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

image-ldsp17igPhil Salt and Jimmy Neesham [Source: Twitter]

Pretoria Capitals and Paarl Royals will face each other in the final league stage match of the SA20 on Tuesday, February 7. 

The highly anticipated showdown will take place at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, marking the end of a thrilling and competitive league season. 

Paarl Royals' playoff hopes hinge on their upcoming must-win match against Pretoria. Their four wins from nine games have put them in the fourth spot in the league standings. But, unfortunately, their one game was wiped out due to bad weather.

As for Pretoria Capitals, they suffered a devastating 151-run defeat at the hands of Durban Super Giants in their last match. Nevertheless, their playoff spot was already secured with six wins in nine games, and they continue to lead the league standings.

Both teams will be looking to give their all in this match, as the outcome will determine the fate of Paarl Royals in the tournament. The stage is set for an exciting clash as these two teams prepare to lock horns in what promises to be a cracking T20 contest. 

Match Details

  • Date & Time: February 7, 9:00 PM IST
  • Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
  • Live Telecast & Streaming: Sports18 and Jio Cinema 

Pitch Report 

The playing surface at this venue is expected offer assistance to fast bowlers. However, batting will become easier as the game progresses. Both teams are expected to have a preference for chasing in this stadium. The average first inning total at this venue is 165 runs.

Predicted Playing XI 

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

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


On paper, both teams seem evenly matched, but the Pretoria Capitals, being at the top of the table, have the upper hand. 

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