Pakistan vs South Africa Match Preview: ICC T20 World Cup 2022

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PAKISTAN vs SOUTH AFRICA

 

PAK vs SA: What To Expect from Team Pakistan?

PAK vs SA Match Preview: Since they are now reliant on other outcomes of other teams’ results to maintain their last-four qualification. Pakistan’s chances of competing in the semi-finals are now out of their hands. Pakistan will be the underdog entering the match after only managing to win one of the three games. Which includes a loss to Zimbabwe.

Pakistan will focus on getting the two points on the board. Which will build pressure among other teams so that they can qualify somehow. Pakistani players are currently not in good touch and this match will feed them as a motivation to stay alive in the competition. We can expect a hard-fighting Pakistan team against South Africa on Thursday Afternoon.

PAK vs SA: What to expect from Team South Africa?

The only team that hasn’t yet suffered a defeat in the T20 World Cup in South Africa. When the game against Zimbabwe was suspended due to rain in start the tournament, they split the points. But they came back strong to beat Bangladesh and India in their following encounters.

David Miller led the Proteas to victory in their most recent match against India by scoring an unbeaten 59 off 46 as they pursued a score of 134. In their most recent match, Lungi Ngidi’s devastating four-wicket haul and the efforts of the other South African pacers destroyed the Indian batting.

Since scoring two tones in each of his last three innings in the format, Rilee Rossouw has been in solid form for South Africa in 2022. Therefore, Pakistan must pay close attention to Rilee.

PAK vs SA: Pitch Report

The 36th game of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup between South Africa and Pakistan will take place at Sydney Cricket Ground. Where the Sydney ground is noted for having an excellent batting surface. Spinners being particularly important after the powerplay overs. Spinners have one venue in Australia to look forward to rolling their arms over and that is Sydney. Even though it lacks the real bounce of the Gabba or the sheer velocity of the WACA. There is some bounce, as we saw in the previous games, but reports suggest that spinners can be crucial.

PAK vs SA: probably playing XIs

Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Wasim Jr.

South Africa: Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi.

PAK vs SA: who will win the match

On paper, there is no evidence to suggest that the Bavuma-led team will struggle against a Pakistan team that is currently clearly lacking in confidence.

The motivation of the two teams will be different going into the game. Since South Africa still hasn’t lost to Pakistan in a T20 World Cup. History would seem to favour Pakistan, but Proteas’ recent performance would seem to indicate that they will be too hot to handle. I think South Africa are favorites to win the match.

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