After an embarrassing defeat against arch-rivals India in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener, Pakistan will strive to stay alive in the competition as they face South Africa in a must-win Group B game on Wednesday. Pakistan endured a humuliating 124-run loss against India and another defeat will knock Sarfraz Ahmed and his men out of the tournament. Meanwhile, the Proteas outclassed Sri Lanka by 96 runs in their opening match and it will be an uphill task for Pakistan vs South Africa. (Live PAK vs SA SCOREBOARD)
Following the abject surrender by their batsmen against India, Pakistan batting line-up is under immense pressure to deliver. They found Indian pacers too hot to handle and South Africa too have a potent pace battery. Led by young Kagiso Rabada and well complemented by seniors Morne Morkel and Wayne Parnell, South Africa have a strong attack. Pakistani batsmen drew flak from their past legends for their poor show against India and now have a point to prove.
On the other hand, South Africa have a fearsome top-order, led by ever- dependable Hashim Amla, who has scored runs in all formats of the game. Captain AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis man the top and middle order and Pakistan bowlers have a task at hand to stop them. After failure against Sri Lanka, the skipper would look to get into the groove before the knockout stage begins.
The Pakistan vs South Africa Match will start by 06:00 PM IST, June 07, 2017.
The Pakistan vs South Africa, ICC Champions Trophy match at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
The Pakistan vs South Africa match to be broadcast live online on Hotstar and TV Coverage on Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 3 in India. Click here for Live score.
The Pakistan vs South Africa live broadcast of the match will start at 06:00PM IST.
South Africa: AB de Villiers (C), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius and Kagiso Rabada.