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South Africa vs. Pakistan 2021 : BATTERS TO RELISH THIS WICKET || 2nd T20I

South Africa vs. Pakistan 2021

2nd T20I – Mon, 12th April

South Africa:

The purge by the IPL on South Africa’s bowling line-up did for their opportunities in the first game. How could any team be likely to manage when losing players of the level of Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, and Lungi Ngidi? You could include Chris Morris to that, too, if you want, and Marco Jansen after his excellent show for Mumbai in the first game.

The hosts made a decent fist of things batting first while scoring 188. They didn’t do a lot wrong. Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan, Pite van Biljon and Heinrich Klaasen all had strike rates which would appeal more IPL scouts. It might be a great idea to get Kyle Verreyenne back into the side, though. It was a shocker he missed out after showing solid form in the ODI series.

Possible playing XI: Janneman Malan, George Linde, Migael Pretorius, Heinrich Klaasen (c&wk), Pite van Biljon, Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Aiden Markram, Wihan Lubbe, Beuran Hendricks and Lizaad Williams.

Pakistan:

Pakistan’s winning chase in The Wanderers was their most remarkable. That’s not something to yell about; one would have imagined. Contrariwise, it shows how solid their bowling can be.

Mohammad Rizwan maintained his excellent form in the format with one more top batting endeavour. Fakhar Zaman was got back into the squad and hit at 140 to keep the tension on.

Still, it wouldn’t have been Pakistan with not a wobble, and they were appreciative for brilliant hitting from the superb Faheem Ashraf to get them home with a ball to spare.

Possible playing XI: Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Rauf and Usman Qadir.

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

The second T20I game between Pakistan and South Africa will take place in Johannesburg on 12th April Monday.

As seen in the last game, a high-scoring game is on the cards, with there being little assistance on offer for the bowlers. We should witness some swing in the early stages. However, the dimensions of the ground won’t do any help to the bowlers. The wicket should get better under lights, which will tempt either team into chasing upon winning the toss. 175-185 should be an ideal target on this ground, with wickets in hand being key.

Tops Value:

Pakistan is at the pre-match odds of 1.52, whereas South Africa is at 2.30. Honestly, those are skinny odds for the tourists and thus, we can’t recommend playing for them.

The 1.5 area, as we have often said, is the realm of a very, very remarkable T20 side. Pakistan is not that any longer. They were top dogs a few years ago, and they came prized against South Africa when anticipated to go well. There’s nothing wrong with a deal on South Africa making good use of that flat pitch batting first.