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| On Apr 6, 2021 5:30 PM IST

SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: 3 Player Battles to watch out for in South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd ODI


SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: South Africa will face Pakistan in the series deciding third ODI on 7th April at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. The Temba Bavuma-led Proteas team displayed a superb comeback with a 17-run victory in the second ODI to draw level the three-match ODI series with a 1-1 scoreline. However, South Africa will be without their five main IPL 2021 bound players in Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, Anrich Nortje, David Miller and Lungi Ngidi for the remaining games in this SA vs PAK white-ball series.

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SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: 3 Player Battles

1. Babar Azam vs Tabraiz Shamsi

Pakistani skipper Babar Azam has been in a remarkable form with the bat in the ongoing South vs Pakistan ODI series. Babar has notched up 134 runs in 2 ODIs including a match-winning 103-run knock in the first game. If South Africa are to win the series decider, then they need to dismiss the Pakistan skipper early in the innings and chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi could get the job done. Although, being a wrist-spinner, Shamsi does go for runs but he has bowled impressively well for his side in the recent few games. In 24 ODIs, he has taken 27 wickets at an economy of 5.43.

Babar Azam vs Tabraiz Shamsi in ODIs
Runs: 38
Balls: 33
Outs: 0
Dots: 13

2. Fakhar Zaman vs Beuran Hendricks

Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman smacked a tremendous innings of 193 runs off 155 balls that consisted of 18 fours and 10 sixes in the second ODI against South Africa. However, unfortunately, he fell just seven runs short of his second ODI double hundred and also couldn’t take Pakistan over the line. In the absence of their premier trio of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi, South African could very well attack Fakhar with left-arm pacer Beuran Hendricks in the final ODI. Hendricks has already dismissed the Pakistani opener once in ODIs during 2019.

Fakhar Zaman vs Beuran Hendricks in ODIs
Runs: 11
Balls: 16
Outs: 1
Dots: 10

3. Rassie van der Dussen vs Shaheen Afridi

South African batsman Rassie van der Dussen has been in a brilliant form in this ODI series so far having scored a total of 183 runs in 2 matches. Van der Dussen notched up a wonderful century in the first ODI and also contributed with a quick-fire 60 runs off just 37 balls in the previous game. Pakistan will surely rely on their pace spearhead Shaheen Afridi to stop the in-form Proteas middle-order batsman. In 24 ODIs, Afridi has picked up 48 wickets at an average of 23.12.

Rassie van der Dussen vs Shaheen Afridi in ODIs
Runs: 46
Balls: 73
Outs: 0
Dots: 45

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SA vs PAK 3rd ODI

The third and final ODI between South Africa and Pakistan will be hosted at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on April 7. Watch South Africa vs Pakistan Live 3rd ODI on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. The first ball will be bowled at 1:30 PM (IST).

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