Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19: South Africa vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI- Preview & Prediction
South Africa is set to host the Pakistani side for the third ODI at the Centurion. The series is evenly balanced at 1-1 and this crunch match could be the decider. The Proteas bounced back from the defeat of the opening ODI and won at Durban by 5 wickets. Andile Phehlukwayo was the star of the night with his all-around performance. He took 4 wickets in the first innings followed by a scintillating knock of 698 runs at taking his side home.
Pakistan needs their batsmen to fire if they want to win this series. Sarfraz Ahmed would be hoping to get back some winning momentum to his side. His form with the bat and captaincy have been criticized in this tour. In the ODI format, they are always a dangerous team with such a lethal bowling attack in their ranks. The visitors have to bring their A-game if they want to defeat the home side like the first ODI.
South Africa, on the other hand, will be ecstatic with the arrival of Quinton de Kock and Dale Steyn in the squad. Things will be not easy for the Pakistani side at SuperSport Park when they face the full strength bench of the Proteas. But it certainly will be an epic encounter between two heavyweights of limited-over cricket.
Date: Friday, January 25 2019
Time: 04:30 PM IST
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
League: Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018-19
Live Telecast: Sony Network
Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com
Total matches – 52
Matches won batting first – 21
Matches won bowling first – 29
Average 1st Inns scores – 245
Average 2nd Inns scores – 211
Highest total recorded – 392/6 (50 Ov) by RSA vs PAK
Lowest total recorded – 118/10 (32.2 Ov) by RSA vs IND
Highest score chased – 319/3 (46.2 Ov) by RSA vs Eng
Lowest score defended – 198/10 (44.3 Ov) by AfricaXI vs AsiaXI
- Mohammad Amir can replace Hussain Talat in this match
- Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson and H Klaasen will not feature in the squad.
- Dale Steyn, Q De Kock and B Hendricks will return to the starting eleven.
- Quinton de Kock can replace Heinrich Klaasen in the playing11.
- Babar Azam
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Hashim Amla
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- Quinton de Kock
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Imad Wasim, Usman Khan
Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks
Probable Playing XI
Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat/Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheeh Afrid
Hashim Amla, Q De Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dassen, Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius/B Hendricks, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, T Shamsi