The three-match T20I series between the hosts Pakistan and the visitors South Africa will begin on Thursday (11th February) evening. Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore) will host this opening game of the T20I series.
This T20I will be the first-ever T20I match between Pakistan and South Africa in Pakistan. It will be their first T20I meeting since February 2019 when the hosts Proteas won the three-match T20I series against this Men in Green by the 2-1 margin.
Ahead of this T20I series, they already completed the two-match Test series where the hosts Pakistan won by the 2-0 margin.
Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I: Complete Squads
Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Aamer Yamin, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Zafar Gohar, Zahid Mehmood
South Afria: Heinrich Klaasen (C), Nandre Burger, Okuhle Cele, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, George Linde, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Ryan Rickleton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Smuts, Pite van Biljon, Glenton Stuurman, Jacques Snyman
Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I: Playing XIs
Pakistan (predicted): Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali, Babar Azam (C), Khushdil Shah, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Shah Afridi
South Africa (predicted): Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Heinrick Klaasen (C & wk), JJ Smuts, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, George Linde, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla
Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I: Fantasy Cricket Tips
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf
Vice-captain – Andile Phehlukwayo, David Miller
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Mohammad Rizwan, Heinrich Klaasen
Batsmen – Iftikhar Ahmed, Babar Azam (C), Janneman Malan, David Miller, Reeza Hendricks
All-rounder(s) – Faheem Ashraf (vc)
Bowlers – Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Junior Dala
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Mohammad Rizwan (C)
Batsmen – Iftikhar Ahmed, Babar Azam, David Miller
All-rounder(s) – Faheem Ashraf, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo (vc)
Bowlers – Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Tabraiz Shamsi