Date: 19 January 2023
Time: 9:00 PM IST
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
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Paarl Royals and Sunrisers Eastern Cape will be up against each other in the 14th match of the inaugural season of SA20. Both teams have played four games each and have won two games each. However, Paarl Royals are a tad ahead of Eastern Cape on the basis of net run rate. The Royals as well as the Eastern Cape are coming on the back of a win and will be pumped up to take their opponent down. So, it is going to be an interesting game of cricket.
The Paarl pitch is not best suited for T20 cricket. The batters find it hard to hit through the line, especially early in the innings. However, it gets better to bat on as the game progresses. Meanwhile, the spinners enjoy some assistance from the pitch.
David Miller-led Paarl Royals have done a decent job so far, winning two out of four matches played. After losing their opening fixture against MI Cape Town, the Royals bounced back to beat Joburg Super Kings quite comprehensively. However, they lost their next game to Durban Super Giants but bounce back yet again against the same opponent. So, LWLW has been the pattern for the Royals so far. Now, with lower-placed Sunrisers to play against, the Royals will back themselves to break this pattern and register a consecutive win.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Paarl Royals
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Wihan Lubbe, David Miller (c), Dane Vilas, Eoin Morgan, Evan Jones, Ferisco Adams, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Sunrisers Eastern Cape
The Aiden Markram-led team did not start off well as they lost their first two games. Pretoria Capitals got the best out of them in both games. However, the Sunrisers did rise and beat MI Cape Town twice to make it two wins in four games. Marco Jansen played an absolute stunner to see his side home against MI in their last game. The all-rounder scored 66 runs off just 27 balls to pull the game in Sunrisers’ favour. Now, with the Royals to face, SEC will look to make it three consecutive wins.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Adam Rossington (wk), JJ Smuts, Sarel Erwee, Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Jordan Cox, Marco Jansen, Roelof van der Merwe, Sisanda Magala, Brydon Carse, Ottniel Baartman
If Paarl Royals bat: Score- 145-160; Sunrisers Win
If Sunrisers Eastern Cape bat: Score- 155-165; Sunrisers Win
Paarl Royals have been inconsistent in terms of producing a result in their favour. On the other hand, the Sunrisers are coming on the back of consecutive wins and hence will be pumped up to take down the Royals.
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