JSK vs PR SA T20 Prediction 03 Feb 2023
South Africa T20
Joburg Super Kings
- Date: 2023-02-03
- Start Time: 21:00
- Location: Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
- Tournament: SA20 2023
- Format: South Africa T20
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
After a mid-summer international break for the 3-match ODI series between England and South Africa, the SA T20 will return for its final leg. The Joburg Super Kings and the Paarl Royals will go head-to-head at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
- The Joburg Super Kings are in 4th place, while the Paarl Royals currently occupy 3rd in the standings.
- So this game promises to be a mouth-watering contest as the winning team will probably book their place in the knockout round of the competition.
- In the first game between the two teams, the Royals registered a thumping win over the Joburg Kings by 7 wickets and 57 deliveries to spare.
JSK vs PR – SA T20 – Venue Details
Venue: Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Date: 3rd February 2023
Time: 21:00 (local), 17:30 (IST)
JSK vs PR – SA T20 – Team Previews
Joburg Super Kings
The Johannesburg Super Kings received a huge blow prior to the game as they announced that their ace pacer Alzarri Joseph will not feature for the rest of the tournament. The Caribbean fast bowler will join his national team for the West Indies’ 2-match test series against Zimbabwe.
Although Joseph has been off the boil in the tournament, picking up 4 wickets at an economy rate of 8.40, the Super Kings will miss his express pace on the South African wickets. Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade has been named as his replacement.
Gerald Coetzee, the Joburg Kings’ leading wicket-taker with 11 scalps, will have to shoulder the fast-bowling burden. The young South African quick has lit up the competition and is coming on the back of 3-fer in his last game. Aaron Phangiso, who was having a great season, was suspended from the tournament for an illegal bowling action in what was another blow to Faf du Plessis’ team.
Skipper Du Plessis scored a brilliant hundred (113), the first in the history of the SA T20, in the Super Kings’ last game against the Durban Super Giants. The Kings registered an 8-wicket win, with Coetzee and Theekshana picking up 6 wickets.
It has been a mixed tournament so far the Paarl Royals, who came into the tournament with star names like Jos Buttler, David Miller and Jason Roy. They have won four and lost four, but owing to the fiercely competitive nature of the tournament, they sit in 3rd place with 17 points.
A victory here would take them above the Sunrisers Eastern Cape to 2nd place and possibly seal their place in the playoffs. In their last game, they beat the Sunrisers by 5 wickets.
A collective effort from the bowlers restricted the Sunrisers to just 130 on a tacky surface. Buttler continued his fine form and registered his 3rd fifty of the series to give them a good start, while David Miller finished things off with a 23-ball 37. It will be interesting to see how long a rope Jason Roy gets amidst his poor form. He has scored just 100 runs in 8 games at an average of 12.5.
JSK vs PR – SA T20 – Probable playing XI’s
Paarl Royals: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Wihan Lubbe, Mitchell Van Burren, Andile Phehlukwayo, David Miller, Dane Vilas, Evan Jones, Imaad Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Joburg Super Kings: Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis, Donovan Ferreira, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Wade, Sibonelo Makhanya, Romario Shepherd, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Mahesh Theekshana, Lizaad Williams
JSK vs PR – SA T20 – Toss Prediction and Pitch report
Chasing teams have won 17 of the 40 matches played at this venue. Still, expect the captain who wins the toss to choose to field first considering the ongoing trend in the tournament. The Wanderers has always been a happy hunting ground for fast bowlers and there have been two games at this venue so far. The surface has been in favour of the batsmen, with an average first-innings score of 173.
JSK vs PR – SA T20 – Match Prediction
The last time these two teams played, the Royals blew away the Super Kings, dismissing them for just 81. Apart from Du Plessis, the super Kings’ batting order hasn’t fired yet and their bowling stocks have also been depleted. They might not threaten the strong Royals batting line-up, so we predict a win for David Miller’s team.