The last time Paarl Royals and Durban's Super Giants clashed, spectators at Kingsmead witnesssed an almost fairytale finish. With a counterattacking brand of batting, Eoin Morgan and Dane Vilas revived their team's hopes after a mini collapse earlier. But in the end, the hosts were triumphant, sealing a 27-run win.
We move forward, always. 💪 pic.twitter.com/arHK3nF6l9— Paarl Royals (@paarlroyals) January 16, 2023
Back at Boland Park, the Royals will look to turn things going around going into a four-match home streak. That they'll be up against the same opponent should put them in a confident place
10th Match: Paarl Royals vs Durban's Super Giants
Boland Park, Paarl
Tuesday, Jan 17: 1:30 PM local time
A high-scoring affair at Durban saw over 400 runs being scored between both teams. However, the conditions in Paarl may present a slightly different challenge. In the last match at this venue, Joburg Super Kings failed to cross the 100-run mark as the Royals bowlers wreaked havoc. The wicket was more suitable for bowlers, with Evan Jones and Bjorn Fortuin each registering three-wicket hauls.
Tabraiz Shamsi's injury paved the way for Imran Manack against DSG, and that was the solitary change in the Royals' line-up. Despite the loss, the team will take heart from their middle order coming into form at the right time. With the bowling unit already working well in tandem, the Royals will head into this home leg with a positive approach.
Royal to watch
Evan Jones: An all-rounder by designation, the 26-year-old continues from Pretoria continues to impress with the ball. With 5 wickets in 3 matches, he's the leading wicket-taker for the Royals so far in the tournament. Against the Super Giants, he got rid of both openers and helped stall the opponent's momentum. Skipper David Miller will hope the youngster's consistent returns keeps the Royals' flag flying high.