SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: 1st ODI, Probable Playing XI & Top Picks, Pakistan tour of South Africa, 2021

SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction 1st ODI, Pakistan tour of South Africa, 2021

SA vs PAK Dream11 PredictionProbable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of the 1st ODI match. South Africa and Pakistan will be played at at SuperSport Park, Centurion.

South Africa:

It has been more than a year since South Africa played the ODI format. The last ODI series they played was against Australia in February 2020, and they had won all three matches.

The right-handed batsman Temba Bavuma will be leading the side for the first time, and he has also not played many matches, so it will be interesting to see how he would handle the captaincy. Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock are likely to open the innings.

In the middle-order, there are some outstanding players like Rassie van der Dussen, JJ Smuts, who is an all-rounder, or Heinrich Klassen, and David Miller, who can very well play the role of finisher. Wiaan Mulder and Andile Phehlukwayo, who are all-rounder, will play a crucial role in the lower middle-order.

The bowling department looks better than the batting unit as they have world-class bowlers who can constantly bowl over 140kmph. Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi will be tough to handle by the opposition. Keshav Maharaj and Tabrez Shamsi will form the spin department of the team.

On the whole, South Africa looks strong on the paper, and the opposition will have to put maximum effort to win the matches against them.

Pakistan:

Pakistan has also not played much of ODI cricket and has played the only ODI series against Zimbabwe in November, and they too won all the matches.

The world No.2 batsman Babar Azam will be leading the side and has recently taken up captain’s responsibilities in all the formats and doing a decent job. There are high chances that Fakhar Zaman and Imam-Ul-Haq will open the innings for Pakistan.

Babar Azam will play at his usual spot at No.3. The middle-order will be handled by Fakhar Zaman, the wicketkeeper-batsman Rizwan and the all-rounder Shadab Khan. Faheem Ashraf and Asif Ali might be well suited for the role of finishers.

There are some outstanding bowlers in the team like Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali, who had troubled the SA batsmen very much last time in the T20I series, and they also have the pace express Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain.

Pakistan also appears to have an excellent team, and they can give a tough fight to South Africa and try to win the matches.

Match Details

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

Date: 2nd April 2021

Time: 01:30 PM IST

Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion.

SA vs PAK Live Score

SA vs PAK Head-to-head

Total Matches Played: 79

SA Won: 50

PAK Won: 28

Tied: 0

No Result: 1

Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 246

Average second innings score: 209

(The average score is based on fifty-four matches played here at this venue)

The pitch here is considered to be somewhat quicker than usual. The fast bowlers will have an added advantage, and also, the batsman can play good shots as the ball comes easily onto the bat. We can expect a neutral pitch.

(The chasing team at this venue has won thirty out of the fifty-four matches)

Weather Forecast

The weather will be clear in the first half of the match, but there is a slight chance of rain in the second half.

SA vs PAK Dream11 Team News

  • If there is any news regarding any player, then it will be updated.

Probable Playing XI

South Africa:

Quinton de Kock (WK), Janneman Malan/Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van Der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.

Bench: 

Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram/Janneman Malan, JJ Smuts, Sisanda Magala, Wiaan Mulder, Lizaad Williams, Kyle Verreynne, Daryn Duppavillon, Lutho Sipamla.

Pakistan:

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain/Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf

Bench: 

Abdullah Shafique, Usman Qadir, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Hasan Ali/Mohammad Hasnain.

Top Picks for SA vs PAK Dream11 Team

SA:

Quinton de Kock:

(121 M, 5135 R, 44.65 A)

Quinton de Kock is the team’s wicket-keeper batsman and generally opens the innings for the team. He is one of the Top 10 batsmen in the world in ODI format. Q de Kock is very good Captain choice in SA vs PAK Dream11 Team.

Aiden Markram:

(26 M, 643 R, 27.96 A + 20 O, 3 W)

He is a right-handed batsman and also can bowl a few overs of spin. Markram generally opens the inning along with de Kock.

Janneman Malan:

(3 M, 152 R, 76 A)

Janneman Malan played 3 ODI matches and scored 152 runs with an average of 76 runs.

Temba Bavuma:

(6 M, 335 R, 55.83 A)

Skipper Bavuma is a right-handed batsman and has not played many matches in the ODI format, but he has impressed everyone with his short span of his career.

Kagiso Rabada:

(75 M, 259 R, 16.19 A + 640.2 O, 117 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and can be handy with the bat down the order. Rabada is one of the Top 10 bowlers in the world in ODI format.

Anrich Nortje:

(7 M, 55.4 O, 14 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and can bowl over 150kmph consistently in the initial overs. Nortje has picked up 14 wickets in just 7 matches he has played so far in his career.

Lungi Ngidi:

(26 M, 205 O, 53 W)

He played 26 matches and took 53 wickets.

Andile Phehlukwayo:

(58 M, 563 R, 29.63 A + 383 O, 69 W)

He is a bowling all-rounder. A Phehlukwayo scored 563 runs and took 69 wickets in 58 ODIs.

David Miller:

(132 M, 3231 R, 40.39 A)

He is a left-handed batsman and does the role of finisher very well. Miler has 14 half-centuries and 5 hundred in ODI format.

Tabraiz Shamsi:

(22 M, 186.3 O, 26 W)

He is a left-arm chinaman bowler. Tabraiz does not concede many runs and also picks up wickets.

Heinrich Klassen:

(17 M, 493 R, 41.08 W)

Klassen is a right-handed batsman and a good striker of the ball. He generally bats in the middle-order.

Pakistan:

Babar Azam:

(77 M, 3580 R, 55.94 A)

He is the best batsman in all three formats after Kohli and is also the team captain. Babar generally bats at No.3 for his team. He is also a good option for C and Vc in SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction.

Imam-Ul-Haq:

(40 M, 1834 R, 52.40 A)

He is a left-handed batsman and generally opens the innings for the team. Imam has an average of over 50 in the ODI format.

Fakhar Zaman:

(47 M, 1960 R, 45.58 A)

Fakhar is also a left-handed batsman and opens the innings along with Imam. He has scored 13 half-centuries, 4 centuries, and a double hundred so far in his career. 

Mohammad Rizwan:

(35 M, 730 R, 30.42 A)

He is the wicketkeeper-batsman of the team and is an outstanding striker of the ball. Rizwan generally bats in the middle-order.

Shadab Khan:

(43 M, 337 R, 25.92 A + 348 O, 59 W)

He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and can also play some big shots down the order. Shadab performs the role of an all-rounder very well.

Shaheen Afridi:

(22 M, 184 O, 45 W)

He is a young left-arm fast bowler and troubles the batsman with his pace and bounce. Shaheen can be the next big thing in the world of cricket.

Haris Rauf:

(2 M, 17 O, 1 W)

He is Right-arm fast bowler and he can bowl yorkers in death overs.

Faheem Ashraf:

(25 M, 185 R, 13.21 A + 167 O, 21 W)

He scored 185 runs and took 21 wickets in 25 ODI matches.

Hasan Ali:

(53 M, 424.4 O, 82 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and can also be handy with the bat down the order. 

SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-Keepers:
Q de Kock (C)

Batsmen:
T Bavuma, J Malan, B Azam (Vc), Imam-ul-Haq

All-Rounders:
A Phehlukwayo, Shadab Khan

Bowlers:
K Rabada, L Ngidi, A Nortje, S Afridi

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

  • Quinton de Kock
  • Babar Azam
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Shadab Khan
  • Shaheen Afridi

We will update the final Dream11 Team on Telegram Channel.

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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