Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - Pakistan vs South Africa - 26th Match - 27 October 2023
The 26th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between Pakistan and South Africa on the 27th of October, 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Pakistan Form Guide:
Pakistan are currently placed at the 5th position on points table with 2 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Mohammad Rizwan with 302 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Shaheen Afridi with 10 scalps under his belt.
Pakistan have lost their previous match against Afghanistan by 8 wickets.
Pakistan batted first and they posted a total of 282 for 7 in 50 overs. Abdullah Shafique and Imam ul Haq gave their team a healthy start. Imam ul Haq was dismissed after scoring 17 but Shafique continued on and scored 58 runs in 75 balls. The debutant Noor Ahmad dismissed him with a brilliant ball. The pitch became trickier to bat on in the middle overs. Babar Azam batted slowly and couldn't induce any momentum into the innings. Iftikhar Ahmed played a nice cameo of 40 runs in the death overs to take Pakistan to 282 in 50 overs of play.
During the chase, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran batted very professionally. They scored boundaries on every lose ball on offer. Gurbaz was dismissed at 65 by Shaheen Afridi. Ibrahim Zadran continued and scored 87 runs in 113 balls. Rahmat Shah and skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi won it for Afghanistan in the 49th over with 8 wickets in hand.
South Africa Form Guide:
South Africa are currently placed at the 2nd position on the points table with 4 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Quinton de Kock with 407 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Kagiso Rabada with 10 scalps under his belt.
South Africa have won their previous match against Bangladesh by 149 runs.
South Africa batted first and they posted a total of 382 for 5 in 50 overs. Quinton de Kock at the top of the order was simply outstanding. He scored 174 runs in 140 balls and dominated almost every bowler of the Bangladeshi team. Heinrich Klaasen then took over and smashed 90 runs in just 48 balls to propel South Africa to 382 in 50 overs of play.
During the chase, Bangladesh lost their way right from the word go. They had lost 3 wickets for 31 runs and never looked like winning the match. Marco Jansen as always provided the early breakthroughs. Mahmudullah played well and scored 111 runs but it was to no avail as Bangladesh fell short by 149 runs in the end.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.
South Africa squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – South Africa
Who will win?- South Africa
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan), Marco Jansen (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Iftikhar Ahmed (Pakistan), Heinrich Klaasen (South Africa)
Player of the Match- Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)
Team Scores Batting first –South Africa 270+, Pakistan 255+
Match Handicap: South Africa
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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