The SA20 2023, a newly-introduced T20 tournament in South Africa, commenced on January 10. Paarl Royals and MI Cape Town faced off in the opener and the latter won by eight wickets to register the first points on the SA20 2023 points table

Pacer Jofra Archer’s 3/27 followed by Dewald Brevis’ unbeaten 70 off 41 balls headlined the Rashid Khan-led side’s opening-day win.

Joburg Super Kings and Pretoria Capitals also got off to winning starts, getting the better of Durban Super Giants and Sunrisers Eastern Cape, respectively. 

While Proteas youngster Donavon Ferreira’s fiery 40-ball 82 helped JSK win by 16 runs, Englishman Philip Salt’s 77* off 47 balls guided PC to a 23-run victory.

With the tournament up and running, there’s plenty at stake for the six participating franchises in the league phase, which will conclude on February 7.

SA20 2023 points table format

The SA20 2023 will follow a double round-robin format during the league stage.

Each team is awarded four points for a win and two for a tie or no result. Moreover, one additional bonus point will be awarded if the winning team manages to achieve a run rate of 1.25 times that of the opposition. 

If two or more franchises are tied on points, the Net Run Rate will come into play with the team that has a superior NRR getting positioned higher in the standings.

At the end of the 30 league matches, the top-four teams will qualify for the semi-finals. 

The first semi-final (February 8) will be contested between the table-toppers and the fourth-placed team whereas the second and third-placed sides will lock horns in the other semi-final (February 9).

The winning semi-finalists will square off in the final, which will be staged in Johannesburg on February 11.

SA20 2023 points table

Position Team Matches Won Lost No result Points NRR
1 Pretoria Capitals 7 5 2 0 23 +2.027
2 Sunrisers Eastern Cape 9 4 4 1 19 +0.508
3 Paarl Royals 9 4 4 1 19 +0.050
4 Joburg Super Kings 8 4 3 1 18 -0.923
5 Durban's Super Giants 9 3 5 1 14 -1.355
6 MI Cape Town 8 3 5 0 13 -0.129

 

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