Third ODI: Pakistan start cautiously against South Africa
South Africa captain Temba Bavuma has won the toss and elected to bowl first in the third ODI at Centurion on Wednesday.
The three-match series is levelled at 1-1 after the Men-in-Green won the first fixture by three wickets whereas Proteas clinched the second one by 17 runs.
South Africa win the toss and elect to field!#SAvPAK | #HarHaalMainCricket | #BackTheBoysInGreen pic.twitter.com/tUc29PYSCkâ€” Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) April 7, 2021
Earlier in the day, it was reported that the home team s middle-order batsman Rassie van der Dussen has been ruled out of today s fixture after suffering a Grade One left quadriceps muscle strain .
South Africa have made seven changes in the playing XI for today’s fixture as five players left to take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) whereas Pakistan have made four changes as former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz, pacer Hasan Ali and Usman Qadir replaced Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hasnain and Danish Aziz.
Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Jon-Jon Smuts, Temba Bavuma (captain), Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen (wicketkeeper), Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Beuran Hendricks, Daryn Dupavillon, Beuran Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Mohammed Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Uman Qadir, Haris Rauf