PAK vs SA Fantasy Prediction: Pakistan vs South Africa 1st T20I – 11 February (Lahore). Babar Azam will be the best fantasy captain for this game.
Hosts Pakistan will take on South Africa in the 1st T20I match of the three games T20I series. Both teams are missing some of their key players in the series.
Pakistan were brilliant in the Test series, and they would want to dominate in the T20I format as well. Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan are expected to play in the top-order, whereas the addition of Asif Ali will strengthen their middle order. Afridi, Rauf, and Ali will lead the pace bowling, whereas Qadir & Nawaz are their main spinners.
South Africa, on the other hand, lost the test series, whereas they will miss some of their key players in the T20I series. David Miller is the most experienced batsman, whereas Malan, Hendricks, and Klaasen need to support him. The bowling will be lead by the likes of Tabraiz Shamsi and Junior Dala.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
This ground always produces good batting tracks with a little help for the pacers. The average 1st innings score in the last five PSL 2020 games played here was 174 runs.
Bat 1st Won: 1; Bat 2nd Won: 4
We can expect clear skies during the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Pakistan – Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali.
South Africa – Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Jon Jon Smuts, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, George Linde, Tabraiz Shamsi, Junior Dala, Lutho Sipamla.
Three Match T20I Series
Match: Pakistan vs South Africa First T20I Match
Date and Time: 11 February, Thursday- 4:00 PM IST
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Where to Watch: Sony Ten1 and Sony Six
Top 4 Batting Order
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Haider Ali, and Asif Ali.
Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Jon Jon Smuts, and David Miller.
Death Over Specialists
- Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf
- Junior Dala and Lutho Sipamla
PAK vs SA Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Mohammad Rizwan will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Rizwan scored 128 runs in three games on the last Kiwi tour at an average of 42.67, whereas his strike-rate was 133.33. He can open the innings in this game.
PAK vs SA Fantasy Batsmen
Babar Azam and Haider Ali will be our batsmen from Pakistan. Babar is a world-class player, and he has scored 1681 T20I runs at an average of 50.93. Haider has scored 176 T20I runs at an average of 29.33, whereas his strike-rate has been 144.26. Both of them are top-order players.
David Miller, Reeza Hendricks, and Janneman Malan will be our batsmen from South Africa. Miller is the most experienced batsman of the side, and he has scored 1409 T20I runs at an average of 29.35, whereas his strike-rate has been 138.40. Reeza has scored 636 T20I runs at an average of 25.44, whereas Malan has scored 1369 T20 runs at an average of 32.59. All three of them are going to play in the top-4 of the batting line-up.
PAK vs SA Fantasy All-Rounders
Faheem Ashraf will be our all-rounder from Pakistan. Ashraf has scalped 29 T20I wickets in 32 games, whereas his batting strike-rate has been 125.00. He is the ace all-rounder of Pakistan.
PAK vs SA Fantasy Bowlers
From Pakistan, the duo of Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali will make it into our team. Afridi has scalped 22 T20I wickets in 18 games, whereas Ali has scalped 25 in 30 matches. Both of them are coming on the back of a brilliant test series.
Tabraiz Shamsi and Junior Dala will be our bowlers from South Africa. Shamsi has scalped 21 T20I wickets, whereas his economy has been 7.69. Dala has scalped 13 T20I wickets in nine games, whereas he is a brilliant death bowler.
Match Prediction: Pakistan are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Babar Azam and David Miller
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Afridi
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.