ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022: Pakistan vs South Africa – Match 36 Preview and Updates

On Thursday, South Africa will play Pakistan in match 36 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup 2022 in Sydney. South Africa will enter the competition as heavy favorites, especially after defeating an in-form India team in their previous match.

The most satisfying thing for the management will be to see the middle-order perform against the Men-in-Blue when, despite losing early wickets, the middle-order stood up and made themselves count. Both teams have met 21 times in the format’s history, with the Men in Green holding a slight advantage with 11 wins to the Proteas’ ten.

Pakistan’s record is even better when teams meet in the ICC T20 World Cup, where the team wins all three meetings.

The Super 12 Group 2, 36th Match between Pakistan vs South Africa will take place on November 3rd, 2022 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

Match Details to Note

Match: Pakistan vs South Africa, 36th Match, Super 12 Group 2, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

Date: November 03, 2022 (Thursday)                                            

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Pakistan vs South Africa

Pakistan vs South Africa

Pakistan (Match Odds – 2.40):


Pakistan, on the other hand, will enter the contest as an underdog after winning only one of three games, including a loss to Zimbabwe.

That result has taken control of Pakistan’s quest to play in the semi-finals, as they now rely on other results to keep their last-four hopes alive.

The management is also concerned about the form of captain Babar Azam, who has yet to score in double figures in the competition despite playing three innings.

The management will be hoping that the players, including the captain, bring their A-game when they face South Africa on Thursday.

The onus will be on captain Babar, wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, and Iftikhar Ahmed to score the majority of the runs and give the bowling something substantial to defend.

Pacers Haris Rauf, Naseem Shan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Mohammad Wasim Jnr, as well as spinners Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz, will be expected to produce timely breakthroughs and limit the opposition.

Full Squad:

Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani

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Players to watch out for:

Mohammad Rizwan

In the final game, the keeper-batter hit his highest score of the tournament. In this match, he will relish the challenge of facing South Africa’s potent offense.

Shadab Khan

The all-rounder was named Player of the Match in the win over the Netherlands. In Sydney, he’ll enjoy bowling on this spin-friendly surface.

Haris Rauf

The right-arm fast bowler has a total of 4-58 from three games in this tournament. He is currently one of the most consistent T20 bowlers.

Possible Playing XI:

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

South Africa (Match Odds – 1.57):


The coaching staff will be hoping that the players continue to produce similar types of performances in future games.

The form of Captain Temba Bavuma, who has only managed 14 runs in three innings in the mega-event, will be a source of concern for everyone involved.

In the batting department, in-form players such as wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock, top-order batter Rilee Rossouw, veteran David Miller, exciting Tristan Stubbs, and explosive Aiden Markram will be expected to score the majority of the runs and provide something for the bowlers to bowl with.

On the bowling front, pacers Kagiso Rabada, Wayne Parnell, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi, as well as spinners Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi, will be expected to limit the opposition by claiming timely breakthroughs.

Full Squad:

Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Rillee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Bjorn Fortuin, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams

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Players to watch out for:

Quinton de Kock

At the SCG, the left-handed opener hit 47 not out against Zimbabwe and 63 against Bangladesh. In T20I cricket, he has scored 2143 runs.

Aiden Markram

The right-handed number four batter is one of the competition’s most stylish players, hitting 52 against India in the previous match.

Anrich Nortje

With figures of 1-10 in Hobart, 4-10 in Sydney, and 1-23 in Perth, the 28-year-old fast bowler has been very impressive in this T20 World Cup 2022.

Possible Playing XI:

Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje

Pakistan vs South Africa Top Team Batsmen

With the bat, we recommend Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, and Shan Masood for Pakistan. Rizwan’s form in the last 24 months has been unrivaled, and bookmakers expect it to continue at the SCG. Azam averages 42.06 in T20Is and is frequently the player who comes up big for Pakistan in games like this.

Our top three batters in South Africa are Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw, and Aiden Markram. De Kock has the most big-match experience in the lineup, and he is the betting favorite to score the most runs for South Africa. Since his T20I recall in July of this year, Rossouw has scored 96 not out, 100 not out, and 109.

Pakistan vs South Africa Top Team Bowlers

For Pakistan, we recommend Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Shadab Khan. Afridi and Rauf have the same odds with the bookies, but Rauf has been in better form throughout the tournament. Khan will be looking to replicate how Tabraiz Shamsi bowled on this wicket earlier in the competition.

Our bowling picks for South Africa are Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, and Wayne Parnell. Shamsi and Nortje were the dominant bowlers in South Africa’s last game at the SCG, and the odds reflect this. On Sunday, Parnell took 3-15 against India.

Pakistan vs South Africa Head to Head

Pakistan leads the T20I series by one match after 21 games. South Africa, on the other hand, has won six of the last eight games in this format.

Pakistan vs South Africa Head to Head Stats in T20s

Matches Played PAK Won SA Won Tie NR
Overall 21 11 10 0 0
Last 5 5 1 4 0 0

Pakistan vs South Africa Toss Prediction

Both teams will be eager to win the crucial toss, bat first, and score more than 170 runs. All four T20 World Cup matches played at the SCG have been won by the team that batted first.

Pakistan vs South Africa Pitch Report

The 36th match of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground between Pakistan and South Africa.

South Africa will be encouraged by the fact that they won their previous match at Sydney Cricket Ground.

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With early morning showers, the wicket may have something for quick bowlers. On a typical SCG pitch, the spinners do receive assistance. To pile on the runs on this surface, the batsman will need to see off new-ball.

Pakistan vs South Africa Prediction

Both teams will enter the game with opposing morale. Pakistan has a historical advantage, especially because they have never lost to South Africa in the T20 World Cup, but recent form suggests that the Proteas will be too hot to handle.

On paper, there is no reason to believe that the Bavuma-led unit will falter against a Pakistan team that is clearly lacking confidence. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

South Africa is the favourite to beat Pakistan at the odds of 1.57.

Pakistan vs South Africa Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Despite his ability to limit runs, batters are taking fewer risks against Kagiso Rabada than against other bowlers. We recommend betting on Rabada to take fewer than 1.5 wickets in this match.

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