Match: Pakistan vs South Africa
Date and time: 3rd November 2022, 01:30 PM
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Pitch report and Weather updates : The temperature is hovering around 18°C on matchday and no rain chances as of now . The wicket of Sydney surface helps the batters most. No help for pacers here but spinners can get some wickets in the middle overs . We can say it is a scoring pitch for a high scoring match. Average 1st innings total is 185 here.
Probable playing 11s :
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (C), Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
Current forms of both teams :
Pakistan: Currently they are standing at the 5th place of the group 2 . They played 3 matches in total out of which they managed only 1 win against Nederlands (by 6 wickets) whereas they lost against India ( by 4 wickets) and Zimbabwe (by 1 run) .
South Africa : Currently they are standing at the 2nd place of the group 2 . They played 3 matches in total out of which they managed to win 2 matches against India (by 5 wickets) and Bangladesh (by 104 runs) respectively . whereas their one match against Zimbabwe washed out due to rain. They will look for a clean victory for semis berth.
South Africa are the only team that haven’t loss in the group match and after a comfortable performance against India they are even more charged up . While their batters have done the goods at times of need, the South African bowling attack has been doing well in all of their games so far .
As for their opponents Pakistan, they haven’t had the best of campaigns with only one win in three matches. A win in this game is just the bare minimum Pakistan will be hoping for as they eye a semi-final berth. Although both teams look evenly matched on paper, South Africa will hold the edge due to their recent form. With two valuable points up for grabs, an entertaining game waiting in Sydney.
Top players :
Mohammad Wasim is a right-handed batsman from Pakistan. He has scored 12 runs and picked up 6 wickets in this tournament so far. He has the potential to win games single-handedly.
Aiden Markram is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from South Africa. He has marked 62 runs in this tournament so far. He can also deliver with the ball.
Rilee Rossouw is a left-handed batsman , has 109 runs in two innings in the World Cup, including a brilliant hundred against Bangladesh. The southpaw has been in fine form all year, scoring 340 runs at an average of 56.66. With Rossouw’s form holding him in good , he is a good addition to your must have choices.
Anrich Nortje is another top performer in this T20 World Cup, picking up six wickets in three matches at an economy of just 4.53. The conditions have served Nortje well with his ability to extract extra pace and bounce .
Mohammad Rizwan is one of the top-ranked batters in the world with a T20I average in excess of 50. He has a terrific record against South Africa and has shown signs of form in recent matches. With Rizwan capable of scoring big runs at the top of the order he is definitely a common pick .
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