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Pak vs SA 3rd T20I: Which team is at advantage?

Pak vs SA 3rd T20I: Which team is at advantage?
Pak vs SA 3rd T20I: Which team is at advantage? Image: PCB

As the Pakistan tour of South Africa is underway, the two teams are down and dusted with a three-match ODI series along with two out four T20I matches.

Pakistan have declared an advantage by 2-1 in the One-Day series as they lost as usually at Johannesburg, Wanderers Stadium.

As the T20I series proceeded, the visitors clicked up with a triumph but later were crushed under the Proteas despite the fact that the hosts missed their super-powered key players.

In the first inning, as the men in green decided to bat first at the Wanderers, the batters were collapsed on 140. Proteas, despite missing on the A players, successfully chased and even spared 6 overs to humiliate the green’s bowling line-up.

Pak vs SA 3rd T20I: Which team is at advantage?

As the third match of the four-match T20I series is scheduled to take place by 14th April at Centurion, we have analyzed that which of the team would be gaining an advantage due to the available conditions.

Pakistan at the Centurion in T20Is:

Looking at the available data, the men in green have played only two Twenty-Twenty Internationals at Centurion and have won both of them.

In 2013, Pakistan faced South Africa at the SuperSport Park and defeated creating a winning history at the venue. Later, the green jerseys were spotted playing in 2019 against South Africa again and conquered the ground as well.

Having an experienced side with the likes of Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, and the bowlers like Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Nawaz suiting the conditions will be helping out them to lead the series by 2-1 after the winding up of the third T20I.

South Africa at the Centurion in T20Is:

On the other hand, Proteas have played at the mentioned venue 10 times falling and persuading 5 times each. It grants them moiety of the advantage with 50% of the disadvantage.

Including, the inexperienced side, missing on five key players, could trouble them as Pakistan would look to compensate their last-handed-over defeat under the same Proteas squad.

However, it would be unexpected as if they have once contested and vanquished versus fully experienced Pakistani rivals, it could befall once again at the same venue.

Predicted winner:

Pakistan

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