Pakistan might have won the 1st ODI but they have a lot to work on before the 2nd game. At one point, they were cruising to victory when Babar Azam and Imam ul Haq were batting but a flurry of wickets helped South Africa claw back in the game. The lack of experience in the middle order can hurt Pakistan thus the top four batsmen need to do the bulk of the scoring. Babar Azam, Imam ul Haq and Mohammad Rizwan are in top form thus one among them has to play through the innings.
Talking about the hosts, they’ll be sweating over the form of their batsmen. They do have quite a few match winners in their team but their recent form has not been that great. It was only the efforts of Rassie van der Dussen that propelled them to a respectable total. However, they cannot solely rely on him. They’ll be relieved to see some runs from David Miller but will need the likes of Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma to contribute with the bat.
The match will be played at the Wanderers which offers some extra pace and bounce to aid the pacers thus the batsmen need to be on their toes to score. Overall, there is not a lot to choose between the two teams as both have their own flaws to deal with.
South Africa Probable XI – Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Pakistan Probable XI – Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf