Pakistan vs South Africa: Pakistan likely to make one major change in playing XI for ‘do-or-die’ match

Pakistan vs South Africa playing XI

WEB DESK: The Pakistan cricket team is likely to make one change to its playing XI for the crucial World Cup 2023 match against South Africa, scheduled to be played on Friday at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Fakhar Zaman, who has been declared fit, could potentially replace opener Imam-ul-Haq in the Pakistan lineup for the upcoming World Cup match.

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Both Fakhar and Mohammad Nawaz were declared fit to participate in the match against South Africa.

How many matches do Pakistan need to win to qualify for the semi-finals?

In order for a team to secure a spot in the semi-finals, they must win a minimum of six matches. To achieve this, Pakistan must win all of their remaining matches, including tomorrow’s match against South Africa.

Hasan Ali not playing against South Africa

Pakistan will be facing South Africa without pacer Hasan Ali as he is currently dealing with a bout of fever.

In Hasan Ali’s absence, it’s likely that Wasim Jr will step in for the match scheduled for tomorrow. Notably, the 29-year-old also sat out the training session today.


Pakistan vs South Africa Head-to-Head

Matches Played: 82
Pakistan won: 30
South Africa won: 51

Remaining matches of Pakistan cricket team in the group stage of ICC World CUP 2023
Pakistan vs South Africa, Chennai on Friday, October 27
Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Kolkata on Tuesday, October 31
Pakistan vs New Zealand, Bengaluru on Saturday, November 4
Pakistan vs England, Kolkata on Saturday, November 11

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