In their must-win encounter, Pakistan will lock horns against the Proteas in today’s t20 world cup match. Provided India faces an upsetting defeat, a win here will send Pakistan to the top 2 courtesy of their healthy NRR. However, it seems far-fetched as they go up against unbeaten South Africa.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 3rd November 2022, 1:30 PM IST
- Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Pakistan vs South Africa- Previews and Betting Tips
This year’s t20 world cup has been one of the closest competitions to have ever been witnessed. All the teams are battling till the last ball has been bowled and NRR is now the deciding factor. Pakistan desperately needs this win to stay alive in this contest with the very little hope that’s left for them.
Before this, they faced the underdogs, the Netherlands at Optus Stadium. Being asked to bowl first, the men in green did splendidly. They shattered the batting line-up as they went tumbling down like a stack of dominos. Shadab Khan & Mohammad Wasim Jr starred with figures of 3/22 and 2/15 respectively as they restricted the dutch to a mere 91/9. It turned out to be an easy chase after all as Mohammad Rizwan’s gritty 39-ball 49 helped Pakistan win by 6 wickets. This win not only gave them their first win but also improved their NRR by a mile.
As for the Proteas, they are walking high and heavy on confidence after defeating India. The South African pace attack was on a roll when asked to bowl first. Despite Suryakumar Yadav’s 40-ball 68 heroics, India could only manage to get to 133/9. Lungi Ngidi’s 4/29 and Wayne Parnell’s 3/15 got the job done for the Proteas. Chasing 134, Aiden Markram smashed a solid 41-ball 52 to get the ball rolling. David Miller followed that with a match-winning knock of 59*(46) as they clinched victory in the final over.
As far as the two nations are concerned, Pakistan has won four out of their last five encounters against South Africa. Despite that statistic, South Africa are favourites to win the game. In a fixture like this, we highly recommend self-research on the teams and past player performance to play reliable bets. We also recommend parlays and in-game betting as they offer the best returns on investment.
Pakistan will have high hopes for this encounter from their opening pair of Babar and Rizwan. The duo has scored 291 (10 matches) and 269 (9 matches) runs respectively at a good strike rate. However, they need to step up and score some big runs which hasn’t been the case so far. However, despite their poor run with the bat, bowling has been exceptional. Ever since the introduction of Mohammad Wasim Jr, things have gone incredibly well. The youngster has bagged 13 wickets in 9 recent matches. Accompanying him is Leg-spinner Shadab Khan who has 11 wickets in just 10 games. If anyone can do it for Pakistan, it’s this set of talented stars.
Squad: Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Babar Azam(C), Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
The Proteas are riding on a lot of confidence and a win here will grant them the well-deserved semi-final berth. Ever since his arrival on the national side, Rilee Rossouw has been in sublime form. He has amassed 336 runs in just 8 games at 67.20. He has a staggering strike rate of 184.61 and seems unstoppable. On the other hand, Quinton de Kock has been extremely consistent with scoring runs. The southpaw has himself amassed 278 runs in his recent 10 matches.Meanwhile, South Africa’s strongest suit this season has been its bowling. Chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi has a whopping 14 wickets in 6 games while his teammate Wayne Parnell has 13 wickets in 8 games. Alongside them, the services of Lungi Ngidid and Kagiso Rabada will be an additional bonus.
Squad: Quinton de Kock(wk), Temba Bavuma(C), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
Also, Read >> T20 Cricket World Cup Predictor
Pitch and weather Conditions
It’s expected to be mostly sunny throughout the day with the temperature gradually decreasing from 19 to 17 degrees as the match progresses. Humidity is expected to be mildly low at 46% with no signs of precipitation so fans can enjoy some live cricketing action at the SCG.
In addition to that, the venue is majorly known for its long boundaries, where chasing has never been an option for a team. The average first innings score is 165 at this venue with the team’s batting first winning on more occasions than the other. It’s a well-balanced pitch with plenty of help on offer for both departments. It’s a pacy and bouncy track with help on offer for the pacers in the beginning. However, the ball comes onto the bat nicely and batsmen get value for their shots.
Pakistan vs South Africa: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Pakistan to Win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – South Africa||Aiden Markram||4.50||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||South Africa||1.63||Check Odds on Crickex|