SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: 1st T20I, Probable Playing XI & Top Picks, Pakistan tour of South Africa, 2021

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SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: 1st T20I

SA vs. PAK Dream11 PredictionProbable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. South Africa and Pakistan will play against each other in the 1st T20I at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.

South Africa:

South Africa had to face disappointment in the ODI series because they lost the last match and, as a result, lost the series. They would be hoping to forget the loss and focus on winning the T20I series. 

In Quinton de Kock’s absence, Janneman Malan and Aiden Markram are likely to open in the T20I series. Rassie van der Dussen had faced an injury in the 2nd ODI and did not play the 3rd match. If he is fit, then he will be playing at No.3 for the team.

There are not many experienced players in the middle-order, but they have players who have been performing well in the domestic circuit and are match winners. The wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klassen will probably be the Captain of the team. George Linde, Wiaan Mulder, Pretorius, and Andile Phelukwayo will play a crucial role in the middle and lower middle-order.

The bowling unit also lacks experience, but there are many all-rounders, so the bowlers would not pressure them. Beuran Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla, Dupavillon are the significant fast bowlers and the spinner Tabraiz Shamsi.

SA looks a little weaker on the paper when compared to their opposition team. They lack international cricket experience, but they have some excellent players who can win the match for them.


Pakistan would be pleased after the way they have performed in the ODI series. Even though SA did not have key players in the last match, PAK still put up a good performance and dominated completely.

In the last series, Mohammad Rizwan opened the innings for Pakistan, but Fakhar Zaman has appeared to be in brilliant form in the recent ODI series, so there is a chance that he might also get a chance to open. Along with them, either Haider Ali or Babar Azam might also open.

If the opening spot is filled up, then Babar Azam is most likely to play at No.3. The middle-order will consist of the experienced player Mohammad Hafeez and all-rounders like Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Nawaz. Either Danish Aziz or Usman Qadir might also get a chance in the playing XI.

The bowling department looks good as the same bowlers who played in the ODI series will also play in the T20I series. Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi have been the consistent wicket-takers so far in the tour. Mohammad Hasnain and Hasan Ali are also good at picking up wickets.

Pakistan looks like a stronger side and has a chance of winning all three matches in the series.

Match Details

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

Date: 10th April 2021

Time: 06:00 PM IST

Venue: Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.

SA vs. PAK Live Score

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SA vs PAK Head-to-head

Total Matches Played: 17

SA Won: 9

PAK Won: 8

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 170

Average second innings score: 141

(The average score is based on twenty-three matches played here at this venue)

The pitch here is neutral. The bowlers get a good amount of pace and bounce off the pitch. As the match progresses, the batting becomes more accessible and easier.

(The team batting first at this venue has won twelve out of the twenty-three matches)

Weather Forecast

The weather will be clear skies, and there is no chance of rain during the match.

SA vs PAK Dream11 Team News


  • Temba Bavuma has injured himself and won’t be available for the T20I series.
  • Heinrich Klassen is most likely to be the Captain of the team.


  • Mohammad Hafeez and Haider Ali are likely to be included in the playing XI.

Probable Playing XI

South Africa:

Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Pite van Biljon, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen (C & WK), Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, George Linde, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi/Daryn Dupavillon.


Rassie van Der Dussen, Lizaad Williams, Sisanda Magala, Migael Pretorious, Bjorn Fortuin.


Mohammad Rizwan(WK), Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf


Sharjeel Khan, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz.

Top Picks for SA vs PAK Dream11 Team


Janneman Malan:

(5 M, 110 R, 22 A)

He is a right-handed batsman and opens the innings for the team. Malan has not played many matches in the T20I format.

Pite van Biljon:

(7 M, 89 R, 22.5 A)

Pite van Biljon played only 7 T20I matches in which he scored 89 runs with an average of 22.5.

Aiden Markram:

(2 M, 18 R, 9 A)

He is a right-handed batsman and also can bowl a few overs of spin. Markram has played only two matches in the T20I format so far in his career.

Andile Phehlukwayo:

(30 M, 106 R, 8.83 A + 54.4 O, 38 W)

He is a bowling all-rounder but is equally good with the bat. Phehlukwayo has picked up wickets consistently in the ODI series.

Heinrich Klassen:

(16 M, 300 R, 23.08 A)

Klassen is a right-handed batsman and a good striker of the ball. He struggled to score runs in the ODI series and is also looking out of form.

Wiaan Mulder:

He is a all-rounder. W Mulder did not debut yet in T20I.

Beuran Hendricks:

(14 M, 48 O, 20 W)

He played 14 T20I matches and took 20 wickets.

George Linde:

(3 M, 41 R, 20.50 A + 12 O, 2 W)

He is an all-rounder and is equally good with both bat and ball. Linde has not played much of International cricket but has been performing well in the domestic circuit.


Babar Azam:

(47 M, 1730 R, 48.06 A)

He is one of the best batsmen currently in the cricket world. Babar has appeared to be in good form in the recent ODI series.

Mohammad Rizwan:

(29 M, 510 R, 31.88 A)

He is the wicketkeeper-batsman of the team and is an outstanding striker of the ball. Rizwan struggled to score runs in the ODI series and has appeared to be out of form.

Fakhar Zaman:

(40 M, 838 R, 22.05 A)

Fakhar is a left-handed batsman and generally opens the innings for the team. He has not been in the T20I team for some time, but he has played brilliantly in the ODI series, and because of that, he might get a chance to play XI.

Mohammad Hafeez:

(99 M, 2323 R, 27.99 A + 187.1 O, 54 W)

He is an all-rounder and is the most experienced player on the team. Hafeez has been playing well in the T20I format, and scoring runs consistently.

Haris Rauf:

(13 M, 49 O, 18 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls consistently over 140kmph. Rauf was the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in the recent ODI series.

Shaheen Afridi:

(21 M, 78.1 O, 24 W)

He is a young left-arm fast bowler and troubles the batsman with his pace and bounce. Shaheen picks up wickets consistently in every match.

Faheem Ashraf:

(35 M, 214 R, 12.59 A + 100.5 O, 30 W)

Faheem is an all-rounder and is equally good with both bat and ball. He has performed decently in the recent ODI series.

Hasan Ali:

(31 M, 107.3 O, 37 W)

He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. Hasan Ali took 37 wickets in 31 matches.

Usman Qadir:

(6 M, 22 O, 12 W)

He played 6 t20I matches and took 12 wickets.

SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

M Rizwan (Vc), H Klaasen

B Azam (C), F Zaman, A Markram, J Malan, 

A Phehlukwayo

Hasan Ali, S Afridi, H Rauf, U Qadir

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

  • Babar Azam
  • M Rizwan
  • Janneman Malan
  • A Phehlukwayo
  • Mohammad Hafeez
  • S Afridi
  • Haris Rauf

We will update the final Fantasy 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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