Pakistan vs South Africa T20I series 2020-21 – 1st T20I

Pakistan vs South Africa T20I series 2020-21

1st T20I:

First meeting of the series of three T20I matches between Pakistan and South Africa is going to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on February 11th 2021. The teams will play only the second bilateral T20I series, which contains more than two matches. The first ever series is going to play on the soil of Pakistan.

South Africa Tour of Pakistan History:

This is going to be the seventh bilateral series between the teams. Pakistan won just once and lost 4 times with a (1) draw.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Pakistan against South Africa are LDLWL.

When touring Pakistan (in UAE) by the South African team, this is going to be a third series.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Pakistan against South Africa in Pakistan are LL – – -.

The teams completed 14 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won 6 times and lost 8 times. 1 game was abandoned (excluded).

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan against South Africa are WLLWL.

The teams have many close encounters, as 7 matches completed within / around a margin of just 10 runs.

On the soil of Pakistan (in UAE), the teams faced each other only 4 times. The home team is waiting for the first victory. The opponent won all 4 outings.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan against South Africa in Pakistan (including UAE) are LLLL -.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the Fourth rank team (Pakistan) and fifth rank team (South Africa) team. The host is little ahead (7 points) ahead of the visitors.

If the home team will lose the series with margin of 3 defeats, then the team will lose 5 points with getting an impact on the position by 1 rank down. In case of winning the series with 3 winning margins, the team will earn 4 points without any impact in the position.

If the home team will lose the series with margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 3 points with getting an impact on the position down by a (1) rank. In case of winning the series with 2 winning margins, the team will earn 3 points without impacting the position.

In case, the team will lose the series with margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 2 points without disturbing the position. If the case of winning the series with 1 winning margin, the team will earn 1 point without affecting the position.

Drawing the series will not impact either on the team’s points or position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan are WLLWW.

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If the visiting team will lose the series with margin of 3 defeats, then the team will lose 5 points with losing 1 rank in the rankings. In case of winning the series with 3 winning margins, the team will earn 8 points with gaining a (1) rank in the rankings.

If the visiting team will lose the series with a margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 4 points without impact in the rankings. In case of winning the series with 2 winning margin, the team will earn 5 points with improving the position by a (1) rank.

In case, the team will lose the series with margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose just a (1) point without affecting the position. If the case of winning the series with 1 winning margin, the team will earn 3 points with no impact in the rankings.

Drawing the series will help the team to gain 1 point with no impact in position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa are LLLLW.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Lahore shows the weather would be mostly clear. The precipitation percentage would be between 1% to 3% as of now, so there would be almost no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be between 16-21 Celsius. The wind would be between 2 to 6 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind would fluctuate and temperature would decrease with the match progress.

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Toss and Pitch:

Teams chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 7 times out of 11 times. The selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won just twice and lost 5 times. 1 matches were abandoned (excluded).

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LLWWL.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, after winning the toss, never won yet and lost all 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LLLL -.

Overall, twice the teams won the toss, won the matches, and lost 9 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLWWL.

Particularly, for Pakistan, the team won the toss just twice out of 11 played games. The team never won yet and lost both the encounters.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan at the venue, while winning the toss, are LL – – -.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan at the venue, while losing the toss, are WWLLW.

The first batting team won the match 6 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 5 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LLWWW.

The lowest defended total was 148 in 2019. And the highest successful chase was 176 in 2015.

The first inning lowest total was 136 in 2020 and the highest total was 197 in 2017, and the second inning lowest total was 101 in 2019 and the highest total was 177 runs in 2017.

The batting average of the first innings is 33.07 and 23.00 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The outing will be the first between the teams.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan against South Africa at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The home side has a pretty good record at the venue, and won 7 times out of 11 games and lost 4 times. Whereas, the visiting team is going to play the first game at the place.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan at the venue are WWLLL.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue are – – – – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Pakistan:

The home side could pick two pace and a spin combination, as the team has a spin all-rounder and a pace all-rounder for the fourth and fifth bowling option.

Pakistan Eleven: B. Azam, H. Ali, M. Rizwan, K. Shah, A. Ali, H. Talat, I. Ahmed, M. Nawaz, H. Ali, H. Rauf, U. Qadir

South Africa:

The visitors would prefer to have the same combination, as the team has a couple spin all-rounders and a pace all-rounder.

South Africa Eleven: J. Malan, R. Hendricks, JJ Smuts, D. Miller, H. Klaasen, P. van  Biljon, D. Pretorius, G. Linde, L. Sipamla, T. Shamsi, G. Stuurman

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.
*Notes: D means Draw in “last five series / match results”.