Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Pakistan Tour of South Africa, 3rd T20I

After a poor ODI series, Heinrich Klaasen is showing his class in the T20I series.


Though South Africa were plagued by injuries and the team they fielded against Pakistan in the 2nd ODI was very inexperienced, they surprisingly managed to get the job done. Thanks to Lizaad Williams and George Linde’s magnificent spells, Pakistan could only 140 runs while batting first.

In the run chase, Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klassen made sure that they seal the win and subsequently keep their hopes alive of winning this T20I series. With the series now hanging in perfect balance, we can expect a thrilling game yet again at the rainbow nation.

Match Details:

South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd T20I

Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion

Time: 6:00 PM IST, 2:30 PM local time

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report:

The surface here in SuperSport Park is batting-friendly. That being said, the fast bowlers will also get some purchase here.

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Probable Playing XIs for SA vs PAK:

South Africa

Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Wihan Lubbe, Heinrich Klaasen (c & wk), Pite Van Biljon, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Beuran Hendricks, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi


Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman / Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf/Mohammad Hasnain

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Top Picks for SA vs PAK 11Wickets Match:

Pakistani skipper Babar Azam has scored 64 runs in this T20I series. He has maintained an average of over 30.

Aiden Markram has batted brilliantly for the hosts in this series. He has scored 105 runs and has maintained an average of over 50.

After a poor ODI series, Heinrich Klaasen is showing his class in the T20I series. He has scored 86 runs at a strike rate of 175+.

Mohammad Rizwan is Pakistan’s leading run-getter in this series. He has scored 74 runs and has an average of over 70.

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SA vs PAK 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Heinrich Klaasen (c), Mohammad Rizwan (vc), Babar Azam, Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan, Mohammad Hafeez, George Linde, Faheem Ashraf, Lizaad Williams, Sisanda Magala, Hasan Ali

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SA vs PAK 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Heinrich Klaasen, Babar Azam (c), Pite Van Biljon, Aiden Markram (vc), Mohammad Hafeez, George Linde, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Usman Qadir

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options: Heinrich Klaasen, Babar Azam

Vice-Captain Options: Aiden Markram, Mohammad Rizwan

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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