Both Pakistan and South Africa will look to give each other a stern fight to move on from a series of losses. South Africa share a favorite spot of winning due to the home ground advantage while Pakistan will have to struggle with their fielding side.
With Ngidi and Philander facing injuries, South Africa is still smiling with Dale Steyn is making a comeback. While Pakistan has got reasons to worry as their best bowler Mohammed Abbas is facing injuries. It’s the biggest disadvantage as Abbas was perfect to pace up on South African tracks. While history reveals, Pakistan has always been weak on the South African turf and this would be the most significant challenge for the visitors to get loose of their record.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail/S Masood, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (c&wk), Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi.
South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma/Z Hamza, Quinton de Kock (wk), Keshav Maharaj, Dale Styen, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Oliver.
My PlayerzPot XI:
Wicket Keeper: Quinton de Kock.
Batsmen: Fakhar Zaman, Azhar Ali, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Dean Elgar.
All-Rounders: K. Maharaj.
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Dale Styen, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi.
South Africa may have been lost to big team but they do have the potential to knock out some necessary wickets and score some winning centuries.