South Africa is leading the ODI series 2-1 and a victory in tomorrows ODI will give them a much needed series win whereas Pakistan will look to win tomorrows game to keep the series alive.
Pakistan and South Africa will face each other tomorrow for the fourth time in this ODI series at Durban, South Africa is currently leading the ODI series 2-1, but Pakistan will also be high on hopes as they had many positives to take out from the last game.
South African team will enter in tomorrows ODI without Faf du Plessis who made an impact in the last game with his quickfire 45 which in the end turned out to be a crucial innings in the context of the game. Now South Africa will be aiming to wrap up the series with victory in tomorrows ODI which will also boost their confidence before the Champions Trophy as they lost their last series against New Zealand.
On the other hand Pakistan will be banking on its experience players and they would be pleased with the batting form shown by Shahid Afridi in 1st and 3rd ODI though Shahid Afridi would also like to contribute with his bowling too. Pakistan will be hoping to ruin South Africa’s celebrations of series victory in tomorrows 4th ODI.
Pakistan will start as favourites although they lost the last game but the fighting spirit shown by their batters would mean a great deal to them, they will be aiming to equalize the series.
Players to rely on:
Shahid Afridi at the current moment is nearing 400 international sixes, he has currently hit 392 international sixes and the form he has shown with the bat so far in this series leaves a possibility that he will reach 400 mark in this tour, he has also taken 348 wickets in his ODI career and he would like to complete his 350 wickets in this series.
Lowanbo Tsotsobe hasn’t had much success in this series thus far but he would like to change all that in tomorrows ODI, he can be a very handy bowler at times with his slow off cutters.
Faf du Plessis will miss the remaining 2 ODIs due to his back problem which will mean that Quinton de Kock or David Miller will take his place, Morne Morkel might also play tomorrows ODI.
South Africa (most probable): 1 Graeme Smith 2 Hashim Amla 3 Colin Ingram, 4 AB de Villiers (capt & wk), 5 Quinton de Kock, 6 Farhaan Behardien, 7 Ryan McLaren 8 Robin Peterson 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Rory Kleinveldt, 11 Morne Morkel
For Pakistan, Mohammad Irfan possibly will rest in tomorrows ODI as he was struggling with his fitness in last ODI which will mean that Sohail Tanvir might get a chance also Umar Gul may also make a comeback in tomorrows ODI.
Pakistan’s (most probable): 1 Nasir Jamshed, 2 Mohammad Hafeez, 3 Kamran Akmal (wk), 4 Younis Khan, 5 Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), 6 Shoaib Malik, 7 Shahid Afridi, 8 Sohail Tanvir, 9 Umar Gul, 10 Saeed Ajmal, 11 Junaid Khan