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Pakistan vs South Africa Predicted Playing XI: Proteas Unchanged, Pakistan Could Play Hasnain

Pakistan and South Africa will take on each other in the 30th match of the group stage of the ICC World Cup 2019.

Cricketnext Staff |June 23, 2019, 7:24 AM IST
Pakistan vs South Africa Predicted Playing XI: Proteas Unchanged, Pakistan Could Play Hasnain

Pakistan and South Africa will take on each other in Match 30 of the group stage of the ICC World Cup 2019. While the Proteas have a tough task of making the top four, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side chances of making the semi-finals have been bolstered, courtesy of Sri Lanka’s victory over England on Friday.

Faf du Plessis’ side are coming on the back of a close defeat against New Zealand, which saw them fall short in the final over, due to Kane Williamson’s brilliance. Pakistan are playing for the first time since their defeat at the hands of arch rivals India, something which has certainly had an impact on and off the field.

As far as the playing XI is concerned, Pakistan will be tempted to bring in Mohammad Hasnain into the side to replace Hasan Ali. The latter has been ineffective in the competition so far and Sarfaraz might just consider this as an option. Shoaib Malik’s place in the side will also be under scrutiny, with Haris Sohail and Asif Ali being the other options.

For a change, South Africa don’t have injury concerns heading into a game. So they will be fielding a full-strength side. Based on how the track is at Lord’s, left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi might have a shy if the conditions are dry.

Predicted Playing XI:

Pakistan Likely XI: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & W), Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, and Mohammad Amir

South Africa Likely XI: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3672 102
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 9349 260
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