In the 30th match of ICC World Cup 2019 two struggling teams Pakistan and South Africa are going to take on each other at Lord’s Cricket Stadium on June 23rd. Notably, Proteas have played total six matches in ongoing World Cup edition so far while Pakistan has played five games in CWC 2019.
The ill-fated Pakistan squad has clinched only one big victory against hosting team England in World Cup so far. The greens got off to worse start possible in this year’s World Cup campaign as they lost terribly against West Indies squad at Trent Bridge stadium. Though, in their second game against the hosts, Pakistani Cricketers somehow got back on track as they won the thrilling encounter by 14 runs. The third match scheduled to be held between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was called off by the cricket authorities due to bad weather conditions at Bristol County Ground. The green army then faced another setback in their fourth match against defending champions Australia where they fall short by 41 runs at County Ground, Taunton. In their last match against arch-rivals India, Pakistan faced another major defeat by 89 runs at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Now, the green army is hoping to turn their fortunes against Proteas in their sixth match of CWC 2019.
On the other hand, South Africa also has a lone victory against bottom-ranked Afghanistan but before that, the Proteas had faced three consecutive defeats in the starting of the grand Cricket Cup tournament. They began the glitzy tournament against the hosting team England where they faced a 104-run defeat at ‘The Oval’ stadium. This was followed by another disappointment in the second match against Bangladesh in which the African squad fall short by just 21 runs on the same pitch. The losing-streak then continued in the third match also in which Faf Du Plessis and team lost by six wickets against Indian team. Though the African team somehow managed to earn one point in their fourth battle as the match against West Indies was called off. Then it was the time for Africa as they finally sealed the game with a much-needed victory against Afghanistan at Sophia Gardens. In their last match against Kiwis, Africans again faced the jolt in winning momentum as they lost by four wickets at Edgbaston stadium. Now the Proteas squad is looking forward to retaining their winning pace against Pakistan in the next match on Sunday.
Both Pakistan and South Africa have played a total of four matches against each other in World Cup fixtures so far. Out of these four matches, South Africa had won three games against the green army while Pakistan has come up with only one victory against Proteas in World Cup clashes so far. As per their One Day Internationals records, Pakistan has played a total of 26 ODI matches against South Africa out of which the Pakistani squad clinched only four whereas Proteas had won total 15 matches and seven matches got the draw results.
England’s weather has been merciful for 2019 World Cup squads since last few days and in the 30th match between Pakistan and South Africa also normal weather could be expected at Lord’s Stadium. According to the weather reports, the temperature in London will hover between 19 to 26 degree Celsius during the match between Sarfaraz Ahmed’s squad and Faf du Plessis’s team. Notably, 57% of humidity is likely to be expected later in a day.
The 30th match of ongoing World Cup tournament between Pakistan and South Africa will be officially broadcasted on Star Sports Networks. Notably, the live coverage of the game will be available on Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 with English Commentary and on Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD with Hindi Commentary. While the online live streaming of the game will be available on Hotstar application.
Pakistan’s Probable XI: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (Captain & Wicket-keeper), Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, and Mohammed Amir
South Africa’s Probable XI: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (Wicket-Keeper), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (Captain), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir