PC vs PR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 08, 2023

PC vs PR Match Prediction - Feb 08, 2023

We are now approaching the business end of the inaugural season of the SA20 League, as the Pretoria Capitals take on the Paarl Royals for the first semi-finals on Wednesday.

The Pretoria Capitals finished at the top of the points table thanks to a consistent performance throughout the group stage. On the other hand, the Paarl Royals have had their share of ups and downs but in the end, they did manage to scrape through to the knockout phase. 


PC vs PR Team Previews

Pretoria Capitals

Captain Theunis de Bruyn will be pretty happy with how his team has performed in the group stages. Will Jacks was excellent for the team at the top of the order during the first half of the season but had to depart for international duties.

However, his absence hasn’t left much of a dent in the Capitals’ batting performance as Phil Salt and Kusal Mendis seem to be peaking in form just at the right time. The latter scored a brilliant half-century in the previous game, where they faced the Paarl Royals themselves in the group stage.

Colin Ingram and James Neesham too were among the runs and that should give them a lot of confidence ahead of this match. 

The Capitals have bowled well in most games, and the bowlers have played a vital part in their journey to the semi-finals. They have plenty of options in seam bowling as Anrich Nortje, Eathan Bosch, and James Neesham are all in good form.

Talking about the spin department, Adil Rashid bowled a good spell 2 wickets for 18 runs during the last match. However, the form of Senuran Muthusamy remains a cause for concern. 


Pretoria Capitals Playing 11

Kusal Mendis, Philip Salt, Rilee Rossouw, Theunis de Bruyn, Colin Ingram, James Neesham, Senuran Muthusamy, Anrich Nortje, Adil Rashid, Eathan Bosch, Migael Pretorius.

Paarl Royals

Despite having some of the biggest names of T20 cricket in their squad, the Paarl Royals have been struggling to find the right combination of players and as a result, have barely managed to make it to the semifinals. 

Jos Buttler was once again in excellent form during the last match, scoring a brilliant 70 of just 45 deliveries. But that wasn’t nearly enough to achieve the target of 227 set by the Pretoria Capitals and the visitors ultimately fell short by 59 runs.

Jason Roy and David Miller have done a decent job so far but more will be expected from them if the team wants to make it to the Finals. The return of Eoin Morgan will however strengthen the middle order. The spinners, Bjorn Fortuin and Evan Jones have done an excellent job in the middle order, picking up a total of 25 wickets between them.

The Royals are however a bit lacking in the pace department as except for Lungi Ngidi, none of the seamers have managed to have a big impact on the proceedings. 


Paarl Royals Playing 11

Jos Buttler, Dane Vilas, David Miller, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Paul Stirling, Andile Phehlukwayo, Evan Jones, Bjorn Fortuin, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.

PC vs PR Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The surface at SuperSport Park in Centurion is good to bat on, giving the batsmen ample opportunities to score runs. However, the surface does deteriorate as the match progresses, giving the bowlers an advantage. The last two matches played here have seen first-inning scores of over 200 and we can expect to see more of the same here.

The weather however can play a spoilsport as it is expected to be overcast throughout the day with a good chance of rain. 


PC vs PR Betting Tips

The Pretoria Capitals defeated the Paarl Royals by a big margin in the last encounter and that should give them good confidence ahead of this match. The Paarl Royals, bowlers were found struggling to contain the Capitals’ batsmen while the batting, except for Jos Buttler, was pretty average.

We, therefore, think that the Capitals have a slight edge in this key contest.

Bet on the Pretoria Capitals to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Paarl Royals Top Batsman

    Jos Buttler (2.62)


Jos Buttler has been in superb form throughout this season. He has scored 4 half-centuries so far this season and has scored at an average of 42.00 in 10 innings. He has emerged as the top-scorer for the Royals in both its previous encounters against the Pretoria Capitals and we are backing him to do so once again in this match.

Today Match Prediction

Pretoria Capitals To Win the Match, 1.78

Bet Tip Here

Who will win PC vs PR

Pretoria Capitals 64.15% (68)
Paarl Royals 35.85% (38)
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