Pakistan vs South Africa PAK vs SA 1st T20: The opening match between Pakistan and South Africa will be played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on Thursday. The match will be scheduled to commence at 6:00 pm IST. Pakistan are in great touch in recent times and Babar Azam-led side will aim to earn T20I ranking points with an eye on the 2021 ICC World Cup. Here is our PAK vs SA dream11 prediction, including batsmen, wicket-keeper, all-rounder, and bowlers in your Deam11 team as given below.
After wrapping up the Test series 2-0, Pakistan is aiming for similar kinds of results in the shortest format. The hosts stand undefeated in the last six T20Is at home Skipper Babar Azam’s absence affected Pakistan mainly on that tour. But on their home soil, PAK are a very menacing side and a tough to beat them. Although they didn’t have the greatest of the T20 series when they toured New Zealand and lost the series by 1-2.
On the other hand. South Africa side is missing key players in the form of de Kock, du Plessis who has been rested for other commitments. The Proteas have a lot of young lads in their squad and Heinrich Klassen has been given captain’s responsibility. South Africa is playing Twenty20 internationals for the first time after it will be a daunting challenge for them, especially against in-form Pakistan.
The brand new Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore will favor both batsmen as well as bowlers. Batsmen need to work a little bit onto their timings. The surface will definitely help the bowlers and varying the pace will be the key weapon for them. Anything excess of 170 will be a competitive total on this venue.
The ideal weather conditions to play cricket with the temperature lies between 20-24 Degrees Celsius and the humidity will be around 60-65 percent.
Wicket-keeper - Mohammad Rizwan, Heinrich Klaasen
Batsmen - Iftikhar Ahmed, Babar Azam (C), David Miller, Reeza Hendricks (VC)
All-Rounders - Faheem Ashraf, Dwaine Pretorious
Bowlers - Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir
Pakistan - Babar Azam (Captain), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Haider Ali, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi
South Africa - Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, Heinrick Klaasen (C/wk), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, George Linde, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla
PAK - Babar Azam (C), Aamer Yamin, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Zafar Gohar, Zahid Mehmood
SA - Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (C/wk), Pite van Biljon, Dwaine Pretorius, George Linde, Lutho Sipamla, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Glenton Stuurman, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Okuhle Cele, Ryan Rickelton, Nandre Burger, Jacques Snyman