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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: South Africa vs Pakistan 2021 - 1st ODI

South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen
South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen
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The 1st ODI of the three-match series between Pakistan and South Africa will be played at the SuperSport Park, Centurion in South Africa.

Live Scores and Stats - South Africa v Pakistan 1st ODI



South Africa last played an ODI series at home against Australia, which they won by 3-0, with Henrich Klaasen finishing as the Player of the Series. Pakistan last played an ODI series against Zimbabwe at home in November last year which they won by 2-1.

In the last five matches between the two teams, South Africa have won 3 while Pakistan have won 2. The last encounter between the two sides saw Pakistan beat South Africa by 49 runs.

South Africa's top five is expected to consist of Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma. Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen will be their main batsmen.

Lungi Ngidi has been the best bowler for South Africa and has picked up 12 wickets from his last 3 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 13 and an economy rate of 5.59. Anrich Nortje has also picked up 6 wickets from his last 3 matches.

Babar Azam is the top run-scorer for Pakistan with 367 runs from his last 5 matches at an average of 91 and a strike rate of 105. Imam-ul-Haq has also made 142 runs at a strike rate of 78.

Shaheen Shah Afridi has been the best bowler for Pakistan and has picked up 5 wickets from his last 3 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 36 and an economy rate of 4.23.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Pakistan - Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c) , Haider Ali, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir

South Africa - Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), JJ Smuts, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - South Africa

Who will win? – South Africa

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Babar Azam (Pakistan), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan), Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)

Most Sixes – Haider Ali (Pakistan), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

Man of the Match –  Quinton de Kock

Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 300+, South Africa 310+

 Match Handicap South Africa 

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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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