Cricket Live Streaming : Pakistan vs South Africa 1st T20 Match
Pakistan vs South Africa 1st T20 Live Streaming
The World test No.1 South Africa will be looking assert their dominance over Asian rivals Pakistan in the limited overs leg of the series following a successful test match campaign. The two sides will lock horns in the 1st of 2 exciting T20 internationals that will be played in Kingsmead Durban on March 1st. Here is how the two teams are likely to line up for the contest.
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The South Africans have a revamped look to their T20 side that seems a lot different from the test side and hence one cannot assume them to be favourites in the first game despite having gained the momentum in the test series. Faf du Plessis has risen in stature as a mainstay in the side in all formats of the game and has been duly rewarded with the T20 captaincy. He will also have to probably open the batting for the hosts alongside the inexperienced yet exciting wicket keeper batsman Quinton de Kock. South Africa will then have the experienced AB de Villiers as the mainstay in the middle order along with young players like Farhan Behardien, David Miller and Henry Davids. Robin Peterson is the established all rounder in the side and he could make the cut at No.7 slot for the hosts ahead of another pace bowling all-rounder in Ryan Mclaren.
South Africa’s 2 front line seamers will in all likelihood include the young prospect Kyle Abbot along with lanky left arm pacer Lonwabo Tsotsobe. Impressive left arm spinner Aaron Phangiso will probably be added to the side to bolster the thin bowling line.
Pakistan without doubt have more experience in their ranks with skipper Mohammed Hafeez leading the charge up at the top. He will have to try and forge strong opening partnership with the talented Ahmed Shehzad, who will have his first experience of playing in South African conditions. The responsible Nasir Jamshed seems the right man at No.3 for the Pakistanis and he will be followed by a whole host of dangerous stroke makers that will include the likes of Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal and Shahid ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi. The ice cool head of Shoaib Malik will provide the calming influence for the visitors who will need to keep their flamboyance in check if they are to avoid another rather typical batting collapse on a surface that will assist the South African pacers.
Pakistan’s core competence and strength though lies as always in their extremely talented and menacing bowling attack. The 3 quicks in Umar Gul, Junaid Khan and Mohammed Irfan are a handful to have on a lively surface against any side and even the mighty South Africans will be no exception. Arguably the best limited overs bowler in the World, Saeed Ajmal, will be a trump card for the visitors for his guile and deception could well be the deciding factor in the match.