ICC World Cup 2019: Match 30, Pakistan vs South Africa: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Shadab Khan could be a wise pick against South Africa as they generally struggle against the spinners.
Updated - Sep 19, 2019 10:30 am
Pakistan and South Africa will face-off in match 30 of the ongoing World Cup on Sunday. Both the teams are under the scanner for their performance in the tournament so far. While the Proteas have been more or less knocked out of the tournament, the Men in Green need to win every match here on to have a chance of going through to the semis. This is also the first match of the tournament at the Home of Cricket, Lord’s.
In terms of team combination, Shoaib Malik looks set to make way for Haris Sohail after bagging a golden duck. Hasan Ali is also not performing according to the expectations and Mohammad Hasnain could play his first World Cup match. The pitch at Lord’s might be on the slower side and Pakistan are likely to play with both the spinners again. South Africa will also be tempted to bring in Tabraiz Shamsi but might go in with the same XI.
The 30th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between Pakistan and South Africa at Lord’s in London.
The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (09:30 AM GMT) (3:00 PM IST).
The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.
It will be partly cloudy for the whole day on Sunday in London. There is a slight chance of rain during the match which shouldn’t concern the teams. The temperature will hover around 19-23 degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.
This is the first match at the venue and if the domestic One-Day Cup is concerned, the pitch was a decent one for batting. This being the first game, the surface could be a good one for batting and if the sun comes out, the spinners might enjoy as well. The team winning the toss should opt to field as it is likely to be cloudy and the ball will swing early on.
Average first innings score: 257 (Six domestic One-Day matches at the venue this year)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 4; Lost – 2
Probable Playing XIs
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Shoaib Malik/Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali/Mohammad Hasnain.
Bench – Hasan Ali/Mohammad Hasnain, Shoaib Malik/Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi.
Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (WK), Faf du Plessis (C), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.
Bench – Beuran Hendricks, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi.
(Will be added when there is an update).
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Rassie van der Dussen v Pakistan in ODIs:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Faf du Plessis
Vice-Captain Options: Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, Mohammad Amir
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Wicket-Keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batsmen – Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Hashim Amla (VC), Faf du Plessis
All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers – Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Lungi Ngidi.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Wicket-Keeper – Sarfaraz Ahmed
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq (C), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen (VC)
All-Rounders – Chris Morris
Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada.
Mohammad Amir could be made vice-captain as he is taking wickets consistently and bowls in the death overs as well.
If the sun is out, better have one of the Pakistan spinners in the team, preferably Shadab Khan, as South Africa struggle playing spin bowling.
It is tough to predict the winner here but Pakistan should manage to get the better of South Africa.