Pawan ∙ Jan 19 2023, 3:32 PM | 4 Min Read

SA20 Match 14: Paarl Royals vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape| Fantasy Tips and Teams

image-ld2x4v75Sunrisers Eastern Cape (Source: Twitter)

Paarl Royals and Sunrisers Eastern Cape lock horns in Match no. 14 of the inaugural SA20 on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at the Boland Park in Paarl. The match is scheduled to take place at 21.00 PM (IST). Both sides will square off against each other in the reverse fixture in Match no. 21 on January 24 at St.George's Park in Gqeberha.

Speaking about the form of both sides, the Royals have had a mixed start to the tournament. They have played four games so far and won two and lost two. They lost their opening match against MI Cape Town by 8 wickets before claiming their first win against Joburg Super Kings by 7 wickets. They suffered defeat again in their third encounter against Durban Super Giants by 27 runs. Paarl registered a win in their last outing against the Super Giants by 10 runs. With 9 points and a net run rate of +0.322, they are placed in the second position in the table behind Pretoria Capitals.

Meanwhile, it's a familiar story for the Eastern Cape as they have also played four matches with two victories and two losses under their belt. They faced defeats in their opening two clashes against the Pretoria Capitals before securing back-to-back wins against MI Cape Town. They are positioned fifth in the table with 8 points and an NRR of -0.579.

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

 Ground Stats: Boland Park, Paarl

The slower bowlers are expected to play a crucial part as its not a batting-friendly surface. Two matches have been played in this competition at the venue with a victory each for side batting first and second.

Numbers at the ground (This tournament)

Total Matches: 2

Matches won batting first: 1

Matches won batting second: 1

Average score batting first: 125

Average score batting second: 120.5

Average runs per over: 7.27

Average runs per wicket: 18.18

PRL vs EAC, Match 14: Probable Final 13s

Paarl Royals Team News

No major updates

Paarl Royals Probable Final 13

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk),  Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas, David Miller (c), Eoin Morgan, Evan Jones, Ferisco Adams, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Corbin Bosh, Andile Phehlukwayo

Sunrisers Eastern Cape Team News

No major updates

Sunrisers Eastern Cape Probable Final 13

Adam Rossington (wk), JJ Smuts, Sarel Erwee, Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Jordan Cox, Marco Jansen, Brydon Carse, Roelof van der Merwe, Sisanda Magala, Ottniel Baartman, Tom Abell, James Fuller

PRL vs EAC Match 14: Top Five Picks

1. Jos Buttler (PRL): Jos Buttler is the leading run-scorer for Paarl with 117 runs to his name in 4 outings. But by his standards, these are considered to be fewer runs as he will be looking to score big runs.

2. Jason Roy (PRL): Buttler's national teammate and opening partner Jason Roy has struggled for runs and managed to amass only 61 runs in 4 games. A big inning is due for the right-handed batter would would hope to get amongst the runs quickly.

3. David Miller (PRL): Paarl Skipper David Miller has also scored just 79 runs in this competiton so far. He looks like an ideal pick considering the wealth of experience and his hitting prowess in the T20 format.

4. Aiden Markram (EAC): Sunrisers captain Aiden Markram is the second highest run-scorer for his side with 113 runs. He is expected to lead his side from the front with his batting and also the leadership skills.

5. Tristan Stubbs (EAC): The hard-hitting youngster Tristan Stubbs is yet to set the tournament on fire with his highest score being just 30 in 4 games. Stubbs would look to showcase his talent and skills that he possesses in this contest by striking big.

PRL vs EAC, Match 14: Must picks for the match

Paarl Royals

1.Jos Buttler - 117 runs in 4 matches

2.Jason Roy - 61 runs in 4 matches

3.David Miller - 79 runs in 4 matches

Sunrisers Eastern Cape

1.Aiden Markram - 113 runs and 5 wickets in 4 matches

2.Tristan Stubbs - 93 runs in 4 matches

PRL vs EAC, Match 14: Risky Picks

Paarl Royals: Wihan Lubbe, Eoin Morgan

Sunrisers Eastern Cape: JJ Smuts, Sarel Erwee

PRL vs EAC, Match 14: Best Captain and Vice-Captain choices

1.Jos Buttler (PRL)

2.Aiden Markram (EAC)

3.Marco Jansen (EAC)

PRL vs EAC, Match 14: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeepers: Jos Buttler, Adam Rossington

Batters: Jason Roy, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs

All-rounders: Evan Jones, Marco Jansen

Bowlers: Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi, Sisanda Magala, Ottniel Baartman

Captain: Jos Buttler
Vice-Captain: Aiden Markram

PRL: 6 Players, EAC: 5 Players

PRL vs EAC, Match 14: Team for Winner takes all Contests

Wicketkeepers: Jos Buttler, Adam Rossington

Batters: Eoin Morgan, Dane Vilas, Sarel Erwee, JJ Smuts, Wihan Lubbe

All-rounders: Roelof van der Merwe, Ferisco Adams

Bowlers: Lungi Ngidi, Brydon Carse

Captain: Jos Buttler
Vice-Captain: Wihan Lubbe

PRL: 6 Players, EAC: 5 Players

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