Pakistan vs South Africa Match Details
- South Africa will officially qualify for the playoffs if they win the Thursday game while Pakistan will be ruled out of the race.
- The Proteas scored a big win over India in their last game by five wickets.
- Pakistan scored their first win in the T20 World Cup on Sunday by hammering the Netherlands by six wickets.
South Africa will be eager to continue their unbeatable ride in the T20 Championship as they will cross swords with Pakistan on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Proteas are currently the best team in Group 2 with two wins and one abandoned game. The team is occupying second place in the standings with five points.
Temba Bavuma’s side is coming into the Thursday game after winning its last two matches against Bangladesh and India by 104 runs and five wickets, respectively. In the two games, both the batters and bowlers looked in sync as the team delivered an all-round performance.
Meanwhile, it has been a tough ride for Pakistan in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. The team is almost out of the playoff race after losing two of their three league matches. Even if they win both their remaining league games, their chances of qualification will depend on the performance of India and South Africa.
They lost their first game against India by four wickets on the last ball of the match. However, it was the defeat against the Netherlands that hurt the Men in Green the most. Though the chances of qualification are extremely slim, Babar Azam & Men will hope to give their best in the remaining two matches.