Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Home Cricket World Cup 2019 World Cup Match Preview, Pakistan v South Africa: Do or Die for both the...

World Cup Match Preview, Pakistan v South Africa: Do or Die for both the teams

South Africa has shown its true colour against New Zealand when they couldn't defend a total of 241 despite dismissing their top 4 at the score of 8.

A do or die situation for both the teams to keep the hopes alive for semi-final birth. One of them will surely be ruled out of the tournament after losing the match here.

Nobody knows how good or bad these two teams will play against each other, however, for a neutral fan, this will be fun to watch them play in such a scenario where a win is a must.

South Africa has shown its true colour against New Zealand when they couldn’t defend a total of 241 despite dismissing their top 4 at the score of 8. They dropped catches, missed run outs and panicked in the final few overs like they are the champions of it. The choke word has already arrived for them in the tournament, and it would be difficult for them now to remove the tag easily.

Pakistan after losing to India is desperate to take the field and prove a point to their fans. The team and captain are under tremendous pressure as they have been criticized heavily for their poor performance in this World Cup. They have won just one game and lost 3 with one washout against Sri Lanka.

A sunny and dry day is expected at Lord’s which is hosting its first World Cup match of the current edition.

Players to watch out for

Imran Tahir would be the key bowler for South Africa in the middle overs. He bowled beautifully against Afghanistan and New Zealand, and it was difficult for the batsmen to score off him in those two games. It will be interesting to see how he bowls against the country of his birth, where he learned the art of spin bowling.

Mohammad Amir, the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan in the competition, is ready to take on the South African batting line up which looked fragile in the tournament so far. If he takes early wickets, then it would be easy for Pakistan to build the pressure from the begging of the South African innings.

Pakistan v South Africa in ODIs:

Overall: Matches 78, Pakistan Won 27, South Africa Won 50, No Result 1

World Cup: Matches 4, Pakistan Won 1, South Africa Won 3

Recent Form (most recent first): Pakistan L L NR W L, South Africa L W NR L L

ICC Rankings: Pakistan (6), South Africa (4)

Upcoming Records:

Shoaib Malik has taken 98 catches and needs two more to reach the 100 catches milestone.

Wahab Riaz has 29 wickets in the World Cup, and he needs just two wickets to become the third highest wicket-taker for Pakistan in the World Cup.


Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz.

South Africa: Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Beuran Hendricks, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Cricket enthusiast, Tendulkar fan and a traveler  !

Related Articles

Trending now

Kerala: Suspected gold smugglers and SDPI members killed in a road accident. Here is what we know

It has come to light that the 5 men were members of the radical Islamist outfit Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI). SDPI, however, has claimed the members were expelled earlier.

Pakistan planning to infiltrate farmer agitation to spread unrest on June 26: Details

As per reports, Pakistan plans to infiltrate these protests and provoke the security agencies to take action against the farmers which could lead to escalated tensions.

‘Degenerate’ Imran Khan does it again, blames women for rising sexual violence in Pakistan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan held women's clothes responsible for the sexual violence committed against them

India secures milestone in Coronavirus vaccination drive, administers over 82 lakh doses in a single day: Details

CoWIN app showed that Madhya Pradesh administered a whopping 13,71,180 lakh vaccine doses alone on Monday.

West Bengal: NHRC forms 7-member committee in accordance with Calcutta High Court order to probe post-poll violence

On June 18, Calcutta HC had asked NHRC to form a committee to probe the post-poll violence in West Bengal

Modi critics Jean Dreze, Arvind Subramanian, Raghuram Rajan to be part of Tamil Nadu’s Economic Advisory Council

The appointment of Congress loyalists to the Tamil Nadu Economic Advisory Council comes days after Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi met with CM MK Stalin

Recently Popular

How Venkatesh Prasad is winning hearts with his ‘Sanghi’ posts, one tweet at a time

Venkatesh Prasad demonstrated the Surya Namaskar for his followers, performed in deference to the Sun God.

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren fails to meet Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi despite 4-days wait: Details

The Dialy Pioneer has cited quoting sources that the JMM chief is not happy over Rahul and Sonia ignoring him and instead meeting TN CM Stalin.

Republic TV issues statement over Arnab Goswami’s disappearance from the news network: Here is what they said

Arnab Goswami was last seen on May 2 during a discussion on West Bengal assembly polls. He will make a return on Monday.

Fact Check: Is “Raam” with the photo of Lord Ram printed on it is the world’s most expensive currency

As Raam is not a legal tender issued by a sovereign state or a central bank, it is not a regular currency, it is actually a bearer bond

Bombay HC grants transit anticipatory bail to Rana Ayyub for spreading fake news in Ghaziabad incident after advocate argued ‘spine injury’

Propagandist Rana Ayyub has been granted 4 week of transit anticipatory bail by the Bombay High Court over the Ghaziabad incident.

Who is Vishal Jood? An Indian national arrested for taking on Khalistani extremists in Australia

Vishal Jood, the 24 yar old from Haryana, has been languishing in a jail in the down in the country for two months now.
- Advertisement -


Connect with us