UK: 18+ USA: 21+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply | Play Responsibly
Tuesday brings another doubleheader in the SA20, with Sunrisers Eastern Cape and Paarl Royals fighting it out in match no. 21 at St George’s Park on Tuesday, January 24th. Paarl Royals will be heading into the game as favourites with the odds of 4/7 (1.57) while Sunrisers Eastern Cape have odds of 5/4 (2.25) to win this match.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Paarl Royals, Match 21, SA20 2023
- January 24, 2023 – 11:30 AM GMT
- St George’s Park, Gqeberha
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
St George’s Park has generally favoured bowlers, with average first innings score of just 154 from 39 T20 matches. However, in the last 13 matches, the average batting first score stands at 170. SA20 has seen different types of decks here with two high scoring matches and two low scoring. The first innings scores in four matches in this competition read 193, 158, 127 and 210.
Port Elizabeth should witness partly sunny and breezy weather on Tuesday afternoon. There’s around a 13% chance of precipitation while the temperature hovers around 24°C.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Paarl Royals – Match Predictions
Sunrisers Eastern Cape have been in magnificent form in the tournament. Their bowling attack especially has been pretty potent in the last few games while the batting unit is coming into its own. Paarl Royals’ batting line-up hasn’t fired collectively yet while the bowling depends on a couple of guys.
Eastern Cape To Hit Most Sixes
Fortuin To Take Most Wickets
van der Merwe to be Man of the Match
Sunrisers Eastern Cape have been bolstered with Adam Rossington. They also have Jordan Hermann, Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram and Tristan Stubbs in decent form. They have struck 46 sixes in seven games compared to only 17 by Paarl Royals in the same number of matches. The Royals do have Jos Buttler, David Miller and Jason Roy but none of them have been at their best.
Our Prediction: Sunrisers Eastern Cape to hit most sixes in this match with the odds of 11/10 (2.10).
Left arm spinner Bjorn Fortuin has snared 12 wickets in seven matches at an economy of just 6.29, including three three-wicket hauls. He has the odds of 3/1 (4.00) to be the highest wicket-taker for Paarl Royals. For Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Roelof van der Merwe has picked 12 scalps in five games at 5.15 rpo. He has the odds of 4/1 (5.00) to be the top bowler for the Eastern Cape.
Our Prediction: Bjorn Fortuin to be the highest wicket-taker for Paarl Royals at 3/1 (4.00).
Man of the Match
Roelof van der Merwe has been sensational in SA20, averaging just 8.16 per wicket and is coming off career-best 6 for 20. He has the odds of 14/1 (15.00) to be the player of the match. Apart from him, Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram and Jos Buttler are top betting options.
Our Prediction: Roelof van der Merwe to be the Man of the Match at 14/1 (15.00) odds.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Paarl Royals Preview
Every match becomes crucial as the tournament heads towards the back end, especially for Paarl Royals who can not afford losing at this stage. Let’s take a look at these two sides ahead of their match on Tuesday.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Sunrisers Eastern Cape have played seven matches, winning four and losing three. They annihilated Durban’s Super Giants in the previous game by 124 runs and claimed a bonus point. They posted 210 on the board before Roelof van der Merwe ran through the opponent with a six-for.
The Sunrisers bowling attack looks potent with Sisanda Magala, Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram and Roelof van der Merwe in excellent form. The batting line-up is strengthened with the inclusion of Adam Rossington and Jordan Hermann.
Squad: Jordan Hermann, Adam Rossington (wk), Sarel Erwee, Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, JJ Smuts, Marco Jansen, James Fuller, Roelof van der Merwe, Sisanda Magala, Brydon Carse
Paarl Royals have lost four out of seven games in the season while winning three with one bonus point. Their net run-rate of -0.014 is a cause of concern for them. Captain David Miller steered his side to a six-wicket win over Pretoria Capitals on Sunday with 28* off 14.
The Royals saw the first instance of good contributions from several batters in the previous game. The bowling attack looks decent with Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi leading the pack.
Squad: Jason Roy, Wihan Lubbe, Jos Buttler (wk), Dane Vilas, Mitchell Van Buuren, David Miller (c), Evan Jones, Ferisco Adams, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
How to Watch SA20 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
The UK viewers can catch the SA20 live broadcast on Sky Sports Cricket. You can also watch the Sunrisers Eastern Cape vs Paarl Royals match live on the streaming platform SkyGo application.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- SkyGo app (Streaming)