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South Africa versus Pakistan Betting Tips and Preview

Test (2019-01-11) Johannesburg (NWS)

Highlights
  • South Africa won 6 of the last 9 between these two sides.

  • South Africa have won 6 of their last 10 Test matches.

  • Pakistan have won 4 of their last 10 Test matches.

  • South Africa are rated 44 points ahead of Pakistan in the Cricsq ratings.

  • The team batting first won the last 4 out the last 6 non-draw matches played at Johannesburg (NWS).

Betting Tips
  • Back Pakistan to win with half stake (odds at time of writing 5.5 on Betfair).

Head to Head

South Africa and Pakistan have played each other 9 matches since 2010. South Africa won 6 times and Pakistan 1 times.

South Africa won the last series between these two teams 2-0 in 2018.

Pitch Analysis

7 Test matches have been played at Johannesburg (NWS) since 2010. The next section will examine those matches.

316 is the average first innings score at Johannesburg (NWS) in Test matches. The last 3 first innings scores here were 488, 187 and 426.

55% of runs here have been scored in boundaries. This exceeds the global average of 51% of runs in Tests since 2010 being scored in boundaries. Batsmen at Johannesburg (NWS) strike at 48.6 run per hundred balls against pace bowlers. This compared to a strike rate of 60.5 against spin.

The team batting first won the last 4 out the last 6 non-draw matches played at Johannesburg (NWS).

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Pakistan Overview

Pakistan have won 4 of their last 10 Test matches. They lost to South Africa in their last match.

The top order batting options for Pakistan are Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood and Azhar Ali. Azhar Ali has batted less well in the year averaging 27.6. His overall test average is 43.8 with a strike rate of 41.0. Imam-ul-Haq has scored at a strike rate of 48.0 per 100 balls and averages 27.0. Shan Masood has batted well in the year averaging 47.3. His overall test average is 26.9 with a strike rate of 43.0.

The middle order batsmen in the squad are Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed and Hasan Ali. Asad Shafiq has a an average of 39.1 with a strike rate of 48.0. Sarfraz Ahmed has a an average of 36.7 with a strike rate of 70.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 24.9. Babar Azam has a an average of 53.1 in the last year. This exceeds overall test average 35.3. He has a strike rate of 51.0. Shadab Khan has batted well in the year averaging 42.8. His overall test average is 31.3 with a strike rate of 63.0. Faheem Ashraf has a an average of 30.8 with a strike rate of 69.0. Hasan Ali has batted less well in the year averaging 10.4. His overall test average is 14.8 with a strike rate of 90.0.

The pace bowling options for Pakistan are Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf. Mohammad Amir has an economy rate of 2.86 and has taken 115 Test wickets. Mohammad Abbas has a an taken 63 Test wickets and conceeded 2.4 runs an over. Hasan Ali has a an taken 28 Test wickets and conceeded 2.89 runs an over. Faheem Ashraf has a an taken 5 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.08.

The spin bowling options for Pakistan ar and Shadab Khan. Shadab Khan has a an taken 8 Test wickets with an economy rate of 3.06.

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The Verdict

South Africa are rated 44 points ahead of Pakistan in the Cricsq ratings. They have 127 points whereas Pakistan have 83.

At the time of writing South Africa are favorites on Betfair at 1.37. Pakistan are 5.5.

South Africa are rightfully favourites and are the most likely team to win this match. But I suggest backing Pakistan to win this match.At the prices South Africa are too short to bet on and Pakistan represent the value.

South Africa Squad
Dean Elgar

Current Form:

Dean Elgar has played in 53 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 3359 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 41.0. He has a strike rate of 45.3. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Elgar has taken 14 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.79 runs per over.

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Aiden Markram

Current Form:

Aiden Markram has played in 14 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1130 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 45.2. He has a strike rate of 64.1. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 67.4 and against spin it is 57.3.

Markram has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.71 runs per over.

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Hashim Amla

Current Form:

Hashim Amla has played in 121 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 9119 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 47.2. He has a strike rate of 50.1. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 51.9 and against spin it is 46.6.

Amla has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.11 runs per over.

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Theunis de Bruyn

Current Form:

Theunis de Bruyn has played in 8 Test Matches. He has scored 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 290 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 19.3. He has a strike rate of 45.4. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 47.3 and against pace it is 43.0.

Bruyn has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.35 runs per over.

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Temba Bavuma

Current Form:

Temba Bavuma has played in 33 Test Matches. He has scored 4 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1629 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 35.4. He has a strike rate of 47.6. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 52.8 and against pace it is 44.9.

Bavuma has taken 1 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.81 runs per over.

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Quinton de Kock

Current Form:

Quinton de Kock has played in 37 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 2029 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 36.9. He has a strike rate of 71.1. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

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Vernon Philander

Current Form:

Vernon Philander has played in 56 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1501 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 25.0. He has a strike rate of 46.7. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 53.2 and against spin it is 36.2.

Philander has taken 207 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.66 runs per over.

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Dale Steyn

Current Form:

Dale Steyn has played in 90 Test Matches.

He has scored 1230 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 13.8. He has a strike rate of 44.6. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 46.1 and against spin it is 43.3.

Steyn has taken 431 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.24 runs per over.

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Kagiso Rabada

Current Form:

Kagiso Rabada has played in 34 Test Matches.

He has scored 461 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 12.5. He has a strike rate of 45.6. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 51.5 and against spin it is 30.3.

Rabada has taken 163 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.32 runs per over.

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Duanne Olivier

Current Form:

Duanne Olivier has played in 7 Test Matches.

He has scored 17 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 5.7. He has a strike rate of 34.7. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 35.4 and against spin it is 0.0.

Olivier has taken 33 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.86 runs per over.

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Pakistan Squad
Imam-ul-Haq

Current Form:

Imam-ul-Haq has played in 9 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 405 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 27.0. He has a strike rate of 47.8. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

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Shadab Khan

Current Form:

Shadab Khan has played in 6 Test Matches. He has scored 3 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 188 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 31.3. He has a strike rate of 62.7. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 75.0 and against pace it is 61.8.

Khan has taken 8 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.06 runs per over.

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Faheem Ashraf

Current Form:

Faheem Ashraf has played in 5 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 123 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 30.8. He has a strike rate of 69.5. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 70.4 and against spin it is 60.0.

Ashraf has taken 5 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.08 runs per over.

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Shan Masood

Current Form:

Shan Masood has played in 14 Test Matches. He has scored 3 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 754 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 26.9. He has a strike rate of 43.4. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 45.8 and against pace it is 42.3.

Masood has taken 2 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.67 runs per over.

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Azhar Ali

Current Form:

Azhar Ali has played in 72 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 5654 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 43.8. He has a strike rate of 41.4. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Ali has taken 8 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.26 runs per over.

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Asad Shafiq

Current Form:

Asad Shafiq has played in 68 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 4258 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 39.1. He has a strike rate of 48.1. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 52.9 and against pace it is 43.8.

Shafiq has taken 2 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.35 runs per over.

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Babar Azam

Current Form:

Babar Azam has played in 20 Test Matches. He has scored 4 fifties and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1165 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 35.3. He has a strike rate of 50.7. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

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Mohammad Amir

Current Form:

Mohammad Amir has played in 36 Test Matches.

He has scored 737 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 13.6. He has a strike rate of 37.6. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 38.7 and against spin it is 35.4.

Amir has taken 115 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.86 runs per over.

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Sarfraz Ahmed

Current Form:

Sarfraz Ahmed has played in 50 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 2607 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 36.7. He has a strike rate of 70.4. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 82.2 and against pace it is 59.9.

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Mohammad Abbas

Current Form:

Mohammad Abbas has played in 13 Test Matches.

He has scored 43 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 5.4. He has a strike rate of 14.7. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Abbas has taken 63 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.4 runs per over.

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Hasan Ali

Current Form:

Hasan Ali has played in 10 Test Matches.

He has scored 133 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 14.8. He has a strike rate of 89.9. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 98.5 and against pace it is 82.9.

Ali has taken 28 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.89 runs per over.

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