Cricketing world's newest T20 league in South Africa called the SA20 kicks off with the MI Cape Town facing the Paarl Royals on January 10. The match will be played at the iconic Newlands stadium in Cape Town. Both these teams are considered among the best in the tournament and have some incredibly talented stars from across the world.
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The MI Cape Town is led by Afghan all-rounder Rashid Khan and has top players like Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer and Dewald Brevis. Whereas the Paarl Royals have appointed South African batter David Miller as their captain and have stars like Jos Butler, Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy etc in their team.
But before the two teams go head to head for the game, here look at the picture painted by numbers and statistics and who they depict could be the winner.
1. Win Possibility:
The MI Cape Town will have a better chance to win the game as they have well a rounded squad with in-form and experienced players across the line-up. Another advantage for Cape Town will be their bowling which includes the likes of Rashid Khan, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada and Jofra Archer. Their batting may lack international stars but has quality local players. On the other hand, the Paarl Royals have an incredible batting lineup but lack similar firepower in their bowling attack.
2. Predicted powerplay score and Average first innings total
The Newlands in Cape Town has always been a place where both batters and bowlers are equally benefitted. The average 1st innings score is 148 in domestic T20 games. Whereas the predicted powerplay score is expected to be between 45-50.
3. Betting Odds
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