SA vs PAK Dream11: Poor Fakhar Zaman couldn’t seal the deal for the visitors at the Wanderers, Johannesburg in what was an innings for the ages. 193 is what Fakhar scored in the last game which is also a new record for the highest individual score in ODIs while chasing.
With a win in the last game, the Proteas have leveled the series making the final game worth a watch. Talking about the last game, South Africa posted a mammoth 341 on the back of 80 and 92 from Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma respectively. Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller made their presence felt with quickfire fifties ensuring that the team finishes at a well-mounted score.
In reply, Pakistan dealt with severe blows time and time again but the phenomenal Fakhar Zaman steadied the ship from one end. However, the poor guy did not get ample support from the other hand that slumped Pakistan to an infamous loss. What awaits the two teams in the series decider? Scroll down to know more.
SA vs PAK Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 3rd ODI, South Africa vs Pakistan
Competition: South Africa vs Pakistan ODI
Date: 07th April 2021
Time: 01:30 PM IST
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
A spicy wicket awaits at the SuperSport Park in Centurion where the first game of the series was also played. It will have something for both batsmen and bowlers and that is why we could expect a cracker of a contest.
(last five completed games)
South Africa: WWWLW
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 has injured his toe and would be missing the rest of the SA vs PAK Dream11 team prediction series.
Expected changes and team combination: With Shadab Khan not available for the rest of the series, Mohammad Nawaz or Usman Qadir could make it to the eleven. Nawaz would be an apt replacement for Shadab who can bowl left-arm spin could be a handy batter down the order.
Haider Ali and Sarfaraz Ahmed could also come into the eleven replacing Asif Ali and Danish Aziz as both the latter duo has been below par with the bat. Also, if Haider Ali regains full fitness, he could replace Mohammad Hasnain.
PAK Playing 11 (Likely):
Danish Aziz/Sarfaraz Ahmed
Asif Ali/Haider Ali
Mohammad Nawaz/Usman Qadir
Mohammad Hasnain/Haider Ali
Injury update, unavailability: The fab five, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, David Miller, and Lungi Ngidi won’t be featuring in the series decider as they have made their way to India for IPL 2021.
Expected changes and team combination: de Kock will be replaced by Janneman Malan and he will be opening the innings alongside Aiden Markram. Lutho Sipamla, Sisanda Magala, and Daryn Dupavillon could replace the trio of Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, and Kagiso Rabada. In the lower middle-order, Kyle Verryenne could replace David Miller.
SA Playing 11 (probable):
Rassie van der Dussen
Sisanda Magala/Beurean Hendricks
With so many big names missing in the Proteas line-up, Pakistan definitely has the upper hand going into this game. Therefore, we are backing Pakistan to register a win in this SA vs PAK Today Match Prediction fixture and clinch the series 2-1.
Babar Azam: The Pakistan skipper has now amassed 386 runs in his last 6 innings at a staggering average of 77.20. He has already hit a century in this series.
Shaheen Shah Afridi: The tall left-arm pacer has scalped 8 wickets in his last 5 ODI appearances at an economy of 5.26.
Temba Bavuma: The newly appointed Proteas skipper scored a valiant 90 in the last game and would be a vital cog especially in the absence of Quinton de Kock and David Miller.
Fakhar Zaman: An innings to savor for the coming years is what we witnessed in the second ODI. The left-hand opener from Pakistan would be looking to continue from where he left in the last game. He has now accumulated 279 runs from his last 4 ODI innings at an average of 69.75.
Janneman Malan: Janneman has an impressive tally in his short ODI career. From 3 innings so far in ODIs, the right-hander has scored 152 runs averaging whoppingly around 76.
WK: M Rizwan, H Klaasen
BAT: B Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, T Bavuma, J Malan, A Markram
ALL: A Phehlukwayo
BWL: S Afridi, D Dupavillion, H Ali