Hosts South Africa produced a flawless performance with bat and ball to clinch the five-match one-day series in Cape Town. After winning the Test and ODI series, skipper Faf du Plessis will be hoping that his side can also dominate the proceedings in the 20-over format against Pakistan.
The selectors have gone for new players such as Lutho Sipamla, Willem Mulder, and Gihahn Cloete for the T20 series. Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock and David Miller will be key players for South Africa in the batting department.
On the other hand, Pakistan will be confident of doing well in this upcoming three-match T20I series that starts on Friday. Asif Ali, Sahibzada Farhan are only the additions to the squad for the series. Interim captain Shoaib Malik will be hoping that Pakistan can continue their dominance in the T20 format. The green shirts are no.1 ranked side in the world in the T20 format.
Here are some of the important stats related to South Africa vs Pakistan 2019 T20I Series
11 series victories in a row for Pakistan since Sarfaraz Ahmed took over as the captain of the T20 side. Pakistan will be looking to maintain unbeaten streak in South Africa.
0 series wins for South Africa in the format against Pakistan played at home. The previous two-match T20I series played in 2013 ended in a draw.
2013 was last time Pakistan won a T20 series in South Africa. The visitors will be confident of winning their second series in the country.
11 matches have been played between South Africa and Pakistan in T20 cricket. It has much closer affair as South Africa have managed to win six games while Pakistan coming out on top on five occasions.
8 wickets needed by Pakistani leg-spinner Shadab Khan to complete 50 wickets in one-day internationals. Shadab currently has taken 42 wickets in 29 games at an average of 17.16.
126 runs required by South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock to complete 1000 runs in the T20 Format. Left-handed batman has scored 874 runs in 35 matches with two half-centuries to his name.
92 runs needed by Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez to complete 2000 runs in the T20 format. Hafeez has scored 1908 runs in 89 matches at an average of 24.46.
294 runs needed by Pakistani opening batsmen Fakhar Zaman to complete 1000 runs in the T20 format.