Centurion, January 25 at 4:30 PM IST
Whilst Sarfraz Ahmed’s racist remarks caught on stump mics making the rounds, the two sides faceoff each other in the third One Day International at SuperSport Park on Friday.
The second ODI had so much in it – collapse from Pak batting, No. 10 Hassan Ali registering 50+ score, Shaheen Afridi ripping through South Africa’s top-order, Shadab-Phehlukwayo battle and Sarfaraz’s racist remark.
With both teams looking to take a lead amidst controversy, the stage is set for a cracker of a game.
Head-to-head (last five ODIs)
South Africa – 2, Pakistan – 3
Form guide (last five ODIs, recent first)
Pakistan – L W NR W L
South Africa – W L W L W
Pakistan Team News: There is an outside chance of Sarfraz making way for Mohammad Rizwan.
South Africa Team News: Dale Steyn and Quinton de Kock have been recalled alongside uncapped pacer Beuran Hendricks. Dane Paterson, Heinrich Klaasen and Duanne Olivier have been excluded.
Pakistan Playing 11: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk)/Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf/Mohammad Amir
South Africa Playing 11: Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Beuran Hendricks/Dwaine Pretorius/Imran Tahir
Team 1, 2: Another collapse from PAK batting
– In anticipation of the repeat of second ODI where Pakistan batting collapsed, we would pick more South Africa batsmen and fewer Pakistan.
Team 3, 4: Pakistan exercise control over South Africa
– It could be the other way around from the above scenario with Pakistan taking complete control.
– Pick more Pakistan players.