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Series: Pakistan tour of South Africa T20 Series 2013
Match: 1st T20
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
Dated: 1st March 2013
Match Timings: Pakistan vs South Africa 1st T20 match will begin on Friday, 1st March at 18:00 local time – 16:00 GMT
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Match Preview: After the longest version of cricket now South Africa will face Pakistan in the shortest form of cricket. The teams will face in a 2 match T20 series. South Africa might have whitewashed Pakistan in test series but T20 is a complete different format and in this format Pakistan is the most successful team. So it won’t be easy for them. Only 1 point separates this two teams in the ranking. South Africa is 5th and Pakistan is 6th. So whoever win this series will go up. Both the teams have longest winning streak of 7 matches in this format. So there is some exciting matches to come.
Head to head: Both the teams have played each other 6 times and they are pretty much equal with 3 wins for each. The last time they faced each was in ICC T20 World cup 2012 where Pakistan came out victorious.
South Africa: South Africa though ranked no. 1 in ICC Test ranking and 2nd in ODI ranking but they are ranked 5th in T20 series. They also drawn their last series against New Zealand. After the test series in T20 cricket captaincy will be shifting to Faf Du Plessis. Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel won’t be playing in the T20 series. These are all experienced cricketers and South Africa might be in short of experience for the absence of these cricketers. Even Graem Smith is not their as he retired from this format of cricket. Henry Davis, Justin Ontong, David Miller, Farhaan Behardain, Chris Morris, Ryan McLaren will be featuring in the T20 team in place of those cricketers.
Probable squad: AB de Villiers (wk), Henry Davids, Faf du Plessis (capt), Justin Ontong, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Robin Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt/Kyle Abbott/Ryan McLaren, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
Pakistan: Pakistan is the most successful team in T20 cricket. They hold the record of most wins in T20 cricket. After being whitewashed they would be trying hard to take revenge in the shortest format as this is what suits them most. They also brought back all the players who are all T20 specialists and can change the game alone. Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Ahmed Shahzad are all match winning players. The top 3 wicket takers in T20 cricket are all Pakistani and they are all in this squad. Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul are the best T20 bowlers. Any of the teams would wand them in the squad. Afridi, Hafiz, Shahzad, Malik, Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal are all big hitters and can score runs very quickly. Junaid Khan or Wahab Riaz either would be playing and are potential bowlers as well.
Probable squad: Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammed Hafeez (capt), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal (wk), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz/Juniad Khan, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammed Irfan.
So this is going to be a good series and some exciting cricket is to come as these two teams battle each. 1st match will start at 16:00 GMT.