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Pakistan Vs South Africa T20 World Cup

History of Pakistan Vs South Africa Rivalry

Pakistan Vs South Africa T20 World Cup is a match that is much awaited by fans. Historically, the Pakistan Vs South Africa match is an edge-of-the-seat thriller during every T20 World Cup. Competition in the T20 World Cup is such that it is often tough to resolve issues between two teams. However, there are a few exceptions, and Pakistan Vs South Africa is one of them.
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As their fans call them “Shaheens,” the Pakistan national cricket team is administered by the PCB or Pakistan Cricket Board. In 2021, the ICC ranked the Pakistan Cricket Team third in T20s, fifth in Tests, and sixth in ODIs.
The team has played 189 Twenty20 International Matches, out of which, they have won 117 matches and lost 64, whereas 3 were drawn. Currently, the team is led by Babar Azam and coached by Saqlain Mushtaq.

Here is the list of players in the Pakistan team -

Babar Azam Shaheen Afridi Hasan Ali
Shadab Khan Sarfaraz Ahmed Mohammad Amir
Shoaib Malik Asif Ali Fakhar Zaman
Imad Wasim Mohammad Hasnain Wahab Riaz
Imam-ul-Haq Haris Sohail
South Africa Cricket Team, popularly known as Proteas, is administered by the Cricket South Africa. The team is a member of Twenty20 International (T20I),One-Day International (ODI), and Test. South Africa entered international cricket in the 1888–89 season; however, they started to gain attention in the early 20th century. Since then, the South Africa Cricket Team has been one of the leading teams playing international cricket.
The team was banned until 1991; however, it initially played against teams like India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan after its reinstatement. Currently, the team ranks at the number five position in both ODIs and T20Is. Presently, the team is led by Temba Bavuma and coached by Mark Boucher.

Here is the list of players in the South Africa cricket team -

Keegan Petersen Kagiso Rabada Rassie van der Dussen
Quinton de Kock Aiden Markram Keshav Maharaj
Lungi Ngidi Duanne Olivier Andile Phehlukwayo
Tabraiz Shamsi David Miller Dwaine Pretorius
Faf du Plessis Chris Morris Sarel Erwee
Imran Tahir JP Duminy Beuran Hendricks

Head to Head Pakistan Vs South Africa T20 World Cup

When talking about the Pakistan vs South Africa cricket matches, both are extremely strong teams that will stand against each other in the T20 World Cup 2022. Both the teams feature some of the best national and international players. The clash between these two teams has always been memorable for the fans rooting for them.
If compared, South Africa indeed has a slight upper hand in T20 as they have defeated Pakistan 3 times in a row, whereas Pakistan has won the T20 World Cup against South Africa twice in 2019 and 2015. This cricket rivalry is one of the most iconic rivalries of all time, so it will be fun to witness them playing against each other in T20 World Cup 2022. Both the teams are star-studded with some of the best cricketers of the century.
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Although both the teams have been performing well in the past recent years; however, on the one hand, where South Africa is evolving as the best team in the world, Pakistan is practicing hard to beat South Africa in the upcoming 2022 T20 World Cup. On the other hand, both the teams have had five encounters so far, where South Africa has won 3 matches while Pakistan managed to win 2 times.

Pakistan vs South Africa scorecard

Winners Margin Opposition Ground Toss Venues Date
Pakistan 2 wickets South Africa Colombo (RPS) lost Sri Lanka 28 Sep 2012
Pakistan 11 runs South Africa Gros Islet won West Indies 10 May 2010
Pakistan 7 runs South Africa Nottingham won England 18 Jun 2009
Date Winners Margin Ground
6/23/2019 Pakistan 49 runs Lord's
3/7/2015 Pakistan 29 runs Auckland
6/5/1999 South Africa 3 wickets Nottingham
2/29/1996 South Africa 5 wickets Karachi
3/8/1992 South Africa 20 runs Brisbane

Key players in the pakistan vs south africa cricket team

Key batters and their performance in Pakistan Vs South Africa T20 World Cup matches till 2021

Top retained bowlers and their performance in Pakistan Vs South Africa T20 World Cup matches till 2021

Pakistan Cricket team and South Africa Cricket team both have an excellent set of players. Among batters, Babar Azam and Keegan Petersen are the game changers for Pakistan and South Africa, respectively, because of their unchallenged batting style. Hasan Ali from Pakistan has marked the number one position in the bowling department with 10 wickets, is a Right-arm medium-fast bowler and is proven a threat to the South Africa Team. Tabraiz Shamsi from South Africa is another real threat.

Conclusion

Pakistan Vs South Africa T20 World Cup is one of the most famous rivalries in the cricket world. Witnessing these teams head to head and chasing each other might be an iconic moment of the T20 World Cup 2022 which will soon be held.
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