Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds – SA20 2023

Pretoria Capitals and Paarl Royals are set to collide in the first Semi-final of the SA20 at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Wednesday, February 8th. The market has Pretoria Capitals as heavy favourites to win the match with the odds of 8/11 (1.72) whereas Paarl Royals have odds of 1/1 (2.00).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals, 1st Semi-final, SA20 2023
  • February 8, 2023 – 3:30 PM GMT
  • The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg has historically been a pretty good venue for batting. The average first innings score from over 70 T20 matches played here reads 168. The pitches have varied in nature this season, with the first two games favouring batters and the last two assisting bowlers.

The weather doesn’t look promising from the match point of view as it could play a spoilsport. Johannesburg could witness showers and thunderstorms with over 60% chance of rain predicted.

Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals – Match Predictions

Pretoria Capitals are coming off a dominant victory over their semi-final opponent Paarl Royals. They have a very potent bowling attack, with both pacers and spinners in excellent form while batting has been pretty destructive. Paarl Royals, on the other hand, have struggled in both batting and bowling departments.

Probable 6s

Pretoria Capitals have Kusal Mendis and Phil Salt in magnificent form along with the likes of Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram and Jimmy Neesham. They have batted with high intent throughout the tournament, smashing 68 sixes in 10 innings (6.8/innings). Paarl Royals heavily depend on Jos Buttler and David Miller. They have hit 41 sixes in 10 innings (4.1/innings).

Our Prediction: Pretoria Capitals to hit most sixes in this match with the odds of 1/1 (2.00).

Probable Wickets

Anrich Nortje has claimed 16 wickets in the tournament at an economy of 6.17. He is a good bet to be the top wicket-taker for Pretoria Capitals at 9/4 (3.25). For Paarl Royals, Lungi Ngidi has taken 11 wickets at 6.81 rpo and has the odds of 2/1 (3.00) to be the top bowler for his team.

Our Prediction: Anrich Nortje to be the highest wicket-taker for Pretoria Capitals at 9/4 (3.25).

Man of the Match

Kusal Mendis is coming off a terrific knock in the previous game, scoring 80 off just 41 balls. He has been in great form at the top of the order and could make an impact yet again. He is one of the top contenders to be the player of the match at 9/1 (10.00) odds. Other top betting options include Anrich Nortje, Phil Salt, Jos Buttler and David Miller.

Our Prediction: Kusal Mendis to be the Man of the Match at 9/1 (10.00) odds.

Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals Preview

Pretoria Capitals may have defeated Paarl Royals on Tuesday but the semi-final is a different ball game altogether. Let’s take a look at these two sides before their crucial encounter on Wednesday.

Pretoria Capitals

Pretoria Capitals were the best team in the group stage, winning seven matches and losing three. They capped off the group stage with another dominant victory, beating Paarl Royals by 59 runs on the back of strong batting and bowling performance.

Their batting unit comprises Phil Salt, Kusal Mendis, Rilee Rossouw, Theunis de Bruyn, Colin Ingram and James Neesham. The Capitals have the bowling unit, with Anrich Nortje, Adil Rashid and Ethan Bosch in top form. Wayne Parnell’s unavailability could be a blow.

Squad: Philip Salt (wk), Kusal Mendis, Theunis de Bruyn (c), Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, James Neesham, Senuran Muthusamy, Eathan Bosch, Rashid Khan, Anrich Nortje, Joshua Little

Paarl Royals

Paarl Royals just managed to sneak into the semi finals despite losing the final game due to their superior net run-rate compared to Durban’s Super Giants. They finished fourth on the table with 19 points, having won four games and lost five.

The Royals have Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, David Miller and Eoin Morgan in the batting line-up but depend heavily on the English skipper. The bowling attack, which comprises Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi, Evan Jones and Andile Phehlukwayo, can be a concern.

Squad: Jason Roy, Paul Stirling, Jos Buttler (wk), Mitchell Van Buuren, Eoin Morgan, David Miller (c), Andile Phehlukwayo, Evan Jones, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

How to Watch SA20 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

Pretoria Capitals vs Paarl Royals

You can follow this game wherever you are on the Sky Go App. If you are watching on TV, every ball will be shown on Sky Sports Cricket.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • SkyGo app (Streaming)


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