PAK vs SA Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2022
Pakistan and South Africa go head to head at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday evening in Match 36 of the 2022 T20 World Cup. Pakistan have two points from their first three fixtures and must win this clash to stay in the tournament. South Africa have won two matches and are the only unbeaten side in the tournament. Read on as we preview this game. The Super 12 stage match gets underway at 19:00 local time.
Pakistan must win this game to keep their hopes alive of reaching the semi-final stage. However, they are coming up against the most impressive team in the competition and will need to put in their best performance to have a chance.
South Africa have been unstoppable with only delay tactics from Zimbabwe combined with wet weather preventing them from a 100% record. They have power in their batting alongside depth and variety in their bowling.
Pakistan vs South Africa T20 World Cup Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, ESPN and PTV.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Sky Go and Disney+ Hotstar
PAK vs SA Match Toss Prediction
The last two IT20s at the SCG have been won by the team who won the toss and chose to bat first. We predict that both captains will want to bat first ahead of this game.
PAK vs SA Pitch Report
This is one of the best batting wickets in this year’s T20 World Cup and a par score will be around 190 – 195. There will be turn for the spinners as well as some assistance for the pace bowlers.
The weather forecast is for partial cloud throughout this game with the temperature around 17 degrees. The humidity level will reach 70% in the second innings of the match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Pakistan vs South Africa, T20 World Cup 2022
Pakistan Team News & Playing 11
PAK Team News
There was one change for Pakistan ahead of their first win of the 2022 T20 World Cup and their first ever win in an IT20 in Australia. Out went Haider Ali with Fakhar Zaman coming in. We expect to see the same Pakistan XI for this clash.
PAK Key Players
- Mohammad Rizwan – The keeper-batter hit his highest score of the tournament in the last game. He will relish the challenge of going up against the strong South Africa attack in this match.
- Shadab Khan – The all-rounder picked up the Player of the Match Award in the win over Netherlands. He will enjoy bowling on this spin friendly surface in Sydney.
- Haris Rauf – The right arm fast bowler has combined figures of 4-58 from the three games in this tournament so far. He is one of the most consistent T20 bowlers at the moment.
PAK Team Form
Pakistan had lost three of their previous four games before beating Netherlands on Sunday.
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Pakistan Predicted Playing 11
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
PAK vs SA Dream11 Prediction
South Africa Team News & Playing 11
SA Team News
Temba Bavuma’s side have proved to be ruthless in their selection calls and we expect to see another big decision before this match. Tabraiz Shamsi took 3-20 at the SCG against Bangladesh earlier in the competition but was left out for Lungi Ngidi who took four wickets in Perth. We anticipate that Shamsi will come back into the side for this game.
SA Key Players
- Quinton de Kock – The left-handed opener hit 47 not out against Zimbabwe and 63 against Bangladesh at the SCG. He has scored 2143 runs in IT20 cricket.
- Aiden Markram – The right-handed number four batter is one of the most stylish players in the competition and hit 52 against India in the last match.
- Anrich Nortje – The 28 year old fast bowler has been very impressive in this T20 World Cup 2022 with figures of 1-10 in Hobart, 4-10 in Sydney and 1-23 in Perth.
SA Team Form
South Africa are unbeaten from their last three IT20 fixtures.
South Africa Predicted Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
PAK vs RSA Team Form in Last Five Matches
PAK : W L L W L
RSA : W W NR W L
Pakistan vs South Africa Head to Head
After 21 games, Pakistan lead the IT20 head to head by one match. However, South Africa have won six of the last eight games in this format.
PAK vs SA Head to Head Stats in T20's
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Pakistan vs South Africa Betting Odds
The bookies are expecting a close game between two of the best white ball sides in world cricket. However, South Africa come into the game as clear favourites.
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Who will win Pakistan vs South Africa T20 Match?
Pakistan have a line-up full of talent but all too often they are unable to perform on a consistent basis. South Africa have been playing strong T20 cricket all year and look to be peaking at the right time.
PAK vs SA Top Team Batsmen
We recommend Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam and Shan Masood with the bat for Pakistan. Rizwan’s form over the last 24 months is unmatched and the bookies expect it to continue at the SCG. Azam averages 42.06 in IT20s and is often the player to stand-up for Pakistan in games like this when it really matters.
Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw and Aiden Markram are our picks for South Africa’s top batters. de Kock has the most big match experience in the line-up and the bookmakers have him as favourite to hit the most runs for South Africa. Rossouw has hit scores of 96 not out, 100 not out and 109 since his IT20 recall in July of this year.
PAK vs SA Top Team Bowlers
Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan are our tips with the ball for Pakistan. Afridi and Rauf have the joint top odds with the bookies but it is Rauf who has been in the best form in the tournament. Khan will have seen how Tabraiz Shamsi bowled on this wicket earlier in the competition and will look to replicate.
We are backing Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje and Wayne Parnell as our bowling picks for South Africa. Shamsi and Nortje were the dominant bowlers at the SCG in South Africa’s last game and the odds reflect this for this match. Parnell took 3-15 against India on Sunday.
Pakistan vs South Africa Prediction
This should be a brilliant contest between Pakistan and South Africa on an excellent batting wicket. Although Pakistan have very strong openers, there are question marks against the rest of their batting line-up. We expect that South Africa's bowling attack will be too strong and are predicting a South Africa victory
South Africa are favorites to beat Pakistan at the odds of 1.58