Pakistan and South Africa will face each other at Lord’s (London) on Sunday (23rd June) during the match 30 of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
In this tournament, Pakistan has played five matches, and South Africa has played six matches. Both teams have won once, and their one match had no results, but Pakistan has lost thrice while South Africa has suffered four defeats.
Before this 30th game of this tournament, here we are with some statistical preview of this match.
Teams’ recent ODI form
Pakistan (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Lost, No Result, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Won, Lost and Lost
South Africa (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Won, Won, Won, Lost, Lost, Lost, No Result, Won and Lost
ODI records at Lord’s (London)
Head-to-Head ODI records
Overall (78 matches): Pakistan won 27 ODIs; South Africa won 50 ODIs (1 no result)
At neutral venues (29matches): Pakistan won 8 ODIs; South Africa won 21 ODIs
In England (3 matches): Pakistan won 1 ODI; South Africa won 2 ODIs
At Lord’s, London: Never played before
In the World Cup (4 matches): Pakistan won 1 ODI; South Africa won 3 ODIs
In the last ten matches: Pakistan won 6 ODIs; South Africa won 4 ODIs
i) Experienced cricketer Shoaib Malik has already taken 98 ODI catches and only two catches away to complete his 100 ODI catches. Only three Pakistan non-wicketkeepers have picked up 100+ catches in ODI career.
i) Apart from scoring 12,076 international runs, Mohammad Hafeez has also taken 246 international wickets. With four more wickets, Hafeez will become the first Pakistan all-rounder and fifth overall all-rounder to score 12,000+ international runs as well as to pick up at least 250 international wickets.
i) Pakistan cricketer Babar Azam has scored 2,902 ODI runs in 66 ODI innings. He needs to score 98 more runs to complete his 3,000 ODI runs. While Hashim Amla (South Africa) is the fastest batsman to complete the 3,000 ODI runs (57 ODI innings), Babar has a chance to become the second fastest to achieve this feat after breaking the record of Sir Viv Richards’ 69 ODI innings.
i) The left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has bagged 247 wickets in the international career. Three more wickets will help him to complete his 250 international wickets.
i) Another pacer Hasan Ali has taken 148 international wickets. He needs to pick up two more wickets to reach the 150-wicket milestone in his international career.
i) The left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz has already picked up 29 wickets in Cricket World Cup. In the most CWC wickets for Pakistan, Riaz is in the fifth position. The top four bowlers in this list are Wasim Akram (55 wickets), Imran Khan (34 wickets), Shahid Afridi (30 wickets) and Shoaib Akhtar (30 wickets).
i) The leg-spinner Shadab Khan has already taken 49 ODI wickets. With one more wicket, he will complete his 50 ODI wickets.
i) South African cricketer Andile Phehlukwayo will play his 50th ODI match.
i) The leg-spinner Imran Tahir has taken 37 wickets in Cricket World Cup. Among the Proteas bowlers, only the former pacer Allan Border took more CWC wickets than Tahir as he claimed 38 CWC wickets. Tahir will create a new record by picking up two more wickets.
ii) Imran Tahir has taken 15 ODI wickets against Pakistan. Among the South African spinners, only the former left-arm spinner Robin Peterson took more ODI wickets against Pakistan as he bagged 17 ODI wickets.
i) As an opening batsman, Hashim Amla has scored 760 runs in Cricket World Cup. Only Gary Kirsten scored more CWC runs as a South African opening batsman as he scored 793 runs in CWC history.
i) South African cricketer Aiden Markram has scored 1,978 international runs. By scoring 22 more runs, he will complete his 2,000 international runs.