The SA20 2024 league stage is just weeks away from coming to an end with 3 out of four spots in the playoffs re already confirmed. This will be another battle to look forward to once again where the Paarl Royals will be up against the Sunrisers Eastern game at the Boland Park in Paarl on the 2nd of February. This will not be a race to the playoffs but the top two spots are still open and these two team will be battling it out in the upcoming encounter. This will be the first time this season where the Royals will be going against the defending champions. The last two encounters between the teams last season were neck and neck where both the teams have a victory against each other.
The Royals have had a great start to the season and have no doubt been one of the best teams in the league so far with 5 wins and 3 losses in their 8 games. However, they will be disappointed after their last two games against the Durban SuperGiants where they have lost by massive margins. On the other hand, the Sunrisers are now playing their best game and have only lost one game in their last five encounters. This will be a great battle where the Royals will look to rule the game and the men in orange will look to rise to the occasion once again.
PR vs MICT: Match details
Match- Paarl Royals (PR) vs Sunrisers Eastern Cape(SUNE) match no- 27
Date- 2nd February 2024
Venue- Boland Park
Time-9:00 PM (IST)
PR vs MICT: Pitch Report
The conditions in Paarl are very tough for the batters with the uneven bounce which makes it tough to get under the ball. Most of the games at this venue have been low scoring, where the team batting first has come out victorious most of the time. This will be the real test for even the explosive batters who are featuring in the teams as well. The pacers in each squad with the likes of Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen will be the key men on this tough wicket and will make sure they manage to make big breakthroughs in the upcoming game once again.
PR vs MICT: Probable XI
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Wihan Lubbe, David Miller, Mitchell Van Buuren, Andile Phehlukwayo, Fabian Allen, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, John Turner.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Jordan Hermann, Dawid Malan, Tom Abell, Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs, Patrick Kruger, Marco Jansen, Liam Dawson, Beyers Swanepoel, Simon Harmer, Daniel Worrall.
PR vs MICT: Dream 11 Fantasy teams
Grand League Team
Wicket Keeper- Jos Buttler,
Batters- David Miller, Dawid Malan, Tom Abell
All-rounders- Aiden Markram(vc), Andile Phehlukwayo, Wihaan Lubbe, Marco Jansen(c)
Bowlers- Daniel Worrall, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi
Wicket Keeper- Jos Buttler, Tristan Stubbs
Batters- Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Tom Abell
All-rounders- Aiden Markram(c), Wihaan Lubbe, Marco Jansen
Bowlers- Daniel Worrall, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi(vc)