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SA vs PAK Dream11 Team: Top 5 Fantasy Cricket Picks for South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd ODI

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SA vs PAK Dream11 Team: Despite Fakhar Zaman’s staggering knock of 193 runs off 155 balls, South Africa registered a superb 17-run victory in the second South Africa vs Pakistan ODI match. The hosts have now levelled the three-match ODI series by 1-1 with the final game set to be played on April 7 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. However, South Africa’s five pivotal members of the squad, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, David Miller and Lungi Ngidi will not be available for the remainder of the ongoing series due to their participation in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season.

Related: SA vs PAK: Pakistan’s possible Playing 11 for 3rd ODI

SA vs PAK Dream11 Team Fantasy Picks

1. Babar Azam

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has looked really impressive in this ongoing South Africa tour. Babar notched up a fabulous match-winning knock of 103 runs in the first SA vs PAK ODI at the same venue where the series decider will take place. He was involved in an excellent 63-run partnership with Fakhar Zaman during the mammoth chase in the second match. In 79 ODIs, Babar has amassed 3714 runs at an average of 56.27 that includes 16 fifties and 13 centuries. He will be an impactful player in the final game as well if Pakistan are to win this ODI series.

Babar Azam vs South Africa in ODIs
Matches: 9
Runs: 429
Avg: 61.29
50: 2
100: 1

2. Rassie van der Dussen

South African batsman Rassie van der Dussen has been in a top-notch form in this PAK vs SA ODI series. Rassie smashed a remarkable unbeaten innings of 123 runs in the first match in a pressure situation. The right-hander played yet another exciting knock in the second ODI having slammed a quick-fire 60 runs off only 37 balls that included 6 fours and 4 sixes. He is the second highest run-getter in the series so far with a tally of 183 runs and van der Dussen will be a vital clog in the South African batting line-up in the absence of their main players.

Rassie van der Dussen in ODIs
Matches: 22
Runs: 890
Avg: 80.91
50: 8
100: 1

3. Fakhar Zaman

Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman played a memorable knock of 193 runs off 155 balls that consisted of 18 fours and 10 sixes in the second ODI against South Africa to take his team very close to what would have been a massive win. During the mammoth run-chase, Pakistan kept on losing wickets at regular intervals but Fakhar showed great temperament and kept on fighting a lone battle much like a warrior. Pakistan will need a similar innings from their opener in the series decider in order to clinch the ODI series.

Fakhar Zaman in ODIs
Matches: 49
Runs: 2161
Avg: 48.02
50: 13
100: 5

4. Temba Bavuma

The exciting SA vs PAK ODI series has been dominated by the batters from both the teams. South African captain Temba Bavuma also played a brilliant knock of 92 runs off 102 balls that included 9 fours in the previous ODI match. He played a crucial role in leading South Africa towards a massive total of 341 for 6 in their 50 overs. In the absence of star batsmen like Quinton de Kock and David Miller, Bavuma will play an important role for his team in the series deciding encounter on Wednesday and thus, he can fetch you good amount of points in Dream11 Team Prediction.

Temba Bavuma in ODIs
Matches: 8
Runs: 428
Avg: 53.5
50: 2
100: 1

5. Haris Rauf

Right-arm pacer Haris Rauf has emerged as a key wicket-taking prospect in this ongoing South Africa vs Pakistan ODI series. Rauf returned with impressive figures of 3 for 54 in his quota of 10 overs in the second ODI which turned out be an incredible high-scoring encounter. In 2 ODIs, he has picked up a total of 5 wickets at an average of 25.20. He will once again be crucial for Pakistan in the third and final ODI in dismantling the South African batting line-up.

Related: SA vs PAK: South Africa’s possible Playing 11 for 3rd ODI

South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd ODI live

The third 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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Kuljyot Singh

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