Pakistan v South Africa betting tips for Champions Trophy 2017 are placed in this article. It’s a tough situation for Pakistan when they take on South Africa in the seventh game of the 2017 Champions Trophy on Wednesday, June 7.
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Time: 1.30 pm local (6 pm India time)
Pakistan are in dire straits. Not only did they lose their game to India, they also went down in such a hurry that it prompted Mickey Arthur to give out a passionate press conference in which he said a whole lot of things but most of them pointing in different directions.
Right from blaming the fitness of his players, to the pressure of playing India in a crucial game to even taking on the blame himself, Arthur looked to have said it all but the major point to be noted is – the depth in Pakistani cricket, especially their batting looks weak.
As far as the tournament is concerned, a defeat here for them against South Africa, will all but rule them out of the competition, given their loss at the hands of India was a 124-run one.
South Africa are coming off a rollicking win over Sri Lanka. They were restricted to 299 in their 50 overs but that was to do with the fact that they had a start brilliant enough to deserve at least 350. Instead, they were pushed back in the middle overs and ended short of what they might have thought is the par score.
On the other hand, their opposition Sri Lanka came away quickly at the start of the innings only to be pegged back Imran Tahir. Tahir bagged four more wickets and left Sri Lanka with too much to do in the end.
They were bowled out for 203 with almost nine overs still remaining to be bowled. A win for South Africa here will almost seal their semi-finals berth.
The latest Pakistan v South Africa betting tips for this Champions Trophy game can be found below.
Pakistan will be forced to make at least one change in that Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the tournament. What that means is Junaid Khan will come back into the game.
Pakistan’s expected playing XI:
Azhar, Shehzad, Hafeez, Azam, Malik, Sarfaraz, Imad, Shadab, Hasan, Amir, Junaid
Logically, South Africa need no changes to their XI and will look to play with a winning combination.
South Africa’s expected playing XI:
Amla, de Kock, de Villiers, du Plessis, Miller, Duminy, Morris, Rabada, Tahir, Morkel, Parnell
Pakistan v South Africa head to head in ODIs:
Overall, South Africa have won 47 and lost just 24 of their games to Pakistan in the ODI format. The last time these two sides met was in the 2015 World Cup when Pakistan had scored 222 and South Africa were bowled out for 202.
Pakistan v South Africa betting tips:
South Africa to win: 4/11
AB de Villiers to top-score for South Africa: 10/3
Shadab Khan to be Pakistan’s best bowler: 7/2