ICC Champions Trophy : Pakistan v South Africa Match preview

Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the tournament with an ankle injury, and Junaid Khan will take his place in the side. Sarfraz Ahmed also confirmed that Fakhar Zaman will open the batting, replacing Ahmed Shehzad. After their 124-run defeat to India, this is a must win clash against an in-form South Africa Side will need to push Pakistan to produce a much improved overall performance to see any chance of victory. 

Looking at Mohammed Amir’s fitness issues  changes are expected to be made in the Pakistan team squad with Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman & Junaid Khan the possible players most likely to come into the side.

South Africa is coming off a brilliant all-round performance against Sri Lanka and will look to continue momentum against Pakistan. A win will see them through to the Semi Final in group B. Expecting no changes to be made to their side that played Sri Lanka as they look to seal a spot in the Semi-Final.

Match Prediction

South Africa to book their spot in semifinals with a win.

South Africa (possible): 1 Hashim Amla, 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Faf du Plessis, 4 AB de Villiers (capt), 5 David Miller, 6 JP Duminy, 7 Chris Morris, 8 Wayne Parnell, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Morne Morkel/Andile Phelukwayo, 11 Imran Tahir

Pakistan (possible): 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Azhar Ali, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), 7 Imad Wasim, 8 Shadab Khan, 9 Mohammad Amir, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Junaid Khan

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