Date: January 10, 2023
Time: 9:00 PM IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
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Cricket's newest T20 league, SA20 kicks off on Tuesday in South Africa with the MI Cape Town hosting the Paarl Royals at the Newlands. Both these franchises are led by T20 icons like Rashid Khan (CT) and David Miller (PRL) and are touted to be among the best teams in the tournament. With the quality of players across both squads, fans are in for an entertaining opening game for SA20.
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.
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MI Cape Town
The Rashid Khan-led side has an incredible mix of global stars and local talent which will make them one of the favorites to win the tournament. MI Cape Town includes the likes of Dewland Brevis, Liam Livingstone, and Rassie Vander Dussen, a set of players who have the ability to score big runs. The team also has some incredible all-rounders like Rashid Khan and Sam Curran.
SportsTiger Playing XI of MI Cape Town
Rashid Khan (C), Dewald Brevis, Rassie van der Dussen, George Linde, Grant Roelofsen (wk), Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Liam Livingstone, Beuran Hendricks, Duan Jansen,Ryan Rickelton.
Now talking about David Miller’s team, the Paarl Royals also have an incredible squad with stars in each department. Their batting has been their batters with the likes of Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, and Eoin Morgan along with their captain. The team also has some quality bowlers like Obed Mcoy, Lungi Ngidi, Tabriz Shamsi, and Corbin Bosch. The one weakness seems to be their all-rounder as Andile Phelukwayo is the only international player.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Paarl Royals
David Miller (C), Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Mitchell van Buuren, Wihan Lubbe, Jos Buttler (wk), Dane Vilas, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Ramon Simmonds
MI Cape Town is looking like the favorites to take the victory against Paarl Royals as they have a more well-rounded team with star players in each department.
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