3rd T20I South Africa vs Pakistan Preview – Stats, Team News, Players to Watch Out and More

The venue will now be SuperSport Park in Centurion where Pakistan had earlier won 2 ODIs. Thus, the strong Pakistani team look firm favourites, ahead of this game.

Sayanta Sengupta Author

Updated - 13 April 2021 6:06 pm

Match Details

Date: 14thApril 2021

Time: 6:00 PM (IST)

Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion

Preview

We witnessed some rip-roaring action in the first 2 T20Is and now the action shifts to the third match between South Africa and Pakistan. The venue will now be SuperSport Park in Centurion where Pakistan had earlier won 2 ODIs. Thus, the strong Pakistani team look firm favourites, ahead of this game.

It took the South Africans some character and grit to defeat a strong and aggressive Pakistani team. Even with a second-string team, the South Africans managed to show a lot of teeth and edge past their Pakistani counterparts. George Linde was the star of the show as his all-round display made South Africa win. He picked up 3 wickets and also scored a quick 10-ball 20 runs.

Pakistan’s overdependence on few players hogged the limelight. Mohammad Rizwan broke his streak of 40+ scores (40+ scores in his last 10 innings) and got out for a golden duck. This costed them dearly as the other batsmen except for Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez, looked clueless.

Team News

Pakistan:

Fakhar Zaman had missed the 2nd T20I due to an allergic reaction on his left leg. Thus, Sharjeel Khan was brought into the game. As he failed to be impressive, Zaman would be back if he is 100% fit.

South Africa:

There are no injury updates or news at the moment. We will let you know if there are any. Heinrich Klaasen and George Linde are the players to watch out for.

Head-to-Head

Pakistan: 9

South Africa: 10

Players to watch out for

Babar Azam:

Runs: 1794| 50s: 17| AVG: 47.2

Heinrich Klaasen:

Runs: 386| 50s: 3| S/R: 155.0

Probable Playing XI 

South Africa:

Henrich Klaasen (c,w/k), Jaaneman Malan, Wihan Lubbe, Pite van Biljon, George Linde, Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams

Pakistan:

Sharjeel Khan/Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam (c), Haider Ali, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir

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