#PakvsSA game is all set to be played today. Another defeat in Sydney can completely end Pakistan’s chances of qualifying for the semi-finals and so, here is a look at a list of three things that the green shirts must keep in mind before the enter the contest.
South Africa Does Faulter Under Pressure
To be honest, Pakistan does require a miracle to proceed to the semi-final stage and in the given situation the morale of dressing room certainly would have gone down. Nevertheless, the green shirts shouldn’t forget that South Africa too require to win at least one from their next two games to ensure that they qualify. So, it is natural that they too will be under pressure!
Hence, the focus should be to beat South Africa so that they enter the next match knowing that they cannot afford to lose again. While it is understood that they play their final match against a pretty weak side; Proteas have a history of chocking during the knock-out games and so, you never know!
The Sydney Factor
The conditions in Sydney are likely to favor the green shirts’ style of batting and bowling. While it’s alright for Babar to enter the contest with four fast bowlers, he musn’t forget both his spinners who certainly have the potential of upsetting the Proteas.
#PakvsSA: Don’t Replace Fakhar Zaman With Asif Ali
Fakhar Zaman’s injury has aggravated and so, he won’t be available to play today. Pakistan will look to replace him and we seriously hope that they don’t opt for the seriously out-of-form Asif Ali again!
Asif has struggled against the short ball and there is a good chance of the same thing happening again against South Africa’s top quality pace attack. While Haider Ali and Khushdil Shah too aren’t the ideal options; Haider still seems to be the best possible resource (because of his recent knock in New Zealand) that the men in green can employ in their bid to win what for them is a knock-out game.