Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report

The hosts Pakistan will meet against the visitors South Africa at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore) in the opening match of the three-match T20I series.

In this Pakistan tour, South Africa just completed the two-match Test series against the hosts. Though the Test series was very competitive, Pakistan won that Test series convincingly by the 2-0 margin. While South Africa is touring in Pakistan for the first time since 2007, this upcoming T20I will be their first T20I match in Pakistan.

Pakistan, South Africa, Weather Forecast, Pitch, 1st T20I, Lahore
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Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I: Weather Forecast

The first T20I between Pakistan and South Africa will be played at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore) on Thursday evening. This T20I has been scheduled to begin at 06:00 PM (18:00) local time.

According to the weather forecast, the sky will be clear for the entire day and there is no threat of raining for the entire day. So, the cricket fans will be excited to experience an exciting T20I match between Pakistan and South Africa.

On Thursday, the temperature can be between 25°C and 10°C. During the match time, the temperature forecast can be between 20°C and 15°C.

Pakistan, South Africa, Weather Forecast, Pitch, 1st T20I, Lahore

Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I: Pitch Report

Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore) will host this T20I series opener between Pakistan and South Africa. This will be the first T20I match at this venue since January 2020, when Pakistan won by 9 wickets against Bangladesh.

Observing the recent records, this venue doesn’t bring much high-scoring contest in T20 cricket. Pacers play very important roles at this T20I venue while the set batsmen can score big runs at this venue. It is tough to chase 170+ target at this T20I venue.

Pakistan, South Africa, Weather Forecast, Pitch, 1st T20I, Lahore
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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)

(Special Note: Included all out, target reached and complete innings. Excluded only incomplete innings)