SA vs PAK Dream11: It was so near yet so far for the Proteas who slumped to their second successive defeat against Pakistan by 4 wickets to Flag-off the 4-match T20I series with a win.
A monumental fifty from wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan and a breezy 30 off 14 deliveries from Faheem Ashraf helped Pakistan chased down 188 with 4 wickets in hand and a ball to spare. Earlier in the match, it was a combined effort from Aiden Markram and skipper Heinrich Klaasen who scored a fifty each to help South Africa score a fabulous 188 for the loss of 6 wickets.
The bowling from either side was pretty ordinary, however, spinners from either side i.e., Mohammad Nawaz from Pakistan and Tabraiz Shamsi from South Africa were the standout performers scalping 2 wickets each. It was a commendable effort from both teams and the same could be expected heading into the second game which will be played at this very venue. Who will come up good in this crucial fixture? We will have to patiently wait and see.
SA vs PAK Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 2nd T20I, South Africa vs Pakistan
Competition: South Africa vs Pakistan T20I
Date: 12th April 2021
Time: 06:00 PM IST
Venue: The Wanderers, Johannesburg
The surface would be different from the one used in the previous game. A bouncy wicket is expected and the ball will be coming on nicely onto the bat. Yet another high-scoring game is expected at the Wanderers.
(last five completed games)
South Africa: LLWLL
Pakistan Won: 04
South Africa Won: 01
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. No injury concerns in the camp apart from him.
Expected changes and team combination: After a winning start to the series, changes are least expected in the eleven. However, in a quest to manage the workload of Shaheen Shah Afridi, might get rested and a debut for Arshad Iqbal or a return for Mohammad Hasnain into the eleven could be expected.
PAK Playing 11 (Likely):
Shaheen Afridi/Arshad Iqbal
Injury update, unavailability: Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma are still unavailable.No other injury concerns or unavailabilities in the camp.
Expected changes and team combination: More or less, the eleven is expected to be the same as what we saw in the last game. There could be a battle between Wihan and Kyle Verreyenne for the no 3 spot in the batting order. Other than that, no changes are expected to take place.
SA Playing 11 (probable):
Pite van Biljon
Kyle Verreynne/Wihan Lubbe
Pakistan has been assertive throughout the tour and has taken brilliant advantage of a depleted South African side playing with their second-string side. Therefore, we are backing Pakistan to register a win in this SA vs PAK Today Match Prediction fixture and go 2-0 up in the 4-match series.
Babar Azam: 196 runs from last 7 T20I innings striking at 148.48.
Mohammad Hafeez: 275 runs from last 7 T20I innings striking at 151.11.
Heinrich Klaasen: 79 runs from last 4 T20I innings striking at 140.18.
Haris Rauf: 14 scalps from last 9 T20Is at an economy of 9.48
Tabraiz Shamsi: 15 scalps from the last 10 T20I games at a fantastic economy of 6.82.
Mohammad Rizwan: 399 runs from the last 10 T20Is at an average of 79.80 and a fabulous strike rate of 140.49. He scored a brilliant 74 in the last game.
WK: M Rizwan, H Klaasen
BAT: B Azam, P van Biljoen, A Markram, Haider Ali
ALL: M Nawaz, M Hafeez
BWL: T Shamsi, H Rauf, L Williams