The last game of the three-match ODI series between the hosts South Africa and the visitors Pakistan will be played this Wednesday (7th April) at SuperSport Park (Centurion).
Currently, this series is in level position by 1-1. After Pakistan won the last-ball thriller first ODI by 3 wickets, South Africa beat the visitors by 17 runs in the second ODI.
South Africa vs Pakistan 2021, 3rd ODI: Complete Squads
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (C), Beuran Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Junior Dala, Lutho Sipamla, Wiaan Mulder, Sisanda Magala, Kyle Verreynne, Daryn Dupavillon, Lizaad Williams.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Abdullah Shafique, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Asif Ali (as a replacement of Saud Shakeel), Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usman Qadir
South Africa vs Pakistan 2021, 3rd ODI: Predicted XIs
South Africa: Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Jon-Jon Smuts, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Usman Qadir, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf
South Africa vs Pakistan 2021, 3rd ODI: Fantasy Cricket Tips
Rassie van der Dussen is currently in great form in this ODI series as he scored 123 not out and 60 runs in the first two matches. However, David Miller and Quinton de Kock will miss this match due to their IPL commitments. While David Miller scored 50 and 50 not out in the first two ODIs of this series, Quinton de Kock scored 80 runs in the last ODI. But captain Temba Bavuma is present in the squad who scored 92 runs in the second ODI.
Meanwhile, pacers Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi have also left out the squad due to their IPL commitments. Anrich Nortje is currently in great form with the ball as he took 4 and 3 wickets respectively in the first two games of this series. So, the hosts will definitely miss him in the series decider, especially when the dependable pacer Kagiso Rabada is also missing the squad who was in control in the last game and finished with bowling figures of 10-2-43-1.
Andile Phehlukwayo is also in good form with the ball as he has bagged four wickets in this ODI series and he will play in the series decider.
Opener Fakhar Zaman‘s single-handed 193 runs almost made a miracle for Pakistan in the last ODI, but he didn’t get enough support as Pakistan were ultimately 17-run short from the first innings total of 341 runs.
Captain Babar Azam scored a century in the first ODI (103) while another opener Imam-ul-Haq also scored 70 runs in that series opener. In-form wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored a crucial 40-run in the first ODI when the other middle-order batsmen were deeply struggling.
Among the Pakistan pacers, Haris Rauf has taken 5 wickets while Shaheen Shah Afridi has bagged 3 wickets in this series.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Rassie van der Dussen, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman
Vice-captain – Andile Phehlukwayo, Mohammad Rizwan
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Mohammad Rizwan
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman (vc), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen (C)
All-rounder(s) – Faheem Ashraf, Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers – Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Mohammad Rizwan, Heinrich Klaasen
Batsmen – Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Rassie van der Dussen
All-rounder(s) – Andile Phehlukwayo (vc)
Bowlers – Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi