Sydney: Pakistan is fighting against South Africa in a do-or-die game in the ongoing T20 World Cup. Currently, Pakistan is at 5th spot in the points table of Group 2 while South Africa is on the second spot.
Losing this game would mean standing on the exit door of the tournament. Many believe that the chances of Pakistan qualifying in the semis are already skewed and winnings this game becomes a must.
After winning the toss, Babar Azam opted to bat first against South Africa and would aim to stop them at a small target.
After the toss, Azam said, “we will bat. Put runs on the board and then place them under pressure in the chase. We will try and give our best and then move forward. One change for us – Fakhar misses out, Haris is in.”
Pakistan vs South Africa Playing XI:
Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi