January 31, 2019
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PAK vs SA Dream11 Team | South Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20 Match Prediction, Team News, Playing 11

By Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

PAK vs SA Dream11 Team | South Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20 Match Prediction, Team News, Playing 11

Pakistan have reached the last leg of their itinerary and now they will be taking on South Africa for a three-match  T20I series slated to begin from 1 February 2019. Although the visitors have already lost the Test series by 3-0 and the ODI series by 3-2, they have a chance to redeem themselves in the shortest format where they reign supreme.

Pakistan missed the ODI series by a whisker and they will come out all guns blazing when they take on the Proteas for the first T20I in Newlands, Cape Town. Pakistan have triumphed in 11 T20 series on the trot where their last defeat in a bilateral T20 series in January 2016 against New Zealand. The side boasts of a strong batting order and a lethal bowling attack. On one hand, where Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam provide strength to their opening order, Mohammed Hafeez and stand-in skipper Shoaib Malik bring experience to the squad. The power-packed bowling attack of Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi and Hafeez can rip apart the batting order of any side in the shortest format.

Pakistan will miss the services of their regular skipper Sarfraz Khan who has been banned for four matches for breaching ICC’s anti-racism code and they have recalled Mohammed Amir for the upcoming T20I series.

South Africa, on the other hand, have called 20-year old fast bowler. Lutho Sipamla in their squad. South Africa will look forward to carrying forward their winning momentum in the upcoming series. If Pakistan boasts of a balanced side, South Africa also doesn’t lag behind. In the ODIs, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen and Faf du Plessis showed some fireworks with the bat and Proteas would aim to continue their form. Andile Phehlukwayo picked eight scalps in five games and he will be a force to reckon in the upcoming series as well alongwith Lutho Sipamla, Junior Dala and uncapped Lutho Sipampla.

Match Details

When – February 1, 09:30 PM IST

Where – Newlands, Cape Town

PAK vs SA TEAM NEWS

  • After making a comeback in ODI and Test squad, Mohammad Amir has been recalled for the T20I series against the Proteas. Having already featured in the last three ODIs, he might also feature in the first T20I.
  • With 16 wickets in 10 matches in the Mzansi Super League, Lutho Sipamla might get a chance to prove his mettle in the first T20I against Pakistan.
  • In the absence of Sarfraz Khan, Shoaib Malik is all set to captain Pakistan for the first T20I.

PAK vs SA Squads

Pakistan Squad:

  • Asif Ali
  • Babar Azam
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Hasan Ali
  • Hussain Talat
  • Imad Wasim
  • Mohammad Hafeez
  • Sahibzada Farhan
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Shadab Khan
  • Shaheen Afridi
  • Shoaib Malik (c)
  • Usman Khan
  • Mohammad Rizwan

South Africa Squad:

  • Faf du Plessis (c)
  • Gihahn Cloete
  • Junior Dala
  • Quinton de Kock
  • Beuran Hendricks
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • Chris Morris
  • David Miller
  • Willem Mulder
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Lutho Sipamla

PAK vs SA Playing 11 (Probable)

South Africa

Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wk), Lutho Sipamla/Junior Dala, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, Gihahn Cloete, Wiaan Mulder, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi

Pakistan

Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi

PAK vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Team

Pakistan Fantasy Picks

  • Ranked No.1 on the ICC T20I Batting Ranks, a lot would depend on Babar Azam. After having a successful ODI series against the hosts, Azam would be all set to show his prowess with the bat in the T20I series as well.
  • Shabad Khan can be picked along with Shaheen Afridi as these players have performed consistently for the side.

South Africa Fantasy Picks

  • Quinton de Kock who scored 83 runs off 58 balls in the last ODI is a safe option as he holds the potential to turn the game into a lopsided affair.
  • Skipper Faf du Plessis scored 155 runs at an average of 77.50 in the ODI series, he will be crucial for the T20I series too.
  • Andile Phehlukwayo took eight scalps in five games and was the highest wicket-taker of the series. He along with Chris Morris is an ideal fantasy pick for the next game.

Note: This PAK vs SA Dream11 prediction is based on our research. We advise you to make Dream11 Team as per your discretion and understanding from the squad and playing 11 listed in the article.

Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

A Writer | A Reader | Above all- A Human Being constantly looking forward to pushing the envelopes!

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