1st ODI South Africa vs Pakistan Fantasy Tips – Pitch Report, Key Players, People’s Pick, Probable XI & More

Sayanta Sengupta Author

Updated - 1 April 2021 6:25 pm

Match Details

Date: April 2 2021
Time: 1:30 PM (IST)
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
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Preview:

South Africa lock horns with Pakistan in the 1st ODI, thereby kickstarting Pakistan’s tour. The two teams locked horns against each other just a few days back in Pakistan itself. The hosts dominated the series, winning both Test and T20I series. Thus, it is a perfect opportunity for the Proteas to seek revenge from their Pakistan counterparts.

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The last time South Africa played an ODI series in their own backyard, Henrich Klaasen was the man of the series and they had ousted Australia 3-0. The new entrant of Cricket South Africa’s central contract. Klaasen has replaced former South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis. However, no the major responsibility will fall on Quinton de Kock and skipper Temba Bavuma during the course of the series. Both have fantastic ODI records and are key players for the hosts. The pace battery of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will play a crucial role in the first two ODIs.

Babar Azam will be the batsman to watch out for in the Pakistan line-up. He is currently placed at number 2 in the ICC Men’s Batting Rankings and averages 55.94. Imam-ul-Haq and Shaheen Afridi will be the other players to look out for in the series. With nearly 2 years left for the World Cup 2023 in India, Pakistan have a chance to redeem their credentials as a quality ODI squad, through this series.

People’s Pick:
Probable Playing 11

South Africa:
Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), JJ Smuts, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Pakistan:
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c) , Haider Ali, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir

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Best 14

Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock, Mohammad Rizwan
Batsmen: Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram
All-rounders: Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Andile Phehlukwayo, JJ Smuts
Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Anrich Nortje, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir

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