Pakistan is currently facing a perilous position. The Men in Green lost three straight games after winning the first two games of the ICC World Cup 2023. Their defeat by Afghanistan was their greatest blow. As things stand right now, Babar Azam’s boys might not even make it to the semifinals if they don’t win all of their remaining games.
Live score updates for Pakistan vs South Africa:
Conversely, South Africa has been playing fantastically. They won the match by 102 runs when they scored 428 runs against Sri Lanka, 134 runs when they scored 311 against Australia, 229 runs when they scored 399 against England, and 149 runs when they scored 382 against Bangladesh. They did, however, lose by 38 runs against the Netherlands. Remarkably, that was the only occasion they had batted second up to that point.
Head-to-head records between Pakistan and South Africa:
82 ODIs have been played between Pakistan and South Africa thus far. Of those cricket matches, 30 were won by Pakistan, and 51 by the Proteas. In one match, there was no outcome. Pakistan won the last major encounter between these two in April 2021, defeating South Africa by a margin of 28 runs.
Pitching report: Pakistan versus South Africa:
Batters can score heavily if they get used to the pace and bounce of this pitch, but they must be cautious of spinners. Power hitters may find it difficult due to the sluggish pitch). Early in the game, fast bowlers benefit from the pitch. Batting becomes harder later on and spinners receive more assistance.
Australia Vs South Africa LIVE: Check Probable Playing 11s:
SA Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lizaad Williams/Tabraiz Shamsi
PAK Probable XI: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq/Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf/Mohammad Wasim Jr.
PAK vs SA LIVE: Check both the squads:
South Africa Squad: Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen(w), David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lizaad Williams, Temba Bavuma, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Pakistan Squad: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Usama Mir, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Fakhar Zaman, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz