South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st T20 Match Prediction 10 Apr 2021

South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021

South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st T20 Match Prediction

2021-04-11

The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa

South Africa

9.40 188/6 in 20.0
9.53 189/6 in 19.5

Pakistan

9.40 188/6 in 20.0
9.53 189/6 in 19.5 Cricbettingbuzz
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Pakistan beat South Africa by 4 wickets

RSA vs PAK Prediction

Shoaib Z.

New-look South Africa face uphill task against in-form Pakistan

  • In series decider, Pakistan managed to beat Pakistan to clinch ODI series.
  • Opener Fakhar Zaman and Captain Babar Azam have shown excellent form for the side in the ODI series.
  • In the T20 format, Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma put in decent scores for South Africa.

Expect Pakistan to register a hard-fought win over South Africa at the Wanderers.

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Match Preview

Host South Africa will be keen to get back to winning ways when they take on Pakistan in the first of the four-match T20I series at The Wanderers in Johannesburg.

With likes of Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, David Miller and Anrich Nortje flying to India for Indian Premier League, there will be opportunities for fringe players to step up to the plate and make an impression with bat and ball.

On the other hand, Pakistan will be confident of doing well in the T20I series after completing a famous win in the one-day series. Captain Babar Azam will be hoping that the side can maintain their intensity and focus in the four-match T20I series.

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South Africa

The home side will certainly to make changes to their playing XI for this opening fixture. Pacer Sisanda Magala could make his debut if he clears the fitness Test.

Kyle Verreynne is expected to keep his place in the middle-order for this T20I series. Opener Janneman Malan is expected to open the innings with Reeza Hendricks for this T20I series.

In the previous T20I series played in Pakistan, Hendricks showed decent form for South Africa and accumulated 98 runs at a strike rate of 127.27.

Rassie van der Dussen was ruled out of the final game of the one-day series. The batsman is expected to get fully fit and available for the T20I series.

Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Verreynne and Dwaine Pretorius will be given the responsibility to pile on the runs in the later stages of the innings.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of George Linde, Dwaine Pretorius and Bjorn Fortuin to make crucial breakthroughs. Left-arm wrist spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi might have sit on the sidelines for this opening contest.

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Aiden Markram, Lizaad Williams, Heinrich Klaasen, SSB Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Wihan Lubbe, Andile Phehlukwayo, PJ van Biljon, Janneman Malan, B Hendricks, George Linde

South Africa Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Malan 70 81 9 0 86.42
K Verreynne 62 53 3 3 116.98
A Phehlukwayo 54 61 3 2 88.52
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Maharaj 10.0 1 45 3 4.5
A Markram 10.0 0 48 2 4.8
A Phehlukwayo 4.0 0 37 1 9.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Maharaj 10.0 1 45 3 4.5
A Markram 10.0 0 48 2 4.8
A Phehlukwayo 4.0 0 37 1 9.25
Of South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021

South Africa Predicted Playing XI

Temba Bavuma (captain), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, George Linde, Dwaine Pretorius, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Migael Pretorius.

Pakistan

The visitors registered an emphatic win at Centurion to clinch three-match ODI series. With this result, Pakistan became the first side to win ODI series on two occasions in South Africa.

Opener Fakhar Zaman has been retained for the T20I series. Leg-spinner Shadab Khan has ruled out of the T20I series as Zimbabwe tour due to a toe injury.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on Captain Babar Azam, opening pair of Sharjeel Khan and Fakhar Zaman to put in decent scores for the side.

After delivering consecutive centuries in the one-day series, Fakhar Zaman is expected to open the innings along with Sharjeel Khan for the four-match T20I series.

Muhammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan and Haider Ali will be looking to contribute with crucial scores for Pakistan in this series opener.

Mohammad Nawaz and Faheem Ashraf will be expected to retain their place in the playing XI for this game.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Haris Rauf, Faheem Ashraf and Shaheen Shah Afridi to make crucial breakthroughs.

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Usman Qadir, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
F Zaman 101 104 9 3 97.12
B Azam 94 82 7 3 114.63
I 57 73 3 0 78.08
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Afridi 9.3 0 58 3 6.11
M Nawaz 7.0 0 34 3 4.86
H Rauf 9.0 1 45 2 5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Afridi 9.3 0 58 3 6.11
M Nawaz 7.0 0 34 3 4.86
H Rauf 9.0 1 45 2 5
Of South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI

Babar Azam (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Muhammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Nawaz/ Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds

With clear skies predicted for Saturday’s game, the wicket prepared will be excellent for batting. The quick bowlers will have nice carry and bounce from the surface.

Venue Details

The Wanderers in Johannesburg is host the opening game of the T20I series between Pakistan and South Africa.

In three meetings between the two teams, South Africa managed to win all their games at the Wanderers.

Toss Prediction

The side that wins the toss, bat first and post a competitive score in excess of 180 runs. The previous four matches have been won by sides batting first.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Pakistan will be slight favorites to win the opening game against South Africa.

With likes of Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman showing stupendous form followed by excellent bowling performances from Usman Qadir and Shaheen Afridi, the visitors will be looking to put in another clinical performance in this contest.

On the other hand, South Africa will need to raise their overall game with bat and ball in order to upstage Pakistan.

Expect Pakistan to register a hard-fought win over South Africa at the Wanderers.

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