling attack and it was hammered by Heinrich Klaasen and co. Klaasen smashed 104 not-out in just 44 balls as they piled on 254/4. Pretoria did not get any partnerships going and were skittled out for just 103.

Paarl Royals have bagged 19 points from nine matches, having won four and lost as many. They have a superior net run-rate of 0.050 compared to DSG’s -0.319. The Royals are almost through to the semifinals and a win here will provide them a day off before the second semi-final.

The Royals were in a good position against Joburg Super Kings in the previous game but the rain spoiled the party. They were 131/4 in 15 overs with Jason Roy scoring 61 off 42 before the match was called off. Earlier they had beaten Sunrisers Eastern Cape by five wickets while chasing down 131.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for PC vs PR, Match 30, SA20 2022/23

The SuperSport Park in Centurion has generally been a high scoring venue in T20 cricket. New ball pacers find some assistance but batters hold an advantage overall. The average first innings score here reads 168. The last match saw Durban’s Super Giants put on a record 254.

The weather could be partly cloudy in Centurion on Tuesday evening with a possibility of showers in some areas. There’s a 40% chance of precipitation while the temperature hovers around 19°C.

Pretoria Capitals – Expected XI and Team News

Pretoria Capitals’ captain Wayne Parnell, who had suffered a hamstring injury, did not play the previous game and is likely to miss this one as well. Anrich Nortje and Adil Rashid were rested against Durban and should be rested here as well, with the semifinal to be played on Wednesday.

Probable XI – Philip Salt (wk), Kusal Mendis, Theunis de Bruyn (c), Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, James Neesham, Senuran Muthusamy, Eathan Bosch, Migael Pretorius, Daryn Dupavillon, Joshua Little

Paarl Royals – Expected XI and Team News

Paarl Royals should be at full strength in this match. Jos Buttler and David Miller have been in good form while Jason Roy has done well in the last few outings. The bowling attack comprises Lungi Ngidi, Evan Jones, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin and Andile Phehlukwayo.

Probable XI – Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Wihan Lubbe, Mitchell Van Buuren, David Miller (c), Dane Vilas, Andile Phehlukwayo, Evan Jones, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Best Captaincy Picks for the PC vs PR match

Jos Buttler: Wicketkeeper Batter, Paarl Royals

Jos Buttler has been a bit restrained in the tournament, striking at only 127 but has scored 308 runs at an average of 39. He has registered three fifties in nine games. Buttler has a magnificent record as an opening batter, averaging 45 at a strike rate of 150.

Rilee Rossouw: Batter, Pretoria Capitals

Rilee Rossouw hasn’t had a great season but looked in good touch in the last two games. He has over 7000 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 31 and strike rate of 143. Rossouw doesn’t have any big threats from Paarl bowling line-up and could have a big day.

Kusal Mendis: Wicketkeeper Batter, Pretoria Capitals

Kusal Mendis has been in super form in the shorter format in recent times. He has scored 115 runs from four innings in the SA20 at a strike rate of 147. Mendis has over 1500 runs in the last couple of years at 33 average and 130 strike rate.

Top Differential Picks

Ethan Bosch: Bowler, Pretoria Capitals

Ethan Bosch has been pretty impressive in the tournament. He has picked 11 wickets from nine games at an economy of 7.93. He’s picked by only 18% of the fantasy teams and can be a good differential.

Evan Jones: All-rounder, Paarl Royals

Evan Jones has bagged 12 scalps from eight innings in the SA20, striking every 11.1 balls. He has potential with the bat, averaging 24 at 139 strike rate in T20 cricket. Picked by 26% of the MPL teams, Jones can be a good differential pick.

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Where and what time to watch the match live in India

Viacom18 has the rights for the SA20 broadcast in India. You can watch the Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals match on Sports18 at 9 PM on Tuesday. You can also catch the action live on online streaming platform Jio Cinema.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.


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