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South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI Match Prediction

  • Apr 04, 2021
  • 13:30 IST / 8:00 GMT
  • Wanderers Stadium - Johannesburg, South Africa
South Africa SA South Africa
Pakistan PAK Pakistan
341/6 (50.0)
9/324 (50.0)
South Africa win by 17 runs

Betting Tips

  • There were centuries on both sides in Friday’s game with Rassie van der Dussen hitting an unbeaten 123 from 134 balls for South Africa before skipper Babar Azam hit a 104-ball 103 for Pakistan. David Miller (50) for the home side and Imam ul-Haq (70) for the visitors also made half-centuries.
  • With the ball, Faheem Ashraf was the standout performer on both sides, his economy rate of 2.78 compared to every other bowler going at a minimum of 5 runs an over. South Africa’s bowlers returned remarkably similar runs conceded with their five bowlers all sending down 10 overs and going for a minimum of 50 runs. Anrich Nortje picked up four wickets - Imam ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Danish Aziz and Asif Ali.
  • Danish Aziz didn’t have the best of debuts for Pakistan. He only bowled 3 wicketless overs and contributed 3 runs from 6 balls with the bat.

SA vs PAK
Chance of Winning

SA

PAK

Our Prediction

South Africa are favourites to win

South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI Prediction & Betting Tips

South Africa and Pakistan meet for the second time in three days for the second ODI after a pulsating end to their clash in Centurion where the visitors won with a single from the final ball of the game. Faheem Ashraf hit the winning run to complete an excellent all-round performance after he had previously taken 1-25 from his nine overs of right-arm medium. Read as we preview this ODI between South Africa and Pakistan. The match will be played at the New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg and will get underway at 10:00 local time.

There were centuries on both sides in Friday’s game with Rassie van der Dussen hitting an unbeaten 123 from 134 balls for South Africa before skipper Babar Azam hit a 104-ball 103 for Pakistan. David Miller (50) for the home side and Imam ul-Haq (70) for the visitors also made half-centuries.

With the ball, Faheem Ashraf was the standout performer on both sides, his economy rate of 2.78 compared to every other bowler going at a minimum of 5 runs an over. South Africa’s bowlers returned remarkably similar runs conceded with their five bowlers all sending down 10 overs and going for a minimum of 50 runs. Anrich Nortje picked up four wickets - Imam ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Danish Aziz and Asif Ali.

Danish Aziz didn’t have the best of debuts for Pakistan. He only bowled 3 wicketless overs and contributed 3 runs from 6 balls with the bat.

Although Pakistan got over the line in Centurion, South Africa will take a lot of heart from the fact that they took it to the last ball. Only 17 runs were scored from the final 3 overs which included 5 dot balls across the final 2 overs. If they can find some significant runs from any of their top three, and one of their five bowlers plays the anchor role like Faheem Ashraf did for Pakistan, then they will be confident of victory.

Pakistan can seal the series with victory in this ODI, however, they will also be looking for a more complete team performance. Both Shaheen Afridi (6.10) and Haris Rauf (7.20) were too expensive with the ball, although they did both pick up two South African wickets.

SA vs PAK 2nd ODI Live Streaming

The match can be watched live on Sky Cricket in the UK. PTV will show the game in Pakistan, in South Africa it will be on SuperSport. You can watch the ODI on Star Sports in India.

Live Streaming: Fans in India can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.

SA vs PAK Toss Prediction

Pakistan successfully chased in Centurion after winning the toss. We expect whichever captain who calls correctly will opt to field first.

Pitch Report

The New Wanderers Stadium pitch may not be quite as hard and pacy as some of its predecessors, but still expect it to offer something to the bowlers of express speed.

Weather Report

Partly cloudy with plenty of sun mixed in. The temperature will peak at 24 degrees in the mid-late afternoon.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI

South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

The Proteas have a 22-man squad to pick from in this series, however we expect Temba Bavuma to lead the same XI in the second ODI. Captain Bavuma will be looking to contribute more after making a solitary run from four balls in his first game in charge.

SA Key Players

  • Quinton de Kock- the former captain now only has two main roles to take care of, keeping wicket for fifty overs in the field and getting the team off to a flyer at the top of the order. He has 15 centuries in this format but only 2 going back as far as 18 October 2017. A three figure score from de Kock would be extremely hard for Pakistan to compete with.
  • Rassie van der Dussen- for a man who had to wait an eternity to catch the eye of the South Africa selectors, he is certainly making up for lost time in this format. After previously being dismissed for 93 on debut v Pakistan and 95 v Australia during the World Cup, van der Dussen finally got his first international century on Friday. He now averages 83 in ODIs.
  • Kagiso Rabada- as the leader of the attack it is his job to bowl with pace throughout the Pakistan innings. However, Temba Bavuma will be looking for more numbers in the wicket’s column at the New Wanderers.

SA Team Form

South Africa came into this game on the back of six wins from their previous seven ODI games. You have to go back to the 2019 World Cup to find the last time they lost successive matches in this format. 

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c) , Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

Pakistan have 18 players to select from during this three game ODI series. But after successfully chasing down the 274 target, we would expect them to go again with the same XI and aim for a replica result.

PAK Key Players

  • Babar Azam- to call Babar Azam a key player for Pakistan is a gross understatement. He now has 13 centuries in 78 ODIs and is second only to India captain Virat Kohli in the ICC ODI batting rankings. You have to go back 27 ODI innings to find the last time he didn’t make a double-figure score.
  • Imam ul-Haq- after debuting in this format in late 2017, Imam ul-Haq has fast made himself an integral part of the Pakistan top order. He has played 41 ODIs and averages 52.88 with 7 tons in this format.
  • Shaheen Afridi- the left-arm fast bowler is an integral part of Pakistan’s bowling attack across all three formats of the game. He has an impeccable yorker and bowls at the top and the death of the opposition’s innings. Like Rabada, he will hope to get a chance to finish off the tail-enders in the second ODI.

PAK Team Form

It’s one of the biggest cliches in cricket to describe Pakistan as inconsistent. And certainly within ODIs, they are everything but inconsistent, winning nine out of ten of their last games with the only defeat coming in a super over against Zimbabwe.

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Imam ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c) , Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf

SA vs PAK Head to Head

South Africa have the upper-hand in this format after 80 ODIs between the sides from 1992 onwards.
 

SA vs PAK Head to Head Stats in ODI

Matches Played SA Won PAK Won Tie NR
80 50 29 1 0

South Africa vs Pakistan Betting Odds

In spite of the result in the first game, the home side will again start as favourites.

Who will win South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI?

de Kock and Azam are expected to hit the most runs on each side.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
South Africa1.681.571.611.61
Pakistan 2.052.252.302.30

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South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI Top Team Batsmen

de Kock, Bavuma and van der Dussen will be the batsmen we’ll back from South Africa. The pressure is on de Kock and Bavuma to make significant contributions for different reasons whilst van der Dussen is in prime form.

For Pakistan, we’ve gone with the top three batsmen in Babar Azam, Imam ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman. Babar Azam and Imam ul-Haq can pick up where they left off in Centurion, Fakhar Zaman will be looking to contribute after making only 8 before being bowled by Rabada.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Quinton de Kock(SA)3.403.253.743.75
Temba Bavuma(SA)5.505.005.005.00
Rassie van der Dussen(SA)5.004.506.00 6.00
Babar Azam(PAK)2.852.603.003.00
Imam ul-Haq(PAK)4.103.754.324.33
Fakhar Zaman(PAK)5.005.005.005.00

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South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI Top Team Bowlers

We’ve gone for three right-arm bowlers for South Africa in Rabada, Nortje and Ngidi. The latter was the most expensive and went wicketless in Friday’s game so will be looking to stamp his authority in the series in Johannesburg.

For Pakistan, we are backing Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and the economical Faheem Ashraf. Shaheen Afridi did the damage at the top of the order in Centurion and will be hoping to get a chance to blow away the tail on Sunday.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Kagiso Rabada(SA)3.253.253.403.40
Anrich Nortje(SA)3.803.754.004.00
Lungi Ngidi(SA)4.504.334.504.50
Shaheen Afridi(PAK)2.503.002.742.75
Haris Rauf(PAK)4.504.004.504.50
Faheem Ashraf(PAK)5.50 5.505.50 5.50

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South Africa vs Pakistan Prediction

We predict another close game in the second ODI, Pakistan a victory away from a series win and Temba Bavuma keen to get his first win as skipper. Ultimately it may come down to which of the batting line-ups are best suited to the New Wanderers Stadium pitch. We are going for a home win and Pakistan’s impressive ODI recent record to be brought to a halt.

Final Verdict

South Africa are favorites to win against Pakistan. Back South Africa to beat Pakistan at 1.61

SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    we’ve selected only one wicket keeper in Quinton de Kock (9.5). Although he hasn’t been in the greatest form in this format we think it is just a question of time before he fires consistently again.

  • Batsmen

    Babar Azam (10), Imam ul-Haq (8.5), David Miller (9) and Rassie van der Dussen (8.5) will be our batsmen. Although it would be hard for all four to again top the scoring charts, you wouldn’t rule any of them out.

  • All-rounders

    Faheem Ashraf (9) and Shadab Khan (9.5) are our all-rounders. They both contributed valuable runs with the bat and Faheem Ashraf’s control with the ball in Centurion stood out.

  • Bowlers

    Shaheen Shah Afridi (9), Anrich Nortje (9), Kagiso Rabada (9) and Tabraiz Shamsi (8.5) complete the line up as our bowlers. Shamsi was the only one to go wicketless in the first ODI but we think his variety as a left-arm wrist spinner will reap rewards.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Babar Azam will be our skipper while Kagiso Rabada can be backed as his deputy

SA vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Babar Azam (c) , Imam ul-Haq, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen

  • All Rounder:Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan

  • Wicket Keeper:Quinton de Kock

  • Bowler:Shaheen Shah Afridi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi

Posted On 4th April 2021 09:44:19
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Posted by Kavin

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