PAK vs SA ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Match Prediction
Match: Pakistan vs South Africa
Time: 27 Oct, 02:00 PM (IST)
Series:: ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Match
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium – Chennai, India
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PAK vs SA Preview:
- Babar Azam, known for his impressive ODI batting average of 56.79 and having amassed over 5500 runs in 110 innings, stands as one of the most reliable batters in international cricket. Despite a recent struggle with form, he enters the upcoming match against a formidable South African bowling attack with the aim to build on his recent performance, which yielded 142 runs in his last three innings. As the right-handed captain, he is our top choice to be Pakistan’s leading run-scorer against South Africa.
- On the bowling front, Shaheen Shah Afridi has maintained a perfect record in the tournament, having secured 8 wickets in his last three matches, including a remarkable 5-wicket haul against Australia in Bengaluru. The left-arm pace bowler presents a strong case for being Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker in this upcoming match.
- Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock has been a standout performer for South Africa in the 2023 Cricket World Cup, boasting three centuries in just five innings. His exceptional 174-run knock against Bangladesh, which included 22 fours and seven sixes, earned him the Player of the Match Award. With his experience and proficiency, he is our pick for South Africa’s top run-scorer against Pakistan.
- In the realm of consistent wicket-taking, Marco Jansen has emerged as the go-to player for South Africa. He has delivered a 2-wicket haul in each of the last five matches, solidifying his status as the prime candidate for South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in the forthcoming game.
- Quinton de Kock’s remarkable form suggests he is poised to continue his scoring streak, and we recommend selecting him to surpass 31.5 runs in the upcoming match.
Live Streaming of PAK vs SA:
TV Channels: This game will be broadcast on Sky Cricket, Sky Sports PAK, Willow TV and Star Sports.
Live Streaming: You can live-stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar and Sky Go.
Weather & Pitch Report:
The weather prediction indicates a scorching and humid afternoon and evening in Chennai, with humidity levels consistently exceeding 70%. The temperature is expected to hover around 31 degrees during the initial hours of the match.
The MA Chidambaram Stadium has witnessed several closely contested matches in the tournament. Anticipate a pitch favoring the batsmen, which is likely to become even more conducive to batting during the second innings of the game.
In this year’s 2023 Cricket World Cup, three out of the four matches played at this venue have been clinched by the team batting second. Consequently, it is highly likely that both captains will opt to field first should they win the toss.
PAK vs SA Team NEWS:
PAK Team News:
The vice-captain, Shadab Khan, made a return to the Pakistan team in the match against Afghanistan earlier this week, with Mohammad Nawaz stepping out. Given the team’s recent poor performance, there are likely to be suggestions for alterations, either in the team composition or in the batting order.
SA Team News:
Despite their last match occurring just three days after the hot and humid victory over England, a contest in which players from both sides grappled with the challenging conditions, South Africa made only a single alteration to their lineup. Lungi Ngidi was replaced by Lizaad Williams.
1. A Shafique
3. Babar Azam (c)
4. M Rizwan (wk)
5. Saud Shakeel
6. Shadab Khan
7. Iftikhar Ahmed
8. S Shah Afridi
9. Usama Mir
10. Hasan Ali
11. Haris Rauf
1. Q de Kock (wk)
2. Reeza Hendricks
3. R van der Dussen
4. Aiden Markram (c)
5. H Klaasen (wk)
6. David Miller
7. Marco Jansen
8. Gerald Coetzee
9. Keshav Maharaj
10. Kagiso Rabada
11. Lizaad Williams
A victory for Pakistan in this match would bring them level on points with Australia, securing the fourth position, and it would serve as a significant confidence boost for their players, staff, and supporters following a series of recent setbacks. However, despite Pakistan’s pool of talented players, they are likely to face a formidable challenge in keeping pace with South Africa in this ODI on Friday. With standout performances from players such as Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaaen, and Marco Jansen, all operating at an exceptionally high level, our forecast leans towards another triumph for South Africa.
PAK vs SA Team Combo:
PAK Team Info –
- Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul Haq will probably open the inning.
- Babar Azam will bat at the one-down position. He is the backbone of the batting team.
- Babar Azam was the highest fantasy points gainer in the previous match.
- Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel will handle the middle-order batting.
- Mohammad Rizwan is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
- Babar Azam will lead the Pakistan as a Captain. He was the highest fantasy points gainer in the previous match.
- Mohammad Rizwan will do the Wicket-Keeping for Pakistan. He is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
- Iftikhar-Ahmed and Shadab Khan will take care of the spin bowling of his team.
- Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf will lead the pace attack of his team.
SA Team Info –
- Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks will probably open the inning.
- Quinton de Kock is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
- Rassie van der-Dussen will bat at the one-down position. He is the backbone of the batting team.
- Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen will handle the middle-order batting.
- Aiden Markram will lead the South Africa as a Captain. He is also a good All-Rounder
- Heinrich Klaasen will do the Wicket Keeping for South Africa.
- Aiden Markram and Keshav Maharaj will take care of the spin bowling of his team.
- Kagiso Rabada and Gerald Coetzee will lead the pace attack of his team.
PAK vs SA Key Players:
The 23-year-old has achieved back-to-back half-centuries in the tournament, with his lowest score in this Cricket World Cup being 20 and his highest score an impressive 113 against Sri Lanka.
While the captain has managed to secure a fifty in two of his last three innings, his team relies on him to deliver a substantial score in this game to contend with South Africa’s formidable batting prowess.
Shaheen Shah Afridi
In the previous match, the left-arm pace bowler successfully dismissed the key opener, Rahmanullah Gurbaz. His current tournament statistics show an average of one wicket every 25.20 deliveries.
The right-arm fast bowler failed to secure a wicket in his eight overs against Afghanistan, although he did manage to deliver one maiden over. Pakistan is counting on his return to top form in this crucial game.
Quinton de Kock
The left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman has achieved the highest individual score in the 2023 Cricket World Cup and currently holds the record for the most runs by any player, maintaining an impressive average of 81.40.
Despite having an outstanding year with the bat, there were doubters among cricket enthusiasts regarding the 32-year-old’s form leading up to this competition. Nonetheless, his recent performances, with scores of 109 and 90 in the last two games, clearly demonstrate his exceptional ability.
The bowling all-rounder continued his remarkable form after an outstanding performance against England by taking two wickets from the top three Bangladeshi batsmen. In the tournament, he maintains an impressive strike-rate of 22.80.
The seasoned right-arm fast bowler continues to deliver with impressive pace. He enters this match on the heels of dismissing Litton Das and Hasan Mahmud in the previous game against Bangladesh.
PAK vs SA Team Forms:
PAK Team Form:
Pakistan has suffered defeats in their previous three matches, each by a margin of 7 wickets with 117 balls remaining, 62 runs, and 8 wickets with only 6 balls left.
SA Team Form:
South Africa has demonstrated that their unexpected loss to the Netherlands was an isolated incident, rebounding strongly with resounding victories over Bangladesh and England.
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PAK vs SA SQUAD:
Pakistan (PAK) Squad:
Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Fakhar Zaman, Agha Salman.
South Africa (SA) Squad:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Temba Bavuma, Lungi Ngidi
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