South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st ONE-DAY Match Prediction 02 Apr 2021

South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021

South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st ONE-DAY Match Prediction


SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion, South Africa

SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion, South Africa
SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion, South Africa

South Africa

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5.54 277/7 in 50.0


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SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion, South Africa
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz Pakistan beat South Africa by 3 wickets

RSA vs PAK Prediction

Shoaib Z.

South Africa and Pakistan lock horns in ODI series opener at Centurion

  • Last year, South Africa completed a whitewash over Australia in three-match ODI series.
  • Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen have been consistent performers for South Africa in the 50-over format.
  • Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi were standout performers for Pakistan for the past 12 months.

Expect South Africa to register a close win over Pakistan.

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Match Preview

Host South Africa will be looking to start on a winning note when they face Pakistan in the opening game of the three-match ODI series to be played at Centurion on Friday.

Cricket South Africa have named Temba Bavuma as ODI captain of the side. The home side will be looking to improve their standings in the ODI cricket with a strong performance against Pakistan in the three-match series.

On the other hand, Pakistan will need to make adjustments to their game and prepared well for the one-day series. Captain Babar Azam will be hoping that the side can put in a decent show with bat and ball.

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Teams Preview

South Africa

For this opening fixture, the team management will be looking to play their full-strength side. The likes of Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and David Miller will leave for Indian Premier League after conclusion of 2nd ODI.

The home side will be concerned over the lack of runs from wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock. Since the start of the year, Quinton hasn’t been able to put in big scores for the side. Left-hander will need to spend time at the crease to score big runs in this fixture.

Besides Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen and Heinrich Klaasen will need to put in crucial scores for South Africa to post a competitive score in their full quota of overs.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying heavily on the pace trio of Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje to make crucial breakthroughs. Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi and medium-pacer Andile Phehlukwayo are other two bowling options for South Africa.

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

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

South Africa Predicted Playing XI

Temba Bavuma (captain), Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada.


This will be Babar Azam’s first overseas assignment as limited-overs captain of Pakistan cricket team. The visitors will need to make adequate preparations to do well in this ODI series.

The visitors will be banking on opening pair of Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq, who showed decent in the recently postponed PSL.

The team will also going to be heavily depending on captain Babar Azam, wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan and Haider Ali to bring that stability in the middle-order.

The team is expected to go in with three pacers and one spinner, where Hasan Ali and left-armer Shaheen Shah Afridi will take the new-ball in this game.

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

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

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Haider Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 21 0 mm. 2.55 k/h From: E 90%
03h 20 0 mm. 1.97 k/h From: ENE 47%
06h 21 0 mm. 2.52 k/h From: NE 46%
09h 24 0 mm. 2.88 k/h From: NNW 44%
12h 28 0 mm. 2.09 k/h From: NW 27%
15h 26 0 mm. 2.53 k/h From: W 67%
18h 23 0.19 mm. 1.75 k/h From: SSW 76%
21h 22 0 mm. 1.95 k/h From: WSW 88%

With sunny weather and light winds, the surface is expected to excellent with plenty of runs for the both batting units. The quick bowlers will get nice bounce and movement off the pitch with the new-ball.

Venue Details

In six matches played between the two teams, South Africa have managed to win matches, while Pakistan have come out on top on two occasions.

Toss Prediction

Given it is day-night game, the side that wins the toss, would be keen to bat first and post a score in excess of 320 runs. The average first inning score is around 246 runs at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, South Africa will be favorites to win this contest as they are playing in their home conditions. With likes of Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Rassie van der Dussen showing excellent form in the domestic season, the home side will be keen to draw first blood in this opening fixture.

Expect South Africa to register a close win over Pakistan.

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