PAK vs SA Dream11 Prediction and Top Picks: 1st T20I

Pakistan vs South Africa 1st T20I match will be played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. We will cover PAK vs SA Dream11 Prediction, match preview and Fantasy Cricket Tips.

 Pakistan Team Preview:

After winning the Test series 2-0, Pakistan come into this T20 series keen to do well in this format in a World Cup year, and despite losing 2-1 in New Zealand in their last series, they won seven of their ten completed T20 matches last year.

Skipper Babar Azam will lead them once again, and he will be joined by all of their T20 regulars such as Hussain Talat, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain but there is more crossover with the Test team than there has been for some time now.

Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi will all figure here, but there is no place for Wahab Riaz, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim as they tinker with their line-up here.

South Africa Team Preview:

South Africa competed well in the Test series but came away with a whitewash defeat after falling narrowly short and now they have to pick themselves up for this T20 series with an under-strength squad.

They are without some crucial players Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen and Lungi Ngidi.

They still possess some quality and experience within their ranks such as Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi. Still, several new faces in the squad will get chances over this three-game series.

Match Details:

Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st T20I, South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2021

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Date: 11th February 2021

Time: 06:30 PM


Total Match Played: 15

Won By PAK:

Won By SA: 8

Not Results:

Last 5 H2H Match:

South Africa Won 3 – 2 Pakistan Won

Pitch Report:

Average 1st Innings Score: 154 

It’s not a high-scoring venue. The batters need to work hard for their runs. The surface will help the bowlers, and varying the pace will be the key weapon for them. Anything between 150-165 is a competitive score on this venue. Batting is a good option.

Record of chasing teams:

Won ­– 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 0

Probable Playing XI:


Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali, Babar Azam (c), Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf/Iftikhar Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Shah Afridi

Bench: Aamer Yamin, Amad Butt, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Zafar Gohar, Zahid Mahmood

South Africa:

Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, Heinrick Klaasen (C & WK), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, George Linde/Bjorn Fortuin, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla

Bench: Nandre Burger, Okuhle Cele, Bjorn Fortuin/George Linde, Ryan Rickelton, Jacques Snyman, Glenton Stuurman, Pite van Biljon

Player Stats:


Mohammad Rizwan: (WK, RHB)

T20I: 26 M, 313 R, 22.3 A

H2H: 3 M, 29 R, 14.5 A

Haider Ali: (RHB)

T20I: 7 M, 176 R, 29.3 A

H2H: Not Played

Babar Azam: (RHB)

T20I: 44 M, 1681 R, 50.9 A

H2H: 3 M, 151 R, 50.3 A

Hussain Talat: (LHB)

T20I: 15 M, 371 R, 28.5 A

H2H: 3 M, 98 R, 32.6 A

Asif Ali: (RHB)

T20I: 25 M, 331 R, 18.38 A

H2H: —

Iftikhar Ahmed: (RHB, RAO)

T20I: 11 M, 188 R + 1 W 

H2H: Not Played 

Khushdil Shah: (LHB)

T20I: 7 M, 103 R, 25.7 A

H2H: Not Played 

Faheem Ashraf: (LHB, RAM)

T20I: 32 M, 170 R + 29 W

H2H: 2 M, 12 R + 3 W

Haris Rauf: (RAF)

T20I: 11 M, 16 W, 23.2 A

H2H: Not Played 

Hasan Ali: (RMF)

T20I: 30 M, 35 W, 25 A

H2H: 2 M, 1 W, 82 A

Usman Qadir: (RAL)

T20I: 3 M, 8 W, 7.5 A 

H2H: Not Played 

Shaheen Shah Afridi: (LMF)

T20I: 18 M, 22 W, 23.7 A

H2H: 1 M, 1 W, 38 A

South Africa:

Janneman Malan: (RHB)

T20I: 2 M, 35 R, 17.5 A

H2H: 2 M, 35 R, 17.5 A

Reeza Hendricks: (RHB)

T20I: 25 M, 636 R, 25.4 A

H2H: 3 M, 107 R, 35.6 A

JJ Smuts: (RHB, LAO)

T20I: 11 M, 166 R + 1 W 

H2H: Not Played 

Heinrick Klaasen: (WK, RHB)

T20I: 13 M, 271 R, 24.6 A

H2H: 3 M, 12 R, 12 A

David Miller: (LHB)

T20I: 75 M, 1368 R, 29.7 A

H2H: 13 M, 202 R, 33.6 A

Dwaine Pretorius: (RHB, RMF)

T20I: 11 M, 135 R + 7 W 

H2H: Not Played 

Andile Phehlukwayo: (LHB, RAF)

T20I: 27 M, 35 W + 92 R

H2H: 3 M, 5 W + 15 R

George Linde: (LHB, LAO)

T20I: 3 M, 41 R + 2 W 

H2H: Not Played

Bjorn Fortuin: (LAO)

T20I: 4 M, 3 W, 26.6 A

H2H: Not played 

Junior Dala: (RMF)

T20I: 9 M, 13 W, 21.6 A

H2H: 3 M, 0 W, 0 A 

Tabraiz Shamsi: (LAC)

T20I: 25 M, 21 W, 33.3 A

H2H: 3 M, 2 W, 47 A 

PAK vs SA Top Picks for Dream11 Team:

Mohammad Rizwan:

He was awarded player of the match in the last T20I when they toured New Zealand last month. In T20Is, he always opens the batting for Pakistan and gave good starts.

 Babar Azam:

He ranked 2nd in the ICC T20 rankings, has a brilliant temperament and knows how to pace the innings. In his T20I career, he has played 44 matches and scored 1681 runs an excellent average of 50.94 with a strike rate of 130.01.

Shaheen Shah Afridi:

Shaheen will be a useful bowler particularly in the T20 format with the new ball and the death overs. He has scalped 22 wickets in T20I’s at an economy of 7.78 with the best figures of 3 for 20.

David Miller:

Miller is the most capped T20I player in the current South Africa squad, he is a big hitter and has enormous power to clear the boundary. 

Heinrich Klaasen:

He is a decent T20 player, can play long innings, and excellent behind the wickets as well. In 13 T20I matches, he has scored 271 runs at an average of 24.63 with a reasonable strike rate of 150.55.

PAK vs SA Dream11 Prediction:

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PAK vs SA Dream11 Team 1st T20I
PAK vs SA Dream11 Team 1st T20I

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

  • Babar Azam
  • Shaheen Afridi
  • H Klaasen
  • Haider Ali
  • Hasan Ali

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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