SA vs PAK Dream11: In a humdinger of a contest, Pakistan held their nerves in the final phase of the match and registered an imperious 3 wicket victory against the Proteas to close off the first ODI.
The two teams will now travel to the Wanderers in Johannesburg to square off in the second ODI. Talking about the first game, Rassie van der Dussen’s maider ODI ton powered South Africa to a fine score of 273-6. In reply, Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq set up the chase for Pakistan with a fabulous 177 runs stand for the second wicket. In the process skipper, Azam scored his 13th ODI century, whereas, Imam scored an aggressive 70 off 80 deliveries.
However, after the duo departed, courtesy of a blistering second spell from Anrich Nortje, Pakistan lost momentum and it took them the very last ball to get over the finishing line. It was a cracker of a game and the same can be expected in the second ODI as the hosts would be looking to bounce back.
SA vs PAK Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 2nd ODI, South Africa vs Pakistan
Competition: South Africa vs Pakistan ODI
Date: 04th April 2021
Time: 01:30 PM IST
Venue: The Wanderers, Johannesburg
Another bouncy wicket awaits in Johannesburg with some greenery on the surface. The pacers will be relishing their opportunity to bowl here. We could expect a great battle between bat and ball.
(last five completed games)
South Africa: LWWWL
Pakistan Won: 03
South Africa Won: 02
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Injury update, unavailability: The visitors have no injury or unavailability concerns in this SA vs PAK Dream11 team prediction game.
Expected changes and team combination: After a winning start to the campaign, changes are least expected in the eleven. Danish Aziz who made his debut in the last game will keep his place in the eleven. However, if they want to make some changes, Asif Ali could get replaced by Haider Ali, and if Hasan Ali proves his fitness, he might replace Haris Rauf.
PAK Playing 11 (Likely):
Asif Ali/Haider Ali
Haris Rauf/Hasan Ali
Injury update, unavailability: The Temba Bavuma led-hosts have no injury concerns in the eleven for this particular game.
Expected changes and team combination: Despite a loss in the last game, no changes are expected in the eleven, unless there is a last-minute injury replacement.
SA Playing 11 (probable):
Quinton de Kock
Rassie van der Dussen
After going down in the last game, the Proteas would be looking to bounce back and level the three-match series. Therefore, we are backing South Africa to register a win in this SA vs PAK Today Match Prediction fixture and make it 1-1 in the series.
Heinrich Klaasen: Despite an ordinary outing in the last game, Klaasen still remains one of the key aspects in the batting order. He has 243 runs under his belt from the last four games at a phenomenal average of 121.50.
Babar Azam: The Pakistan skipper was scintillating in the last game and the same could be expected here. With 470 runs from his last 6 ODI innings, Babar Azam is definitely on a planet of his own.
Rassie van der Dussen: The centurion of the last game, Rassie has 166 runs to his name from the last three ODI innings. He is an unmissable pick in both GL and SL teams.
Temba Bavuma: The newly appointed Proteas skipper must be having a point to prove with the bat. He has 336 runs to his name in his ODI career at an average of 48.
Imam-ul-Haq: Having scored a brilliant 70 in the last game, the stylish left-hander batsman looks good enough for yet another brilliant show with the bat.
Andile Phehlukwayo: He could be a vital cog in the GL team. The all-rounder who bowled a magnificent last over in the first ODI has scalped 5 wickets in his last 4 ODIs and has scored 93 runs with the bat.
WK: M Rizwan, Q de Kock, H Klaasen
BAT: B Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, R vd Dussen, T bavuma
ALL: A Phehlukwayo
BWL: S Afridi, A Nortje, M Hasnain/L Ngidi