Pitch and weather: This match will be played on the same pitch as the Sri Lanka-New Zealand game, where Trent Boult took a career-best 4 for 13. There’s expected to be something in it for the quicks but also plenty of opportunities to score big. Sydney is the only venue at the tournament where teams have breached 200. The best news is that there’s no chance of rain at all, with the temperatures in the mid-teens.
Pakistan vs South Africa Highlights today. 36th Match, Group 2 (N), Sydney Cricket Ground, Thursday 3-11-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Toss: Pakistan will bat first.
Babar wants to have first use on a used pitch and feels the spinners will come into play in the chase. Temba Bavuma says he would have batted first as well. Fakhar Zaman is out of the XI from the last match with a knee injury that has KO’d him from the tourney and in his place comes Mohammad Haris. Meanwhile, Firdose Moonda reports that David Miller has been ruled out of this match for South Africa with back spasms.
Pakistan team: 1 Babar Azam (capt.), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Shan Masood, 4 Mohammad Haris, 5 Iftikhar Ahmed, 6 Shadab Khan, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Mohammad Wasim Jr., 9 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Naseem Shah.
South Africa team: 1 Temba Bavuma (capt.), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Rilee Rossouw, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 Tristan Stubbs, 7 Wayne Parnell, 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Anrich Nortje, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 21
Pakistan Won: 11
South Africa Won: 10
Pakistan T20I Rankings: 4th
South Africa T20I Rankings: 3rd
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
South Africa WWWLL
Match Timings: 08:00 AM GMT | 07:00 PM Local
Umpires – Chris Gaffaney, Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire – Paul Wilson
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Nitin Menon
Match number – T20I no. 1861