Coach: JP Duminy
Players retained: David Miller, Jos Buttler, Obed McCoy, Corbin Bosch
Players signed thus far: Lungi Ngidi (R3.4M), Tabraiz Shamsi (R4.3M), Jason Roy (R1.5M), Dane Vilas (R3.3M), Bjorn Fortuin (R1.5M), Wihan Lubbe (R350K), Ferisco Adams (R325K), Imraan Manack (R175K), Evan Jones (R1.7M), Ramon Simmonds (R175K), Eoin Morgan (R2M), Codi Yusuf (R175K), Mitchell Van Buuren (R175K)
Home Ground: Boland Park, Paarl.
Team Owner: Royals Sports Group, owners of Rajasthan Royals.
A capable cricket squad has been assembled by the Paarl Royals to participate in the opening SA20. Since David Miller and Jos Buttler are two of the most aggressive batters in the game, fans can expect uninterrupted entertainment whenever they are at the crease. After participating in more than 400 T20 matches during his T20 career, Miller is now ranked 29th on the ICC T20I rankings.
Buttler has been a showpiece for England throughout his career, and one standout performance was the quick-fire century he scored against Sri Lanka off just 67 balls in the 2021 T20 Cricket World Cup’s opening game.
Lungi Ngidi and Tabraiz Shamsi of the Proteas will be charged with getting the audience up and dancing with their energetic bowling and celebrations. In only 32 T20I matches, Ngidi amassed 50 wickets. He will be aiming to break more records and raise the roof at the SA20 with his explosive bowling. Ngidi would seek to replicate his sensational bowling performance against Kings XI Punjab on May 20th, 2018, when he took four wickets in four overs.
Shamsi is a left-arm wrist spinner who has experience playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. His team’s ability to find the right approach throughout the season will be largely dependent on this experience. Shamsi will give his side valuable insight on how to manage the powerful West Indies hitters because he has experience playing in the Caribbean Premier League.
The Paarl Royals could emerge as the league’s shocker, and they’ll relish the opportunity to play in the illustrious SA20 league. Buy tickets online!