Sunrisers Eastern Cape and Paarl Royals will lock horns in Match 21 of the SA20 in the first of two matches on Tuesday. After a poor start to the tournament, SEC have been on an impressive run that has seen them climb to second on the table, with 17 points while PR are hot on their heels in third place. Cricket punter Lwanele Poswayo has a prediction and the best bets for this encounter.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape
Aiden Markram’s side will head into this contest full of confidence after winning four of their last five matches. They have been tough to beat at home of late and PR have been inconsistent with a few of their key players out of form. Back SEC to win this game at healthy odds of 2.20.
Spinners have had a lot of joy at St George’s Park in the SA20 as we saw with Roelof van der Merwe’s player of the match performance against DSG, where he ended with figures of 6/25. For this game, I’m going to back another left-arm spinner in Bjorn Fortuin, who’s been superb in the tournament so far. The Paarl Royals man has taken 12 wickets in seven matches at an economy of just 6.29, including three three-wicket hauls.
The Sunrisers Eastern Cape’s big hitters are all in decent form, with Adam Rossington, Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs and Marco Jansen all contributing with the bat. They have struck 46 sixes in seven games compared to only 17 by Paarl Royals in the same number of matches.