South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI Match Prediction. Pakistan won the opening game at Port Elizabeth by five wickets and have taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. South Africa will look to bounce back at the Kingsmead in Durban which will be the venue for the second one-day international. The match will be played on January 22 with live telecast scheduled to begin at 1 PM local time.
- Pakistan will go into this game high on confidence after beating South Africa by five wickets in the opening ODI of the series.
- Pakistan have won four out of the six ODIs they have played against South Africa at the Kingsmead, including the last two encounters.
- South Africa have performed well at this ground in ODIs in recent times; they have won five of their last six matches here.
Our Pick: South Africa
SA vs Pak, 2nd ODI: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
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Four of the last six one-day internationals played at the Kingsmead have been won by the side batting first. Also, bowlers are expected to find more assistance from the pitch during the second period of play under lights which is why the toss-winning captain will probably elect to bat first.
South Africa Team News & Playing 11
SA Team News
Ahead of the ongoing ODI series, South Africa decided to rest Dale Steyn and Quinton de Kock for the the first couple of games and drafted Duanne Olivier and Aiden Markram into the squad as the respective replacements. Markram may not get a game here as both Reeza Hendricks and debutant Rassie van der Dussen delivered impressive performances with the bat. We expect the hosts to go into the second ODI with an unchanged line-up.
SA Key Players
Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen all made significant contributions with the bat in the first ODI. Amla cracked his 27th ODI ton and seems to have returned to form. Debutant van der Dussen will take a lot of confidence from his knock of 93 runs into the second game. Faf du Plessis is amongst the world’s top ten ODI batsmen while David Miller has two centuries and as many fifties in nine ODIs at the Kingsmead. Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier and Imran Tahir had a good outing with the ball at Port Elizabeth and the trio will pose a big threat to Pakistan at Durban as well. Rabada, who is ranked fourth in the ICC ODI bowling rankings, will be expected to trouble the batsmen with his searing pace. Olivier removed both the Pakistani openers last time and he will be backed by his team to strike early with the new ball.
SA Recent Form
South Africa have now won nine and lost as many one-day internationals out of the eighteen they have played since last year. The five-wicket loss at Port Elizabeth was, however, their second defeat in the last seven matches in the fifty-over format. The hosts put up a fine batting performance last time but they would have been disappointed with their effort with the ball as they allowed Pakistan to get away with a good start.
South Africa Predicted Playing 11
- Reeza Hendricks, Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Duanne Olivier
Pakistan Team News & Playing 11
PAK Team News
Pakistan have no injury concerns going into this second one-day international, and after that win in the opening ODI, they are unlikely to make any changes to their side. Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq will continue to open the batting with Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez to come in next at numbers three and four respectively. The visitors did a pretty decent job with the ball at Port Elizabeth which means there is currently no room for Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Afridi.
PAK Key Players
Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez all had good hits in the opening ODI and they will be expected to carry that form into this match. Imam was the top-scorer for Pakistan with 86 runs and the onus will be on him to provide another solid start to the innings. Hafeez’s unbeaten 63-ball 71 would have surely boosted his confidence as well and he along with Shoaib Malik – the most experienced batsman in the side – will be key in the middle order. Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan picked up a wicket each last time and finished impressive economy rates of 4.20 and 4.10 respectively. The South African batsmen will be wary of these two, especially the former who can cause problems for them on the Durban wicket. Usman Khan’s spell with the new ball in the first ten overs will be crucial while Imad Wasim will look to tighten the screws in the middle overs.
PAK Recent Form
Pakistan have played 18 completed one-day internationals since the beginning of last year out of which they have won nine and lost as many. They now have two wins and three defeats in their last five completed fifty-over matches. In the previous game, the visitors failed to prevent South Africa from getting off to a good start but their bowlers managed to pull things back in the slog overs before their batsmen came to the fore and set up the run-chase.
Pakistan Predicted Playing 11
- Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c/wk), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
SA : L W L W W
PAK : W NR W L L
SA vs PAK Head to Head
South Africa and Pakistan have now played 73 one-day internationals against each other with the former winning 47 of those and the latter 26.
At the Kingsmead, the two countries have faced each other six times in the fifty-over format with Pakistan emerging victorious on four occasions.
Pakistan defeated South Africa by three wickets the last time they played an ODI against them at this ground – in March 2013. Batting first, the hosts finished with a moderate 234/9 at the end of their 50 overs. The visitors, in reply, got off to a shaky start but managed to get over the line in the penultimate over of the match.
Matches Played: 73; South Africa Won: 47; Pakistan Won: 26
South Africa vs Pakistan Betting Odds
South Africa begin as the bookmakers favorites to win the second one-day international. The hosts are being offered at odds of 1.57 on Betway, 1.53 on Bet365 and 1.60 on Betfair. Pakistan, despite winning the opening game of the series, find themselves as the underdogs for this match at a higher price of 2.30 on Betway, 2.50 on Bet365 and 2.64 on Betfair.
South Africa vs Pakistan Prediction
After being blown away in the test series, Pakistan saw a change in their fortunes with the change in format as they registered their first win of the tour. They looked a much better side donning the coloured jerseys than they did in the whites and they have put pressure on the hosts by acquiring an early lead in the series. However, Pakistan are well-known for their inconsistency and there will be doubts over whether they can back it up with another strong showing at Durban. South Africa find themselves trailing in the series but they won’t be too worried after the loss at Port Elizabeth. They will now be playing at the Kingsmead – a venue where they have won five of their last six ODIs. The Proteas have looked sharp throughout this tour and we expect them to hit back hard at Pakistan and achieve parity in the series.