South Africa vs Pakistan 1st ODI Match Prediction

  • Apr 02, 2021
  • 13:30 IST / 8:00 GMT
  • SuperSport Park - Centurion, South Africa
South Africa SA South Africa
Pakistan PAK Pakistan
273/6 (50.0)
7/274 (50.0)
Pakistan win by 3 wickets

Betting Tips

  • South Africa have been very dominant at home and clean swept Australia in the previous series
  • Pakistan too have been in fine form in ODIs and have won 8 off the 9 ODIs. They defeated Zimbabwe in their previous series
  • Both teams are on par but Pakistan can be inconsistent at times ¬†

Chance of Winning



Our Prediction

South Africa are favorites to win

South Africa vs Pakistan 1st ODI Prediction & Betting Tips

The 3 match ODI series between South Africa and Pakistan kicks off on April 2nd. The game will be played at the SuperSport Park, Centurion and is set to get underway at 10:00 AM local time.

Led by a new skipper, Temba Bavuma, South Africa will be keen to continue their winning run at home. In the last 12 ODIs at home, South Africa have won 10, lost 1 and one match ended with no result. Pakistan won’t enjoy this stat. 

However, they’ too have been pretty good in ODIs, winning 8 off the 9 ODIs. The hosts go into the series with a heavy batting line up. Babar Azam, Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammed Rizwan are coming back from some fine performances in the PSL. The bowling also looks decent with Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Usman Qadir. Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf will add a lot of depth to the squad.

For South Africa, some of their mainstays will leave the series after the 2nd ODI to play in the IPL. However, for the first game, they’ll have a full strength squad at their disposal.Temba Bavuma, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen forms a decent batting order while the bowling looks good in Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and Keshav Maharaj.

South Africa vs Pakistan 1st ODI Live Streaming

The match will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports while fans can live stream the match on Sky go app. 

Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Sky go app.

SA vs PAK Toss Prediction

Centurion always offers a decent batting wicket thus skipper that wins the toss might want to put runs on the board.

Pitch Report

The pitch will some bounce for the bowlers to work with. However, traditionally Centurion has offered a batting friendly wicket.

Weather Report

The weather looks good with bright sunshine. The temperatures will hover around 26 degrees.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for South Africa vs Pakistan 1st ODI

South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

There are few doubts about the participation of Quinton de Kock for the 1st game. Other than him, South Africa will have a stiff task of selecting one all rounder between Wiaan Mulder and Andile Phehlukwayo.

SA Key Players

  • Rassie van der Dussen - Dussen has been a consistent performer for South Africa and averages 70 in the 21 ODIs he has played. He is a natural striker of the ball and likes the ball to come on to the bat. He’ll enjoy batting on the Centurion wicket.
  • Janneman Malan - He has done well for South Africa and would want to start the series with a big knock
  • Kagiso Rabada - Even though his recent performances have not been that great, one can never neglect his skills. Before the IPL, Rabada would like to get back some confidence.

SA Team Form

South Africa’s last ODI series was against Australia which they won 3-0. However, their most recent tour was to Pakistan where they lost the Test and T20I series.

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

Temba Bavuma ( C ), Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Henrich Klaasen/Quinton de Kock (wk), Andil Phehlukwayo, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

Asif Ali has been drafted in the Pakistan squad in place of the injured Saud Shakeel who has a Grade 1 quadriceps tear in left leg. However, he is not expected to start in the first XI

PAK Key Players

  • Babar Azam - He’s one of the best ODI batsmen going around in world cricket and will be keen on getting off to a good start in the series. He is coming back from some hefty performances in the PSL league and can be backed to carry on his form against South Africa
  • Mohammed Rizwan - It has been a dream season for Mohammed RIzwan who has piled on the runs in bulk. Irrespective of the format, he has scored runs in almost every game. He too is expected to have a decent series
  • Usman Qadir - South African batsmen have struggled against the leg spinners thus Qadir can be a trump card for Babar Azam

PAK Team Form

Pakistan have been in decent form in the ODI. They have won 8 off their last 9 50 over games. 

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam( C ), Haider Ali, Mohammed Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali

South Africa vs Pakistan Team Form in Last Five Matches

SA : W W W W L


SA vs PAK Head to Head

South Africa have a decent record against Pakistan and have won 50 off the 79 matches

SA vs PAK Head to Head Stats in ODI

Matches Played SA Won PAK Won Tie NR
79 50 28 1 0

South Africa vs Pakistan Betting Odds

Both teams are on par with each other thus it should be a close fought affair

Who will win South Africa vs Pakistan 1st ODI?

South Africa, being the hosts will start as favourite but Pakistan cannot be counted out completely.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
South Africa1.541.501.541.53
Pakistan 2.352.502.412.40

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South Africa vs Pakistan 1st ODI Top Team Batsmen

Reeza Hendricka and Rassie van der Dussen will be the players to watch out for. Both are coming back some fine performances of late. Also, keep a keen on Aiden Markram as he too have a decent ODI record

For Pakistan, Mohammed Rizwan and Babar Azam have been in red hot form. Along with them, Fakhar Zaman can be a match winner on his day.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Janneman Malan (SA)4.504.504.504.50
Aiden Markram (SA)4.504.504.504.50
Temba Bavuma (SA)
Babar Azam (PAK)2.852.752.862.87
Mohammed Rizwan (PAK)6.005.506.506.50
Imam ul Haq (PAK)4.354.254.004.00

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South Africa vs Pakistan 1st ODI Top Team Bowlers

Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi forms a lethal pace trio and will test the Pakistan batsmen.

For Pakistan, Usman Qadir can be a surprise factor. Also, Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf are quality bowlers that can be backed to do well.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Kagiso Rabada (SA)3.403.253.393.40
Lungi Ngidi (SA)4.003.504.004.00
Anrich Nortje (SA)4.003.504.504.50
Haris Rauf (PAK)4.504.503.393.40
Shaheen Afridi (PAK)3.403.604.504.50
Usman Qadir (PAK)4.355.004.504.50

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South Africa vs Pakistan Prediction

Both teams are on par but South Africa being the hosts will start as favourites. Also, they have been very dominant at home.

Final Verdict

South Africa are favorites to win against Pakistan. Back South Africa to beat Pakistan at 1.50.

SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Mohammed Rizwan at 9.5 will be our first choice keeper. He has been in scintillating form of late and is expected to start well.

  • Batsmen

    Babar Azam at 10, Temba Bavuma and Aiden Markram at 9.0, Rasssie Van Der Dussen at 8.5 will be our batsmen. Babar is a world class batsman while Rassie van Der Dussen has performed well for South Africa in ODIs. Bavuma and Markram are also top quality batsmen.

  • All-rounders

    Shadab Khan at 9.5 and Faheem Ashraf at 9.0 will add depth to our squad. Both have done well for Pakistan in recent times.

  • Bowlers

    Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada at 9.0, Haris Rauf at 8.5 and Usman Qadir at 8.5 will complete our team. Nortje and Rabada will be able to extract extra bounce from this pitch which makes them very dangerous. Haris Rauf has been bowling well for Pakistan while Qadir will be the trump to Pakistan as the hosts haven't fared well against the leg spinners.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Rassie van Der Dussen will be our skipper while Shadab Khan can be backed as his deputy.

SA vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Babar Azam, Rassie van Der Dussen(C)

  • All Rounder:Shadab Khan(VC), Faheem Ashraf

  • Wicket Keeper:Mohammed Rizwan

  • Bowler:Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf

Posted On 2nd April 2021 09:51:38
Posted by Kavin

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