Venue- Lords Cricket Ground, London
Start Time: 03:00 Indian Standard Time
Head-to-Head in World Cups: South Africa have excellent head to head record against Pakistan in World Cup competition. Proteas have managed to win three games out of four played. Last World Cup, Pakistan came out on top in a thriller played at Auckland.
MATCH WIN BY PAKISTAN
BET FULL ON PAKISTAN SURE AND CONFRIM MATCH
Pakistan vs South Africa`
Aiden Markram might be promoted to open the innings after Hashim Amla’s noticeable struggles with the new-ball. Rassie van der Dussen might bat at no.3 for this game as he has shown good form with the bat in this World Cup. Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and David Miller need to produce decent scores for South Africa to end their losing streak in this competition.
In the bowling department, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir have shown excellent form in the competition and maintained the pressure on the opposition at all times. Lungi Ngidi also had a decent outing with the ball in the previous game.
Sarfaraz Ahmed and co. will need to improve their game with the bat and ball to get a positive result out of this game. Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq need to produce big scores for the side in this game. The opening pair has failed to convert decent starts into big scores.
Shoaib Malik might have played his last one-day game against India as Haris Sohail will be slotted into the playing XI. Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam are the only two in-form batsmen at the moment and will need to deliver scores for the side in this game.
Shaheen Afridi might replace Hasan Ali for this game. Left-arm quick has a decent record against South Africa and the surface at Lords will certainly suit his style of bowling. Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan will be prominent bowling options for this game.