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ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan vs. South Africa Match Prediction

Both Pakistan and South Africa are proud cricketing nations who have disappointed their fans with their consistent poor performances in the World Cup 2019. The teams are receiving a lot of criticism following their lousy performances.

Match details

Venue: The Lord’s, London

Total Matches played: 62

Matches won batting first: 26

Matches won batting second: 32

Tied: 2

No result/abandoned: 2

Average scores in both innings 

Average 1st innings score: 234

Average 2nd innings score: 222

Pitch Reports

Also known as the Home of English Cricket, the pitch here has great advantage for bowlers. Spinners had an impact in the second innings of the last ODI played at Lord's in July 2018, and the dryness might once again help the slower bowlers in the match. 

Weather Conditions

According to reports, the temperature will hover around 25 degrees Celsius. Proper sunshine is in the forecast with very minimal chances of rain throughout the day. The humidity will be approximately 67 percent. 

Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will be looking forward to put runs on the board and defend it because the pitch will get slower as the game progresses on.

Team Preview


After the defeat against their arch-rivals India, Pakistan team faced severe backlash. Now, Sarfaraz Ahmed-led team will be keen to enter the field and showcase their best performance. With only a single victory in this tournament till now, Pakistan is at the second last spot in the points table. The 1992 World Cup trophy holders have lost their previous two matches consecutively. 


The top order of Pakistan is expected to remain unchanged. The likes of Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Hafeez have already played some good innings for the team. The bowling trio of Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, and Wahab Riaz needs to step in. The only change which the team management might do is the replacement of Shoaib Malik with Asif Ali. 

Probable playing XI: Sarfaraz Ahmed(C&wk), Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz

South Africa

South African players had not clicked at the right time when the team needed them the most. Their World Cup 2019 campaign started with three straight defeats against England, Bangladesh, and India. Afghanistan is the only team against whom they have emerged victorious. 


With nothing going right for the Proteas in this tournament, experienced JP Duminy is expected to make it to the playing XI in place of Aiden Markram, who failed to capitalize on the chances given to him. Other than this, no changes are expected.

Faf du Plessis will be hoping for his troops to display their top performance to give their fans something to enjoy.

Probable playing XI: Faf du Plessis(C), Quinton de Kock(wk), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

Key Players 

PakistanBabar Azam, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir

South AfricaQuinton de Kock, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada

Head to Head in World Cup

Total matches played- 4

Pakistan win- 1

South Africa win- 3

Both the teams have nothing to lose now, they have to win all their games left to give themselves a chance for semi-final qualifications. Let’s see what happens.

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