South Africa vs Pakistan, free match prediction

27 Jan 2019 | 13:30 | Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
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Pakistan beat South Africa by 8 wickets

South Africa are our favorites for the win!
  • South Africa have been unbeaten at the Wanderers since 2012
  • Pakistan have won only one game at the venue
  • South Africa have won all their games played against Pakistan at the venue

Our Prediction is South Africa to win!

  • Tournament: Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
  • Toss: To Bat
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Match Preview

Hosts South Africa will be looking to continue their good form when they face Pakistan in the fourth game of the one-day series in Johannesburg on Sunday. The home will certainly pick their best possible side for this game in bid to seal the one-day series against Pakistan. South Africa came out on top in a rain-curtailed game played in Centurion on Friday.

On the other hand, Pakistan will be keen to make a comeback in the one-day series against South Africa. The visitors will be gutted after persistent rains meant that they lost the game via Duckworth-Lewis method.

Sarfaraz Ahmed and co. will be hoping that side can produce consistency with the bat for the remainder of the one-day series.

Teams Preview

South Africa Preview

The home side will be looking to try different combinations just to expand their pool of players ahead of this year’s Cricket World Cup.

Hashim Amla has done a reasonable job for South Africa at the top of the innings so far in this series. Certainly, he will be eyeing another big score in the fourth game of the one-day series in Johannesburg.

Quinton de Kock looked good in his comeback for South Africa. He scored 33 off 36 balls before a terrible mix-up with Reeza Hendricks resulted in his dismissal. De Kock will be keen to put in a big performance for South Africa in this game.

Reeza Hendricks certainly delivered with the bat for South Africa. He produced a much-needed innings after a low score in the game played at Kingsmead, Durban.

Rassie van der Dussen has been standout performer for South Africa so far this series. He will certainly be keen to continue his rich vein of form in this game. David Miller will under pressure after not getting runs so far in this series.

In the bowling department, South Africa might changes to their XI for the fourth game of the one-day series that will be played in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Left-arm Chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi bowled poorly and conceded more than seven runs an over. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir might come into the XI in order to bring the control and stability needed by South Africa in the middle overs of the innings.

Pace bowler Dale Steyn bowled well on a placid pitch that offered no assistance to the bowlers. He was standout bowler on display for South Africa with two wickets to his name. Kagiso Rabada bowled well and picked up crucial wickets for the side.

Andile Phehlukwayo and Beuran Hendricks were ineffective with the ball in the game played in Centurion. The duo will need to improve considerably for South Africa in the remaining game of the one-day series.

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Rassie Van der Dussen, David Miller, Reeza Hendricks/Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, DW Steyn, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Hashim Amla, B Hendricks, Faf du Plessis

Pakistan Preview

The visitors produced their best batting performance in the third game of the one-day series played in Centurion.

Opener Imam-ul-Haq produced a splendid century to help Pakistan register a mammoth total on the board. The left-handed batsmen scored 101 runs off 119 balls with the help of eight boundaries. He is leading the batting charts for Pakistan with 193 runs in 3 matches at an average of 64.00.

The team management will be concerned over the form of Fakhar Zaman, who once again failed to produce a score in this game. Zaman will need to deliver with the bat in Johannesburg to retain his place in the final XI.

Babar Azam once again played well and scored 69 off 72 balls with the help of seven fours and a six. He added 132 runs with Imam-ul-Haq to lay an ideal foundation for the likes of Mohammad Hafeez and Imad Wasim to go berserk at the end of the innings.

Mohammad Hafeez once produced a splendid innings and chipped in with 52 runs off 58 balls with the help of six fours. Pakistan will be hoping that Hafeez can continue his rich vein of form in this game.

Imad Wasim certainly delivered on his comeback with the bat. His brisk cameo of 43 runs helped Pakistan post 318 runs on the board.

In the bowling department, the side struggled to make early inroads with the new-ball. Hasan Ali bowled well and used his variations to good effect in the game played at Centurion. Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim failed to grip the ball in wet conditions.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood/ Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Usman Khan, Babar Azam, SI Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, F Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Shaheen Afridi

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss would like to bat first and put runs on the board. The surface remains perfect for batting throughout the game.

Winning Prediction

Hosts South Africa will be favorites to win this game against Pakistan. The home side tends to produce their best game with bat and ball in Johannesburg. Pakistan will certainly need to improve their game with the ball in order to stay alive in this one-day series.

We are backing South Africa for the win!\

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Author: Shoaib Z.