This Sunday, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will witness a battle between Pakistan and South Africa. Both teams have struggled so far in this tournament but are trying to put it behind them. Pakistan and South Africa have having just one win each and a match abandoned and lost their remaining ties.
Both Pakistan and South Africa have played four matches between them, with the Proteas possessing the better track record of 3 wins to 1. The Proteas have a high score of 243 to Pakistan’s 242. South Africa also have a lowest score of 202 to Pakistan’s 173.
Predicted Playing 11
South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz.
Weather and pitch report
The match will take place at Lord’s Cricket Ground where spinners can thrive, especially in the second innings. Also, there is no chance of rain interruptions according to the latest weather report. The dry spell might also help the slower bowlers as the game progresses on Sunday.
Prediction for match result
The pressure is on the both teams to somehow try and move up the order, as a top 4 finish will be a tall order. So far, they have both endured poor campaigns at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, rustling up only 3 points each. However, Pakistan’s confidence will be spiked by the fact that they stunned England, while South Africa made short work of Afghanistan
In conclusion, this Pakistan vs South Africa ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game should go in the Pakistan’s favour. Even though South Africa have the stronger team, on paper, Pakistan are the ones who have proven themselves against stronger teams.