SA20 2024 | PR vs PRC, Match 3- Top Captain and Vice-captain Choices

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Although the SA20 curtain-raiser did not kickoff as it was anticipated due to poor weather conditions, the excitement does not stop as matches come regularly with promises to fulfil the desire for riveting clashes. Match 3 of the ongoing tournament will see Paarl Royals square off against Pretoria Capitals at Boland Park, Paarl. The action is slated to begin from 9:00 PM IST.

Both teams made the playoffs in the inaugural edition with the Capitals making it to the finals before losing to the Sunrisers Eastern Cape. The Pretoria side will be captained by Eathan Bosch, who was one of the emerging starts of the competition last season. Meanwhile, the Royals were eliminated by their forthcoming opponent in the previous edition of SA20 in the eliminator stage. They fell to overhaul 153 runs in the second innings and fell prey to some brilliant bowling. Captained by David Miller, the Royals will look kick off the season on a high.

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PR vs PRC, Match 3- Toss Factor

The surface at Boland Park, Paarl has seen more low scoring affairs in T20Is, However, a recent few ODIs saw some the batters enjoying their stay early in the innings. It tends to support both the pacers and the spinners as the time goes by.

Scenario: If Paarl Royals field first 

The likes of David Miller and Jos Buttler have the habit to chase totals with ease. The former is one of the best finishers in the modern cricket and therefore should be a valuable asset for the team if the bowl first.

Scenario: If Pretoria Capitals field first 

The Capitals have some underrated names in T20 cricket that includes the likes of Adil Rashid, Pal Stirling and Rilee Rossouw. They also have the Bosch brothers who have been brilliant in the domestic outfit for the last few years. 

PR vs PRC, Match 3- Top Captain and Vice-captain Choices 

Scenario: If Paarl Royals field first

David Miller (PR): The South African finisher is one of the best in the business when it comes to chasing a total. Miller has a history of playing inevitable knocks while chasing and will look to lead his side from the front as an example for the forthcoming assignment.

Eathan Bosch (PRC): The South African bowler bagged 15 wickets from 12 matches in the last season and was one of the finds. He has the ability to hit the right areas and picked up 14 wickets from his last 10 innings with an economy of 8.16.

Scenario: If Pretoria Capitals field first

Jos Buttler (PR): The English white-ball skipper hasn't been in his true colours since a while. He had a poor World Cup campaign but it does not rule out the fact that Buttler is one of the best T20 batters going around in the world. The wicketkeeper-batter is likely to bat at the top of the order and if he gets going, runs will come hither and thither. 

Adil Rashid (PRC): The wrist-spinner can be useful in controlling the flow of runs during the middle overs phase. The surface in Boland park tends to assist the bowlers in the initial half and Rashid could get the better out of the batters with his mix of wrong'uns and leg-breaks.

PR vs PRC, Match 3- High Risk, High Reward Choices 

Rilee Rossouw (PRC): The left-handed batter is a swashbuckler of his own style and can change the course of a game completely on will. He is quite accustomed to these conditions but lacks consistency.

Bjorn Fortuin (PR): The finger spinner is used to bowling in the powerplay and middle overs. He has been tight with his line and length since the past couple of years and gets wickets too. In his last nine matches, Fortuin bagged 14 scalps at an impressive economy of 6.44.