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Friday brings us a doubleheader with Joburg Super Kings and Paarl Royals fighting in the afternoon fixture. The 24th match of the SA20 will take place at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on February 3rd. The market suggests Paarl Royals will walk into the game as favourites with the odds of 8/11 (1.72) whereas Joburg Super Kings have odds of 1/1 (2.00).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- Joburg Super Kings vs Paarl Royals, Match 24, SA20 2023
- February 3, 2023 – 11:30 AM GMT
- The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The Wanderers Stadium is a venue where batters have had good success over the years. Over 70 T20 matches have been hosted at this venue, with the average batting first score of 168. Pitches have been very good this tournament as well, with the innings scores in two matches reading 168, 162, 178 and 182.
The weather in Johannesburg doesn’t look promising as the South African Weather Service have predicted a 66% chance of rain on Friday. The temperature will be around 20-24°C during match hours.
Joburg Super Kings vs Paarl Royals – Match Predictions
Joburg Super Kings have won both their matches at the Wanderers this season. They have a very good bowling attack for the home conditions in both pace and spin department while the batting has shown signs of improvement. Paarl Royals’ bowling attack can be vulnerable and the batting depends heavily on Jos Buttler and David Miller.
Super Giants To Hit Most Sixes
Jones To Take Most Wickets
du Plessis to be Man of the Match
Joburg Super Kings have Faf du Plessis and Leus du Plooy in good form. They also have Donovan Ferreira in the line-up. Joburg have struck 33 sixes in seven matches compared to just 27 by Paarl Royals in eight innings. Paarl Royals will be relying on Jos Buttler and David Miller for the power-hitting.
Our Prediction: Joburg Super Kings to hit most sixes in this match with the odds of 19/20 (1.95).
Evan Jones has taken 12 wickets in the SA20 from seven innings, striking every 11.1 balls with best figures of 4 for 32. He has the odds of 100/30 (4.33) to be the top wicket-taker for Paarl Royals. From the Joburg Super Kings side, Gerald Coetzee has snared 11 wickets from five games with best of 4/24. He has the odds of 11/4 (3.75) to be the top bowler for the Super Giants.
Our Prediction: Evan Jones to be the highest wicket-taker for Paarl Royals at 100/30 (4.33).
Man of the Match
Faf du Plessis is coming off a sensational knock of 113 not-out in 58 balls at this venue. He has scored 277 runs in the season at 46 average and 148 strike rate. He is a good bet to be the player of the match at 6/1 (7.00) odds. Other top betting options include Leus du Plooy, Gerald Coetzee, Jos Buttler and David Miller.
Our Prediction: Faf du Plessis to be the Man of the Match at 6/1 (7.00) odds.
Joburg Super Kings vs Paarl Royals Preview
With all the teams still in the semifinals race, every match holds significant importance. Let’s take a look at Joburg Super Kings and Paarl Royals before they clash on Friday.
Joburg Super Kings
Joburg Super Kings are placed fourth on the table with 16 points, having won four out of seven matches. They’re coming off back to back victories over Sunrisers Eastern Cape and Durban’s Super Giants. Faf du Plessis smashed a stunning century against the Super Giants to chase down 179 by eight wickets.
Leus du Plooy and du Plessis remain key in the batting department while Reeza Hendricks and Donovan Ferreira need to step up. Matthew Wade’s addition bolsters the line-up. The bowling attack could be weakened with Alzarri Joseph’s unavailability but they have decent resources
Squad: Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis (c), Matthew Wade, Leus du Plooy, Donavon Ferreira (wk), Sibonelo Makhanya, Romario Shepherd, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Lizaad Williams, Maheesh Theekshana
Paarl Royals occupy the.hird place on the table with 17 points from eight games. They have won four games with a bonus point in one of those and have lost four. They have defeated Pretoria Capitals and Sunrisers Eastern Cape in the previous two games.
Jos Buttler and David Miller hold the key in the batting department but they’ll need some support from Jason Roy and Dane Vilas. The bowling attack has Lungi Ngidi and Evan Jones along with spin duo of Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi.
Squad: Jason Roy, Wihan Lubbe, Jos Buttler (wk), Dane Vilas, David Miller (c), Mitchell Van Buuren, Andile Phehlukwayo, Evan Jones, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
How to Watch SA20 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
For the UK viewers, Sky Sports Cricket is the official broadcaster of the SA20. For online streaming, you can head over to the SkyGo application.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- SkyGo app (Streaming)