Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I: Stats Preview
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Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I: Stats Preview

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The hosts Pakistan are now ready to face the visitors of South Africa in the three-match T20I series. On Thursday (11th February), they will meet in the first T20I of the series at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore).

This T20I match will be the first-ever T20I match for Proteas in Pakistan as well as it will be the first T20I between Men in Green and Proteas in Pakistan. Meanwhile, the last time met in the T20I in February 2019. In the meantime, the first T20I of this new series will be the first T20I match in this new calendar year.

Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I: Stats Preview

Ahead of this T20I series opener, these two teams already met in the two-match Test series. Though it was a tight Test series between these two teams, the hosts Pakistan won that Test series by a 2-0 margin.

Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I: Stats Preview

Venue Stats (Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore)

Ground’s history in 1st and 2nd batting in T20Is

Overall T20Is

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 11 6 5
Innings average (Average run-rate) 159.45 (8.12) 168.36 (8.41) 150.55 (7.81)

In last 5 T20Is

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 5 3 2
Innings average (Average run-rate) 143.20 (7.42) 154.20 (7.71) 132.20 (7.12)

Teams’ T20I records at this venue

Team Matches Won Lost Tied No Result
Pakistan 11 7 4 0 0
South Africa

 

Teams Stats

Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I: Stats PreviewPakistan vs South Africa: Head-To-Head T20I Records

Stats Matches Pakistan Won South Africa Won Tied No Result
Overall 14 6 8 0 0
Last 5 T20Is 5 2 3 0 0
In Pakistan

Records in last five T20I matches

Team Matches Won Lost Tied No Result
Pakistan 5 3 2 0 0
South Africa 5 1 4 0 0
  • South Africa have lost all their last four T20Is.

 

Players’ Stats

(Pakistan)

Babar Azam – 3rd most T20I run-scorer for PakistanPakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I: Stats Preview

i) Babar Azam has already scored 1681 T20I runs. Scoring 10 more runs, he will surpass Umar Akmal (1690 runs) and become the third most T20I run-scorer for Pakistan. Only Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have scored more T20I runs than them where both these experienced cricketers have scored 2323 T20I runs each.