PORT ELIZABETH: Pakistan will two two lock horns with South Africa in the first recreation of the five-match One-day International (ODI) collection in Port Elizabeth on Saturday (today). The fit starts at 04:00 pm (PST) and will be blanketed live through this website.
Pakistan will make all the efforts to leap again from the setback of 3-0 Test series defeat to gain the momentum in advance of the world cup. Pakistan are stated two to be a extra cohesive unit in the shorter structure of the sport and stand fifth on the ICC ODI Team Rankings.
Faf du Plessis, two South Africa captain, additionally stated on Friday that Pakistan are a better one-day group than the hosts.
South Africa’s captain, after education session at St George’s Park, two said, “Pakistan is a very suitable one day side and in all likelihood they would be the first to say that from a overall performance point of view, their one-day crew is an awful lot stronger.”
Pakistan’s tempo bowlers Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Afridi will experience bowling on the seam-friendly conditions in Port Elizabeth. The youngster Shaheen impressed in bursts during the Test series, claiming nine Proteas scalps in two games.
While green shirts two will two heavily rely on their skilled batting line-up, like Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez.
Meanwhile, South Africa will hope to extend their dominant run of structure into white-ball cricket. Du Plessis will be keen to get a sequence victory below his belt ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019. “We’re a one day aspect that’s nevertheless trying to discover that balance in our team,” du Plessis said. “With Quinny [de Kock] and Dale [Steyn] not here in the first two games, it clearly gives us an possibility to seem to be at what else we need to appear at, which is important.”
The South Africa’s bowling attack appears mighty with the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, and Andile Phehlukwayo in their ranks. Additionally, Duanne Olivier, who was once tremendous in the Tests, has also been drafted into the 14-man squad in vicinity of the rested Dale Steyn for the first two ODIs.