"We've just got to play two good games to get to that final".

Taking inspiration from Head Coach Shane Bond's optimistic words and continuing the quest for their maiden SA20 title, Paarl Royals are set to face Joburg Super Kings in the Eliminator on Wednesday at the Wanderers, Johannesburg. As things stand, defending champions Sunrisers Eastern Cape have booked their spot in the final with a win over in-form Durban's Super Giants in Qualifier 1. DSG now await the winner of this Eliminator in Qualifier 2.

Match Details

Eliminator: Paarl Royals vs Joburg Super Kings

Where: The Wanderers, Johannesburg

When: February 7 2024, 9 PM IST | 5:30 PM local time

Recent Meetings

Date Venue Result
Jan 24 2024 Johannesburg Paarl Royals won by 5 wickets
Jan 17 2024 Paarl Paarl Royals won by 7 wickets
Feb 03 2023 Johannesburg No result
Jan 13 2023 Paarl Paarl Royals won by 7 wickets


The Royals have historically dominated the Super Kings in the SA20, having maintained a 100% win record against them. This season, David Miller & co. have also completed a double over the opponent. While the Super Kings have enjoyed playing on their home ground, the Royals hold the edge as far as head-to-head numbers are concerned. With a second chance to stay alive in the tournament at stake, all roads lead to the picturesque Wanderers stadium for an exciting contest on the cards!

Royal to Watch

Bossing it like a true Royal, Jos Buttler has stood tall at one end with his measured approach and attacking capabilities. The experience he brings in has held the Royals in good stead throughout the season. The Englishman has amassed nearly 400 runs in 10 matches, regularly striking at 144. Against the Super Kings too, Buttler boasts of an impressive record with 144 runs in 4 games and a personal best score of 70*.

Upcoming Milestones

  • David Miller need 1 50+ score for 50 50+ T20 scores
  • Andile Phehlukwayo is 2 boundaries away from 100 T20 boundaries
  • Jos Buttler is 2 fours shy of 1000 fours in T20s
  • Mitchell Van Buuren needs 5 boundaries for 100 T20 boundaries
  • David Miller needs 28 runs for 10,000 runs in T20s and 5 boundaries for 100 T20 boundaries as captain
  • Paarl Royals need 1 six for 100 sixes in T20s