PAK vs SA Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for Match 36, Super 12 Group 2 of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

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PAK vs SA: Group 2 participants, Pakistan and South Africa will clash in the 36th fixture of the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022. The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will be the host for this game. The game will go live on Thursday, 3rd November 2022.

Pakistan cricket team is the talk of the town right now after suffering a shocking defeat against Zimbabwe. That was their second defeat in the tournament. However, Babar Azam’s boys redeemed themselves against Netherlands and registered a comprehensive win. But, that’s now enough for them as they have to depend on other teams’ results for their qualification scenario. And, India’s loss against South Africa has dented their hopes further. Only a miracle can save the team here from elimination. 

Meanwhile, South Africa is on a rampage in this tournament. After the first game was washed away due to rain, the batters went berserk in the next game against Bangladesh. Rilee Rossouw’s blistering ton helped the team post a gigantic total of 200. Bangladesh dismantled under pressure and fell short of a massive amount of 104 runs. Their win against India has made their position at the top of the table even stronger. 

Match Details for PAK vs SA

Series: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

Date: 3rd November 2022 (Thursday)

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar

Pitch Report for PAK vs SA

The previous games played at the SCG have all been high-scoring games. The first 200-run mark of the tournament was breached at this very venue. Hence, for this game, the surface will be a belter for batters. Batting first is surely the best choice on this wicket as the previous 4 games were won by the team batting first.

Probable Playing XI


Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Babar Azam (captain), Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Temba Bavuma (captain), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje

Match Predictions for PAK vs SA

South Africa is the probable winner of this match. Their batting lineup is much stronger than the opposition’s. Pakistan’s age-old problem, their middle order, is hurting them really badly this tournament. And to hurt them even further, their trump players, Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi are struggling hard to find their rhythm. They need to pull a rabbit out of the hat as they stand on the edge of elimination. Nevertheless, a thrilling game of cricket is likely on the cards.

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