Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Pakistan vs South Africa 2021 - 3rd T20I
The 3rd T20I of the three-match series between Pakistan and South Africa will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore in Pakistan.
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Pakistan have never won a T20I series against South Africa and this will be their opportunity to right the wrongs. The team played decent cricket in the first T20I and won the match. Pakistan though were nowhere close to their best and the team would know that.
Their performances further slipped in the second T20I, with both their batting and bowling not being up to the mark.
Pakistan and South Africa have faced each other in 16 T20 Internationals from which Pakistan have won 7 and South Africa have won 9. As stated above, Pakistan have never beaten South Africa in a T20I series and would have expected to do that when playing effectively against a second string South African side at home. But, they were in for a surprise in the 2nd T20I.
Iftikhar Ahmed, who seemed to be the biggest culprit in Pakistan's defeat scored 20 runs off 21 deliveries at a strike rate of 95.24. Khushdil Shah did not fare too well either and was dismissed for 15 off 18 deliveries, trundling along at a strike rate of 83.33.
When two of your middle order batsmen consume so many delivery without adding too much to the board, the batsmen are bound to be under a lot of pressure towards the end. Ahmed is set to be replaced by Asif Ali while Hasan Ali can come in place of the expensive Haris Rauf. South Africa will be unchanged.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Pakistan - Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Haider Ali, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali
South Africa - Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (c & wk), Pite van Biljon, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Glenton Stuurman, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Pakistan
Who will win? – Pakistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan), Reeza Hendricks (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan), Tabraiz Shamshi (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Haider Ali (Pakistan), Henrich Klaasen (South Africa)
Man of the Match – Mohammad Rizwan
Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 170+, South Africa 160+
Match Handicap Pakistan
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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