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After two consecutive big losses, both coming against their nemesis Durban's Super Giants, upbeat Paarl Royals are gearing up to bring the Gees to Boland Park one last time in their penultimate league match of the season. Having already qualified for the playoffs with 22 points, all eyes will now be on securing the top-two position, which makes the next two games a must-win for the Men in Pink.

Match Details

Match 27: Paarl Royals vs Sunrisers Eastern Capte

Where: Boland Park, Paarl

When: February 02 2024

What time: 9 PM IST/5:30 PM local time

The last time both teams met...

The Royals snatched a 5-wicket win over the Sunrisers in the away game at Gqeberha, with Jos Buttler's half-century setting the stage for a successful chase. But by the 15th over, the Royals had lost half their side. Skipper David Miller stood tall at one end, with his unbeaten 37 eventually guiding his team to the victory line. 

At Boland Park...

Both teams enjoy playing at this venue and have enjoyed success for the most part. While the hosts have won 6 of their 9 games, the Sunrisers have won the only match they've played here. Royals opener Jos Buttler has a phenomenal T20 record at this ground, having scored 393 runs in 10 innings with a highest score of 70*. The Royals skipper follows as as a close second, also having crossed the 300-run mark here. Ferisco Adams and Bjorn Fortuin have had a good run with the ball at this venue, picking up 28 and 26 T20 wickets respectively.

Royal to watch

With nearly 200 runs in 8 innings so far, Mitchell van Buuren has turned out to be the rock in the Royals' middle order, often switching between playing the anchor and the aggressor for his team. He is also the second-highest run-scorer for the Royals after Jos Buttler.

Upcoming Milestones

• David Miller needs 1 50+ score for 50 50+ scores in T20s
• Andile Phehlukwayo is 4 boundaries away from 100 T20 boundaries
• Mitchell Van Buuren needs 8 for 100 boundaries in T20s
• David Miller is 53 shy of 10000 T20 runs