Pakistan are at the top of the ICC T20 team rankings and they have one last chance to get over the hosts in a format in which they feel the most comfortable. South Africa has already won the Test and ODI series.
The first T20I match between South Africa and Pakistan will take place on February 1 at the Newlands in Cape Town. Pakistan would be looking to maintain their top ranking when they take the field to compete against South Africa in a 3-match T20I series.
With several players being rested by the South Africans, the onus falls on the youngsters to come up with the goods against a formidable Pakistan team. Andile Phehlukwayo will lead the pace attack with Chris Morris and Junior Dala also present in support. Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada have been given rest for the T20s.
The batting lineup of Pakistan is suited for the T20 format. Opener Fakhar Zaman has always provided them with a quickfire start. Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have also been exceptional in this format over the last year. The sub-continent giants have a deadly pace attack and a good variety of spinners which make them a lethal side in the 20-over game.
When and where will the South Africa Vs Pakistan, 1st T20I take place?
South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st T20I match will start at 09:30 PM IST on February 1 at the Newlands, Cape Town. The toss will take place at 09:00 PM IST.
Which channel will telecast South Africa Vs Pakistan, 1st T20I match?
South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st T20I match will be broadcasted on Sony ESPN/ESPN HD.
How to Watch the live streaming of the South Africa Vs Pakistan, 1st T20I online?
The live online streaming of South Africa Vs Pakistan, 1st T20I will be available in India on Sony Liv web with the subscription, while the game can be streamed for free on mobile app of Sony Liv, Airtel TV and Jio TV.
Full Team: Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis (c), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Gihahn Cloete, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Willem Mulder, Tabraiz Shamsi, Junior Dala, Lutho Sipamla, Heinrich Klaasen, Beuran Hendricks.
Possible XI: Quinton de Kock(WK), Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis(C), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Tabraiz Shamsi, Junior Dala and Beuran Hendricks.
Full Team: Shoaib Malik (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir
Possible XI: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik(C), Asif Ali, Mohammad Rizwan(WK), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan and Mohammad Aamir.