Pakistan vs South Africa, 2nd Test Match Prediction 04 Feb 2021

South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021

Pakistan vs South Africa, 2nd Test Match Prediction

2021-02-05

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Pakistan

2.92 298/10 in 102.0
2.99 274/10 in 91.4

South Africa

2.92 298/10 in 102.0 Cricbettingbuzz
2.99 274/10 in 91.4
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Pakistan beat South Africa by 95 runs

PAK vs RSA Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Confident Pakistan eye maiden Test series whitewash against South Africa

  • In the first Test, Pakistan beat South Africa by seven wickets.
  • Fawad Alam, Yasir Shah and Nauman Ali delivered excellent performances for Pakistan in the opening game of the series.
  • Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen delivered credible performances for South Africa in the first Test.

Expect Pakistan to complete a whitewash over South Africa in the two-match Test series.

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Match Preview

Host Pakistan will be looking to continue their winning streak when they take on South Africa in the second and final game of Test series at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

In the first Test of the series, Pakistan emerged as the dominant force with a seven-wicket victory, courtesy splendid performances from Fawad Alam, Nauman Ali and Yasir Shah. With this result, Pakistan are 1-0 up in the two-match series. Captain Babar Azam will be hoping that the side can adjust to the conditions and deliver another flawless performance.

On the other hand, South Africa noticeable struggles against spin will be a cause of concern for the final Test at Rawalpindi. The visitors will certainly enjoy conditions at Rawalpindi, which will help the seamers. Captain Quinton de Kock will be hoping that the side can learn from their mistakes and deliver a better show in this game.

 

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Teams Preview

Pakistan

For this final Test, the team management might include another seamer if curator leaves grass on the pitch. Haris Rauf could come in place of Nauman Ali incase surface is favorable for pace bowlers

In the second and final Test of the series, the home side will be depending on Captain Babar Azam and veteran batsman Azhar Ali to contribute significantly in the batting department. They will be accompanied by in-form Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan

The all-rounder department will be taken care by Faheem Ashraf, who continued his excellent form and scored a splendid half-century in the Karachi Test.

In the bowling department, the team will be banking on the new-ball pair of Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi to make early inroads, and they will be accompanied by Faheem Ashraf.

The spin department will be taken care by leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who bowled well in the first Test of the series. Debutant Nauman Ali bowled tight lines and lengths and claimed maiden five-for in his second innings.

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Imran Butt, Hasan Ali, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Nauman Ali, Yasir Shah, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
F Alam 109 245 9 2 44.49
A Ali 51 151 4 0 33.77
I Butt 9 25 1 0 36
Bowlers O M R W Econ
Y Shah 22.0 6 54 3 2.45
S Afridi 11.2 0 49 2 4.32
N Ali 17.0 4 38 2 2.24
Bowlers O M R W Econ
Y Shah 22.0 6 54 3 2.45
S Afridi 11.2 0 49 2 4.32
N Ali 17.0 4 38 2 2.24
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Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali/Haris Rauf, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali

South Africa

For South Africa, it will be a great opportunity for them to level the two-match Test series at Rawalpindi. With the surface likely to seamer friendly, the visitors will be looking to put in an improved batting performance in this series finale.

In the batting department, the team will be heavily relying on Captain Quinton De Kock to lead from the front and produce much-needed runs in this contest.

He will be accompanied by Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar and Rassie van der Dussen, who are more than capable of scoring big runs for South Africa.

In the bowling department, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi will take care of the pace attack, whereas it is not certain if the team will go with the fourth seamer in Wiann Mulder or another spinner in Tabraiz Shamsi.

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Wiaan Mulder, Faf du Plessis, Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Temba Bavuma

South Africa Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Elgar 58 106 9 0 54.72
G Linde 35 64 5 0 54.69
F du Plessis 23 46 4 0 50
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Rabada 27.0 7 70 3 2.59
K Maharaj 32.2 4 90 3 2.78
A Nortje 27.0 4 105 2 3.89
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Rabada 27.0 7 70 3 2.59
K Maharaj 32.2 4 90 3 2.78
A Nortje 27.0 4 105 2 3.89
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South Africa Predicted Playing XI

Quinton de Kock (captain &wk), Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma, Wiann Mulder/George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi/Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 11 0.43 mm. 1.68 k/h From: NNE 100%
03h 12 0 mm. 2.3 k/h From: N 78%
06h 18 0 mm. 1.11 k/h From: N 61%
09h 21 0 mm. 1.71 k/h From: WNW 4%
12h 18 0 mm. 3.67 k/h From: WNW 17%
15h 13 0 mm. 1.96 k/h From: NNW 0%
18h 11 0 mm. 1.34 k/h From: NE 0%
21h 10 0 mm. 2.99 k/h From: E 0%

The pitch is expected to be a good one for quick-bowlers, whereas weather is expected to stay fine throughout course of the five days.

Venue Details

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is going to host the second and final Test between Pakistan and South Africa.

Last year, Pakistan registered a comprehensive win over Bangladesh in a Test played at Rawalpindi.

Toss Prediction

Given the surface might have moisture due to cold weather, the side that wins the toss, would be looking to win bowl first. Average first innings score at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is around 300 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on recent performances, Pakistan will fancy their chances of beating South Africa in this final Test. With likes of Fawad Alam, Azhar Ali and Faheem Ashraf delivering excellent contributions with the bat, Pakistan will be looking to put in another dominant batting performance.

On the other hand, South Africa will be hoping that experienced players can come to the party with bat and ball in this contest.

Expect Pakistan to complete a whitewash over South Africa in the two-match Test series.

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