Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ Jan 21 2023, 3:37 PM

SA20 2023 Match 18: Paarl Royals vs Pretoria Capitals | Fantasy Tips and Teams

image-ld63o6z0Bjorn Fortuin (Source: Twitter)

The Paarl Royals and the Pretoria Capitals will be playing each other in the 18th match of the SA20 2023 at Boland Park in Paarl. The match will be played on Sunday, 22nd January 2023 at 5:00 PM. 

The Paarl Royals have played six matches in the tournament and have lost four of them. They are currently at number four in the points table. In their last match against the MI Cape Towns, the Royals lost the match chasing 143 runs.

The Pretoria Capitals are having a great time in the tournament. They have won four of their five matches and are looking in great form. The Capitals are currently at the top of the table with 15 points from five matches. 

Before the match starts, let us take a look at some important numbers, the top player picks and the best predicted XI for the fantasy contests of the match. 

 Ground Stats: Boland Park, Paarl

The pitch at Boland Park has behaved as a sporty one. The wicket gives players of all trades some opportunities to display their talent. So once again a fierce competition between the bat and the ball can be expected. 

Numbers at the ground (This Tournament)

Total Matches: 4

Matches won batting first: 2

Matches won batting second: 2

Average score batting first: 130

Average score batting second: 125

Average runs per over: 7.49

Average run per wicket: 19

 PRL vs PRE, Match 18: Probable Playing XIs

Paarl Royals Team News

No major updates

Paarl Royals Probable Playing XI

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas, Mitchell van Buuren, David Miller (c), Evan Jones, Ferisco Adams, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi

Pretoria Capitals News

No major updates

Pretoria Capitals Probable Playing XI

Phil Salt (wk), Will Jacks, Theunis de Bruyn, Rilee Rossouw, Shane Dadswell, Jimmy Neesham, Wayne Parnell (c), Eathan Bosch, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje, Senuram Muthusamy

PRL vs PRE, Match 18: Top Five Picks

  1. Will Jacks (PRE): The English all-rounder has been in great form with the bat in the tournament. Jacks has scored 204 runs in the tournament in five matches and is one of the hot picks for the match.
  2. Jos Buttler (PRL): The English wicketkeeper has not been his best self in the tournament so far. Though not destructive, Buttler has been consistent and that makes him a safe pick for the match. 
  3. Anrich Nortje (PRE): The South African speedster is looking in good form with the ball. Nortje has picked up 10 wickets in five matches and is looking dangerous whenever he is there with the cherry in his hand. 
  4. Bjorn Fortuin (PRL): The left-arm spinner has played a pivotal role in the middle-over bowling of the Royals. Fortuin has 11 wickets under his belt in six matches and is one hot pick for this match. 
  5. Phil Salt (PRE): The English batter has been one of the reasons that the Capitals have got off to some strong starts in the tournament. Salt is not only scoring runs quick he is doing it in more or less on a regular basis. His current form makes him a great pick for the match. 

PRL vs PRE, Match 18: Must picks for the match

Paarl Royals

  1. Jos Buttler - 178 runs in 6 matches
  2. Wihan Lubbe - 125 runs in 6 matches
  3. Bjorn Fortuin - 11 wickets in 6 matches

Pretoria Capitals

  1. Will Jacks - 204 runs in 5 matches
  2. Phil Salt - 159 runs in 5 matches
  3. Anrich Nortje - 10 wickets in 5 matches

 PRL vs PRE, Match 18: Risky picks

Paarl Royals: David Miller, Eoin Morgan

Pretoria Capitals: Wayne Parnell, Jimmy Neesham

PRL vs PRE, Match 18: Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Will Jacks (PRE)
  2. Jos Buttler (PRL)
  3. Anrich Nortje (PRE)

PRL vs PRE, Match 18: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler, Phil Salt

Batters: Eoin Morgan, David Miller, Theunis de Bruyn, Will Jacks

All-rounders: Jimmy Neesham, Evan Jones

Bowlers: Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje

Captain: Jos Buttler
Vice-Captain: Will Jacks

PRL: 5 Players, PRE: 6 Players

PRL vs PRE, Match 18: Team for Winner takes all Contests

Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler, Phil Salt

Batters: Jason Roy, David Miller, Theunis de Bruyn, Will Jacks

All-rounders: Ferisco Adams, Evan Jones

Bowlers: Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje

Captain: Phil Salt
Vice-Captain: Will Jacks

PRL: 7 Players, PRE: 4 Players

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