SA vs PAK Dream11: South Africa’s captaincy dilemma isn’t going in the right direction. It started after Faf du Plessis vacated the position and CSA opting for Quinton de Kock, he couldn’t live up to the expectations, and it took only two series for CSA to transfer the reigns to Temba Bavuma.
Bavuma hasn’t started well with his captaincy tenure as his led ODI side slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Pakistan at home. The momentum and confidence all look nothing but gone and it would be interesting to see how the T20I series will turn up for the Proteas.
Meanwhile, Pakistan would be banking upon the huge success in ODIs and will look to carry on from where they left. The Proteas would be under the leadership of yet another captain Heinrich Klaassen who will be leading a second-string side in the series. With 5 of the star players missing due to IPL commitments, the likes of Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, and Dwaine Pretorious have been ruled out due to injuries. What awaits for the Proteas in the T20Is after a disappointing ODI series? Well, we will have to wait and see.
SA vs PAK Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 1st T20I, South Africa vs Pakistan
Competition: South Africa vs Pakistan T20I
Date: 10th April 2021
Time: 06:00 PM IST
Venue: The Wanderers, Johannesburg
The wicket is apt for batting and we should expect a high-scoring contest. Also, bad weather is unlikely to make its presence, therefore, no weather-related interruptions expected.
(last five completed games)
South Africa: LWLLL
Pakistan Won: 03
South Africa Won: 02
Where to watch SA vs PAK live: You can WATCH South Africa vs Pakistan Star Sports Network and stream live on the Disney+ Hotstar app.
Injury update, unavailability: Shadab Khan the premier spinner is ruled out of the SA vs PAK Dream11 team prediction tour due to a toe injury.
Expected changes and team combination: More or less, the visitors are expected to field in the same eleven they opted for in the ODIs. The notable changes in the eleven would be Imam-ul-Haq making way for Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam opening with the returning Sharjeel Khan, Imam-ul-Haq making way for Asif Ali, who might relish playing in the T20Is, and Haider Ali replacing Sarfaraz Ahmed.
PAK Playing 11 (Likely):
Sharjeel Khan/Fakhar Zaman
Injury update, unavailability: Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, David Miller, and Lungi Ngidi are unavailable due to IPL commitments. Temba Bavuma and Dwaine Pretorius are unavailable due to injuries so is Rassie van der Dussen.
Expected changes and team combination: Janneman Malan and Aiden Markram will continue opening the batting for the Proteas. With JJ Smuts too not in the squad, Pite van Biljon will replace Temba in the eleven. Kyle Verryene will continue in the eleven despite not playing a T20I yet. Lizaad Williams, Beurean Hendricks, and Daryn Dupavillon will be the seam bowling options, whereas, one between George Linde or Tabraiz Shamsi will fit in the spinner.
SA Playing 11 (probable):
Pite van Biljon
Tabraiz Shamsi/George Linde
With so many big names missing in the Proteas line-up, Pakistan does start with the favorites tag. Therefore, we are backing Pakistan to register a win in this SA vs PAK Today Match Prediction fixture and go 1-0 up in the 4-match series.
Babar Azam: 182 runs from last 5 T20I innings striking at 127.
Mohammad Hafeez: 262 runs from last 6 T20I innings striking at 153.21.
Heinrich Klaasen: 144 runs from last 7 T20I innings striking at 138.88.
Kyle Verreyenne: 643 runs from 29 T20 innings striking at 123.18.
Haris Rauf: 14 scalps from the last 9 T20I games at an economy of 7.29.
Mohammad Rizwan: 325 runs from the last 9 T20Is at an average of 65 and a fabulous strike rate of 138.8.
WK: M Rizwan, H Klaasen, K Verreynne
BAT: B Azam, J Malan/Sharjeel Khan, Haider Ali
ALL: A Phehlukwayo. M Hafeez
BWL: B Hendricks, H Rauf, H Ali/Shaheen Afridi