SA20 2023 Match 30: Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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League leaders Pretoria Capitals and Paarl Royals lock horns in the last league match of the inaugural SAT20 edition on Tuesday, February 07, 2023, at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. 

Match no.30 is scheduled at 9.00 PM (IST) and 5.30 PM (local time). Earlier, both sides met on January 22 in Match no.18, in which the Royals sealed the deal by a margin of 6 wickets.

Speaking about the form, the Capitals have been consistent throughout the campaign as they have played nine matches with six wins and just three losses. Their six victories have come against the Sunrisers Eastern Cape (twice), Joburg Super Kings, Durban Super Giants, and MI Cape Town (twice). With 27 points and a net run rate of +0.670, the Capitals are topping the table and have already qualified for the next round.

On the other hand, the Royals have blown hot and cold in this competition so far. They have played nine games with four wins and as many losses to their name. Their victories have come against the Super Kings, Super Giants, the Capitals, and the Eastern Cape. With 19 points and an NRR of +0.050, the inconsistent Paarl side is placed in the 4th spot in the table, and if they lose this fixture, they might get knocked out of SA20 2023.

Before the match begins, let us look at the essential stats, the best player picks and the best-predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the game.

Ground Stats: SuperSport Park, Centurion

Teams batting first have managed to go-past the 210-run mark twice in Centurion. The highest total of 254/4 was also achieved at this very venue.  Sides batting first and second have won 2 matches each at the SuperSport Park.

Numbers at the ground in SAT20 2023

Total Matches: 4
Matches won batting first: 2
Matches won batting second: 2
Average score batting first: 188
Average score batting second: 141
Average runs per over: 9.31
Average runs per wicket: 21.93

PRE vs PRL, Match 30: Head-to-Head

As mentioned above, both teams met previously in Match no. 18 in which the  Royals won the contest by a margin of 6 wickets.

Total Match: 1
Pretoria Captails won: 0
Paarl Royals won: 1

PRE vs PRL, Match 30: Probable Final 13s

Pretoria Capitals Team News

No major updates

Pretoria Capitals Probable Final 13

Phil Salt (wk), Kusal Mendis, Theunis de Bruyn, Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, James Neesham, Senuran Muthusamy, Wayne Parnell (c), Eathan Bosch, Daryn Dupavillon, Joshua Little, Shane Dadswell, Migael Pretorius

Paarl Royals Team News

No major updates

Paarl Royals Probable Final 13

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

PRE vs PRL, Match 30: Top Five Picks

1.Kusal Mendis (PRE): Opening the innings, Sri Lanka international Kusal Mendis is averaging 28.75 with the highest score of 39. The right-handed batter would hope for a significant score under his belt before the knockout stage.

2.Phil Salt (PRE): Mendis' opening partner Phil Salt has scored just 169 runs in 7 innings despite hitting two half-centuries in SA20 2023. The England international would look to add some more runs to his tally before the playoffs. 

3.Eathan Bosch (PRE): Young right arm fast bowler Eathan Bosch has picked up the second-most wickets for the Capitals in this campaign after Anrich Nortje. He looks a good bet in the final league match of this inaugural edition.

4.Jos Buttler (PRL): Destructive England batter Jos Buttler is the leading run-getter for the Royals this season. He has struck 3 half-centuries in 9 innings and would be hoping for more in a crunch game for his side.

5.Jason Roy (PRL): Buttler's opening partner and his England teammate Jason Roy has managed to hit a solitary fifty in 9 innings. That half-century (61) came in the last match as he looks a worthy option for this fixture.

PRE vs PRL, Match 30: Must picks for the match

Pretoria Capitals

  1. Kusal Mendis - 115 runs in 4 innings
  2. Phil Salt - 169 runs in 7 innings
  3. Eathan Bosch - 11 wickets in 9 innings

Paarl Royals

  1. Jos Buttler - 308 runs in 9 innings
  2. Jason Roy - 161 runs in 9 innings
  3. Lungi Ngidi - 9 wickets in 7 innings

PRE vs PRL, Match 30: Risky Picks

Pretoria Capitals: Theunis de Bruyn, James Neesham

Paarl Royals: Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas

PRE vs PRL, Match 30: Best Captain and vice-captain choices

  • Phil Salt (PRE)
  • Jos Buttler (PRL)
  • Jason Roy (PRL)

PRE vs PRL, Match 30: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis, Phil Salt, Jos Buttler
Batters: Rilee Rossouw, Jason Roy, David Miller
All-rounders: Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers: Joshua Little, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin

Captain: Jos Buttler
Vice-captain: Phil Salt

PRE: 4 Players, PRL: 7 Players

PRE vs PRL, Match 30: Team for Winner takes all Contests

Wicketkeepers: Phil Salt, Jos Buttler
Batters: Theunis de Bruyn, Colin Ingram, Mitchell Van Buuren
All-rounders: Wayne Parnell, Senuran Muthusamy, Wihan Lubbe
Bowlers: Lungi Ngidi, Joshua Little, Bjorn Fortuin

Captain: Bjorn Fortuin
Vice-captain: Phil Salt

PRE: 6 Players, PRL: 5 Players

Also Read: SA20 Match 30 | Pretoria vs Paarl: Match Preview, Probable XI, and Prediction