South Africa vs Pakistan 2021, 1st ODI: Match Preview And Prediction

South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI | Pre-match review:-

South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI will be played on April 04, 2021, Sunday. This is the 2nd ODI between both the teams and in the 1st ODI, Pakistan won by 3 wickets. The venue for the 2nd ODI will be the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (South Africa). The match will be telecasted live on your T.V. screens at 1:30 PM (IST).

South Africa team:-

The South Africa cricket team will be led by Temba Bavuma as the captain. In the 1st ODI the team did not got a good start from the openers but Van der Dussen 123*(134) and David Miller 50(56) helped the team to post a target of 273-6 in 50 overs.

Anrich Nortje showed some good bowling by taking 4 wickets in 10 overs. But, was not able to seal the victory for the team. Hopefully, they are going to play some good cricket in the 2nd ODI and manage to equalize the series (1-1).

Pakistan Team:-

The Pakistan cricket team will be led by Babar Azam in the 2nd ODI as the captain. Pakistan defeated South Africa in the first ODI by 3 wickets. All credit goes to Pakistan batting side as they were able to face the South African pace bowling.

Again, Babar Azam was the player of the match by scoring 103(104). Imam-ul-Haq also played an outstanding hand of 70(80) and managed to seal the victory. performance expectation will be the same in the upcoming 2nd ODI against the RSA.

South Africa Probable XI:-

Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.

Pakistan Probable XI:-

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.

Player to watch for (Probable Fantasy XI):-

  1. Imam-ul-Haq (PAK)
  2. Babar Azam (c) (PAK)
  3. Mohammad Rizwan (wk) (PAK)
  4. Shaheen Afridi (PAK)
  5. Shadab Khan (PAK)
  6. Aiden Markram (RSA)
  7. Rassie van der Dussen (RSA)
  8. Anrich Nortje (RSA)
  9. Kagiso Rabada (RSA)
  10. David Miller (RSA)
  11. Andile Phehlukwayo (RSA)

Captain:- Babar Azam | Vice Captain:- your choice

Toss, Average score, and Pitch prediction:-

The pitch is a batsmen paradise in T20I matches. The highest T20I score posted here is is 236/6 runs in WI vs RSA match. Team batting first has won 2/8 matches whereas team bowling first won 6/8 matches. Average score on this ground is in between 165-170 runs. So the captain who is going to win the toss should go to bowl first and achieve a run total within 20.0 overs.

Both the teams are in great form and are best in their game. Definitely, RSA is going to show a strong comeback in the second ODI. It will be wonderful to watch whether it will be 1-1 or 2-0?

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