The 36th Match of the T20 World Cup will be played between Pakistan and South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground at Moor Park, Sydney, New South Wales, in Australia. The match will start at 1:30 PM IST.
Pakistan have had a decimal impact in the T20 World Cup. They have not been able to put up match winning performances. Their batting has been in a mess specially their middle order. They have failed to put up noteworthy partnerships and to add to it, Babar Azam’s captaincy has been in question about the way he has used his fast bowlers. His decision to give the 19th over to Haris Rauf was a total muddle. Had he given the 18th over to Shaheen shah Afirdi and the 20th over to Haris Rauf, things could have shaped up differently. South Africa on the other hand would like to continue with the momentum which they generated in their previous match, with Rilee Rossouw who got a splendid 100 and Quintont de Kock who is in terrific form with the bat. At this point of time, in this match, the Pak team does have a lot of battles to fight. They need to be pin point accurate with the ball in there hand and at the same time need to fix their problems with the bat.
TFG Fantasy Stars for PAK vs SA
Mohammad Rizwan can play the cover drive well of the front foot and can also play the pull shot well behind square leg. His pickup flicks are gloriously well played over the leg side and when he settles down, he can score real quick runs. He has played 75 T20 International matches, scored 2478 runs, with a batting average of 50.57 and a strike rate of 127.14 in his T20 career so far. An important cog in the wheel of the Pakistan batting line up, he also plays well straight down the ground.
Fakhar Zaman is very good on the pull shot and is predominantly a backfoot player. Being a backfoot player will keep him in good stead in a place like Australia because it becomes important, looking at the bounce on the Australian pitches. He has played 71 T20 International matches, scored 1349runs with a batting average of 21.75 and a strike rate of 129.09 in his T20 career so far. Fakhar Zaman can play the cut shot through the off-side and also plays the cover drive well through the covers.
Babar Azam is the kingpin of the Pakistan batting line up and can play very good shots square through the off-side. He has a very good back foot punch in front of point and can play a classic cut short in front of the off side. The success of Babar Azam is vital for the cause of Pakistan. He has played 94 T20 International matches, scored 3235 runs, with a batting average of 42.56 and a strike rate of 129.29 in his T20 career so far.
Rilee Rossouw is a very tough batsman to ball to. He has played 23 T2O International matches, scored 667 runs with the bat, with an average of 41.68 and a strike rate of 158.43 in his T20 International career so for. Rilee Rossouw can play a smashing pull shot through mid-wicket and can also play well straight over the top of mid-off. His lofted extra cover drives against the spinners are astounding.
Quinton de Kock has played 74 T20 International matches, scored 2142 runs, with a batting average of 33.46 and a strike rate of 136.34 in his T20 career so far. His delightful cut shot and his on-drive between mid-off and mid-on is a treat to watch.
Reeza Hendricks has played 48 T20 International matches, scored 1372 runs, with a batting average of 29.82 and a strike rate of 125.41 in his T20 career so far. A good player of the pull and the cut shot he has a good back foot game. He plays the cut shot well against the spinner and is a brilliant fielder.
Possible 11: PAK
Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohommad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim , Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Muhammad Hasnain.
Possible 11: SA
Rilee Rossouw, Quintont de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Aiden Markrm, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
TFG Picks for PAK vs SA