|ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Betting
| South Africa
ScheduleSaturday, 7 March 2015 at 01:00 GMT / 01:00 UK / 06:30 IST
VenueEden Park, Auckland
South Africa got back their rhythm after being defeated by India in their second game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. They butchered West Indies along with Ireland in the following games and captured the second position in Pool B. Pakistan recovered from the early shock after clinching the important matches against Zimbabwe and United Arab Emirates since they were bulldozed by India and West Indies in their openers. The Proteas with six points from four matches became the first side in the history of the World Cup to blast four hundred plus runs in the successive matches. The Green Shirts managed four points and are desperate to win against South Africa who is in awesome form.
Hashim Amla smashed his 20th ODI ton for the Proteas, top scored with 159 and Faf du Plessis powered 109 against Ireland. Rilee Rossouw along with David Miller remained unbeaten for 61 and 46, Quniton de Kock is having lean period as AB de Villiers and Farhaan Behardien are strong middle order batsmen. Kyle Abbott was the highest wicket taker with four while Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir have superb record vs. Pakistan.
Ahmed Shehzad struck back to his form by plundering 93 runs against UAE, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq and Sohaib Maqsood contributed 70, 65 and 45. Nasir Jamshed was unable to reach the double figures in three innings as Umar Akmal is yet to play a big and match winning knock. Shahid Afridi and Wahab Riaz are fine all-rounders and rest of their bowling will be looked after by Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali and Sohail Khan.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT, 14:00 local at Eden Park, Auckland.
Prediction of light rain in the afternoon comprising strong winds with the temperatures around 18-24ᵒC.
The skippers of both have preferred to bat after winning the toss in the tournament.
The strip proved to be a bowler’s paradise in the low scoring game played between New Zealand and Australia.
South Africa – AB de Villiers (C), Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Rilee Rossouw, Farhaan Behardien,, Kyle Abbott, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel.
Pakistan – Misbah-ul-Haq (C), Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Rahat Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz.
The Proteas will be the favourites to win the match subject to disturbance by weather.