SA vs PAK Match Preview
The second of the four-match T20I series between South Africa and Pakistan will be played at the Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on April 12th at 06:00 PM IST.
Team South Africa started the first T20I on a good note. They batted first on a great batting pitch and were 159-3 in 16 overs at one stage. From there, a total of around 200 looked certain. But some poor batting from the Proteas and good bowling from the opposition meant that South Africa only managed 29 in the last 4 overs, which cost them the game.
However, skipper Heinrich Klaasen’s excellent knock of 50 off 28 balls along with Aiden Markram’s 51 off 32 balls were the highlights for the team. Pite van Biljon (34 off 24 balls) was effective too. They would need some contributions from Janneman Malan and Wihan Lubbe at the top of the order to really put the opposition under pressure.
Pakistan, on the other hand, put up a great show in the 1st T20I and pulled off a 4 wicket victory to go 1-0 up in the series. This is their highest successful chase in the T20Is. Mohammad Rizwan is in outstanding form in this format and will the key player for Pakistan in the upcoming matches.
Tabraiz Shamsi, Heinrich Klaasen and Janeman Malan will be the key players for the South African side while Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez will be the crucial players for Pakistan.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 2nd T20I of the Pakistan Tour of South Africa 2021 between South Africa and Pakistan on Monday, April 12, 2021.
South Africa vs Pakistan Match Details
- Match: South Africa vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I
- Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
- Time: 6:00 PM (IST) / 2:30 PM (Local) / 12:30 PM (GMT)
- Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
SA vs PAK: Weather & Pitch Report
The temperature is expected to be around 13-28 degree Celsius with 33 per cent humidity and 11 km/hr of wind speed and there are no chances of precipitation during the match.
The pitch at Johannesburg is a good batting track, with the bowlers expected to get some help off the surface. While the ball should come onto the bat fairly well, the batsmen will need to be wary of movement off the surface. The spinners should also come into play as the game progresses, making for a good contest in the middle overs. Both teams will look to chase under the lights, with 160-170 being par at the venue.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score considering the last 5 matches played at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg is 195 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
- Matches Won: 1
- Matches Lost: 4
- No Result: 0
SA vs PAK: Head-to-Head
Based on the last 5 matches played against each other—
- South Africa Won: 1
- Pakistan Won: 4
- No Result: 0
South Africa & Pakistan Recent Form
South Africa Form
South Africa & Pakistan Squads
South Africa Squad
Heinrich Klaasen (c & wk), Kyle Verreynne, Wihan Lubbe, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi, Wiaan Mulder, George Linde, Janneman Malan, Lizaad Williams, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Pite van Biljon, Sisanda Magala, Daryn Dupavillon, Beuran Hendricks, Bjorn Fortuin, Aiden Markram, Migael Pretorius.
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Haider Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Danish Aziz, Fakhar Zaman, Arshad Iqbal, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Sharjeel Khan, Haris Rauf, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Zahid Mahmood.
SA vs PAK Predicted Playing XI
Dream11 probable playing XI prediction for the 2nd T20I of Pakistan Tour of South Africa 2021 between South Africa and Pakistan at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
South Africa Predicted Playing XI
Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Wihan Lubbe, Heinrich Klaasen (C and WK), Pite van Biljon, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Beuran Hendricks, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Pakistan Predicted Playing XI
Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf.
SA vs PAK: Top 5 Picks
Based on the last 5 matches played—
- Babar Azam
- Heinrich Klaasen
- Fakhar Zaman
- Janneman Malan
- Lizaad Williams
SA vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Heinrich Klaasen
- Batsmen: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Petrus van Biljon, Janneman Malan
- All-Rounders: Andile Phehlukwayo, Mohammad Nawaz
- Bowlers: Lizaad Williams, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
- Captain: Babar Azam
- Vice-Captain: Heinrich Klaasen
SA vs PAK Probable Winner
South Africa is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.