PAK vs SA Dream 11 Team Prediction of 1st ODI: 19 January 2019

PAK vs SA, 1st ODI, Pakistan tour of South Africa, 2018-19
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
19th January, 4:30 PM IST

Venue Details:
Average 1st innings score: 223
Average 2nd innings score: 198
South Africa has lost three out of the last five matches at this venue. Pakistan has the happy memories at this ground of a one-run win in 2013, they have won all three matches played here. Showers are forecasted but the match is not under threat.

Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Shoaib Malik, Usman Khan.

Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Duanne Olivier, Rassie van der Dussen

Team News:
The 50-over specialists return to the side. The team will be very different from the Tests.
Shan Masood excellent Test form could help him in getting the openers spot ahead of Imam-ul-Haq. Fakhar Zaman will be the other opener.
The middle order has Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez.
Sarfraz will captain and keep wickets. The all-rounder slot could go to either Hussain Talat (medium pace) or Imad Wasim (spin).
Shadab Khan will be the lead spinner. The pace trio consists of Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Afridi.

South Africa:
Dale Steyn and Quinton De Kock have been rested, Duanne Olivier and Aiden Markram replace them.
Hashim Amla and Markram will open the proceedings for the Proteas. Rassie Van Der Dussen is expected to bat at three but he can be a floater.
Faf du Plessis returns from his Test suspension. He will control the middle order besides David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen. Klaasen will keep the wickets.
Dwaine Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo will be the seaming all-rounders.
Imran Tahir will be the primary leg spinner. Duanne Olivier and Kagiso Rabada should take the new ball.

Probable Playing XI:
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq/Shan Masood, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat/Faheem Ashraf/Imad Wasim, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir.

Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier, Imran Tahir.
David Miller’s average on this ground is 113.5 runs from 4 innings.
Captain and Vc choices: K Rabada, H Amla, B Azam, S Malik, Faf du Plessis, D Miller.

Key Players:
Fakhar Zaman
Mohammad Hafeez
Babar Azam
Shoaib Malik
Shadab Khan
Hasan Ali
Shaheen Afridi
Mohammad Amir

South Africa:
Hashim Amla
Aiden Markram
Faf du Plessis
David Miller
Kagiso Rabada
Duanne Olivier
Imran Tahir


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