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Debashis Sarangi ∙ Jan 16 2023, 4:45 PM | 3 Min Read

SA20, Royals vs Super Giants: Preview, Prediction and Fantasy Tips

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The tenth fixture of the ongoing SA20 competition will see a fascinating battle, as Paarl Royals and Durban's Super Giants will take on each other at Boland Park. 

This will be the second consecutive face-off between these two teams. In the first game, the Super Giants handed a 27-run defeat to the Royals. 

Team Preview: Durban's Super Giants

DSG, who started their SA20 campaign with a 16-run defeat to JSK, came back remarkably, winning two successive encounters. A comprehensive five-wicket victory over MI Cape Town boosted their confidence, as they annihilated Paarl Royals in their third group-stage fixture. 

Durban's top four batters contributed handsomely, powering them to a mammoth 216. Then, their bowling unit led by Reece Topley turned out to be clinical, ensuring the Royals fell short of the target. 

So, the Super Giants will aim at sustaining their winning momentum, when they enter the field to lock horns with the Royals on Tuesday. 

Team Preview: Paarl Royals

In contrast to their counterparts, Paarl Royals have had a shilly-shally journey in the tournament so far. 

After losing the tournament opener to MI Cape Town, the Jos Buttler-led side outclassed JSK, handing them a crushing seven-wicket defeat. However, they failed to replicate the same against DSG, incurring a narrow 16-run loss despite Eoin Morgan's batting masterclass. 

So, this match gives the hosts the opportunity to avenge the Super Giants, who are high on confidence after two comprehensive wins. 

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Match Details

Date and Time: January 17, 5.00 PM IST
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
Live Streaming: Jio Cinema and Sports18

Pitch Report: The pitch at the Boland Park in Paarl will be on the drier side, as it's an afternoon game. So, spinners will get some assistance throughout the day. There will be minimal seam movement for the pacers. So, the ideal ploy for the toss-winner at this venue will be to bat first and exploit the abrasive conditions later. 

Predicted XIs

As DSG have been unbeaten in their last two games, they will likely field the same team. Meanwhile, the Royals might bring Tabraiz Shamsi in place of Imran Manack. 

Paarl Royals: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Wihan Lubbe, David Miller, Eoin Morgan, Dane Vilas, Evan Jones, Ferisco Adams, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi

Durban's Super Giants: Kyle Mayers, Wiaan Mulder, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keemo Paul, Jason Holder, Keshav Maharaj, Simon Harmer, Reece Topley, Prenelan Subrayen

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keepers: Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock
Batters: Eoin Morgan/David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Mayers
All-Rounders: Evan Jones, Wiaan Mulder
Bowlers: Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Prenelan Subrayen, Reece Topley

Captain: Quinton de Kock
Vice Captain: Reece Topley/Heinrich Klaasen


Although the Royals will have home advantage, the Super Giants have a more balanced squad and are expected to emerge victorious in this match. 

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