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CWC 2019 Match 30: Pakistan v South Africa Preview Dream11. PAK vs SA Preview Dream11 Prediction

Lord’s, the Home of Cricket, hosts its first match in CWC 2019. Lord’s, the Home of Cricket, hosts the two most disappointing sides in the competition to date.

Pakistan and South Africa have been a source of frustration. Two sides capable of breaking into the top four have both underwhelmed, performing poorly in key moments to sit perilously close to the cliff.

Pakistan have been Pakistan. Their horror show vs West Indies was followed up by a masterpiece against England which they then haven’t been able to build on. A huge build up to the India game didn’t materialise into a big outing for Pakistan, beaten so comprehensively that one wonders if they are in the right mental state to make a run towards a miracle Semi Final run. Can Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men respond to the criticism and put in a big performance?

South Africa’s World Cup hurt has continued. This time, though, they have given their fans very little reason to be excited, playing a brand of cricket that has represented a side with a lot on their minds. They flooded Birmingham with a sea of nerves against New Zealand, missing chance after chance to hit the accelerator pedal ever so slightly as the car hangs perilously off the cliff. With Sri Lanka’s amazing win over England, the door is so very slightly open for the Proteas. Can they keep their slim hopes alive?

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Key to a Pakistan win

Mohammad Amir and then daylight. Pakistan’s spearhead has been their standout, bowling beautifully whenever asked. The pressure he creates in the powerplay overs has not been replicated at the other end, with the likes of Hasan Ali bowling too short. Here, can Pakistan finally bowl as a unit against a nervous batting lineup, picking up wickets regularly to help starve the Proteas of boundaries? With how much control and discipline will they begin with? Can they get the better of the likes of Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen?

Also, Pakistan’s middle order has been a source of frustration in CWC 2019. After a solid effort against England, led by Mohammad Hafeez, Pakistan have been crippled by collapses that has seen their CWC 2019 campaign crumble. The pressure is building on the middle order, so can the top order deliver and enable them? Can Babar Azam turn his beautiful drives into more substantial scores? Then, will the middle order take advantage? To win, Pakistan need to deliver in all three stages of the innings.

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Image: AP. CWC 2019 Match 30: Who will support Mohammad Amir?

Key to a South Africa win

The Proteas are bowling well. They have bowled well for most of the campaign to date. However, they have squandered countless chances, costing them dearly en route to one win in five completed games so far. Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi up top will be key against a top three crucial to Pakistan’s chances, working the Pakistanis over on the off-stump. Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam in particular can be targeted with that tactic, with the in-form Chris Morris to follow. Can Imran Tahir then find his groove in the middle overs? Will Andile Phehlukwayo bounce back after his very tough day against New Zealand?

Also, can South Africa build on their starts? A top seven batsman for the Proteas has been dismissed for a score over 30 on 18 occasions in CWC 2019. Not once has this been turned into a century, with the likes of Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and Aiden Markram not converting starts into more substantial scores. Can the Proteas finally do it this time? What role will Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis play? Can Hashim Amla play a little more freely? Then, who in the middle order, apart from Rassie van der Dussen, can take South Africa to the next level?

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Image: AP. CWC 2019 Match 30: Rassie van der Dussen has been good for South Africa.

Pitch and conditions

This is the first game at Lord’s in CWC 2019. Some help for the seamers is a possibility. Good weather is expected for the match.

Possible Playing 11

Pakistan are looking at two possible changes. Mohammad Hasnain could replace Hasan Ali with Haris Sohail to come in for Shoaib Malik.

Pakistan: 1. Imam-ul-Haq, 2. Fakhar Zaman, 3. Babar Azam, 4. Haris Sohail, 5. Mohammad Hafeez, 6. Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), 7. Imad Wasim, 8. Shadab Khan, 9. Wahab Riaz, 10. Mohammad Amir, 11. Mohammad Hasnain

South Africa might look to go in with the same team that lost to New Zealand.

South Africa: 1. Quinton de Kock (wk), 2. Hashim Amla, 3. Faf du Plessis, 4. Aiden Markram, 5. Rassie van der Dussen, 6. David Miller, 7. Chris Morris, 8. Andile Phehlukwayo, 9. Kagiso Rabada, 10. Lungi Ngidi, 11. Imran Tahir

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Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in World Cups: Matches 4, South Africa 3, Pakistan 1.
  • Pakistan defended 232 at Eden Park in the last WC match between the sides.
  • South Africa beat Pakistan 3-2 at home in a bilateral ODI series earlier this year.

Match Prediction

A match between two sides who have disappointed so far is a tough pick.

However, South Africa have shown a little more in recent matches to suggest they will win. Of course, Pakistan can be red hot on their day, but the Proteas might just have enough in them to get the win.

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Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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