Date: January 24, 2023
Time: 5 PM IST
Venue: St. George's Park, in Gqeberha
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Second-seeded Sunrisers Eastern Cape will square off against rejuvenated Paarl Royals in the next game of the ongoing SA20 League on January 24 at St. George's Park, in Gqeberha. Both the teams have been inconsistent in the tournament, but Sunrisers Eastern Cape have extracted better results comparatively. Aiden Markram-led side registered a 124-run victory over Durban Super Giants in the previous game and likely to post tough challenge to Royals in the next game.
The surface at Sr George's Park has been a batting paradise for the teams and Sunrisers posted 210-runs in recent game at the same stadium. Team batting first must look towards posting a huge total and defend the target.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape:
Right-handed wicket-keeper batter Adam Rossington smashed a brilliant 72 off just 30 deliveries with the help of four maximums and ten boundaries. Jordan Hermann (59), Aiden Markran (44) and Tristan Stubbs (27) too made valuable contribution in the game. Left-arm orthodox Roelof van der Merwe produced spectacular spell as he bagged six wickets in the game reducing Giants at 86-10. Sunrisers Eastern Cape Town are clear favorites against Paarl Royals in the upcoming fixture.
Probable playing XI:
Adam Rossington (wk), Jordan Hermann, Sarel Erwee, JJ Smuts, Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, James Fuller, Roelof van der Merwe, Mason Crane, Sisanda Magala
David Miller-led Paarl Royals outplayed Pretoria Capitals in the last game. After restricting Capitals at 158-6, Royals chased down the target with utmost ease. Top-order batter - Jason Roy (21) and Wihan Lubbe (29) - set the right foundation which was well capitalize by the middle order batters - Jos Buttler (37), Dane Vilas (24) and David Miller (28). Despite winning the game against Capitals, Royals will have an uphill task ahead of them as they gear up to take on Sunrisers Eastern Cape.
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, Tabraiz Shamsi
Both the teams are coming on the back of comprehensive victories in their last game, but Sunrisers Eastern Cape will be looking favourites to win the next game.
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