PAK vs RSA Match Preview

The South Africans are in awesome form at the moment and they will begin this game as favorites. Pakistan has succeeded in collecting just 4 points out of the 5 games they have played so far in the tournament. Their recent form at the moment is letting them down as they crashed to 3 defeats in their last 5 games. So, the team management will be expecting their players to produce a better version of cricket in this game. The Pakistani batting relies heavily on batters such as Mohammad Rizwan.

Rizwan is a swashbuckling batter and he is comfortably the top run-getter for his team in this tournament having scored 302 runs with an average of 75.50 and a strike rate of 95.87. He has already struck one hundred and one fifty in this competition. As far as the Pakistan bowling attack is concerned, they will rely on the left-arm paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi to top the bowling charts again. He has already picked up 10 wickets in the competition with an average of 25.10. He will be supported by the likes of Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf.

The South African team is being led by Aiden Markram. He will be expecting his team to keep up the winning momentum in this game. In one of their earlier outings. South Africans managed to register a thumping 149-run win over the Bangla nation in Mumbai. South Africans are currently placed in second position in the points table just below India after achieving comfortable victories against Bangladesh and England. They have collected 8 points so far from the 5 games they have played in the competition.

Proteas also had a good bowling attack in this year's World Cup. Their speedster Kagiso Rabada leads their bowling charge with 10 wickets to his credit with an outstanding average of 21.90. He will be well supported by their rookie seamer Marco Jansen. Jansen has picked up 10 wickets so far in the competition with an average of 24.70 and he is bowling with a reasonable economy rate of 6.50. South African batting will depend on the likes of Rassie Van Deer Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, and David Miller to do the bulk of the scoring.

Weather Report

The weather during the game is expected to be clear with a moderate breeze going across the ground.

Pitch Report

This game will be hosted at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The surface for this match will be helpful to the spinners. Batters will need to put together as many runs as possible during the powerplay overs. Pakistan has managed to win their last couple of games played at this venue against South Africa.

Notable stats

Mohammad Rizwan has had a terrific average in recent games for Pakistan.

Rizwan has scored 497 runs in his last 10 games for Pakistan with an average of 82.83 and a strike rate of 95.21.

Kagiso Rabada has had a great strike rate in recent games.

Rabada has collected 17 wickets from his last 8 matches for South Africa.

Team News

There do not appear to be any injury updates available at the moment. So, you can expect the whole team to be up on 27th October for selection.

PAK vs RSA Probable 11

PAK Playing 11

  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Mohammad Rizwan (Wk)
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Shadab Khan
  • Usama Mir
  • Shaheen Afridi
  • Hasan Ali
  • Haris Rauf

RSA Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Aiden Markram (C)
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • David Miller
  • Marco Jansen
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Lizaad Williams
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

South Africans had to endure a tough loss against the Netherlands in one of their last league games of the World Cup. But they have an in-form batting unit. So, they will be the favorites for winning this game against Pakistan. Pakistani team has not been able to deliver consistent performances in the competition and they seem to be justifying their tag of being unpredictable. We will bet with South Africa to win this game.

Top Picks

Mohammad Rizwan: Rizwan has been the go-to batter for Pakistan in the recent past. He has scored an amazing 497 runs in his last 10 games and at a good strike rate as well.

Haris Rauf: The Pakistani speedster will always be a threat in these conditions. He has picked up 17 wickets from his last 9 matches.

Quinton de Kock: Quinton de Kock has scored 617 runs from his last 10 games with an average of 61.7 and a strike rate of 103.69.

Kagiso Rabada: Rabada has picked up 17 scalps from his last 8 games with a strike rate of 23.52 and an economy rate of 5.81.

PAK vs RSA Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Q de Kock (C)

Batters: H Klaasen , M Rizwan , B Azam, R van der Dussen, A Shafique

All-rounders: A Markram, I Ahmed, M Jansen (VC)

Bowlers: K Rabada, S Afridi