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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - Pakistan v South Africa

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Match number 30 of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be played between Pakistan and South Africa at Lord's in London.

Both South African and Pakistan have won only one match each and are with three points with one rained-off match each as well. South Africa are at the third last place on the points table, while Pakistan are at the second last place.

There is only one team which will get affected by this match as South Africa are already out the semi-final race. At one point, it was looking as if Australia, India, New Zealand and England will be the undisputed four teams to qualify for the semis but after England lost their last match to Sri Lanka, it has opened up the tournament.

Pakistan and South Africa have clashed a total of 78 times in ODIs out of which South Africa have a comfortable lead with 50 wins, while Pakistan have won 27.

The last time that both teams met in ODIs was during a bilateral series when the Proteas defeated Pakistan 3-2. Quinton de Kock was the highest scorer for South Africa in their last head-to-head encounter as it took the team to a seven-wicket victory.

In their last five matches, both South Africa and Pakistan have won only one and lost four.

Losses against Australia and India have put Pakistan in trouble and they need to win all their matches from here on to have a chance of qualification. With the loss against New Zealand, South Africa are all but out of the tournament.

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

Pakistan- Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir

South Africa- Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Pakistan

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mohammad Amir (Pakistan), Imran Tahir (South Africa)

Most Fours – Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)

Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 290+, South Africa 270+

*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 soon, so stay tuned.