South Africa vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction: 3rd ODI, April 7, 2021, Pakistan Tour of South Africa
In this article, we make our SA vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction for the 3rd ODI of a three-match series on the Pakistan tour of South Africa.
SA vs PAK 3rd ODI Match Details
The South Africa vs Pakistan match will be played in Centurion on 7 April 2021. With five South Africa players likely to be missing due to their IPL commitment, Pakistan have all chances to be the stronger side on the day.
Team South Africa Report
The South Africa team led by Bavuma will probably include Hendricks, Klaasen, Maharaj, Malan, Markram, Phehlukwayo, Shamsi, Sipamla, Smuts, Van der Dussen.
Team Pakistan Report
Dream11 Fantasy Team for 3rd ODI
In our Dream 11 fantasy team for the 3rd ODI, we have the following 7 Pakistan players and 4 South Africans: Afridi, Ashraf, Babar Azam, Zaman, Rizwan, Rauf, Shadab Khan, Bavuma, Van der Dussen, Phehlukwayo, Shamsi.
In our South Africa vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction, we have considered the absence of five key players in the SA squad as the most important factor for our team selection. Accordingly, we have preferred Pakistan players over their South Africa counterparts, whenever we had to make a tough choice.
To begin with, we preferred Rizwan as our wicket-keeper over Klaasen. Md Rizwan has been in great form across formats.
Choosing our batsmen was a bit tougher. Babar Azam was the only automatic choice. For the other options, we had several good batsmen to consider from both teams. In the end, we went for Bavuma and Van Der Dussen from the SA squad, while ignoring the claims of such other South African players as Malan and Markram. We also had to overlook the likes of Imam-ul-Haq and Haider Ali from the Pakistan squad, instead opting for Fakhar Zaman.
We had many choices for the all-rounder position. Choosing among Phehlukwayo, Maharaj, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, we opted for Shadab Khan for his batting ability. We could not ignore Phehlukwayo as the best SA all-rounder. Ashraf reserved our third all-rounder spot.
Our bowling choices were the easiest. With Rabada, Ngidi and Nortje missing, we went with Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan’s best bowler across formats, along with Haris Rauf. We needed one more SA player and we gave that spot to Shamsi.
While choosing our captain and vice-captain, we went with the popular choices, Babar Azam and Md Rizwan.
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