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

South Africa vs Pakistan T20I series 2020-21

1st T20I:

First T20I of 4 T20I matches between South Africa and Pakistan is going to be played at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on April 10th 2021. First ever series between the team with more than 3 outings.

South Africa vs Pakistan History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the eighth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 4 times. Whereas the opponent won just twice. One series was concluded as drawn.

The consecutive streak for the series without a draw between the teams was 4 in a span of 7 years from 2006-07 to 2013-14.

The biggest consecutive winning streak (series) for South Africa against Pakistan was 2 from 2006-07 to 2012-13.

The longest streak of undefeated (series) for South Africa against Pakistan was 3 from 2013-14 to 2020-21.

The biggest consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against South Africa was 1 from 2020-21 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for Pakistan against South Africa was 1 from 2020-21 to present.

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

Matches:

The teams completed 18 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. The host won 9 times, whereas the opponent won 8 times. 1 match was called off without a ball.

The biggest consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Pakistan was 3 T20Is from 2013 to 2013.

The longest streak of undefeated for South Africa against Pakistan was 3 T20Is from 2013 to 2013.

The biggest consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against South Africa was 2 T20Is between 2009 to 2010 and between 2019 to 2021.

The longest streak of undefeated for Pakistan against South Africa was 2 T20Is between 2012 to 2013.

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

The teams have many close encounters, as 8 matches completed within / around a margin of just 10 runs, with consecutive 5 closed games between 2013 to 2019.

South Africa Backyard:

Series:

When touring South Africa by Pakistan, the upcoming series will be the fifth. Out of 4 series, the host won twice and the opponent won just once with one drawn series.

The consecutive streak for the series without a draw between the teams in South Africa was 2 in a span of 7 years from 2006-07 to 2013-14.

The biggest consecutive winning streak (series) for South Africa against Pakistan in South Africa was 1 from 2018-19 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated (series) for South Africa against Pakistan in South Africa was 2 from 2013-14 to present.

The biggest consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against South Africa in South Africa was 1 from 2012-13 to 2013-14.

The longest streak of undefeated for Pakistan against South Africa in South Africa was 2 from 2012-13 to 2018-19.

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

Matches:

On the soil of South Africa, the teams faced each other 8 times. The home side won 4 times and lost thrice with a match called off without a ball.

The most consecutive winning streak for South Africa against Pakistan in South Africa was 2 T20Is from 2019 to 2019.

The longest streak of undefeated for South Africa against Pakistan in South Africa was 2 T20Is from 2019 to 2019.

The most consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against South Africa in South Africa was 1 T20Is between 2019 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for Pakistan against South Africa in South Africa was 1 T20Is between 2019 to present.

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

Pakistan vs South Africa T20I series 2020-21 – 3rd T20I

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the sixth rank (South Africa) and fourth rank (Pakistan) team. The host is 9 points behind the visitors.

The Home Team:

If the host will win the series by 4-nil, then the host will earn 8 points and will become the fourth in the point table, but in case of losing the series with 4 defeats, then the team will lose the 6 points with no impact in the position.

In case, the team will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 7 points and become the fourth in the point table, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 4 points with no impact in the position. 

If the host will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 2 to 3 points without impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 5 points but no impact in the position.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 1 to 2 points with no impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 3 points but no impact in the ranking. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 1 to 2 points but no impact in the position.

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

The Visiting Team:

If the visiting team will win the series by 4-nil, then the team will earn 4 points with on impact in the position, but in case of losing the series with 4 defeats, then the team will lose the 6 points and will become the sixth in the position.

In case, the team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 3 points with no impact in the position, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 5 points with losing 1 rank in the rankings. 

If the visiting team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 3 to 4 points without impacting in the rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 2 points with no impact in the position.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 2 points without impacting in the rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 1 point but stay at the same position. 

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 0 to 1 point with no impact in the rankings.

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

The First Outing:

The result of the match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then the team will gain 3 points, and the visitors will lose 2 points, but no impact in the rankings for either team. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visitors will gain 1 point and no improvement in rankings, and the host will lose 2 points without impact in the position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Johannesburg shows the weather would be sunny and clear throughout the match. There is no chance of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be 0%. The temperature would be between 21 to 28 Celsius. The wind would be between 8 – 10 km/h. The wind would fluctuate and the temperature would decrease with the match progress.

The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Toss and Pitch:

Teams chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened in 23 times out of 29 matches, and the selection didn’t favor the teams, as the team won 11 times and lost 12 times.

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

On the other hand, the teams, who chose to bat first, won the match twice and lost 4 times.

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

The team didn’t successfully defend the total after winning the toss after 2007 on the ground.

Overall, 13 times the team won the toss, won the matches and lost 16 times, as well.

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

Particularly, for South Africa, the team won the toss 12 times in 21 games, and the team won 7 times and lost 5 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLLWL.

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

The home side didn’t win the match, after winning the toss, after 2016 on the venue.

The first batting team won the matches 14 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 15 times.

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

Score:

The lowest defended total was 118 runs (in 14 overs) in 2008, and the highest successful chase 232 runs in 2015.

The first inning lowest total was 113 runs in 2017 and the highest total was 260 runs in 2007. For the second inning, the lowest total was 83 (according to run rate) in 2007 and the highest total was 236 runs in 2015.

The batting average of the first innings is 25.76 and 24.81 is for the second innings.

T20I History Between the Teams at the Venue:

The teams faced each other thrice at the venue. The home side won all 3 matches and the opposition is still searching for the first win against home team.

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

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The Home team has a pretty good record, as the team won 13 times and lost 8 times out of 21 games. The opponent has below average record, as the team won twice and lost 4 times out of 6 outings.

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

The biggest consecutive winning streak for the home side was 4 games from 2007 to 2009.

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

The biggest consecutive winning streak for Pakistan was 2 games from 2007 to 2007.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

South Africa:

The home side would go with 3 pacers, as the team has a bowling all-rounder with pace attack and a couple of all-rounders, one with pace and the other with spin.

South Africa Eleven: A. Markram, J. Malan, P. van Biljon, K. Verreynne, H. Klaasen, A. Phehlukwayo, W. Mulder, G. Linde, B. Hendricks, L. Williams, D. Dupavillon

Pakistan:

The visiting team would go with 3 pacers and a spinner, as the team has 2 all-rounders, one with spin and second one with pace.

Pakistan Eleven: S. Khan, F. Zaman, B. Azam, M. Rizwan, H. Ali, M. Hafees, F. Ashraf, H. Ali, S. Afridi, H. Rauf, U. Qadir

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.