Pakistan vs South Africa 1st T20 : Preview

Match Prediction of PAK Vs SA Fantasy Cricket, 1st T20I Match, South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021.
SportsTiger Staff Administrator

Updated - 15 February 2021 5:44 pm

Match Details  

Date: 11th February 2021

Time: 4:00 PM (IST)

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium

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Preview:

Pakistan and South Africa are number 4 and number 5 in the ICC rankings but Pakistan have been the better T20 team in the recent past. Pakistan won the test series and the Proteas will be seeking to level proceedings by clinching the T20 series.

There will be lots of changes in the Pakistani outfit as they switch formats. The likes of youngsters Haider Ali and  Danish Aziz will come into the squad. Experience of Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Nawaz will come in handy. Haris Rauf is the bowler that everyone will be keen to watch as he has impressed heavily in white ball cricket. His variations of pace and deadly yorkers have held him in good stead in the Big Bash League.

South Africa’s downfall has been a slight surprise for cricket pandits all over the world. The firepower that they possess in their side along with quality bowlers should make them one of the strongest sides in the world but somehow they’ve been led down with consistent inconsistency. Stand-in skipper Heinrich Klassen will be looking to gain back reputation of the Proteas against a formidable Pakistani side.

Players to watch out for :

Babar Azam

Matches : 44 | Runs : 1681 | Avg : 50.94 | SR : 130.01

Heinrich Klassen

Matches : 13 | Runs : 271 | Avg : 24.64 | SR : 150.56

 

Probable XI

Pakistan : Babar Azam (c), Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi

South Africa : Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Heinrich Klassen (c & wk), JJ Smuts, David Miller, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwayne Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Junior Dala

 

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