PAK vs SA Dream11 Prediction: 26th Match of ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for Pakistan vs South Africa Dream11 Team

Updated on: Oct 27, 2023 8:42 am IST

MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will stage its fifth and final match of the ICC World Cup 2023 on Friday (October 27) when Pakistan lock horns with South Africa in match 26 of the showpiece tournament.

Let’s take a look at our fantasy preview for this game.

Pakistan vs South Africa, Match 26 of ICC Men’s World Cup 2023

27 October, 2 PM IST

MA Chidambaram stadium, India

PAK vs SA Preview

Babar Azam-led Pakistan came into the match on the back of a stunning loss to Afghanistan in Chennai, where spinners had some help. At the same time, Aiden Markram-led South Africa are fresh from a thumping win over Bangladesh at the batter’s paradise in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Form Guide

South Africa – WWLWW
Pakistan – LLLWW

Chepauk Stadium Pitch Report

The four 2023 World Cup matches at the venue in Chennai have seen mixed results so far, but three of the four have favoured the teams chasing. One of the other two surfaces could be waiting for Friday’s match, and that could be an even surface which is very likely to see better bounce, allowing for some swift run flow. The venue, however, has a history of the slow nature of wickets. And the heat is going to be massive during the afternoon.

Last result at the venue

PAK – 282/7 (Pacers – 3w, Spinners – 4w)

AFG – 286/2 (49/50 overs) (Pacers – 2w, Spinners – 0w)

Afghanistan won by 8 wickets.

SA Playing 11

  1. Temba Bavuma/ Reeza Hendricks
  2. Quinton de Kock
  3. R van der Dussen
  4. Aiden Markram
  5. Heinrich Klaasen
  6. David Miller
  7. Marco Jansen
  8. Gerald Coetzee/ Tabraiz Shamsi
  9. Keshav Maharaj
  10. Kagiso Rabada
  11. Lungi Ngidi

South Africa Team News

  • According to the stand-in captain Aiden Markram, their two prime players, Lungi Ngidi and Temba Bavuma, had been rested for the last match as a precautionary measure for the remaining games. Ngidi had a niggle. And both of them are expected to play the match against Pakistan.
  • Due to the sluggish behaviour of the Chepauk’s surface, Proteas might include the left-arm chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi. He could replace Gerald Coetzee or Lungi Ngidi (if not fully fit)
  • Batting order should remain the same.

SA Key Players

R van der Dussen Stats vs Pakistan in ODI

Last 5 Scores in ODI Runs against PAK in ODI ODI Batting average vs  Pakistan ODI Scores at Chepauk Captain or Vice captain choice
1, 60, 4, 26, 108 460 65.71   _             ❎

Quinton de Kock Stats vs Pakistan in ODI

Last 5 Scores in ODI Runs against PAK in ODI ODI Batting average vs  Pakistan ODI Scores at Chepauk Captain or Vice captain choice
174, 4, 20, 109, 100 566 37.73 43             ☑

PAK Playing 11

  1. Abdulla Shafique
  2. Imam ul Haq
  3. Babar Azam
  4. Mohammad Rizwan
  5. Saud Shakeel
  6. Shadab Khan
  7. Iftikhar Ahmed
  8. Shaheen Afridi
  9. Usama Mir
  10. Hasan Ali
  11. Haris Rauf

Pakistan Team News

  • Pakistan should go with the same XI from the last match.
  • There is a slight chance of Mohammad Nawaz’s comeback. But that is only in place of Shadab which doesn’t make sense for Shadab’s batting ability. 
  • Batting order should remain the same.

PAK Key Players

Babar Azam Stats vs South Africa in ODI

Last 5 Scores in ODI Runs against SA in ODI ODI Batting average vs SA ODI Scores at Chepauk Vice captain choice
74, 18, 50, 10, 5 523 52.3 74             ✅

Shaheen Afridi Stats vs South Africa in ODI

Last 5 bowling figures in ODI Wickets against SA in ODI ODI Bowling average vs SA ODI bowling figures at Chepauk Captain or Vice captain choice
1/58, 5/54, 2/36, 1/66, 1/37 13 29.76 1/58             ❌

Who will win today match between South Africa and Pakistan (Match 26 of ICC Men’s World Cup 2023)?

  • Pakistan and South Africa have faced each other in 5 matches in ICC ODI World Cup tournaments. Out of these 5 games, Pakistan have won 2 whereas South Africa have come out victorious on 3 occasions.
  • In the last 5 ODI matches, Pakistan has a lead of 3-2 over South Africa.

South Africa’s dominance in this World Cup and the relatively contrasting performance by the Pakistanis clearly indicate that the Proteans are the favourite here. However, Pakistan is one of the most unpredictable teams in white ball cricket. Babar’s men will not face defeat every day.

SA vs BAN Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock, Mohammad Rizwan, Heinrich Klaasen

Batsmen: R van der-Dussen, Babar Azam

All-rounders: Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, Shadab Khan

Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj

Alternatives – Abdullah Shafique for Aiden Markram

Who are the Best Captain Options for PAK vs SA Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: Marco Jansen, Quinton de Kock

For Grand League, Mega Contest: Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram

What are PAK vs SA Fantasy Tips?

  • Temba Bavuma can be crucial at the top, we expect a 50+ knock from him if he plays.
  • Spinners who bowl a full quota of 10 overs should not be missed from both sides.
  • Heinrich Klaasen is in a great form. He is a good player for spin as well. No matter where he bats, he should be in your team.
  • Tabraiz Shamsi/ Usama Mir can be a game changer for you due to the slowness of Chepauk.

Where to watch PAK vs SA Live?

Star Sports Network & Hotstar

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