Johannesburg, January 11-15 at 01:30 PM IST
The third and final test of the three-match series between South Africa and Pakistan will be played from tomorrow at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. The hosts lead the series by 2-0 following a crushing 6-wicket defeat in the first test and 9-wickets win in the second test.
In Johannesburg Test, the hosts will be missing out the services of regular skipper Faf du Plessis who is the only centurion in the series so far. Faf is facing a one-match ban due to his second slow over-rate offence in a year. Dean Elgar has been handed over the captaincy responsibilty while Cape Cobras batter Zubayr Hamza is all set for his first test appearance.
Pakistan, on the opposite, has looked better with each passing day. In the first three innings, the side was barely able to cross 200 runs mark but the fifties from Shan Masood, Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam in Cape Town shows the side adapting well to the conditions. In the last contest, they are expected to go with five bowler strategy through roping in all-rounder Shadab Khan and Fahim Ashraf.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
PAK Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Sarfraz Ahmed (c)
Batsmen – Asad Shafiq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Azhar Ali, Imam-ul-Haq (Doubt: F Zaman)
All-rounder – Shadab Khan, F Ashraf
Bowlers – M Abbas, M Amir, Hasan Ali/S Afridi (Doubt: Yasir Shah)
SA Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batsmen – Dean Elgar (c), A Markram/P Malan, T Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, H Amla, Z Hamza
All-rounder – Vernon Philander
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Duanne Olivier
Pakistan – Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Abbas, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Sohail, Shaheen Afridi
South Africa – Duanne Olivier, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Faf du Plessis (c), Dale Steyn, Dane Paterson, Zubayr Hamza, Theunis de Bruyn, Vernon Philander
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