PAK vs SA Fantasy Prediction: Pakistan vs South Africa 2nd Test – 4 February (Rawalpindi). Pakistan would want to seal the series by winning this game on their home soil.
Hosts Pakistan will take on South Africa in the 2nd test match of the two matches series. The South African side would want to level the series.
Pakistan won the first test, and a win in this game will seal the series for them. Fawad Alam again proved his class in the last game, whereas Azhar Ali is also continuing his good form. The spin duo of Yasir Shah & Nauman Ali will again play a big part, whereas Babar Azam would want to play a top knock in this game.
South Africa fought well in the last game, and they would want to level the series. The batting of Dean Elgar & Aiden Markram is a huge positive, whereas Maharaj has been spinning the ball well. Faf du Plessis & Quinton de Kock needs to contribute with the bat, whereas Rabada needs to fire with bowling.
The average 4th innings score at this ground is just 140 runs. Both teams would want to bat 1st on this track. Spinners will enjoy bowling on this track in the later part of the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Pakistan – Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi.
South Africa – Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie Van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi.
Two Match Test Series
Match: Pakistan vs South Africa Second Test Match
Date and Time: 4 February, Thursday – 10:30 am IST
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Where to Watch: Live on Sony Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
- Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, and Babar Azam.
- Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie Van der Dussen, and Faf du Plessis.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Nauman Ali and Yasir Shah
- Keshav Maharaj and Lungi Ngidi
PAK vs SA Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Mohammad Rizwan will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Rizwan scored 202 runs at an average of 50.50 in New Zealand, whereas he is very good behind the stumps as well. He batted well in the last game as well.
[You can also take Quinton de Kock instead of Mohammad Rizwan]
PAK vs SA Fantasy Batsmen
Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar will be our batsmen from South Africa. Faf is one of the best batsmen of South Africa, whereas he scored 207 runs at an average of 103.50 in the recent series against Sri Lanka. Elgar scored 253 runs at an average of 126.50 in the last series, whereas he smashed a half-century in the Karachi test as well. Both of them are technically solid players.
Babar Azam, Azhar Ali, and Fawad Alam will be our batsmen from Pakistan. Babar is one of Pakistan’s finest, whereas he has scored 2082 test runs at an average of 44.30. Alam has been the best player in Pakistan domestic cricket, whereas he scored a brilliant century in the Karachi Test. Ali scored 173 runs on the last Kiwi tour at an average of 43.25, whereas he scored a half-century in the last game. All three of them are fantastic players.
PAK vs SA Fantasy All-Rounders
George Linde will be our all-rounder from South Africa. Linde has scalped 198 first-class wickets, whereas his batting average has been 30.12. He will enjoy bowling in the sub-continent conditions.
[Faheem Ashraf is dropped as he is not bowling a significant amount of overs]
PAK vs SA Fantasy Bowlers
From South Africa, Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj will make it into our team. Maharaj scalped four wickets in the last game, whereas Rabada scalped three. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Yasir Shah and Nauman Ali will be our bowlers from Pakistan. Yasir has 234 test wickets in 44 games, whereas Ali made his debut in the last game. Both of them scalped seven wickets each in the Karachi Test.
Match Prediction: Pakistan are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Babar Azam and Faf du Plessis
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Yasir Shah and Fawad Alam
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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