SA vs PAK Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Pakistan tour of South Africa, 1st ODI
Babar Azam will once again be the batting kingpin of Pakistan. He will be the perfect captain.
Updated - Apr 1, 2021 5:35 pm
After the T20 and Test series between South Africa and Pakistan, it is now time for 50-over action. The venue, however, is different. Pakistan will now play the visitors, as South Africa will host them for 3 ODI matches and 4 T20I matches.
Pakistan were impressive in the previous tour, as they won the T20I series by a margin of 2-1 and did a clean sweep in the Tests. Given the squad they have picked and the form of their top guns, there is no reason to believe they won’t be able to achieve a similar result here.
South Africa vs Pakistan 1st ODI
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
Time: 1:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar
It will be a challenge for the batsmen to score runs in friendly seaming conditions. The surface will assist the seam bowlers and has got good bounce as well.
Probable Playing XIs for SA vs PAK:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram/Kyle Verreynne, Temba Bavuma (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul- Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali / Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf
SA vs PAK Top Picks for SA vs PAK 11Wickets Match:
Janneman Malan was excellent in his last series against Australia, as he scored over 150 runs. He will be aiming to have a similar influence here.
Babar Azam will once again be the batting kingpin of Pakistan. His record in this format is phenomenal, as he has scored 3500+ runs and has an average of over 55.
Shadab Khan can earn you points with both the bat and the ball. While stats don’t do justice to his batting stats, he has picked up 50+ wickets in ODI cricket.
Kagiso Rabada will be leading the bowling contingent of South Africa. The speedster is close to picking up 120 wickets in this format and he is also very economical.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SA vs PAK 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Mohammad Rizwan, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen (vc), Babar Azam (c), Imam-ul- Haq, Janneman Malan, Shadab Khan, Andile Phehlukwayo, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Kagiso Rabada
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SA vs PAK 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Quinton de Kock (c), Heinrich Klaasen, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman (vc), Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Faheem Ashraf, Keshav Maharaj, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Lungi Ngidi
Captain and Vice-Captain Options
Captain Options: Quinton de Kock, Babar Azam
Vice-Captain Options: Heinrich Klaasen, Fakhar Zaman