Live Cricket South Africa vs Pakistan 2013 1st T20 Live Streaming
Pakistan after losing their 4th position in the ICC test ranking as charge of lose to South Africa a series of 3 test matches by 3:0. A clean sweep series win for South Africa made Pakistan lost their 4th position in the world test ranking. Now, another phase of Pakistan tour to South Africa is going to be started, an altogether new format of cricket, limited over games of just 20 overs for each team to bat on.
South Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20 is set to happen this Friday at Durban. After the poor or it could be said, the complete incompetent play of the Pakistani players in the Test series, not many people are hopeful for the Pakistani team to win. However, the Pakistan management is positive in their hopes that they will win the rest of their matches against the South Africa. The reason for this strong statement is mainly due to the fact that the team put together for the T20s and the ODI series consists of all the players that the critics having been saying that should have another chance. As with the Pakistani team, the South Africa team management has also made quite a number of changes in the T20 squad, some of which are quite surprising, but also provide some excitement to the fans of cricket.
South Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20 has seen a lot of changes in both the Pakistan and the South African teams. In case of the South Africans, then the biggest change is that Faf Du Plessis has been announced as captain for the T20 matches. Another change which has taken place is that Hashim Amla has stepped down from the podium of the T20s and also relinquished his Vice- Captaincy. This decision of Amla after Du Plessis was made captain of the T20. Amla has in the past considered removing himself from the T20 matches, but was not completely sure of it until the recent announcement. According to Amla, he has asked the team management to grant him leave from the T20 matches for one year after which he will finally confirm whether he will play in the T20 or leave it forever. Also, Lonwabo Tsotsobe will make a comeback in this T20 against Pakistan. Tsotsobe has not been able to play in limited over matches since last December at which time he had some ankle problems. The South African team management has responded that Tsotsobe was considered for the Test matches, but he was still having fitness issue so he could not be able to participate.
South Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20 will be a little tough for the Pakistan team on the basis that they have nearly put up a new team in comparison of the team used to play the Test matches.As an altogather new format of cricket provides a space for the players, play aggressive cricket. Regarding the team changes, then as always Hafeez will lead his team. Other changes include the additions of Ahmed Shehzad, Junaid Khan, the Akmal brothers, Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik and last but not the least, Shahid Afridi. For the Akmal brothers and Shahid Afridi, this can be considered a second chance for them as previously, both Akmal brothers were pulled due to their recent poor performance and also for the reason of some fitness issues. Shahid Afridi has also had a very rough time in the past year as he was unable to create an impression in any of his matches. His performance with the ball was good one but his time with the bat was absolutely revolting.
South Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20 will therefore be a match to watch because of the strong competitive approach by the both sides. A top class pace attack retained by the South Africa while on the counter side Pakistan have world’s best spin attack. Batting can be the decisive factor, but Pakistan T20 squad is composite of match winning knockers of the world who can snatch any match as in the shortest format Pakistan is no more lesser than South Africa.