Just one week remains for SA20 tournaments group games to be played and it is safe to say the top three have taken a huge lead. The game on Sunday will pit the top two teams in the tournament.
Durban Super Giants (DSG) held the upper hand when these two teams met the last time. With a 57-run win at the Boland Park, it was a huge statement by Durban as far as the rest of the tournament goes. With that win, Durban moved to the top of the table and nearly booked their place into the playoffs.
Paarl Royals (PR) saw their proud home record broken with a massive loss in their previous game. With the return of David Miller, the team has become strong and will want to exact revenge on their opponents on Sunday.
DSG vs PR – Match Details
Match – Durban Super Giants vs Paarl Royals, SA20 2024, Match 22
Date and Time – 28th January 2024, 21:00 IST
Venue – Kingsmead, Durban
Live Coverage Details – Sport18 (TV) and Jio Cinema (Web and OTT)
DSG vs PR – Head-to-Head Stats
Matches Played – 3
Wins for Durban – 2
Wins for Paarl – 1
DSG vs PR – Pitch Report
Kingsmead has hosted three games and on two occasions the night games saw the team bat first and go on to win the game. Durban isn’t known for huge scores on the board and the ball does swing a lot under the lights. The teams chasing find it tough with the extra spice the pitch seems to offer. It will not come as a surprise if the skipper wins the toss and bats first. With rain in the air, it will also help the bowlers who can swing the ball.
DSG vs PR – Predicted XI
Durban Super Giants –
Tony De Zorzi, Matthew Breetzke, JJ Smuts, Quinton De Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Marcus Stoinis, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Reece Topley, Noor Ahmed, and Naveen Ul Haq
Paarl Royals –
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Wihan Lubbe, David Miller, Mitchell Van Buuren, Andile Phelukwayo, Fabian Allen, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Obed McCoy, and Tabraiz Shamsi
DSG vs PR – Fantasy Teams
Grand League Team
Batters – David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Jason Roy, and Mitchell Van Buuren
Wicket-Keepers – Heinrich Klaasen (VC)
All-Rounders – JJ Smuts (C), Marcus Stoinis, and Andile Phelukway0
Bowlers – Keshav Maharaj, R.Topley, and Lungi Ngidi
Batters – David Miller, Wihaan Mulder, Matthew Breetzke (VC), and Mitchell Van Burren
Wicket-Keepers – Jos Buttler
All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Andile Phelukwayo, and JJ Smuts
Bowlers – Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, and Bjorn Fortuin