The first ODI between South Africa and Pakistan will be tomorrow at Centurion. It is expected to be a close tussle between the two sides and before the match, we bring you all the fantasy tips, Predicted XI, top fantasy picks and more.
Match Timings: 1:30 PM IST
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
Head To Head
Overall- 79 matches
South Africa won- 50
Pakistan won- 28
The weather will be mostly sunny during the match and fans will witness an uninterrupted contest between South Africa and Pakistan.
The Centurion has always had bounce for fast bowlers and if a batsman has a good cut and the pull will certainly get value for shots. The first innings score is expected to be between 280-300 which means it will be an even contest between bat and ball.
Injury and Availability News
No injury concerns for South Africa and Pakistan and they are expected to play their strongest XI in the first ODI.
South Africa vs Pakistan- Fantasy Tips
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Wiaan Mulder, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir
South Africa vs Pakistan – Top Fantasy Picks
Talking about the fantasy tips it is important to pick players in the form in your squad. Also, quality all-rounders are a must on your fantasy side as they help fetch more points.
Babar Azam: All eyes will be on the Pakistan captain Babar Azam who has a staggering ODI record as a batsman. His captaincy will be tested but there’s no denying that he is likely to be the top scorer for Pakistan which is why he is a must in your fantasy XI.
Shaheen Shah Afridi: The dangerman for SA will be the left arm bowling sensation of Pakistan Shaheen Shah Afridi. He is always amongst the wickets as he always bowls attacking line which straightaway puts the opposition under pressure. Afridi should also feature in your fantasy XI as SA has a lot of right-handers against whom he can be extremely deadly.
Quinton de Kock: Former South Africa has a point to prove as he failed badly when his side toured Pakistan earlier this year. The wicket-keeper batsman will be eager to score impactful runs at the top which is why selecting him in your team should be a no brainer.
Kagiso Rabada: The star SA fast bowler is one of the best bowlers in the world who has a sensational record at home in all formats. Rabada is a match-winner with the ball and you need such players in your fantasy XI who on their day can help his side win.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Quinton de Kock
Vice-Captain: Babar Azam
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-Keeper – Mohammad Rizwan, Quinton de Kock
Batsmen- Babar Azam, Aiden Markaram, Temba Bavuma, David Miller
All-Rounders – Faheem Ashraf/ Wiaan Mulder
Bowlers – Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Dream 11 Team
Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markaram, Babar Azam, Rizwan, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabrez Shamsi