South Africa vs. Pakistan: Second T20I Preview
South Africa vs. Pakistan: Second T20I Preview

South Africa and Pakistan are ready to face off in the second T20I of the three-match series in Johannesburg on Sunday. The home side will go into the match full of confidence after securing a nail-biting six-run win in the series opener in Cape Town on Friday. The Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg will be used as the venue for the match, which will be hosting its 25th T20I. Highest team score of 260-6 at the ground in the 20-over format was registered by Sri Lanka in the match against Kenya during the 2007 edition of the ICC World T20, whereas the lowest team score of 83 was registered by Bangladesh in the match against Sri Lanka.

However, the Proteas will face a stiffer challenge against a resurgent Pakistan side as they will be playing without regular captain Faf du Plessis, who has been rested for the remaining matches of the series. In Du Plessis' absence, the team will be relying on the likes of captain David Miller and in-from Reeza Handricks to score bulk of the runs in the batting department, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo and Tabraiz Shamsi to provide timely breakthroughs.

On the other hand, the Men in Green will enter the contest high on confidence despite defeat in Cape Town as the team put a great fight and fell just six runs short. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes

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Azeem Siddiqui
Passionate sports follower in the field of sports journalism for more than five years. Loves writing about cricket, football, and tennis.
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