Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st T20 Match Prediction 11 Feb 2021

South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021

Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st T20 Match Prediction

2021-02-12

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan

Pakistan

8.45 169/6 in 20.0
8.30 166/6 in 20.0

South Africa

8.45 169/6 in 20.0 Cricbettingbuzz
8.30 166/6 in 20.0
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz Pakistan beat South Africa by 3 runs

Pakistan vs South Africa cricket betting odds

PAK 1.48
RSA 2.45

PAK vs RSA Prediction

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Host Pakistam aim to continue their dominance over South Africa in T20I series opener

  • Heinrich Klaasen will lead South Africa in this three-match T20I series.
  • Pakistan lost their previous T20I series against New Zealand.
  • South Africa have lost their four matches in the T20 format.

Expect Pakistan to register a comfortable win over South Africa.

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Match Preview

Host Pakistan will be looking to continue their dominance in the shorter format when they take on South Africa in the opening game of the T20I series at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Thursday.

The selectors have announced their T20 squad for the three-match series. All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and spinner Imad Wasim are notable absentees for the home series, whereas Fakhar Zaman and Wahab Riaz have been dropped due to their poor show in New Zealand.

On the other hand, South Africa have rested their premier players for the T20I series. Wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen will lead the side for the three-match series. Jacques Snyman, Nandre Burger, Ryan Rickelton and Okuhle Cele are four uncapped players included in South Africa T20I squad for the three-match series.

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Pakistan

The home side will be looking to field their best combination for this T20I series. Uncapped all-rounders Danish Aziz and Amad Butt have picked for the three-match series, while Leg-spinner Zahid Mehmood is another surprise inclusion in the squad.

Pace duo of Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi will be rested for this opening encounter after bowling a lot of overs in the two-match Test series.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Haider Ali to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since Feb 2019, Babar Azam is leading the batting charts for Pakistan in the T20 format. In 15 T20Is, Babar has accumulated 499 runs at an average of 45.36 with seven half-centuries to his name.

Khushdil Shah, Hussain Talat and Iftikhar Ahmed will make up the middle-order for Pakistan for this series.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnanin to make crucial breakthroughs.

Since Jan 2020, Pacer Haris Rauf has been standout bowler for the side in the 20-over format. In 11 matches played, Haris has claimed 16 wickets at an economy rate of 8.65.

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Iftikhar Ahmed, Usman Qadir, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Khushdil Shah

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
F Ashraf 78 160 12 0 48.75
B Azam 77 127 12 0 60.63
F Alam 45 155 5 0 29.03
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Ali 15.4 2 54 5 3.45
S Afridi 13.0 2 37 1 2.85
N Ali 17.0 8 36 1 2.12
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Ali 15.4 2 54 5 3.45
S Afridi 13.0 2 37 1 2.85
N Ali 17.0 8 36 1 2.12
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Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz.

South Africa

The visitors will be looking to field some new players for this series. Heinrich Klaasen will be hoping that the inexperienced side can deliver a decent show in this opening fixture.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan and David Miller to make crucial breakthroughs.

JJ Smuts, Ryan Rickelton and Jacques Snyman will make the middle-order for South Africa for this game.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi and Andile Phehlukwayo to make crucial breakthroughs.

Since Feb 2019, Andile Phehlukwayo has been standout performer for South Africa and claimed 14 wickets in eight innings at an economy rate of 8.40.

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Junior Dala, Jacques Snyman, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla, Janneman Malan, Bjorn Fortuin, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo

South Africa Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
T Bavuma 44 138 5 0 31.88
W Mulder 33 83 3 1 39.76
A Markram 32 60 5 0 53.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Nortje 24.3 8 56 5 2.29
K Maharaj 45.0 11 90 3 2
W Mulder 17.0 7 40 1 2.35
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Nortje 24.3 8 56 5 2.29
K Maharaj 45.0 11 90 3 2
W Mulder 17.0 7 40 1 2.35
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South Africa Predicted Playing XI

Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Ryan Rickelton, Pite Van Biljon, Heinrich Klaasen (captain), JJ Smuts, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 13 0 mm. 0.21 k/h From: E 0%
03h 15 0 mm. 0.21 k/h From: ESE 0%
06h 24 0 mm. 2.15 k/h From: WNW 0%
09h 28 0 mm. 3.36 k/h From: NW 0%
12h 25 0 mm. 2.29 k/h From: N 0%
15h 18 0 mm. 1.58 k/h From: NE 0%
18h 16 0 mm. 1.63 k/h From: ENE 0%
21h 14 0 mm. 0.99 k/h From: ENE 2%

With weather predicted to be sunny for Thursday, the wicket will be excellent for batting. The spinners will get some assistance from this surface.

Venue Details

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore is going to host the opening game of the T20I series between Pakistan and South Africa.

Pakistan will take heart from the fact that they have won their previous two matches played at Gaddafi Stadium

Toss Prediction

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss and bowl first. The previous two-matches have been won by sides batting second.

Winning Prediction

After analyzing both the squads, Pakistan will be favorites to win the opening game against South Africa. With likes of Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Haris Rauf delivering the goods with bat and ball in the T20 format, Pakistan will be looking to deliver a formidable performance in this contest.

Expect Pakistan to register a comfortable win over South Africa.

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