PAK vs SA Dream 11 Prediction: Best Dream11 team for today’s Pakistan vs South Africa Match 30 | TSR helps you with Dream 11 for CWC 2019.
The 30th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Pakistan and South Africa at Lord’s. It is worth mentioning that it will be the first match of the tournament to be played at the historic venue.
With a lone victory in five matches, Pakistan at struggling at No. 9 one the points table. Talking of the Proteas, they are a position above Pakistan but have only won one out of the six matches played.
The battle between two of the bottom-ranked teams in the tournament should be intriguing but things are most likely to become daunting for the losing team.
PAK vs SA Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers for PAK vs SA Dream 11
In Quinton de Kock, I have picked only one wicket-keeper batsman for this match. Having scored 191 runs in six matches at an average of 38.20 and a strike rate of 85.26, de Kock is South Africa’s highest run-scorer in the tournament.
Another reason why de Kock has got the nod is because of the fact that he opens the batting as compared to Pakistan captain and wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed batting in the middle-order.
Batsmen for PAK vs SA Dream 11
My first specialist batsman for this match is Pakistan opening batman Fakhar Zaman. Having scored 1,212 runs in 27 ODIs at an average of 50.50 and a strike rate of 99.01, Zaman is the fifth-highest run-scorer in the last 12 months. The 29-year old cricketer should be able to dictate terms against a depleted South African attack.
Having scored 163 runs at an average of 40.75 and a strike rate of 88.58, Babar Azam is Pakistan’s highest run-scorer in the tournament. Given his potential, one feels this might be the match where he will convert his starts into a significant total.
Much like Azam, South Africa opening batsman Hashim Amla has also not portrayed his true colours so far. It is his record against Pakistan which has made me pick him in my Dream11 fantasy team for this match. In 24 ODIs, Amla has scored 1,045 runs at an average of 47.50 and a strike rate of 90.79 including three centuries and five half-centuries against Pakistan.
South Africa middle-order batsman Rassie van der Dussen has been one of the finds of the tournament. Albeit in losing efforts, van der Dussen has played several handy knocks for the Proteas. If South Africa lose early wickets yet again, expect van der Dussen to take the onus on himself and bail out his team.
All-rounders for PAK vs SA Dream 11
Among the all-rounder I am once against going with South Africa duo of Chris Morris and Andile Phehluwayo. Both the cricketers have immensely contributed in South Africa’s wayward journey in the tournament so far. Thus, making it hard for me to ignore them.
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Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is my last pick in this category. Having shown glimpses of doing well in the tournament, the 38-year old cricketer will be looking to stand tall in times when Pakistan need his experience the most.
Bowlers for PAK vs SA Dream 11
Among the bowlers, my only spinner for this match is South Africa’s Imran Tahir. Among the spinners, the old horse has done way better than other spinners in the contest like Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim and Tabraiz Shamsi.
My two specialist fast bowlers for this match include Pakistan left-arm bowling duo of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz. With 13 wickets in four matches at an average of 13.07 and, an economy rate of 4.72 and a strike rate of 16.6, Amir is currently the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament.
On the contrary, Riaz’s numbers might not be doing justice to how well he has bowled in the tournament. In a must-win situation, Pakistan would be banking on their senior duo to be among the wickets.