ICC World Cup 2019: PAK vs SA Dream11 Captain; Keep your eyes on Babar, du Plessis, Fakhar Zaman

By Chaitanya Laxman

South Africa and Pakistan are having a difficult time in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. Both teams have lost crucial games and are almost on the verge of crashing out from the tournament.

But when they face each other on Sunday, expect a cracking contest as there are some match-winners in both the teams. We look at the top three picks for the Dream11 captain.

#3. Faf du Plessis:

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The South Africa skipper has very little going his way in this World Cup but as far as his batting is concerned he has looked promising. His presence in the middle-order will be critical for South Africa to challenge Pakistani bowlers.

Batting average in 2019: 55.50

Total number of hundreds in 2019: 1

Batting average against Pakistan: 35.30

Total number of fifties against Pakistan: 3

Batting average in England: 29.35

Total number of fifties in England: 3

#2. Fakhar Zaman:

Fakhar Zaman played a promising innings against India but unfortunately failed to convert it into a big one. He will be now itching to make his mark on Sunday.

He is a fine player of pace bowing so he can be expected to do well against South Africa’s pace artillery.

Batting average in 2019: 34.78

Total number of hundreds in 2019: 1

Batting average against South Africa: 33.00

Total number of fifties against South Africa: 1

Batting average in England: 44.00

Total number of fifties in England: 2

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#1. Babar Azam:

It took a peach of an delivery from Kuldeep Yadav to dismiss Babar Azam in the previous game. The Pakistani number three has looked in serene touch every time he has batted in this World Cup.

However Pakistan would be expecting a big knock from him and Sunday can be that day.

Batting average in 2019: 48.84

Total number of hundreds in 2019: 1

Batting average against South Africa: 56.50

Total number of fifties against South Africa: 1

Batting average in England: 40.88

Total number of fifties in England: 1

Chaitanya Laxman