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SA20 Predictions & Betting Tips 2023

SA20 2023 is set to take place From January 10. Check out SA20 prediction, previews, betting tips and odds. Also find out today match prediction to place bets with betway, 10cric, bet365, 1xbet and more.

Who will win SA20 2023

6 teams will be featured in the inaugural season of South Africa’s brand new T20 league, SA20. The tournament is scheduled to be held in January-February next year. The interesting part is that the 6 franchises are owned by the 6 different IPL teams’ owners.

Seeing the current squads and in-form players, we are backing Paarl Royals as the favourites to lift the first ever SA20 trophy. The hitters like David Miller, Jason Roy and Jos Buttler strengthen the batting line-up while the bowling unit consists of the quality bowlers like Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi and Obed McCoy.

The team is owned by the owners of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals who ended the IPL 2022 as the runner-up.

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SA20 2023 Prediction

With each of the six franchises now having a 17 man squad named, the SA20 is starting to take shape. Here’s a breakdown of how each franchise is looking, following the player auction and previous pre-auction direct acquisition process.

Full Breakdown of the Six SA20 Teams & Players List

The Paarl Royals are owned by the Rajasthan Royals of the IPL, who are in turn owned by Manoj Badale and Lachlan Murdoch of the Royals Sports Group. With local stars Lungi Ngidi and David Miller, as well as T20 super star Jos Buttler, the Royals have given themselves every chance of success in the SA20 this coming season.

Paarl Royals Squad For SA20 2023

  • Domestic players: David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Vilas, Bjorn Fortuin, Corbin Bosch, Wihan Lubbe, Imraan Manack, Evan Jones, Codi Yusuf, Ferisco Adams and Mitchell van Buuren.
  • Overseas players: Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan, Obed McCoy, Jason Roy and Ramon Simmonds.

How the SA20 Player Auction Unfolded

Courtesy of the IPL influence prevalent in the SA20, this week saw a similar player auction take place as the Indian league has.

With squads of 17 needing to be created by each franchise, a total of ten domestic players and seven overseas players were allowed to be bought at the SA20 auction, occurring in Cape Town on 20 September.

Here’s how the SA20 auction unfolded:

  • 11 South Africans were listed at the top price of US$100,000, with players able to select their own base salary price
  • Tristan Stubbs (Sunrisers Eastern Cape, US$518,000), Rilee Rossouw (Pretoria Capitals, US$388,000) and Marco Jansen (Sunrisers Eastern Cape, US$343,000) were the top three players bought at the auction
  • South Africans Dean Elgar and Temba Bavuma went unsold, along with Kiwi Ross Taylor and the, West Indie’s Roston Chase

In total, 533 players were listed for sale, with 22 already purchased prior to the auction through a direct acquisition process.

Franchises had a limit of US$2 million to spend at the auction, with each side able to buy as many players as necessary in order to complete their 17 man squads.

Where to watch SA20 2023?

The SA20 will be a major T20 league on the global cricketing market, and as a result will be available for viewing on most major sports platforms.

However, many international broadcasters are yet to be confirmed, with hot bidding expected between media organisations in India. As the tournament is partly facilitated in South Africa by SuperSport, they will be the local broadcaster.

The SA20 2023 Schedule and Structure

It seems this January may be third time lucky for South African domestic T20 cricket.

After two failed attempts to get a major T20 tournament launched, the SA20 now has several component that were previously lacking

Now, the tournament is facilitated by South Africa’s central cricketing authority, the CSA. Add to this the fact that significant investment has occurred from six IPL franchises, and the SA20 may well be here to stay this time.


The SA20 tournament will be played in January and February 2023.

While the busy calendar of international cricket has often presented scheduling challenges, the CSA have made a real indication of their intent recently. Last month, a three game ODI series against Australia was cancelled, as a means of ensuring South African players’ availability for the duration of the SA20.

Full match dates and schedule have not been made public yet. One thing is already known, however, and that is the SA20 will clash with several other T20 leagues in early 2023. United Arab Emirates’ ILT20, Bangladesh’s BPL and Australia’s Big Bash League all have games scheduled in either January or February next year. This makes player availability a matter of contention, with the likes of Rashid Khan only playing a portion of the BBL as a result of a prior commitment to the SA20.

Stay tuned for further updates on exact scheduling as they are provided by CSA.


Overall, a total of 33 matches will be played in the SA20.

These will be competed by six different teams, the Pretoria Capitals, MI Cape Towns, Durban Super Giants, Sunrisers East Cape, Johannesburg Super Kings and Paarl Royals.

Each side will play their opponents twice, in a home and away format. The top four teams will then move through to the semi-finals, with the winners contesting a final.

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SA20 2023 Final Prediction

Back Paarl Royals to lift the SA20 trophy in the first season.

About SA20

Next January, you wouldn’t be blamed for switching on the TV and feeling a little confused.

Teams in South Africa will be running around wearing yellow and orange, sporting names such as the Super Kings and Sunrisers.

If you thought the IPL had started early in 2023, you’d be wrong. Sort of.

This January, cricket’s newest T20 league, the SA20, kicks off. Based in South Africa, the SA20 has each of its teams owned by IPL franchises and is overseen by the central cricketing authority in the country, the CSA.

Earlier this week, full squads were announced for each of the six teams following a player auction. We look at the results of this auction, and an overview of the tournament as a whole.

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