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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: South Africa vs Pakistan 2021 - 1st T20I

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The 1st T20I of the four-match series between Pakistan and South Africa will be played at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg in South Africa.

LIVE - South Africa vs Pakistan 2021 - 1st T20I

In the last five matches between the two teams, Pakistan have won 3 while South Africa have won 2.

Mohammad Rizwan is the top run-scorer for Pakistan with 325 runs from his last 9 matches at an average of 65 and a strike rate of 138. Mohammad Hafeez has also made 262 runs at a strike rate of 153.

Haris Rauf has been the best bowler for Pakistan and has picked up 14 wickets from his last 9 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 14 and an economy rate of 9.32. Usman Qadir has also picked up 12 wickets from his last 6 matches.

South Africa have several of their first choice players missing, not least captain Temba Bavuma and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.

Heinrich Klaasen is the top run-scorer for South Africa with 144 runs from his last 7 matches at an average of 54 and a strike rate of 154.

Tabraiz Shamsi has been the best bowler for South Africa and has picked up 14 wickets from his last 10 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 16 and an economy rate of 7.29.

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

Pakistan - Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

South Africa - Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Kyle Verreynne, Pite van Biljon, Heinrich Klaasen (c & wk), Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin/George Linde, Daryn Dupavillon, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi 

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Pakistan

Who will win? – Pakistan

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Babar Azam (Pakistan), Janneman Malan(South Africa)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan), Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa)

Most Sixes – Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Heinrich Klaasen (South Africa)

Man of the Match –  Babar Azam

Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 190+, South Africa 175+

 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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