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SA20 2023 Cricket Free Tips | MI Cape Town vs Paarl Royals: 1st Match

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MI Cape Town vs Paarl Royals Match Details

Match: MI Cape Town vs Paarl Royals, Match 01 | SA20 2023

Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2023

Time: 20:30 (GMT+5) / 21:00 (GMT+5.5) / 21:30 (GMT+6)

Format: T20

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

MI Cape Town vs Paarl Royals Preview

  • MI Rassie van der Dussen and Kagiso Rabada’s absence will probably hurt Cape Town.
  • Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, and David Miller make up the Paarl Royals’ potent batting order.
  • The more balanced bowling assault of Paarl Royals will give them the advantage in this match.


On Tuesday night at Newlands, MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals play in the opening match of the SA20 competition. Both teams will be under pressure to start this eagerly anticipated competition on an exciting note, and some of the top T20 players in the world will be on display. In Cape Town, the match begins at 17:30 local time.

There will be a lot of pressure on MI Cape Town to perform well because they will be playing in the opening match of the championship in front of their home crowd. However, they have a few outstanding individual players who we anticipate will rise to the occasion.

The possibility to ruin MI Cape Town’s hosting of the opening game will have Paarl Royals eager to get to Cape Town. The club has two of the most potent T20 hitters in Jos Buttler and David Miller.

MI Cape Town vs Paarl Royals Weather Report, Toss Prediction, and Pitch Report 

The temperature will hover around 20 degrees during this match in Cape Town, with the humidity increasing slightly as the game continues.

At this location, teams batting first have won 63.2% of T20 games. If any club won the toss and decided to field first in this game, it would come as a great surprise.

The wicket should have some pace and bounce, but overall, the surface will be favourable for batters. A par score will probably be close to 180.

MI Cape Town Team News & Probable Playing XIs

Rashid Khan, Jofra Archer, and two other T20 World Cup champions from England are all part of MI Cape Town’s roster of top international players. A full roster of players is available for coach Simon Katich to choose from.

Recent form – 

MI Cape Town’s Probable XI

Rashid Khan (c), Grant Roelofsen (wk), Ryan Rickleton, George Linde, Liam Livingstone, Dewald Brevis, Sam Curran, Beuran Hendricks, Duan Jansen, Jofra Archer, and Ziyaad Abrahams.

Paarl Royals Team News & Probable Playing XIs

The pre-tournament excitement has been that the Paarl Royals are one of the most thrilling teams in the competition, led by coach JP Duminy. Prior to this first game, there are no injuries, but the team is under a lot of pressure.

Recent form – 

Paarl Royals’ Probable XI

David Miller (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Dane Vilas, Corbin Bosch, Imran Manack, Andile Phehlukwayo, Obed McCoy, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Lungi Ngidi.

MI Cape Town vs Paarl Royals Head-to-Head Stats (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost
MI Cape Town 0 0
Paarl Royals 0 0

MI Cape Town vs Paarl Royals – Match 01, Dream 11


  • Jos Buttler (c)


  • David Miller
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Liam Livingstone (vc)
  • Dewald Brevis


  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Sam Curran


  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Rashid Khan
  • Lungi Ngidi

SA20 2023 Cricket Free Tips | MI Cape Town vs Paarl Royals 1st Match

MI Cape Town vs Paarl Royals Prediction

Winning the toss

  • Paarl Royals

Top batsman

  • MI Cape Town – Liam Livingstone
  • Paarl Royals – Jos Buttler

Top bowler

  • MI Cape Town – Rashid Khan
  • Paarl Royals – Tabraiz Shamsi

Most sixes

  • MI Cape Town – Liam Livingstone
  • Paarl Royals – David Miller

Player of the Match

  • Paarl Royals – Jos Buttler

Team Scores Batting First

  • MI Cape Town – 170+
  • Paarl Royals – 180+

Paarl Royals is the favourite to win this match.


There is a lot of anticipation for this game worldwide because players are skipping other tournaments to participate in this new one. On this rapid surface, we anticipate many fours and sixes, and the outcome will depend on which team hits the most boundaries. Although we expect a competitive game, we support Paarl Royals’ hitting prowess and predict they will prevail in this contest.

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