Centurion: Pakistan is hoping to win the last One Day Internationals (ODI) series against South Africa today (Wednesday), as both sides have won a single game in the three-match series so far.
As per details, the three-match series is levelled 1-1 and for South Africa, this is the chance to claim a third trophy in nine series while for Pakistan, it’s the opportunity to win a series against a top-seven ODI team for the first time since 2013.
Earlier, Pakistani all-rounder bowler Shadab Khan ruled out from further participation in the South Africa and Zimbabwe tours after suffering a left toe injury while batting during the second ODI.
The player has been sidelined for up to four weeks and Usman Qadir will step into his place.
In South Africa squad, five key players Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada , David Miller, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi have left the squad for the IPL which means a complete change to the pace pack.
Moreover, last week there was a strong argument arose over the debate whether the South African player Quinton de Kock tried to deceive Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman in the second ODI which was played in Johannesburg.
However, the matter is closed for now.
Meanwhile, the third ODI at Centurion may be affected by rain, according to the weather forecast.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (capt), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan , Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Asif Ali, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Hasnain.
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (capt), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der ,Dussen Janneman Malan, Kyle Verreynne, Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Heinrich Klaasen, Beuran Hendricks, Daryn Dupavillon and Lutho Sipamla.