The 26th Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 tournament between PAK vs SA will be played on 27 October at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. This match will start at 02:00 PM(IST).
The 26th match of the World Cup between Pakistan and South Africa will be played today at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Pakistan team had to face defeat by 8 wickets in the last match against Afghanistan and this is the third consecutive defeat of Pakistan team. Due to which it has slipped to sixth place in the points table.
To maintain the hope of playoff in the tournament, Pakistan team will have to win this match at any cost. On the other hand, South Africa team has appeared in amazing form in this tournament. After registering a big win by 149 runs against Bangladesh in the last match, South Africa team has reached the second position in the points table.
Quinton de Kock has played a brilliant inning of 175 runs in the last match. 9 matches have been played between the two teams in 5 years in which Pakistan team has won 5 matches and South Africa team has won 4 matches.
Who will win today match: South Africa is looking in good form in the World Cup matches, and on the other hand, Pakistan has won only 2 out of 5 matches. According to this, it can be said that South Africa is a strong contender to win the match.
Today Chennai Weather: Today's match is in Chennai where even at this time the players will have to bear the heat of the sun. The match is to start at 2 pm. Talking about rain, there is a 5 percent estimate that there may be some showers, but even if something like this happens, it is not going to have much impact on the match. There will be sunshine during the day and the movement of clouds will also continue. The most important thing will be the humidity which is highest here compared to other grounds and today's forecast is also no different. In such a situation, the team bowling later may have to face a lot of problems. The maximum temperature in Chennai can go up to 31 degrees centigrade while the minimum temperature is expected to be up to 26 degrees centigrade.
Pitch Report today match: The pitch of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai seems to be favorable for the batsmen. According to the data of last 5 matches, fast bowlers have taken 38 wickets out of 68 and spin bowlers have taken 30 wickets. The average score on this pitch has been 241 runs. Batting in the first innings has seemed a bit difficult, here 40% of the matches have been won by batting first. Batting seemed a little easier in the second innings. That is why 60% of the matches here have been won while chasing the target.
Pakistan (PAK) Possible Playing 11: 1.Abdullah Shafique, 2. Imam-ul Haq, 3. Babar Azam(C), 4. Mohammad Rizwan(WK), 5. Saud Shakeel, 6. Shadab Khan, 7. Iftikhar-Ahmed, 8. Shaheen Afridi, 9. Usama Mir, 10. Hasan Ali, 11. Haris Rauf
South Africa (SA) Possible Playing 11: 1.Quinton de Kock(WK), 2. Reeza Hendricks, 3. Rassie van der-Dussen, 4. Aiden Markram(C), 5. Heinrich Klaasen(WK), 6. David Miller, 7. Marco Jansen, 8. Gerald Coetzee, 9. Keshav Maharaj, 10. Kagiso Rabada, 11. Lizaad Williams